Wrestler of the Year nominees released

With the conclusion of the wrestling season, we have devised a list of the top wrestlers in the area, and whittled that list down to a nominee pool of 26 grapplers. In short order, we will take that list down to 4-6 finalists for the award, which will NOT be a public vote, but will be voted on by our official BLITZ panel (Heisman-style) to determine the winner.

*NOTE: Records may be incomplete, but per GHSA following traditionals tournament

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

  • Elijah Burns (Commerce JR) – 195 lbs; 30-1; State Champion (2nd straight)
  • Evan Clark (Banks JR) – 132 lbs; 8-2; State Runner-Up
  • Davis Dollar (Jefferson FR) – 113 lbs; 10-1; 3rd Place
  • Austin Edrington (Towns SR) – 160 lbs; 7-6; 6th Place
  • Bryson Flint (Commerce JR) – 126 lbs; 8-1; 3rd Place
  • Jake Frates (Commerce JR) – 182 lbs; 17-1; State Champion
  • Josh Frates (Commerce SR) – 220 lbs; 8-3; 3rd Place
  • Austin Garmany (Lumpkin SR) – 285 lbs; 15-4; State Champion
  • Brady Guild (Union SO) – 152 lbs; 9-5; N/A
  • Sam Irwin (Lumpkin SR) – 182 lbs; 72-2; State Champion (2nd straight)
  • Ethan Kline (Lumpkin SR) – 195 lbs; 44-11; 3rd Place
  • Dawson Legg (Commerce JR) – 113 lbs; 21-3; State Champion (2nd straight)
  • Athena Malik (Stephens JR) – Girls 102 lbs; 38-9; State Champion
  • Chaz McDonald (Jefferson FR) – 106 lbs; 8-1; State Runner-Up
  • Mason Mingus (Jefferson JR) – 126 lbs; 8-1; State Runner-Up
  • DJ Mitchell (Dawson SR) – 182 lbs; 42-15; N/A
  • Daniel Nash (Commerce JR) – 106 lbs; 8-1; 3rd Place
  • Brayden Phillips (Commerce FR) – 170 lbs; 8-3; 3rd Place
  • Levi Seabolt (Lumpkin SR) – 170 lbs; 76-19; 4th Place
  • Devin Sullens (White JR) – 285 lbs; 8-2; State Runner-Up
  • Sidney Sullens (White SO) – Girls 142 lbs; 22-12; State Runner-Up
  • Tyson Thurmond (Jefferson JR) – 120 lbs; 8-1; State Runner-Up
  • Josh Wade (Habersham SR) – 285 lbs; 8-3; 4th Place
  • Kellon Walley (Banks FR) – 145 lbs; 8-3; State Runner-Up
  • Nolan Wheeler (Lumpkin SR) – 160 lbs; 61-4; State Champion (3rd straight)
  • Hoff Windham (Rabun JR) – 220 lbs; 8-5
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