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Wrestling Club has good showing at tourney
The Bulloch Bandits came away from various medals in the wrestling clubs first-ever competition. Pictured are (kneeling l-r) Dylan Stuckey, Daniel Hendrix, John Gowan (standing l-r) Lexton Womack, Asa Johnson, Dillon Finch and head coach Andy Tomlin. (Not pictured: Robert Smith). - photo by Special to the Herald

            The newly-formed Bulloch Bandits Wrestling Club had a good showing in the Team Georgia/USA Wrestling freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournament on May 15 at Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs.

          Bulloch Academy middle-schoolers Dylan Stuckley and Daniel Hendrix went 6-0 in their respective weight classes to win gold medals in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman divisions. Stuckey wrestled in the 136-pound category while Hendrix was in the 119-pound class.

          “Freestyle and Greco styles are much different than that of what we usually wrestle, which is folkstyle,” said Bandit head coach Andy Tomlin. “The club is really gaining momentum and I expect more and more wrestlers who are looking to get better in the offseason to join and travel with us year round.”

          BA freshman John Gowan (119 pounds) and Statesboro High freshman Lexton Womack (171) were second in the Greco division and third in the freestyle. Southeast Bulloch sophomore Dillion Finch (152) was third in both. Asa Johnson, another BA freshman, was third in Greco and fourth in freestyle in the 160-pound division. Robert Smith, a junior at SEB, was third in Greco and fourth in freestyle in the 215-pound class.

          The Bandits travel back to the Atlanta area this weekend, competing in the NHSCA/USAW Summer Folkstyle Championships at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwannee.