BLITZ HOF 2022: Wrestling



Tyler Marinelli was an All-American wrestler at Jefferson, grappling at 138 lbs as a senior. He had 56 career pins, a 121-5 overall record, and won three state championships and four area titles. He won state at 138 pounds as a junior and senior, finishing undefeated as a senior, and captured the state title at 126 pounds as a sophomore. He was runner up at Sophomore Nationals at 126 pounds. Marinelli was ranked 27th nationally at 138 pounds by Wrestling USA Magazine as a junior while with the Dragons. He went on to compete at Gardner-Webb. (527 votes)


HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Tyler Marinelli

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Tyler Marinelli



Sidney Sullens is the first girls wrestler to win Wrestler of the Year (did it twice) and second to go into the BLITZ HOF. The 152-lb grappler was a one-time state champion and three-time runner-up at White County. She posted an impressive 91-46 record, with many matches against boys. She elevated the girls wrestling scene across north Georgia. (380 votes)


Dawson Bates was as dominant as they come in wrestling. A three-time state champion, including at 132 pounds as a senior, was a four-time state finalist who compiled a 198-5 overall record. He won at 132 a state title as a junior, and at 106 as a freshman. He was runner-up at 113 in his sophomore campaign. His record by season: 42-0 as a senior, 56-1 as a junior, 52-1 as a sophomore, and 48-3 as a freshman. Four of his five losses were in the state tournament. He helped Jefferson to four state titles in traditionals. He went on to wrestle at Appalachian State. (352 votes)


HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Dawson Bates

HOF Framed Print (11×17) – Dawson Bates


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