Archer Has Wide Lead at State Wrestling Meet
With seven wrestlers reaching the championship round, the Archer Tigers are set to win their second state title of the season.
Archer High School has run away from the rest of the field in the Georgia High School Association Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon.
With seven wrestlers advancing to Saturday's championship rounds, the Tigers have double the number of team points as the nearest competitors and will win their second state wrestling title of the season. The wrestlers advanced with wins in the semifinals Friday night, Feb. 15.
Archer, which won the state duals tournament last month, have 203 team points, far ahead of Camden County and Collins Hill, who were tied for second with 90.5 points each.
Saturday’s matches will include consolation semifinals (9:30 a.m.) and finals (11 a.m.) and the championship finals (3 p.m.).
Here's a look at Archer's finalists:
Georgia High School Association
Traditional Wrestling Championships
126 — Grant Aycox of Archer beat North Gwinnett’s Hunter Franklin 5-2 to reach the final against Milton’s Phillip Anderson.
132 — Chris Diaz of Archer will face Walton’s Jacob Murphy in the final after beating Meadowcreek’s Rene Deluna in the semifinal.
138 — Daniel Bullard of Archer advanced to the final with a 6-4 win over Rudy Guillen of Norcross. He will face Camden’s Jason Altau for the title.
145 — Thomas Bullard of Archer pinned Collins Hill’s Michael Roquet to reach the final, and will face Valdosta’s Clarence Williams Saturday.
152 — Archer’s Zach Wright advanced to the final to meet Matt Moody of Lowndes. Wright beat Harrison’s Flacco by default in the semifinal.
195 — Ernest Alexander of Archer won a 5-2 decision over North Gwinnett’s Brett Byerly to reach the final against Etowah’s Maverick Rechsteiner.
285 — M.J. Couzan of Archer scored his third straight fall (over Woodstock’s Wes Pella) to reach the final against Michael Scullin of South Forsyth.