MatDawgs Impress at Ola High Tournament with Strong Finishes and Notable Achievements

Lyons, GA. – November 22, 2023 | Coach Todd Allen

Coach Allen set out to test his team this season and their first tournament of the season made that statement true. The MatDawgs headed north to Ola High School this past weekend to compete in arguably one of the best tournaments in the state of Georgia this past weekend. The MatDawgs came away with 8 place winners in varsity boys, 3 place winners in varsity girls and landed in 4th place overall with 139.5 pts.

Notable performances on the day were Gailan Wilds (2nd place), Ben Parra (3rd place), Wyatt Bunch (3rd place), Kylee Edwards (1st place), and Jasmine Villegas (2nd place). The team finished behind powerhouse wrestling school Social Circle, Ola, and Lee County. The true stars of this weekend were the 8th grade MatDawgs that were able to wrestle up to junior varsity this weekend. Walker Bunch, Lukas Young, and Leeson Allen had stellar performances. Walker and Leeson finished in 1st place in the JV brackets. Lukas finished in 4th place, losing to teammate Walker in the semi-finals.

“This was a great tournament for our team at this point in the season. For us to reach our full potential this season, we have to see competition like this. We preach everyday to our team that failure is necessary to grow and we did not shy away from it this weekend. Our team got better this weekend.” The MatDawgs head to Coffee County Tuesday, November 21st to wrestle in the Southern Trojan Wars before taking a short break for Thanksgiving!

Raja Bryan Memorial Invitational Results for Toombs County

Varsity 113
Benjamin Parra (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 19.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Benjamin Parra (Toombs Co.) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Benjamin Parra (Toombs Co.) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Benjamin Parra (Toombs Co.) 4-1 won by fall over Gabriel Easey (Ola) 3-1 (Fall 2:36)
Semifinal – Max Meredith (Ola) 5-1 won by major decision over Benjamin Parra (Toombs Co.) 4-1 (MD 13-4)
3rd Place Match – Benjamin Parra (Toombs Co.) 4-1 won by fall over Caleb Stuart (Lee Co.) 2-2 (Fall 4:31)

Varsity 113
Jahir Lopez (6-3) placed 6th and scored 6.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jahir Lopez (Toombs Co.) 6-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jahir Lopez (Toombs Co.) 6-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Cohen Hargrove (Social Circle) 4-0 won by fall over Jahir Lopez (Toombs Co.) 6-3 (Fall 1:06)
Cons. Round 3 – Jahir Lopez (Toombs Co.) 6-3 won by fall over Payton Weathers (Mary Persons) 2-2 (Fall 3:11)
5th Place Match – Gabriel Easey (Ola) 3-1 won by tech fall over Jahir Lopez (Toombs Co.) 6-3 (TF-1.5 5:36 (19-4))
Varsity 120

Wyatt Bunch (7-1) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Wyatt Bunch (Toombs Co.) 7-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Wyatt Bunch (Toombs Co.) 7-1 won by major decision over Miles Butler (Morgan Co.) 7-1 (MD 11-0)
Quarterfinal – Wyatt Bunch (Toombs Co.) 7-1 won by fall over Patrick Lingafelt (Strong Rock Christian) 2-3 (Fall 0:29)
Semifinal – Mason Moody (Locust Grove ) 8-0 won by tech fall over Wyatt Bunch (Toombs Co.) 7-1 (TF-1.5 5:08 (17-1))
3rd Place Match – Wyatt Bunch (Toombs Co.) 7-1 won by decision over Karol Olalde (Lee Co.) 2-2 (Dec 5-4)
Varsity 138

Dylan Vetter (7-3) placed 6th and scored 14.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Vetter (Toombs Co.) 7-3 won by fall over Michael Lemon (Cairo) 4-4 (Fall 0:41)
Champ. Round 2 – Dylan Vetter (Toombs Co.) 7-3 won by fall over Riley Brady (Mary Persons) 3-2 (Fall 1:27)
Quarterfinal – Juahnavyn Merritt (Carrollton) 8-2 won by fall over Dylan Vetter (Toombs Co.) 7-3 (Fall 3:55)
Cons. Round 3 – Dylan Vetter (Toombs Co.) 7-3 won by fall over Landen Woodard (East Coweta) 3-5 (Fall 5:21)
5th Place Match – Evann Sudduth (East Coweta) 6-2 won by major decision over Dylan Vetter (Toombs Co.) 7-3 (MD 15-6)

Varsity 138
Robert Agzigian (8-3) placed 4th and scored 17.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Robert Agzigian (Toombs Co.) 8-3 won by fall over Jack Theus (Calhoun) 3-6 (Fall 1:13)
Champ. Round 2 – Robert Agzigian (Toombs Co.) 8-3 won by fall over Jeffrey (Eli) McCaslin (Hampton) 3-4 (Fall 3:26)
Quarterfinal – Robert Agzigian (Toombs Co.) 8-3 won by decision over Evann Sudduth (East Coweta) 6-2 (Dec 10-9)
Semifinal – Landen Moss (Ola) 6-1 won by fall over Robert Agzigian (Toombs Co.) 8-3 (Fall 4:41)
3rd Place Match – Juahnavyn Merritt (Carrollton) 8-2 won by decision over Robert Agzigian (Toombs Co.) 8-3 (Dec 7-1)

Varsity 144
Ethan Story (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ethan Story (Toombs Co.) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Dallas Hunter (Lee Co.) 3-2 won by fall over Ethan Story (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 1:16)
Cons. Round 2 – Owen Kennedy (Chattahoochee) 2-2 won by fall over Ethan Story (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 2:47)

Varsity 144
Tyson Brantley (5-4) placed 5th and scored 18.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyson Brantley (Toombs Co.) 5-4 won by fall over Ryan Martinez (Luella) 12-8 (Fall 1:20)
Champ. Round 2 – Tyson Brantley (Toombs Co.) 5-4 won by fall over Anthony Duque (Colquitt Co.) 0-2 (Fall 2:51)
Quarterfinal – Adam Cox (Parkview ) 3-1 won by fall over Tyson Brantley (Toombs Co.) 5-4 (Fall 1:12)
Cons. Round 3 – Tyson Brantley (Toombs Co.) 5-4 won by fall over Cooper Begitschke (Social Circle) 4-4 (Fall 1:59)
5th Place Match – Tyson Brantley (Toombs Co.) 5-4 won by fall over Boone Pope (Piedmont Acd) 2-2 (Fall 4:44)

Varsity 150
Jorge Herrera (3-2) place is unknown and scored 8.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jorge Herrera (Toombs Co.) 3-2 won by decision over Kalvon Dean (Valdosta ) 0-2 (Dec 12-6)
Champ. Round 2 – Ronny Marlow (Heard Co.) 3-1 won by fall over Jorge Herrera (Toombs Co.) 3-2 (Fall 1:47)
Cons. Round 2 – Jorge Herrera (Toombs Co.) 3-2 won by fall over Ty Lashley (Cairo) 0-2 (Fall 2:00)
Cons. Round 3 – Jorge Herrera (Toombs Co.) 3-2 won by fall over Logan Rivenbark (Colquitt Co.) 2-2 (Fall 4:21)
Consolation 1st – Randy Smith (Colquitt Co.) 3-1 won by fall over Jorge Herrera (Toombs Co.) 3-2 (Fall 4:56)

Varsity 157
Slade Landrum (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Slade Landrum (Toombs Co.) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Caden Prater (Social Circle) 5-3 won by fall over Slade Landrum (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 2:34)
Cons. Round 2 – George Carden (Carrollton) 7-2 won by fall over Slade Landrum (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 3:42)

Varsity 157
Sebastian Crow (3-5) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Lane Moran (Heard Co.) 7-3 won by fall over Sebastian Crow (Toombs Co.) 3-5 (Fall 3:10)
Cons. Round 1 – Sebastian Crow (Toombs Co.) 3-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Javon Bateman (Tift Co.) 5-4 won by fall over Sebastian Crow (Toombs Co.) 3-5 (Fall 2:42)

Varsity 165
Gailan Wilds (8-2) placed 2nd and scored 25.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gailan Wilds (Toombs Co.) 8-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Gailan Wilds (Toombs Co.) 8-2 won by fall over Charles Shannon, Jr. (Eagle`s Landing) 2-2 (Fall 3:58)
Quarterfinal – Gailan Wilds (Toombs Co.) 8-2 won by tech fall over Brody Roberston (Strong Rock Christian) 4-1 (TF-1.5 4:13 (15-0))
Semifinal – Gailan Wilds (Toombs Co.) 8-2 won by fall over Dawson McMillan (Tift Co.) 7-3 (Fall 2:40)
1st Place Match – Russell Flowers (Colquitt Co.) 4-0 won by decision over Gailan Wilds (Toombs Co.) 8-2 (Dec 9-3)

Varsity 175
Camrin Benton (4-4) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 – Camrin Benton (Toombs Co.) 4-4 won by forfeit over Jarian Lopez (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (For.)
Champ. Round 2 – Tyson Glass (Calhoun) 6-1 won by fall over Camrin Benton (Toombs Co.) 4-4 (Fall 1:44)
Cons. Round 2 – Gage Kirby (Carrollton) 2-2 won by fall over Camrin Benton (Toombs Co.) 4-4 (Fall 0:50)

Varsity 175
Levi Worth (5-3) placed 8th and scored 7.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Levi Worth (Toombs Co.) 5-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Levi Worth (Toombs Co.) 5-3 won by fall over Powell Brenters (Chattahoochee) 1-4 (Fall 0:21)
Quarterfinal – Levi Kendall (Social Circle) 3-2 won by fall over Levi Worth (Toombs Co.) 5-3 (Fall 1:33)
Cons. Round 3 – Levi Worth (Toombs Co.) 5-3 and Angel Vizcarra-Villalpando (Parkview ) 3-2 (DFF)

Varsity 285
JJ Pacheco (2-2) place is unknown and scored 7.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – JJ Pacheco (Toombs Co.) 2-2 won by fall over Colin Smith (Strong Rock Christian) 0-2 (Fall 1:49)
Champ. Round 2 – Landon Jones (Tift Co.) 3-3 won by fall over JJ Pacheco (Toombs Co.) 2-2 (Fall 0:58)
Cons. Round 2 – JJ Pacheco (Toombs Co.) 2-2 won by forfeit over Shadab Janiy (Parkview ) 3-2 (For.)
Cons. Round 3 – Langston Womack (Valdosta ) 3-2 won by major decision over JJ Pacheco (Toombs Co.) 2-2 (MD 14-5)

106 JV
Lukas Young (2-2) placed 4th.
Champ. Round 1 – Lukas Young (Toombs Co.) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Lukas Young (Toombs Co.) 2-2 won by major decision over Markus Mann (Morgan Co.) 1-3 (MD 12-0)
Quarterfinal – Lukas Young (Toombs Co.) 2-2 won by decision over Jude Pruitt (Peachtree Ridge ) 2-2 (Dec 8-6)
Semifinal – Walker Bunch (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Lukas Young (Toombs Co.) 2-2 (Fall 1:21)
3rd Place Match – Thad Mullins (Lee Co.) 3-1 won by decision over Lukas Young (Toombs Co.) 2-2 (Dec 8-3)

106 JV
Walker Bunch (5-0) placed 1st.
Champ. Round 1 – Walker Bunch (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Ethan Fernandez (Newnan) 0-2 (Fall 0:59)
Champ. Round 2 – Walker Bunch (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Palmer Elsas (Lovett) 6-2 (Fall 3:07)
Quarterfinal – Walker Bunch (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Jac Cozart (Ola) 2-2 (Fall 1:07)
Semifinal – Walker Bunch (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Lukas Young (Toombs Co.) 2-2 (Fall 1:21)
1st Place Match – Walker Bunch (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Jordan Bhonny (Carrollton) 4-1 (Fall 1:47)

113 JV
Jericho Latoy (3-1) placed 5th.
Champ. Round 1 – Jericho Latoy (Toombs Co.) 3-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jericho Latoy (Toombs Co.) 3-1 won by forfeit over Jason Despanza (Hampton) 0-3 (For.)
Quarterfinal – Shaun Ramone (East Coweta) 5-1 won by fall over Jericho Latoy (Toombs Co.) 3-1 (Fall 3:17)
Cons. Round 3 – Jericho Latoy (Toombs Co.) 3-1 won by fall over Kayson Booze (Newnan) 1-3 (Fall 3:25)
5th Place Match – Jericho Latoy (Toombs Co.) 3-1 won by decision over Paul Moore (Stockbridge) 3-6 (Dec 9-2)

138 JV
Ja` Quain McCall (3-1) placed 2nd.
Champ. Round 1 – Ja` Quain McCall (Toombs Co.) 3-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ja` Quain McCall (Toombs Co.) 3-1 won by fall over Zachary Nicholoson (Mary Persons) 1-2 (Fall 1:19)
Quarterfinal – Ja` Quain McCall (Toombs Co.) 3-1 won by fall over Bryce Milbury (Lovett) 8-1 (Fall 2:25)
Semifinal – Ja` Quain McCall (Toombs Co.) 3-1 won by fall over Knizear White (Peachtree Ridge ) 3-1 (Fall 0:48)
1st Place Match – Brody McLean (Strong Rock Christian) 5-0 won by fall over Ja` Quain McCall (Toombs Co.) 3-1 (Fall 3:20)

144 JV
Brandon Smith (2-2) placed 8th.
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Smith (Toombs Co.) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Brandon Smith (Toombs Co.) 2-2 won by fall over Elliot Hamilton (Social Circle) 1-2 (Fall 0:32)
Quarterfinal – Hunter Collins (Lee Co.) 3-1 won by disqualification over Brandon Smith (Toombs Co.) 2-2 (DQ)
Cons. Round 3 – Brandon Smith (Toombs Co.) 2-2 and Wyatt Carey (East Coweta) 1-4 (DFF)

150 JV
Agustin Cruz (5-0) placed 1st.
Champ. Round 1 – Agustin Cruz (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Elisha Nixon (Newnan) 0-2 (Fall 1:22)
Champ. Round 2 – Agustin Cruz (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by decision over De`Montrae Reeves (Colquitt Co.) 2-2 (Dec 7-3)
Quarterfinal – Agustin Cruz (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over King Box (Social Circle) 1-3 (Fall 3:50)
Semifinal – Agustin Cruz (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Henry Hammerton (Lovett) 2-2 (Fall 0:42)
1st Place Match – Agustin Cruz (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by forfeit over Tarron Flood (Eagle`s Landing) 4-1 (For.)

157 JV
Moises Young (2-1) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 – Blake Anderson (Ola) 3-2 won by decision over Moises Young (Toombs Co.) 2-1 (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Round 1 – Moises Young (Toombs Co.) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Moises Young (Toombs Co.) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Moises Young (Toombs Co.) 2-1 won by fall over Alex Cantero (Johnson) 1-2 (Fall 5:01)
Consolation 1st – Moises Young (Toombs Co.) 2-1 won by fall over Jeremiah Zuniga (Calhoun) 1-2 (Fall 2:23)

157 JV
Michale Jones (4-0) placed 1st.
Champ. Round 1 – Michale Jones (Toombs Co.) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Michale Jones (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Aidan Hite (Newnan) 1-2 (Fall 0:14)
Quarterfinal – Michale Jones (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Adan Martinez (Johnson) 2-2 (Fall 2:47)
Semifinal – Michale Jones (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Christopher Thomas (Carrollton) 4-1 (Fall 0:00)
1st Place Match – Michale Jones (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Kyhlan Woodson (Lovett) 4-1 (Fall 3:04)

165 JV
Alex Otero (4-0) placed 1st.
Champ. Round 1 – Alex Otero (Toombs Co.) 4-0 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Alex Otero (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Paul Hopkins (Eagle`s Landing) 0-2 (Fall 0:29)
Quarterfinal – Alex Otero (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Nathan Dewberry (Newnan) 3-1 (Fall 0:57)
Semifinal – Alex Otero (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Ethan McClain (Valdosta ) 2-2 (Fall 3:46)
1st Place Match – Alex Otero (Toombs Co.) 4-0 won by fall over Chetanna Barber (Colquitt Co.) 3-1 (Fall 1:45)

175 JV
Allen Leeson (5-0) placed 1st.
Champ. Round 1 – Allen Leeson (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Syer Bryce (Johnson) 2-2 (Fall 3:50)
Champ. Round 2 – Allen Leeson (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Jackson Ullum (Chattahoochee) 2-4 (Fall 0:52)
Quarterfinal – Allen Leeson (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Jacob Neal (Locust Grove ) 3-2 (Fall 4:42)
Semifinal – Allen Leeson (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Payton Rakestraw (Heard Co.) 4-1 (Fall 4:54)
1st Place Match – Allen Leeson (Toombs Co.) 5-0 won by fall over Rodney Armstrong (Tift Co.) 3-1 (Fall 3:24)

190 JV
Ryan Whittaker (1-3) placed 8th.
Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Whittaker (Toombs Co.) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ryan Whittaker (Toombs Co.) 1-3 won by fall over Kyle Morgan (Newnan) 1-2 (Fall 1:09)
Quarterfinal – Mitchell Wood (Eagle`s Landing) 3-2 won by fall over Ryan Whittaker (Toombs Co.) 1-3 (Fall 4:00)
Cons. Round 3 – Omar Rodriguez (Newnan) 4-1 won by fall over Ryan Whittaker (Toombs Co.) 1-3 (Fall 1:10)
7th Place Match – Aiden Ellard (Calhoun) 2-2 won by fall over Ryan Whittaker (Toombs Co.) 1-3 (Fall 0:56)

215 JV
Mason Bradley (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 – Mason Bradley (Toombs Co.) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Bristol Wooford (Calhoun) 1-3 won by fall over Mason Bradley (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 0:37)
Cons. Round 2 – Erick Valego (Colquitt Co.) 1-2 won by fall over Mason Bradley (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 0:25)

215 JV
Christian Perez (0-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 – Corbin Cleary (Social Circle) 4-1 won by fall over Christian Perez (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 0:40)
Cons. Round 1 – Christian Perez (Toombs Co.) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Chris James (Ola) 2-2 won by fall over Christian Perez (Toombs Co.) 0-2 (Fall 1:09)
Girls 105

Kylee Edwards (2-0) placed 1st.
Quarterfinal – Kylee Edwards (Toombs Co.) 2-0 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Kylee Edwards (Toombs Co.) 2-0 won by fall over Jimena Dominguez (Eagle`s Landing) 1-1 (Fall 0:49)
1st Place Match – Kylee Edwards (Toombs Co.) 2-0 won by fall over Elora Aviles (Hampton) 1-4 (Fall 0:16)

Girls 115
Marlaina Herndon (1-2) placed 4th.
Quarterfinal – Marlaina Herndon (Toombs Co.) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Madilyn Cook (Newnan) 1-1 won by disqualification over Marlaina Herndon (Toombs Co.) 1-2 (DQ)
Cons. Semi – Marlaina Herndon (Toombs Co.) 1-2 won by fall over McKenzie Goforth (Hampton) 0-2 (Fall 1:06)
3rd Place Match – Cheyenne Downard (Mary Persons) 2-1 won by fall over Marlaina Herndon (Toombs Co.) 1-2 (Fall 0:30)

Girls 120
Jasmine Villegas (3-2) placed 2nd.
Quarterfinal – Jasmine Villegas (Toombs Co.) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Jasmine Villegas (Toombs Co.) 3-2 won by fall over Kaylee Cook (Newnan) 0-1 (Fall 3:02)
1st Place Match – Bree Williams (Hampton) 5-0 won by fall over Jasmine Villegas (Toombs Co.) 3-2 (Fall 1:36)

Girls 190
Zoe Watts (1-3) placed 4th.
Quarterfinal – Zoe Watts (Toombs Co.) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Jewelian (Roe) Lunceford (Peachtree Ridge ) 4-1 won by fall over Zoe Watts (Toombs Co.) 1-3 (Fall 1:46)
Cons. Semi – Zoe Watts (Toombs Co.) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
3rd Place Match – Lucy Sanchez (Peachtree Ridge ) 1-1 won by fall over Zoe Watts (Toombs Co.) 1-3 (Fall 2:56)