In Class 1A-4A, Fultondale placed fourth in the team standings, 34 points behind the champions from Tallassee. Eight Wildcats qualified for the state finals, with Tim Muphree winning gold at 106 pounds. None of his bouts went the distance, as Murphree won three by pin and another by technical fall.
NORTH SUPER SECTIONAL
Gardendale and Corner didn’t have to travel as far, as they were assigned to the North Super Sectional at the Birmingham CrossPlex’s Harris Arena.
The Rockets didnt climb very high, but they did qualify three wrestlers for the state finals. Heavyweight Daniel Adkins showed why he is one of the top heavyweights in the state, after breezing through his four rounds with pins in each. No match went past three minutes.
Corner brought its largest team in years to the Harris Arena, but only one of them qualified for state. Dalton Absher took the bronze medal at 126 pounds.
All six teams will make their way to the Von Braun Center in Huntsville later this week for the state championship. Wrestling gets under way on Friday, and championship matches will take place on Saturday afternoon.
Numbers next to wrestler’s name are their won-lost records.
106 - Cameron Hamby (46-13) placed 2nd and scored 17 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Hamby (Pinson Valley) 46-13 won by decision over Michael Parker (Benjamin Russell) 12-18 (6-1)
Quarterfinal - Cameron Hamby (Pinson Valley) 46-13 won by major decision over Jacob Brooks (Russell County) 23-14 (10-2)
Semifinal - Cameron Hamby (Pinson Valley) 46-13 won by decision over Westley Stone (Moody) 37-19 (7-2)
1st Place Match - Braxton Worthington (Mortimer Jordan) 38-3 pinned Cameron Hamby (Pinson Valley) 46-13 (3:29)
113 - Rodrigo Vasquez (14-28) placed 4th and scored 11 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Rodrigo Vasquez (Pinson Valley) 14-28 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Chase Phillips (Hayden) 29-10 won by major decision over Rodrigo Vasquez (Pinson Valley) 14-28 (13-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Rodrigo Vasquez (Pinson Valley) 14-28 received a bye
Cons. Round 3 - Rodrigo Vasquez (Pinson Valley) 14-28 pinned Garrett Dorsett (Moody) 18-20 (1:31)
Cons. Semi - Rodrigo Vasquez (Pinson Valley) 14-28 pinned Aaron Stagner (Shelby County) 27-16 (3:12)
3rd Place Match - Ethan Harris (Homewood) 14-11 won by injury default over Rodrigo Vasquez (Pinson Valley) 14-28 (Inj. 0:11)