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BLITZ reveals Wrestler of the Year Finalists

There were 26 grapplers up for the honor that we had as nominees for the 2019-20 season. We have effectively narrowed the list down to our 5 finalists for the honors, including a pair from Lumpkin. Last year’s Wrestler of the Year was Ryan Hurd, who graduated last season from Jefferson.

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

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Elijah Burns (Commerce JR)

Photo by CHS Wrestling

WEIGHT CLASS: 195 LBS
RECORD: 30-1
STATE PLACEMENT: 1A State Champion
AREA PLACEMENT: Area Champion
NOTES: Back-to-Back State Champion

Sam Irwin (Lumpkin SR)

Photo by HUDL

WEIGHT CLASS: 182 LBS
RECORD: 72-2
STATE PLACEMENT: 3A State Champion
AREA PLACEMENT: Area Champion
NOTES: Back-to-Back State Champion

Athena Malek (Stephens JR)

Photo by David Byargeon

WEIGHT CLASS: 102 LBS (Girls)
RECORD: 38-9
STATE PLACEMENT: 4A State Champion
AREA PLACEMENT: Area Champion
NOTES: N/A

Tyson Thurmond (Jefferson JR)

Photo by TRACK WRESTLING

WEIGHT CLASS: 120 LBS
RECORD: 8-1 (incomplete record)
STATE PLACEMENT: 3A State Runner-Up
AREA PLACEMENT: Area Champion
NOTES: Won State Title as Sophomore

Nolan Wheeler (Lumpkin SR)

Photo by Lumpkin Co Athletics

WEIGHT CLASS: 160 LBS
RECORD: 61-4
STATE PLACEMENT: 3A State Champion
AREA PLACEMENT: Area Champion
NOTES: 3-Peat State Champion

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2 comments on “BLITZ reveals Wrestler of the Year Finalists

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  2. Athena Makek is by far my choice fornladies and overall.This young lady comes from greeat wrestling stock in Missouri,Her father and tWo uncles are in Athree of the best wrestlers in the 80s so she’s Got wrestler genes and a wrestling family from a strong Wrestling family.Girl is tough as nails.Athena Malek is the real deal.
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