Dodge Co Wrestling Club Jr. Grapplers Battle at the Lil Bulldog Brawl | Community Spirit
Youth Wrestlers Compete
Recently the Dodge County Wrestling Club Jr. Grapplers battled at the Lil Bulldog Brawl in Lyons, GA. In the morning session three youth wrestlers made their tournament debut; Justin Humble,Jr., Rhett Meeks, and Joah Gay. Justin battled with a number of experienced wrestlers gaining much needed experience. Though he didn't end up placing, Justin gained valuable mat time that will only make him better. Rhett battled in one of the toughest brackets in the morning session settling for a fourth place finish. Rhett also battled against a group of experienced grapplers, and the coaches were impressed with how he wrestled. Joah started his career off with an impressive first period pin, then followed it up with a come from behind third period pin against a much more seasoned wrestler in one of the more exciting matches of the tournament. When the dust settled Joah came away with a second place medal in his first tournament.
Participating in the second tournament of his career in the largest bracket of the tournament, Kaden White suffered the first loss of his young career in his first match forcing him to fight through the consolation bracket. Kaden worked hard winning his next three matches before falling in the consolation finals and settling for a fourth place finish. Also wrestling in the morning session were seasoned youth club veterans McCay Turner and Jason Lann wrestling in their first tournament of the year. Both wrestled very aggressively appearing to be in great shape. McCay came away with a second place finish and Jason, wrestling two weight classes, came away with two bronze medals.
In the afternoon session youth wrestler McCay Turner wrestled up an age group while middle schoolers Noah Atkinson and Crosse Bearden took to the mats. McCay coming off his second place finish in the morning gutted it out through a number of tough matches recording some impressive victories on his way to a fourth place finish. Noah and Crosse, after wrestling a dual tournament in Lyons the previous night that finished after 10:00 pm came back for more mat time. Both scrapped through some tough matches as Noah, wrestling two weight classes, ended the day with a second and fourth place finish. Crosse, wrestling in what was the toughest weight class of the tournament clawed his way to a third place finish.