Wrestling team looks to have success after last season’s record-setting run

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Bainbridge High School Wrestling Team is about to kick off another season after coming off its most successful season since the early 2000’s.

Last year the Bearcats placed two wrestlers, at 195lb Tre Storey finished 5th in state and at 285lb class Ryan Adams finished 3rd in state.

Ryan’s successful high school wrestling career landed him with a wrestling scholarship to Life University where he is 2nd among the 6 heavyweight on the team, only behind the returning starter and All American.

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Tre Storey returns as a senior and  the favorite to win the State Championship at 195lb class for 5a.

“Along with Tre, we return a slough of underclassmen,” coach Chad Smith said.

Thomas Davis at 126 was a region placer and one win away at the sectionals tournament from making a state appearance. Kendall Glover at 132 was a region placer and one win away at the sectionals tournament from making a state appearance as well.

Moving on up a few classes is senior Curtiss Watson who has been injury prone a lot in the recent years but had a great showing at the sectionals tournament last year.

“I look for Curtiss to contend for a region championship this year,” Smith said.

Behind Curtiss, the team returns Tanner Brown at 152 who finished region runner up last year and nearly made it to state, Tanner is another region champ hopeful.

At 160 and 170, the Bearcats return both Keenan Severson, Arkeavious Marshall  and Ryan Smith, all three looking to improve on last year’s performance.

Moving up to 182, returning junior Randy Fillingame should be a handfull and region champ.

“Randy shows the aggression and coach-ability to make and place at state this year along with Senior Tanner Brown,” Smith said.

We have several incoming freshman such as Blaze Allen, Bryan Washington, Simpson Bowles and Kevion Brown that could find a starting position. 

We will be loosing Ryan, Jackson Lewis and Tre Kirksey to graduating and long time wrestler Jacob Floyd to health conditions.