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Chattooga Wrestling Wins AA Traditional State Championship


After capturing the school’s first GHSA Dual State Championship just last month, the Chattooga Indian Wrestling team followed that up by winning the GSHA Class AA Traditional State Championship Saturday in Macon, another first for Chattooga.

Chattooga blew out the rest of the competition with 190.5 team points followed by Oglethorpe County in second with 117.5 points and Dade County with 113 points.  

A record five Chattooga wrestlers were individually crowned state champion. In 2019, the Indians brought home three individual titles which was the most at that time for any one season.

Indian Griffin Jarrett became Chattooga’s first four time state champion when he won the 113 state title. Jarrett will end his career as the winningest wrestler in Chattooga history following Saturdays 10-5 decision in the championship match.

Armuchee transfer Wes Conley is now a three time state champion, two at Armuchee and one at Chattooga. The senior won the 120 weight class with an 8-3 decision in the finals.

Senior Mason Sterner captured the 145 pound championship for the Indians. Sterner defeated his Banks County opponent 5-1 in the finals.

2019 state champion Alex Mears capped off his senior year withback to back state titles in the 220 weight class. Mears finished his career with a 10-5 victory in the finals.  

Indian senior Louis Medina wasted no time winning his second consecutive state championship in the heavyweight division. It took Medina just 27 seconds to pin his Dade County opponent in the finals.

In all, seven Chattooga wrestlers went into the finals with a chance at winning a state championship. Senior Jakoby Cottrell (170) and junior Ty Veatch (195) each finished runner-up in their respective weight classes. Overall it was a good day for all the teams in Region 7-AA. Out of the fourteen weight classes in AA; 7-AA teams won nine individual championships

Also placing for the Indians were junior Jason Malone (138) in fifth place and sophomore Rowan Burdick (152) in fourth place. The three day wrestling tournament was held at the Macon Centrplex


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