First Calera wrestler advances to state tournament

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Calera High School freshman Coby Mize became the first ever wrestler from his school to advance to the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A-1A state tournament following a section meet Feb. 12 at Walter Wellborn High School in Anniston.

Mize, who will enter the state tournament with a 28-4 record in individual matches, won the 152-pound individual championship at the section meet. Mize will wrestle in the Class 4A-1A state tournament Feb. 18-19 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Mize received a bye in the opening round of the 152-pound championship bracket at the section meet. Mize pinned Timothy McComber of Catholic-Montgomery in 1:37 in the quarterfinals.

Mize advanced to the 152-pound championship final following a 16-0 technical fall decision over Jordan Tyree of Piedmont in the semifinals. Mize earned a 4-2 decision over Donovan Santana of Cleburne County in the 152-pound championship match.

The Eagles finished 12th in team standings at the section meet with 47.5 points. Complete individual results are below.

Calera

103 – Brian McDonald’s place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brian McDonald (Calera) 16-14 won by decision over Gabe Keating (Catholic-Montgomery) 11-11 (Dec 11-9)
Quarterfinal – Jeremiah Taylor (Holtville) 18-4 won by pin over Brian McDonald (Calera) 16-14 (Pin 1:04)
Cons. Round 2 – Brian McDonald (Calera) 16-14 won by pin over Staci Turnbow (Walter Wellborn) 8-15 (Pin 3:45)
Cons. Round 3 – Connor Owen (Saks) 18-6 won by decision over Brian McDonald (Calera) 16-14 (Dec 9-8)

112 – Christian McDonald’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Avery Payne (Elmore County) 17-17 won by pin over Christian McDonald (Calera) 7-11 (Pin 1:08)
Cons. Round 1 – Christian McDonald (Calera) 7-11 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Bradley Gibbs (Ranburne) 13-14 won by tech fall over Christian McDonald (Calera) 7-11 (TF 20-4)

119 – Jarrett Seiger’s place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jarrett Seiger (Calera) 26-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Jarrett Seiger (Calera) 26-5 won by pin over Aaron Bradley (Ranburne) 13-13 (Pin 4:47)
Semifinal – Luis Palacios (Piedmont) 22-10 won by forfeit over Jarrett Seiger (Calera) 26-5 (FF)
Cons. Semi – Devron Taylor (Walter Wellborn) 19-13 won by decision over Jarrett Seiger (Calera) 26-5 (Dec 8-4)

125 – Austin Dowdy’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody James (Elmore County) 15-18 won by major decision over Austin Dowdy (Calera) 15-18 (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Austin Dowdy (Calera) 15-18 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Lee Hobbs (Lincoln) 10-18 won by decision over Austin Dowdy (Calera) 15-18 (Dec 9-2)

130 – Kennan Agee’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob ODell (Ashville) 7-15 won by pin over Kennan Agee (Calera) 8-25 (Pin 0:33)
Cons. Round 1 – Kennan Agee (Calera) 8-25 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Alex Kassian (Elmore County) 15-18 won by pin over Kennan Agee (Calera) 8-25 (Pin 0:24)

135 – Jake Thomas’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jake Thomas (Calera) 9-20 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Taylor Williams (Weaver) 43-9 won by tech fall over Jake Thomas (Calera) 9-20 (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Jake Thomas (Calera) 9-20 won by forfeit over Evan Entrekin (Walter Wellborn) 18-21 (FF)
Cons. Round 3 – Zak Jones (Holtville) 9-14 won by pin over Jake Thomas (Calera) 9-20 (Pin 1:45)

140 – Shawn O`Neill’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Scott (Walter Wellborn) 18-22 won by pin over Shawn O`Neill (Calera) 11-20 (Pin 1:44)
Cons. Round 1 – Shawn O`Neill (Calera) 11-20 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Robert Warren (Elmore County) 15-17 won by pin over Shawn O`Neill (Calera) 11-20 (Pin 0:47)

152 – Coby Mize’s place is 1st and has scored 23.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Coby Mize (Calera) 28-4 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Coby Mize (Calera) 28-4 won by pin over Timothy Mcomber (Catholic-Montgomery) 10-14 (Pin 1:37)
Semifinal – Coby Mize (Calera) 28-4 won by tech fall over Jordan Tyree (Piedmont) 24-12 (TF 16-0)
1st Place Match – Coby Mize (Calera) 28-4 won by decision over Donovan Santana (Cleburne County) 37-9 (Dec 4-2)

160 – Cody Thomaston’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Thomaston (Calera) 10-18 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Brandon Hurst (Holtville) 22-14 won by pin over Cody Thomaston (Calera) 10-18 (Pin 4:31)
Cons. Round 2 – Cody Thomaston (Calera) 10-18 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Tito Roblero (Cleburne County) 13-22 won by major decision over Cody Thomaston (Calera) 10-18 (Maj 10-2)

215 – Kevin Murry’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kevin Murry (Calera) 17-19 won by pin over Geoffrey Myers (Catholic-Montgomery) 3-13 (Pin 0:10)
Quarterfinal – Richie Boley (Ashville) 15-5 won by pin over Kevin Murry (Calera) 17-19 (Pin 3:36)
Cons. Round 2 – Austin Blanton (Lincoln) 10-22 won by forfeit over Kevin Murry (Calera) 17-19 (FF)

285 – Danny Diaz’s place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Danny Diaz (Calera) 17-15 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Justin Mostella (Ashville) 11-5 won by decision over Danny Diaz (Calera) 17-15 (Dec 12-7)
Cons. Round 2 – Danny Diaz (Calera) 17-15 won by pin over Anthony Zampelli (Lincoln) 1-16 (Pin 0:29)
Cons. Round 3 – Danny Diaz (Calera) 17-15 won by pin over Hunter Peterson (Ranburne) 10-10 (Pin 2:59)
Cons. Semi – Idris Owalabe (Saks) 15-8 won by decision over Danny Diaz (Calera) 17-15 (Dec 3-0)