BHS competes well at Chiles, Cairo meets

Published 10:46 am Friday, January 11, 2013

Josh Sheard

Bainbridge High School Bearcats wrestlers recently competed against top tier talent from Florida and Georgia at the Chiles High Dual Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla., last weekend, and a double dual match Tuesday night, in Cairo, Ga.

Teams in attendance with Chiles in Tallahassee were Flagler, Orange Park, Lincoln, Marianna, Thomas County Central, Godby, Rickards and Niceville.

Bainbridge finished fifth at Chiles, where newcomer heavyweight Bryan Henry took first as an individual by going undefeated and winning all five of his matches.

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“Bryan is a first-year wrestling senior,” Bainbridge coach Chad Smith said. “He comes to practice every day looking to get better and gives 100 percent to his team. Bryan should make a great run at region and move on to sectionals. He has been a great surprise.”

Another wrestler who performed very well at Chiles was Josh Williams in the 182-pound class. Williams finished his day with a 4-1 record.

“Josh is the type of young man who never complains and always gives you exactly what you ask for,” Smith said. “He is an extremely hard worker.”

In Cairo, the Bearcats competed against Thomas County Central and Cairo.

The Bearcats took the early lead and never looked back on the way to defeating the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets. In their second match, they took a few victories over the home Syrupmakers, but came up short in the final score.

Newcomer Isaiah Brown recorded his first two wins of the year by pinning Yellow Jackets and Syrupmakers wrestlers in the first round of each match.

Bearcats team captain Josh Sheard also finished with two victories. One was against a top-ranked Cairo wrestler.