I like the Parade of Champions- It gives those kids a special recognition for their season of hard work; and if you are a regular top place finisher you are used to waiting around all day! You could possibly shorten it by not waiting around for the Spotlight matches till everything is over but then I dont have a real beef with that either. It is special for the kids wrestling in them and their supporters! I thought the Tournament ran very well and compliments to Team Palmetto, all the guys and ladies behind the scenes that put it together, and Eastside HS!
6 & Under 40 Colby Hiers South Carolina 6 & Under 50 Tucker Alen South Carolina 6 & Under 50 Michael Sherman South Carolina 8 & Under 45 Dalton Oquinn South Carolina 8 & Under 50 Josiah Jarrard South Carolina 8 & Under 50 Wyatt Oquinn South Carolina 8 & Under 55 Trenton Patterson South Carolina 8 & Under 65 Hunter Connelly South Carolina 8 & Under 80 Jacob Callahan South Carolina 10 & Under 50 Kingston Armstrong South Carolina 10 & Under 65 Jordan Smith South Carolina 10 & Under 80 Luke Bikulege South Carolina 10 & Under 110 Slade Carroll South Carolina 12 & Under 60 Caleb Oquinn South Carolina 12 & Under 75 Nicholas Fernandez South Carolina 12 & Under 85 Dylan Gary South Carolina 12 & Under 85 Jackson Myers South Carolina 12 & Under 90 Liam Smith South Carolina 12 & Under 95 Charlie Conner South Carolina 12 & Under 95 Cody Eller South Carolina 12 & Under 105 Tj Deveaux South Carolina 12 & Under 130 Daniel Bannister South Carolina 14 & Under 100 Joey Antoine South Carolina 14 & Under 105 Trey Daniel South Carolina 14 & Under 105 Bobby Ruff South Carolina 14 & Under 110 Landis Hiers South Carolina 14 & Under 115 Gavin Perkins South Carolina 14 & Under 130 Patrick James South Carolina 14 & Under 130 Spencer Thomas South Carolina 14 & Under 140 Jake Sherman South Carolina 14 & Under 175 Nathaniel Meagher South Carolina 8 & Under 55 Drew Thomas South Carolina 8 & Under 60 Clayton James South Carolina 10 & Under 70 Addison Christopher South Carolina 10 & Under 100 Ian James South Carolina 14 & Under 125 Asa Brown South Carolina
Trying to get a feeling of where the most Middle Schoolers will be wrestling this weekend... the AAU Lexington Wildcat or at the Irmo Sting Tourn? since they are in such close proximity to each other!!
Unless something changed at the principal/ad's meeting this past week, 8th graders can not wrestle varsity. This is regardless of their amount of experience. they can also not play football or soccer. they are allowed to play varsity in any other sport.
I think they are voting this summer... I would like to see it passed! The 1A and 2A schools need it to compete.
I heard some of the high schoolers that went to the Dixie duals say there were some wrestlers competing from a couple of states that were potential future 5 time state champions because they were allowed to wrestle as early as the seventh grade. Does anyone know which states? I recollect them mentioning Alabama and maybe Virginia???
There may be a slightly higher risk of injury but then I think an experienced 8th grader could hold his own better than most 9th or 10th graders that have no wrestling experience. I would love to see the Middle School programs promoted as well but most of your 1A/2A schools have problems financing their High School program much less a middle school program. I hope to see it come to pass, even if it just included your 103 and 112 class.
I overheard some people talking this weekend at AAU State saying that 8th graders may be allowed to wrestle varsity next year? I thought the rule was 8th graders can not participate in Varsity contact sports such as football and wrestling??? I like the idea, especially for the smaller 1A schools which have a hard time filling all weight classes. And my second question is, are there any exceptions where an 8th grader can wrestle Varsity???
Is the EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT – 1st YEAR WRESTLERS for wrestlers which this is their first year competing or their first tournament??? The writeup eluded to both.... Thanks! And will they be wrestling in separate brackets or both exhibition brackets and the regular tournament brackets, also?