Storey to face top competition at Nationals wrestling event

Published 3:56 pm Friday, March 2, 2018

Bainbridge athlete Tre Storey has had one amazing ride as a high school wrestler.

While participating in other sports such as football and track, he excelled in the sport of wrestling, a sport that many south Georgia spectators have yet to experience, and many Bainbridge residents as well.

Bainbridge’s program has been in existence for 19 years, and Storey is the second wrestler to be invited, but the first to attend a tournament such as the Nationals in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on March 23. State champions from all 50 states and some national champions from Europe will also be in attendance.

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The field of wrestlers is large, and the competition has no weak areas, but Storey will be ready for the challenge. He has been an elite talent with all the qualities of a great wrestler. He has extremely good balance and body position awareness. To be 195 pounds, he is super fast on his feet and stronger than most at the weight. He listens and is very coachable. He never loses before stepping on the mat. His mind set is to win at all cost.

This doesn’t mean Storey’s record was perfect this year.  He lost in overtime at the Sectionals tournament and in the state finals match to the same wrestler from Ola High School. These two losses haunt him, as you can tell when talking to him.

Storey currently holds the high school career record for wins at 104 and the single season win record at 40 wins.

Storey and Bainbridge wrestling coach Chad Smith are raising money for Storey to travel to Nationals for four days of competition. If you would like to donate to Storey’s trip, please contact Smith at (229) 220-0675 or by email at