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Six wrestlers qualify for state

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee wrestling team finished sixth in the Class 1A-5A South Super Sectionals at Montgomery's Garrett Coliseum over the weekend. Six wreslters qualified for the state tournament.

Cleburne County won the event.

State Qualifiers (left to right): Coach Dustin Cook, Mason Bell, Jacob Ledbetter, Andy Baker, Fischer Segrest, Cody Gilson, Zak Haynes, Head Coach John Mask
Courtesy of Tallassee High School Athletics

Zak Haynes (44-6) won the 126-pound class as did Andy Baker (54-1) at 195. Tallassee's other state qualifiers are; Mason Bell (39-18), who placed fifth in the 138-pound division, Jacob Ledbetter (31-16), fifth at 170, Cody Gilson (38-14), eighth at 182 and Fischer Segrest (25-10), eighth at 285.

Bruin Hathcock (43-3), a three-time state qualifier, was unable to wrestle due to an injury.

The state championships are Feb. 15-17 at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville.

 

Team Scores
1
Cleburne County 
236.0
2
Moody 
206.5
3
Alexandria 
194.5
4
St. James 
179.0
5
Leeds 
143.0
6
Tallassee 
132.0
7
Elmore County 
121.5
8
Prattville Christian 
117.0
9
Weaver 
115.0
10
Holtville 
112.0
11
Springville 
106.5
12
Ranburne 
102.5
13
St. Clair County 
93.0
14
Montevallo 
62.0
15
Shelby County 
61.5
16
Beauregard 
60.0
17
Satsuma 
48.0
18
Alabama Sch. For Blind 
47.0
19
Saks 
46.0
20
Walter Wellborn 
45.0
21
Thomasville 
43.0
22
Montgomery Catholic 
34.5
23
Dadeville 
34.0
24
Reeltown 
25.0
25
Lincoln 
23.0
26
Beulah 
19.0
27
Ohatchee 
11.0
28
Brewbaker Tech 
0.0

106

Preston Tidwell (16-9) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Preston Tidwell (Tallassee) 16-9 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Preston Tidwell (Tallassee) 16-9 won by forfeit over Hollyn Mann (Holtville) 22-21 (For.)
  • Quarterfinal - Cory Land (Moody) 49-2 won by fall over Preston Tidwell (Tallassee) 16-9 (Fall 2:52)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Tennison Norton (St. James) 9-14 won by fall over Preston Tidwell (Tallassee) 16-9 (Fall 2:30)

113

Grant Hall (31-21) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Grant Hall (Tallassee) 31-21 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Eli Sims (Leeds) 32-9 won by fall over Grant Hall (Tallassee) 31-21 (Fall 5:43)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Grant Hall (Tallassee) 31-21 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Grant Hall (Tallassee) 31-21 won by fall over Lloyd Harrison (Shelby County) 19-14 (Fall 3:54)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Jacob Taunton (Elmore County) 39-7 won by fall over Grant Hall (Tallassee) 31-21 (Fall 2:20)

120

Quinton Jeter (33-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Quinton Jeter (Tallassee) 33-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Trent Gilham (Springville) 26-26 won by fall over Quinton Jeter (Tallassee) 33-14 (Fall 0:00)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Quinton Jeter (Tallassee) 33-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Alex Lowe (Weaver) 23-25 won by forfeit over Quinton Jeter (Tallassee) 33-14 (For.)

126

Zak Haynes (44-6) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Zak Haynes (Tallassee) 44-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Zak Haynes (Tallassee) 44-6 won by fall over Jeremiah Riddle (Elmore County) 18-15 (Fall 0:57)
  • Quarterfinal - Zak Haynes (Tallassee) 44-6 won by decision over Jack Pitts (Leeds) 43-16 (Dec 9-5)
  • Semifinal - Zak Haynes (Tallassee) 44-6 won by decision over Mathew Williamson (Cleburne County) 26-6 (Dec 4-3)
  • 1st Place Match - Zak Haynes (Tallassee) 44-6 won in sudden victory - 1 over Jackson Howard (St. James) 46-5 (SV-1 3-1)

132

Gus Grey (13-3) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Gus Grey (Tallassee) 13-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Troy Galloway (Ohatchee) 11-13 won by decision over Gus Grey (Tallassee) 13-3 (Dec 8-7)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Gus Grey (Tallassee) 13-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Gus Grey (Tallassee) 13-3 won by fall over Andrew Rothstein (Montgomery Catholic) 6-18 (Fall 2:27)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Tanner Wood (Alabama Sch. For Blind) 29-21 won by decision over Gus Grey (Tallassee) 13-3 (Dec 2-1)

138

Mason Bell (39-18) placed 5th and scored 14.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Mason Bell (Tallassee) 39-18 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Mason Bell (Tallassee) 39-18 won by forfeit over Marrequis Arnold (Lincoln) 23-12 (For.)
  • Quarterfinal - Mason Bell (Tallassee) 39-18 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Thomas Brown (Saks) 15-5 (UTB 5-4)
  • Semifinal - Garrett Dorsett (Moody) 35-14 won by decision over Mason Bell (Tallassee) 39-18 (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Semi - Timothy Carter (Leeds) 32-18 won by decision over Mason Bell (Tallassee) 39-18 (Dec 13-6)
  • 5th Place Match - Mason Bell (Tallassee) 39-18 won by major decision over Dakota Medders (Alexandria) 18-11 (MD 13-1)

145

Hunter Brooks (20-22) place is unknown and scored 10.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Brooks (Tallassee) 20-22 won by fall over Joshua Meitzler (Satsuma) 5-14 (Fall 1:08)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Rashad Clark (Moody) 50-5 won by fall over Hunter Brooks (Tallassee) 20-22 (Fall 0:50)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Hunter Brooks (Tallassee) 20-22 won by fall over Andrew Mclester (Saks) 6-14 (Fall 3:30)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Hunter Brooks (Tallassee) 20-22 won by forfeit over Landon Mclendon (Lincoln) 17-17 (For.)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Brock Thrash (Walter Wellborn) 24-14 won by fall over Hunter Brooks (Tallassee) 20-22 (Fall 4:36)

160

Travis Thorne (23-17) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Taylor Cheeley (Springville) 42-19 won by fall over Travis Thorne (Tallassee) 23-17 (Fall 3:22)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Travis Thorne (Tallassee) 23-17 won by fall over Christian Howard (Leeds) 6-36 (Fall 1:41)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Mason Grissett (Prattville Christian) 24-12 won by fall over Travis Thorne (Tallassee) 23-17 (Fall 2:30)

170

Jacob Ledbetter (31-16) placed 4th and scored 19.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Ledbetter (Tallassee) 31-16 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Jacob Ledbetter (Tallassee) 31-16 won by fall over Troy Gibson (Satsuma) 10-11 (Fall 1:02)
  • Quarterfinal - Jacob Ledbetter (Tallassee) 31-16 won by fall over Jake Moseley (Elmore County) 35-13 (Fall 4:44)
  • Semifinal - Kurt Reichert (Prattville Christian) 21-7 won by fall over Jacob Ledbetter (Tallassee) 31-16 (Fall 4:27)
  • Cons. Semi - Jacob Ledbetter (Tallassee) 31-16 won by major decision over Mitch Mathews (St. James) 36-20 (MD 14-5)
  • 3rd Place Match - Joshua Leatherwood (Springville) 33-25 won by decision over Jacob Ledbetter (Tallassee) 31-16 (Dec 10-3)

182

Cody Gilson (38-14) placed 8th and scored 6.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Cody Gilson (Tallassee) 38-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Preston Kosciuszko (Prattville Christian) 27-10 won by decision over Cody Gilson (Tallassee) 38-14 (Dec 4-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Cody Gilson (Tallassee) 38-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Cody Gilson (Tallassee) 38-14 won by fall over Damian Scanlon (Elmore County) 14-16 (Fall 1:32)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Cody Gilson (Tallassee) 38-14 won by decision over Jeremiah Mccord (Ranburne) 28-13 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Caleb Russell (Weaver) 28-7 won by decision over Cody Gilson (Tallassee) 38-14 (Dec 3-1)
  • 7th Place Match - Rankin Allen (Montevallo) 24-9 won by fall over Cody Gilson (Tallassee) 38-14 (Fall 2:49)

195

Andy Baker (54-1) placed 1st and scored 30.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Andy Baker (Tallassee) 54-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Andy Baker (Tallassee) 54-1 won by fall over Quinton Hale (Beulah) 12-18 (Fall 0:57)
  • Quarterfinal - Andy Baker (Tallassee) 54-1 won by fall over Casey Thompson (Walter Wellborn) 18-16 (Fall 1:46)
  • Semifinal - Andy Baker (Tallassee) 54-1 won by fall over Garrett Moseley (Elmore County) 37-11 (Fall 1:04)
  • 1st Place Match - Andy Baker (Tallassee) 54-1 won by decision over Christian Seale (Cleburne County) 31-4 (Dec 4-2)

220

Noah Blaylock (12-12) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Noah Blaylock (Tallassee) 12-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Kenneth Abernathy (Dadeville) 23-7 won by fall over Noah Blaylock (Tallassee) 12-12 (Fall 2:30)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Noah Blaylock (Tallassee) 12-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Noah Blaylock (Tallassee) 12-12 won by fall over jake prickett (St. James) 12-15 (Fall 0:41)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Ben Buchanan (Ranburne) 20-17 won by fall over Noah Blaylock (Tallassee) 12-12 (Fall 3:26)

285

Fischer Segrest (25-10) placed 8th and scored 8.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Fischer Segrest (Tallassee) 25-10 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Fischer Segrest (Tallassee) 25-10 won by fall over Caleb Gantt (Reeltown) 11-11 (Fall 0:13)
  • Quarterfinal - Quentin Threatt (Moody) 36-13 won by fall over Fischer Segrest (Tallassee) 25-10 (Fall 2:47)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Fischer Segrest (Tallassee) 25-10 won by decision over Brandon Rogers (Cleburne County) 11-7 (Dec 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Blake Wiggins (St. Clair County) 30-9 won by fall over Fischer Segrest (Tallassee) 25-10 (Fall 4:46)
  • 7th Place Match - Skylar Payne (Alexandria) 15-7 won in sudden victory - 1 over Fischer Segrest (Tallassee) 25-10 (SV-1 3-1)

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