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Newnan dominant in wrestling duals


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 19, 2021 - 3:33 PM

Newnan dominant in wrestling duals

Photos courtesy Kristy Rodgers ​

The Newnan Cougar wrestling team was dominant on Saturday in the Area 2-7A wrestling duals at East Coweta High School. It was their fourth title in the last five years and the first under Head Coach Eric Shea.

The duals featured Newnan, East Coweta and McEachern, with all three guaranteed a shot at advancing to sectionals next week. Newnan and East Coweta both defeated McEachern earlier in the day to set up the all-Coweta County final.

In the finals, Newnan won 11 of the 14 weight classes on the way to a 63-15 victory. They will host one of eight sectionals throughout the state next week. Each sectional will have four participants, with the winner going on to state dual championships in Macon.

Winners from the finals included:

106 lb – Mason Hillegas, Newnan

112 lb – Conner Marsh, Newnan

120 lb – Connor Harris, Newnan

126 lb – Marlin Worthan, Newnan

132 lb – Hayden Holland, Newnan

138 lb – Malik Dyer, Newnan

145 lb – Brenson Show, Newnan

152 lb – Brennan Linenger, East Coweta

160 lb – Landon Toth, Newnan

170 lb – Jaxon Garner

182 lb Kian Hauser, East Coweta

195 lb – Newnan forfeit

220 lb Ahston Heflin, Newnan

285 lb Bradley Carroll, Newnan

East Coweta’s Jaxon Garner got his 100th win of his career during the duals.

Photos courtesy Kristy Rodgers 01-20-21-Newnan-Wrestling-010.jpg?mtime=20210119152531#asset:57192Ashton Heflin with a win against McEachern in the 220-pound class.eeeee.jpg?mtime=20210119153143#asset:57198East Coweta's Jaxon Garner wins his 100th career match.
111.jpg?mtime=20210119153144#asset:57200Newnan's Mason Hillegas with a win against East Coweta at 106 pounds.111111.jpg?mtime=20210119153144#asset:57199Bradley Carroll had a pin in the first 40 seconds in his match for Newnan in the finals.