The Bulloch Academy Gator wrestling team clinched its fifth consecutive GISA state wrestling championship at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus Saturday evening.
Leading the Gators were four individual state champions: freshman Harrison Wren at 126 pounds, junior Jake Wasdin at 170, junior Cross Womack at 195 and senior Jake Nelson at 160.
Entering the tournament, Nelson was a three-time state champion and was looking to make it a clean sweep through his high school career. Nelson capped his fourth championship run in style with a pin against his finals opponent from Tiftarea Academy.
The Gators' fifth consecutive state title is the first for new Bulloch Academy Head Wrestling Coach, Eric Dodson.
“The kids went through a lot of adversity this season with coaching changes and injuries,” Dodson said. “To see everything come together this weekend, and for them to win their fifth consecutive title is remarkable. I’m very happy for this team, the parents, and all of Gator nation.
The Gators also placed in other weight classes throughout the state tournament. Sophomore Spencer Sharp placed second at 113lbs, freshman Wesley Joyce placed sixth at 113lbs, freshman Case Murphy placed third at 120lbs, eighth grader, Ben Becker placed sixth at 132lbs, freshman Jackson Perry placed second at 138lbs, freshman Cash Vickery placed second at 145lbs, junior Riley Joyce placed second at 152lbs, senior Nate Rice placed second at 220lbs, and junior Jesus Gonzales placed fourth at 285lbs.