October 18, 2018

HCMS hosts Invitational Wrestling Tournament

Pictured above are the HCMS Wrestlers that earned medals at Saturday's first annual Heard County Middle School Invitational Tournament. Front (L-R): Kristian Spradlin, Joseph Whitehead, Wyn Denney. Back Row Standing (L-R): Chance Shelnutt, Allen Wesley, Jacob Lewis, Cody Sickman

Pictured above are the HCMS Wrestlers that earned medals at Saturday’s first annual Heard County Middle School Invitational Tournament. Front (L-R): Kristian Spradlin, Joseph Whitehead, Wyn Denney. Back Row (L-R): Chance Shelnutt, Allen Wesley, Jacob Lewis, Cody Sickman

(Franklin) — Heard County Middle School hosted its first ever HCMS Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday featuring teams from Central, Temple, Long Cane, Bay Springs, and Villa Rica in addition to our own and Heard County squad.

Seven Brave wrestlers earned medals at the meet. Leading the way was Chance Shelnutt who won the heavyweight division and Kristian Spradlin who won the 200-pound class. Spradlin is undefeated on the season at 16-0.

Wyn Denney, Allen Wesley, Jacob Lewis, and Cody Sickman all scored second place medals, while 6th-grader Joseph Whitehead got third place in the 91-pound division.

Middle school wrestling coach Thomas Sickman was pleased with the turnout for the school’s first big meet and happy with the performance by his young wrestling team.

“We have a real young team this year with a lot of first year wrestlers and I thought they did a good job. For many of our sixth graders this was their first ever tournament, so for us to get so many medals I was just real happy with everything today,” said Sickman.

Sickman was also pleased with the community effort at hosting the all-day tournament in the packed out middle school gym.

“I was so impressed with our parents and volunteers who came together to help have this big event,” said Sickman. “My kids just showed that great ‘Brave Spirit’ that we have here in Heard County — everyone loved it and had a great time.”

Central placed first at the tourney with 298 points followed by Long Cane with 198 points and Bay Springs with 155 points. The Braves accumulated 140 points to finish fifth.

Other middles school wrestlers that competed at Saturday’s big tournament included Bo Langley, Hollis Alsobrook, Luke Alsop, Zander Whoric, Bo Hazel, Noah Cantrell, Tristan Hurst, McKorey Smith, Colton Meacham, and Anthony Graley.

HCMS will host the West Georgia area small school individual division finals on December 19 in the HCMS gymnasium.

Comments

  1. jwhitehead says:

    Joseph and all the guys did a great job. Awesome to watch Heard Co. wrestling doing so well.

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