The South Bryan County Recreation Department elite wrestling team finished 11th out of 112 teams at Georgia Youth State Championships last Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Individually, Colin Dragon claimed his second state title as five of the 22 SBCR elite wrestlers made it to their divisions’ finals.
Dragon won the 55-pound division in the 10-and-under age group. He entered as the No. 1 seed. Dragon, a fourth-grader at Carver Elementary, pinned each of his opponents prior to the final, which he won, 6-5.
Bray Emerine, who was state runner-up in his 9-and-under division in Indiana last season, also entered as the No. 1 seed in his division. He registered three pins leading to a technical fall victory in the final and did not surrender a single point in the tournament. Emerine is a fourth-grader at Carver Elementary.
Andrew Donaldson wrestled in the finals and finished as runner-up in the 46-pound division in the 6-and-under group. Donaldson is the only known Georgia wrestler to win the state qualifier as a 4-, 5- and 6-year-old.
Kamdyn Munro, the No. 2 seed in the 95-pound division in 12-and-under group, got second place. He placed third last year. Kamdyn is a sixth-grader at Richmond Hill Middle School.
Nicholas Krug, who was a state champion in the 12-and-under group, finished second this year in the 80-pound division in the 14-and-under group. Krug, who was the No. 2 seed, pinned all his opponents before reaching the final. He is an eighth-grader at RHMS.
The event drew more than 1,500 wrestlers. Places were awarded to the top four placers in each division.