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Grappling Warriors Compete in Bulldog Invitational Duals
The Dodge County Middle School Grappling Warriors recently traveled to Toombs County to compete in Bulldog Invitational Duals. Battling against eight teams from across Georgia, the warriors fought hard during a long day and night of extremely tough competition. Never shying away from a fight on the mat, the grappling warriors dished out impressive victories throughout the tournament. Stand out wrestlers included seasoned grapplers Crosse Bearden, Christian Grauberger, and Jared Cannon who all bested all comers on the mat. Bearden, wrestling five matches on the day, stuck with his game plan and seemingly had little trouble rolling through his opponents. Grauberger, with only one loss earlier in the year, improved his overall record by six more victories as he cradled each of his opponents before registering wins by pin. Perhaps most notable for Dodge County during the tournament was 120 lb grappler Jared Cannon. Cannon, who has been wrestling for four years, has suffered several close defeats during the season and was eager to improve his record. Scrapping in some very difficult matches, Cannon continued to wrestle with the same courage and motivation that champions are made of. By the end of the night, Cannon shocked everyone in the gym recording six wins against zero defeats and earning the outstanding wrestler of the week award. Also wrestling for the Grappling Warriors was Connor Dennis, 4-2; Beck Morgan, 1-0; Clayton Scarborough, 4-2; Aiden Greer, 4-2; Jacob Brinson, 1-2; Nathanial Ogletree, 1-2; Tyler Campbell; James Rogers, 1-1; Paul Herman, 2-1; Terrill Wrease,3-2; and Cameron McCloud, 0-1.