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The area tournaments for wrestling took place last weekend and numerous local wrestlers will advance to the state sectionals this week.
Whitewater went into Brookwood the only 5A school against 6A State Dual placers Chattahoochee, Lowndes and Brookwood, but came out winners in their final dual meet in Snellville on Friday night.
Over 20 schools from Georgia joined the Wildcats at the Southside Brawl this weekend at Whitewater High School. Whitewater took third at the event. Five Wildcats made it to the championship round with eight medaling in the tournament.
The Whitewater Wildcats wrestling team exercised some past demons and worked their way back through the consolation bracket to take third place in GHSA Wrestling State Duals last weekend in Macon.
The wrestling season is going at full tilt and area teams are showing strength.
Whitewater’s wrestling team started 2013 the way they ended 2012 - strong.
At the 2012 Georgia High School State Traditional Wrestling Championships, and later at the Georgia State Wrestling Champions Awards Banquet, Pete Fritts Sr. (left) of Peachtree City and Arthur Potter (right) of Fayetteville were presented plaques by the Atlanta Takedown Association and the Georgia National Wrestling Association, respectively. Coach Fritts Sr. retired this year as the Tournament Director for the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Dual Meet Wrestling Championships, completing 39 years of volunteer service to Georgia amateur wrestling. Mr.
Van Schmidt from Peachtree City Wrestling participated in the USA Wrestling GA State Championship on Saturday March 3 at Parkview High School. Schmidt secured his third Folkstyle State Title in dominating fashion. He finished the entire tournament without having a point scored against him.
The Whitewater Wildcats exceeded expectations again providing a number of upsets and placing fifth as a team at the Georgia AAAA State Tournament at the Gwinnett Arena last weekend. The team finished with two 2nd place finishes and a 4th place finisher.
The Whitewater Wildcats will be well represented next week at the state tournament with 9 of 14 weight classes represented after the East Sectional at Loganville High School.