Local Wrestlers Qualify for State Finals

High School Wrestlers across the state competed in regional tournaments to try and book tickets to the state tournament.

The Mosley Dolphins were represented by one wrestler in Tallahassee at the 2A District 1 meet, where four time district champion Forrest Lang looked to continue his high school career. He finished third in the 152 pound bracket, earning a trip to the state meet in the process.

In 1A District 1 action at Bishop Snyder, Arnold had a tremendous day for their program, as Richie McClanahan and Brock Carlon both won their region at 120 and 126 pounds respectively. Paul Patterson also is state bound after finishing in second in the 126 pound weight class.

For the Bay Tornadoes, Chance Layfield finished in forth in the 113 pound class, good to send him to the state finals as well.

Bozeman will be represented by John Kenney at 138 pounds.

Five Marianna Bulldogs will also continue their seasons as Anthony Ward at 120, James Maddox at 132, Chris Warf at 138, Devin Combs at 152, and Trevon Johnson at 170 are headed to state.

Two South Walton brothers are also celebrating after Saturday's events, as William and Cody Prickren were both regional champions and will continue to battle into the state tourney.

State tournament action begins Friday, February 14th and wraps up Saturday the 15th.


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