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2021-2022 Preview: 285 Returning Wrestlers

By Georgia Grappler, 07/08/21, 4:00AM AKDT

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Take a peak at the 285s returning in 2021-2022

2021-2022 Previews

Over the next several months, we will begin to release preview information as we ramp up to the start of another school year and another season of GHSA Wrestling.  

First up will be weight class previews, we will release one weight class per day (hopefully), starting at 106.  We will list and rank the top 15 returning wrestlers from each classification at each weight.  Obviously, many of these wrestlers will be changing weight classes for the upcoming season, but this should give you an idea of who all should be returning this season.  Information on a wrestlers grade level was taken from whatever was listed in Trackwrestling, we are sure that there may be some errors, and we apologize in advance.  We are also unaware of any transfers at this time, so it is entirely possible that wrestlers could have moved on to another school.  June 21st-July 16th

Towards the end of July we will begin our Area/Region previews.  We will cover four Areas/Regions in a classification each day, breaking down the favorites to advance to the state duals.  This set of previews will end with our projected State Duals Brackets, assuming the GHSA releases this information sometime in July.  July 19th-August 13th

Hope you enjoy the previews!!

285

7A

1 Thomas Dossett (Lambert) 12
2 Anthony Yancey (Camden Co) 12
3 Sharkwan McKnight (Norcross) 11
4 Damion Clark (South Gwinnett) 12
5 Hudson Jones (Walton) 11
6 Jaylen George (Collins Hill) 12
7 Sam Rwibuka (Archer) 11
8 Sidney Hesse (Discovery) 12
9 Latrell Bullard (McEachern) 12
10 Javon Hobson (Cherokee) 10
11 Alex Rees (North Gwinnett) 11
12 Malakai Dudek (East Coweta) 12
13 Jaylen Grisby (North Paulding) 12
14 Eli Edwards (North Forsyth) 12
15 Cesar Champac (Berkmar) 11


3 of the 6 State Placers return from this weight.  Region 7 returns all three of their State Qualifiers, along with a solid 4th place wrestler from the Region.  Thomas Dossett of Lambert has finished as State Runner-up each of the last two seasons.

6A

1 Madden Sanker (South Paulding) 11
2 Cheikh Kiota (Pope) 12
3 Riley Souther (Dalton) 10
4 Albert Goodgame (Rome) 11
5 Ashton Anderson (South Effingham) 10
6 Marcus Sims (Lakeside, Evans) 12
7 Lukas Ricci (Habersham Central) 12
8 Matthew Bussell (Dacula) 12
9 Cameron Phillips (Cambridge) 11
10 Jackson Blaine (Effingham Co) 11
11 Carlos Delgado (North Atlanta) 11
12 Davide Alvarez (Evans) 12
13 Desmond Paige (Alcovy) 12
14 Hector Martinez (Carrollton) 11
15 Josh Barker (Kell) 11


2 State Placers return in this classification, including the Champ.  Region 5 returns four very good wrestlers including the Champ and two others that fell just shy of placing.

5A

1 Shadre Hurst (Cartersville) 12
2 Khalil McKenney (Eagles Landing) 12
3 Beau Jernigan (Woodland, Cart.) 12
4 Kacey Bolton (Creekside) 12
5 Nick Kallas (McIntosh) 12
6 Elijah Mosley (New Manchester) 12
7 Patrick Nollman (Ola) 12
8 Carson Coghlan (Northgate) 11
9 Jacob Brown (Northside, Columbus) 11
10 Zander Moye (Ware Co) 11
11 Titus Rozier (Maynard Jackson) 11
12 Timothy Hitchins (SW Dekalb) 12
13 Augsabor Augsabor (North Springs) 12
14 Will Dickerson (Lithonia) 12
15 Kendrick Kirby (Calhoun) 12


2 State Placers return from this weight class.  Shadre Hurst of Cartersville is a 2 time placer that is looking to take the next step up to the top of the podium.

4A

1 Chase Horne (West Laurens) 12
2 Ashton Hefner (North Oconee) 12
3 Gerald Jennings (Mt Zion, Jonesboro) 11
4 Sesean Edwards (Bainbridge) 12
5 Caleb Jones (Spencer) 12
6 Tyranny McGowan (Columbus) 10
7 Elijah Lawton (New Hampstead) 12
8 Braxton Truitt (Troup) 12
9 Brendan Nolte (Marist) 12
10 Demarcus Ellis (Spalding) 10
11 Konnor Lewis (Islands) 11
12 Ethan Hedden (Fayette Co) 12
13 Nate Krickel (Madison Co) 12
14 Levi Stowers (Chestatee) 12
15 Mykel William (Hardaway) 12


2 State Placers return from this weight class, and only 12 of the 24 State Qualifiers are back.  Chase Horne of West Laurens is going for his 4th State Title.

3A

1 Jaxx Knight (Sonoraville) 12
2 Jase Davis (Rockmart) 11
3 Micah Reid (Morgan Co) 12
4 JD Trowell (White Co) 11
5 Tony Olea (Gilmer) 12
6 Tyler Willhite (Monroe Area) 12
7 Eli Hope (Murray Co) 12
8 Daniel Nunez (Westminster) 12
9 Luke Story (Adairsville) 12
10 Wyatt Hammonds (Stephens Co) 10
11 Andrew Stone (Pierce Co) 11
12 Taylor Frady (Lakeview, Fort Oglethorpe) 12
13 Triston Bassett (North Hall) 11
14 Brayden Harper (Cherokee Bluff) 11
15 Solomon Hall (Cedar Grove) 11


3 of the 6 State Placers return from this weight class.  The top 6 returning wrestlers all come from different regions.

2A

1 Landynn Powers (Dodge Co) 12
2 Khrystian Anderson (Elbert Co) 12
3 Jacob Miles (Callaway) 11
4 Dakota Jones (Gordon Central) 12
5 Xavier Agustino (Pace Academy) 12
6 Tay Freeman (Temple) 12
7 Landyn Danforth (Cook Co) 12
8 Carlos Reliford (Berrien Co) 11
9 Dakota Whitmore (Dade Co) 12
10 Eden Cardo (Glenn Hills) 12
11 Logan Long (Fannin Co) 11
12 Zanyain Hawkins (Oglethorpe Co) 10
13 Levi Shaw (Monticello) 11
14 Riley Webb (Putnam Co) 10
15 Eli Ward (Banks Co) 11


3 of the 6 State Placers return in this classification.  Region 1 looks to be returning the most talent, with all 3 of their State Qualifiers returning. 

1A

1 Ben Bruce (Social Circle) 12
2 Ethan Epps (Commerce) 12
3 Wilson Harris (Mt. Paran) 12
4 Kyle Leonard (Mt. Zion, Carroll) 12
5 Vontarious Lewis (Charlton Co) 12
6 Aiden Nunn (Bowdon) 11
7 Michael Lotz (Mount Vernon) 12
8 Levi Brock (Washington-Wilkes) 12
9 Jemiah Stewart (Screven Co) 10
10 Chipper Creager (Clavary Day) 10
11 Kaleb Park (Trion) 12
12 Gabe Lowe (Gordon Lee) 11
13 Geoffrey Rosa (Athens Christian) 10
14 Josh Fuentes (Mt Pisgah) 12
15 Jayden Williams (Brooks Co) 10


Only 1 State Placer returns from this weight class.  This is the only weight that I included a wrestler that didn't compete in the post season last year.  Epps of Commerce was the odd man out in a ridiculously loaded group of upper weights for the Tigers last season.  

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