Trion Mat Dogs have incredible showing at State!!
The Trion Rec. Mat Dogs traveled to the Team Georgia State Wrestling tournament in Perry this past weekend and came away with two Team State championships and a State Champion Wrestler as well! There were 112 teams competing in Perry. The Mat Dogs won first place overall in the 8U and 10u divisions for team award. Toby Maddux had a tremendous tournament finishing first overall in the 10U division and being named Team Georgia State Champion for that age group. The Mat Dogs also had a super respectable 4th place finish in the 6U division as well. It was an all around great showing by the team. Here is a run down of the finishers: Toby Maddux had a 1st place finish and was named State Champion in the 10U division, Texas Jones had a 2nd place finish, Cohen Blaschke had a 2nd place finish, Coleman Lee had a 3rd place finish, Chaz Brogden had a 3rd place finish, Lane Harris had a 4th place finish, Landon Marshall had a 4th place finish, and Clayton Loughridge had a 4th place finish. In all The Mat Dogs had 24 kids qualify for State. There were 5 other kids that went very deep in their brackets but lost out in the consolation finals. These 5 were Jason Jenkins, Ridge Drake, Curt Hambright, Colton Sanford, and Price Wilson. These 5 kids were one win away from the medal round and scored the Mat Dogs team alot of points! Coach Adam Lee said: "I am very proud at how far we have come as a program and as a team. We have great kids and coaches and great support from the Town of Trion and Trion City Schools. " Whats more impressive about the Trion Mat Dogs effort was they competed against teams like Pope Co. Gilmer Co, South Paulding Comerce and Jefferson. This tournament was not separated due to classification and the Trion Mat Dogs went head to head against alot bigger programs and still came out on top. The Trion Recreation Dept. is super proud of this team and the coaches for the effort they put in this year and the future of wrestling in Trion is certainly very bright!
Trion Mat Dogs 2016 Team Georgia State Champs
Toby Maddux 10U Team Georgia State Champ