The Wrestling Dawgs participated in the AHSAA 6A Region 3 Duals tournament today. Our region consists of the Dawgs, Benjamin Russell, Pell City, Oxford and Russell County. We ended the tournament 1-3 overall due to foreited weight classes.
Our first dual of the tournament was against the Russell County Warriors. The Dual started with the 170# weight class featuring Cole Lazzari. Cole got the victory on a disqualification giving us the 6-0 lead. Timmy Tolbert, Trint Vaughns, Cameron Reese, James Dawson, and Jackson Shoemaker then pinned each of their respective opponents giving us a 36-0 lead, but our 113#-145# wight classes we forfeited giving Russell County 36 points to tie the score. The match went to tiebreaker and by virtue of us winning all the actual matches we were awarded a tiebreaker point giving us the 37-36 victory.
Our second dual of the tournament saw us pitted against the Ben Russell Wildcats in which we fell 21-57. Again forfeits were the bane of our existence but James Dawson, Cameron Reese, Trint Vaughns and Timmy Tolbert won their individual matches giving us 21 team points.
3rd dual of the day was against the Pell City Panthers, who beat us 24-60. Again Timmy, Trint, Cam and James scored for us.
Last dual was against the Oxford Yellow Jackets, who beat us 27-54. Timmy, Trint, Cameron, and James were joined by Benjamin Daughtry in the winner’s circle in this dual.
Due to being individually 4-0 each during the tournament, Heavyweight James Dawson, 220# Cameron Reese, 195# Trint Vaughns, and 182# Timmy Tolbert were all named to the 6A Region 3 All-Region Team. The All-Region Team recognizes a single wrestler from each of the 14 weight classes who have an exemplary tournament. The coaching staff says a big congratulations to each of the aforementioned grapplers!
Although we didn’t finish as well as we’d hoped as a team, the coaching staff is extremely proud of the 7 wrestlers who took part today in the team duals tournament. The Wrestling Dawgs fall to 12-8 on the season in duals. We’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to all the rabid Dawgs fans who made their way to Alex City in support of these grappling Dawgs.
The following Wrestling Dawgs will be participating in the Indians Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Dec 28-29) in Wetumpka: Jackson Shoemaker, Eli Schwenk, Cole Lazzari, Timmy Tolbert, Trint Vaughns, Cameron Reese, and James Dawson.
Hope to see you there!! Go DAWGS!!!!
pictured: Timmy, James, Trint and Cam Reese