Oak Mtn. wrestling second in Southern Slam
Three Oak Mountain wrestlers captured first place for their weight class to help lead Oak Mountain to a second-place finish at the Southern Slam in South Carolina over the weekend.
Davis Bagwell, John Blakely and Josh Greer each won their weight class, while Tanner Moon and Jared Woodall were second.
A total of 28 teams from Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina competed in the tournament.
The Eagles opened the week with four wins, two at home against St. Clair County and Pinson and the other two in Alabaster at the Over the Mountain Duals, hosted by Thompson High School on Dec. 3.
Oak Mountain (9-1) defeated Mountain Brook, 59-14, with wins in every weight class but 103, 140 and 160. The Eagles forfeited the 103-pound class to Mountain Brook’s Sam Bridell, while Raymond Dolcelli lost to Andrew Scofield in a tech fall, 25-8, at 140 pounds and Justin Woodall lost at 160-pounds by a 5-9 decision to Sam Gray.
The Eagles also defeated Thompson, 57-15. The Warriors’ only wins against Oak Mountain was a forfeit at 103 pounds, a pin by Cody Albarado at 119 pounds and a 2-0 decision in 130 pounds with Steven Thompson beating Jimmy Whitt.
Spain Park and Pelham also competed in the OTM Duals.
Spain Park lost to Mountain Brook, 62-17, and Vestavia, 84-6. Geoffery Bostany collected a pin in both matches at 103 pounds, scoring the only Jaguar points against Vestavia.
Pelham lost a close match to Hoover, 36-33 after the Bucs won six weight classes in the middle of the match.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Geoffery Bostany as the 2007 runner-up in Class 6A 103 pounds.
SOUTHERN SLAM FINALS
1. Parkview HS, Ga. 222.0
2. Oak Mountain, Al. 210.5
3. Eastside HS, SC. 204.0
4. Hillcrest HS, SC. 198.5
5. Wesleyan HS, SC. 160.0
6. BHP HS, SC 142.0
7. West Oak, SC 138.5
8. Woodward Academy, SC 123.5
9. South Pointe HS, SC 120.0
10. Greer HS, SC 115.0
103 – Sean Hira, South Point d. Brandon Johnson, Hillcrest
112 – Robbie Kane, Parkview d. Tanner Moon, Oak Mountain
119 – Drew Rankin, Walhalla d. Patrick Mestrez, Berkley
125 – Eric Rholetter, West Oak d. Clint Jones, Parkview
130 – Will Baker, Eastside d. Chris Jones, Travelers Rest
135 – Eddie Coles, Eastside d. Nick DeVita, Hillcrest
140 – DJ Jules, Greeville d. Tyler Hediger, Wesleyan
145 – Joseph Winkler, West Oak d. Jared Woodall, Oak Mountain
152 – Davis Bagwell, Oak Mountain d. John Honeycutt, West Oak
160 – Colin Genthert, Wesleyan d. Zane Newton, Emerald
171 – John Blakely, Oak Mountain d. Michael Douglas, Wesleyan
189 – Josh Greer, Oak Mountain d. Nolan Courvell, Wade Hampton
215 – Matt Johnson, Parkview d. Andrew Uria, Wesleyan
285 – Rodney Hicks, Eastside d. Josh Gilgore, Hillcrest
OVER THE MOUNTAIN DUALS
Oak Mountain 58, Mountain Brook 17
103 – Sam Bridell (MB), forfeit
112 – Tanner Moon (OM) d. William Letzer (MB), pin
119 – Ronnie Ashley (OM) d. Tyler Cox (MB), pin
125 – Jake Sellers (OM) d. Taylor Buffington (MB), pin
130 – Jimmy Witt (OM) d. James Perry (MB), 8-4
135 – Peter Hall (MB) d. Evan Webb (OM), 11-5
140 – Andrew Scofield (MB) d. Raymond Dolcelli (OM), 25-8
145 – Jared Woodall (OM) d. James Adams (MB), pin
152 – Davis Bagwell (OM) d. Williams Byrd (MB), 26-9
160 – Sam Gray (MB) d. Justin Woodall (OM), 9-5
171 – John Blakely (OM) d. Charlie Williamson (MB), pin
189 – Josh Greer (OM) d. Adam Benjaminson (MB), pin
215 – Patrick Markus (OM) d. Tops Chew (MB), pin
285 – Clayton Schencker (OM) d. Copeland Webster (MB), pin
Oak Mountain 57, Thompson 15
103 – Ferris (THOM), forfeit
112 – Tanner Moon (OM) d. Hall (THOM), 4-3
119 – Cody Albarado (THOM) d. Ronnie Ashley (OM), pin
125 – Jake Sellers (OM) d. Fuller (THOM), pin
130 – Thompson (THOM) d. Jimmy Witt (OM), 2-0
135 – Evan Webb (OM) d. Wesley (THOM), pin
140 – Raymond Dolcelli (OM) d. Thome (THOM), pin
145 – Jared Woodall (OM) d. Gillespie (THOM), 8-0
152 – Davis Bagwell (OM) d. Gentile (THOM), 19-3
160 – Justin Woodall (OM) d. Murray (THOM), pin
171 – John Blakely (OM) d. Capers (THOM), pin
189 – Josh Greer (OM) d. Miller (THOM), pin
215 – Patrick Markus (OM) d. Parten (THOM), 10-3
285 – Clayton Schencker (OM), forfeit