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February 4, 2014

Irwin County Indian wrestlers one step closer to state tournament

OCILLA — Coach Ray Pierce’s Irwin County Indians wrestling team competed Saturday in the traditional area tournament held at Turner County.  Irwin finished in 2nd place behind Turner in a 9-team field.  All 10 of Irwin’s participants in the tournament placed in the top 4 to advance to sectionals this upcoming weekend at Holy Innocents’ in Atlanta.  

Pierce said it was largest group of wrestlers going to sectionals since 2003.

Blake Sumner (182 pounds), Nathan Tucker (195), Micah Powers (220) all finished in 1st place and Morgan Mitchell (126), Evan Paulk (145) and Petro Goolsby (170) each claimed 2nd. Paulk has a good chance to break Sam Tucker's all-time wins record, as he is currently two behind.

Kerick Boone (132) Zyon Ross (285) finished in 3rd, with Kyle Jones (132) and D.J. Pollard (152) picking up 4th place. 

The top four from sectionals will qualify for the state tournament, which will be held the following weekend.

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