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Bob Jones, Discovery wrestlers claim North Alabama championship

Published 9:45pm Wednesday, January 30, 2013

With the close of their season, wrestlers at Bob Jones High School and Discovery Middle School can stand proud.

Wrestlers from Bob Jones high and Discovery middle schools celebrate their championship. (Contributed)

“The seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders of Bob Jones and Discovery ended the season the same way they began it — as champions,” coach Jason Edwards said. “I am very pleased with the effort of all of these young men.”

The Bob Jones squads competed in the North Alabama Middle School and Junior Varsity Championship on Jan. 26. Bob Jones hosted the tourney. James Clemens High School wrestlers also entered the competition.

Tournament champions included D’aishuan Mitchell, Pierson Cauwels and Tyler Moulton. “All that needs to be said is, ‘Go Panthers! Go Patriots!’ Edwards said.

In overall totals, Bob Jones scored 196.5, far outpacing the nearest competitor, Sparkman High School at 137.5. Other local teams at the meet were Grissom High School at 84 points; James Clemens, 60; Westminster Christian Academy, 43; and Huntsville High School, 5.

D’aishun Mitchell took first place and racked 23.50 team points. Mitchell was champ for Round 1 and the quarter- and semifinal match-ups.

Preston Adams of Bob Jones captured second place and had 19 team points. After a bye in Round 1, Adams won in pins during quarterfinal and semifinal action. Third-place wrestler Chase Henderson scored 14 team points and had wins in consolation rounds 1-3 and the semifinal match-up.

In other divisions, the squad had numerous place winners: Pierson Cauwels, first place, 21 team points; Josh Rogers, fourth place, 15 points; Tyler Moulton, 22 points; Joshua Ramsdell, second place, 15 points; Derien Johnson, second place, 11 points; Aubrey Guidry, second place, 19 points; and Tucker Walters, second place, 11 team points.

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