Dodge High School Wrestlers Compete at Viking Invitational | HS Sports
Grappling Indians Compete at Viking Invitational
Recently the Dodge County Grappling Indians traveled to Treutlan County High School to participate in the annual Viking Invitational. Billed as one of the tougher tournaments in middle Georgia, the Grappling Indians found themselves in some serious battles against 15 other teams. Over the two-day tournament, wrestlers competed in five rounds hoping to get a shot to wrestle in the medal rounds. After five rounds, only three wrestlers had a shot at entering the medal rounds. Senior Co-Captain Will Morgan, freshman Aaron Spires, and sophomore Tad Honeycutt each turned in four wins against only one defeat giving them a possible shot at entering the medal rounds. Following the seed meeting, it was determined that all three Dodge grapplers would have to win a takedown match in order to win a placement in the medal rounds. After the takedown matches, only Will Morgan advanced. Morgan, who won his weight class last season as this same tournament, fell short to his opponents from West Laurens and East Laurens and settled for 4th Place. Morgan, who was wrestling above his ideal weight, will move to the 132 lb weight class next week and prepare for another journey to the high school state tournament. Morgan, has competed in the state tournament each of the past three years and is expected to set a new school record with a fourth shot at placing in the state tournament next February at the Macon Coliseum. Also representing Dodge County at the tournament was JT Shields, Brandon Roland, Michael Wrease, Zach Flagg, JaQuan Mann, Brant Cranford, and Tyler Gruben.