The Dodge County Middle School Grappling Warriors traveled to Dublin recently to compete in the Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association Region Championships. Thirteen wrestlers represented Dodge County on the mat and nine walked away placing in the top four. As a team, the Warriors brought home third place honors and crowned four champions.
Winning his third region championship was Christian Grauberger, 100 pounds, who pinned his way through the bracket with ease. Also earning a gold medal was Jared Cannon, 138 pounds, who finished up the season as our only undefeated wrestler.
First year grapplers Chandler Davis, 145 pounds and Ethan Rice, 152 pounds, surpassed all expectations and turned in flawless performances to bring home their first wrestling gold medals. At 106 pounds, Aiden Greer, placed second while Cade Cranford, 170 pounds, brought home the bronze medal in his first region competition. Finishing just shy of the medal rounds and placing fourth were Jeremy Mullis, 85 pounds; Noah Atkinson, 126 pounds and Archer Rowland, 180 pounds. The Grappling Warriors have placed third at region for the past three years and despite giving up several weight classes, those who compete have done a remarkable job on the mat.