By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News
A record field of 20 teams turned out for the 2012 edition of the Gardendale Wrestling Invitational. But in the end, one team had the number of all the others.
Hewitt-Trussville had five weight-class winners, plus a second-place and three thirds as they rolled to the team championship last Saturday.
The Huskies scored 243.5 points, beating runner-up Oak Mountain by nearly 60 points.
Among local teams, Pinson Valley placed fourth, with Mortimer Jordan just behind. Hayden was eighth, with Gardendale, Center Point and Fultondale finishing back in the pack.
Defending state champion Anthony Scott of Hayden won the title at 195 pounds, defeating Christopher Richmond of Oak Mountain 4-2 in the final match.
Gardendale heavyweight Daniel Adkins also took gold, pinning Pinson’s Barrett Crossley in the final.
Besides Crossley, the Indians placed five other wrestlers. Patrick Tenney was second at 106 pounds, and Hank Turner was also second at 126.
Jordan had two fourth-place finishers: Jacob Howse at 138 pounds, and Dante Johnsey at 145.
Team results — 1. Hewitt-Trussville 243.5, 2. Oak Mountain 185.0, 3. Thompson 175.5, 4. Pinson Valley 172.0, 5. Mortimer Jordan 161.0, 6. Homewood 144.0, 7. Spain Park 127.0, 8. Hayden 101.0, 9. Pell City 93.0, 10. St. Clair County 92.5, 11. Oak Grove 92.0, 12. Hueytown 90.0, 13. Dora 86.0, 14. Brookwood 76.0, 15. Gardendale 72.0, 16. Center Point 49.0, 17. Fultondale 45.0, 18. Hoover 36.0, 19. Shades Valley 8.0, 20. Lee-Huntsville 5.0.
106 lbs. — Championship: Heath Williamson (H-T) pinned Patrick Tenney (PV). Consolation: Dominic Latona (Thom) dec. Michael Harris (OM) 3-2.
113 — Championship: Deandre Anderson (Huey) pinned Hall Morton (OM). Consolation: Recio Winchester (Dora) pinned Austin Lucas (Thom).
120 — Championship: Steven Lindsey (StC) major dec. Chase Warren (Dora) 14-4. Consolation: Hunter Flowers (Hay) dec. Bronson Lubresky (OM) 5-0.
126 — Championship: Conner Gilson (Thom) dec. Hank Turner (PV) 8-5. Consolation: Tyler Lacey (Thom) won by five-match rule over Elijah Krukowski (SP).
132 — Championship: Luke Moore (H-T) dec. Jaden Hunter (Thom) 8-3. Consolation: Dalton Meadows (H-T) dec. Blake Treglown (PV) 4-0.
138 — Championship: Jared Godfrey (OM) major dec. Luke Mastro (H-T) 10-2. Consolation: Trey Watson (Thom) dec. Jacob Howse (MJ) 14-11.
145 — Championship: Jaquan Barber (Home) dec. Devonta Ravizee (CP) 5-3. Consolation: Davis Perry (H-T) dec. Dante Johnsey (MJ) 8-2.
152 — Championship: Noah Crocker (Home) dec. Daniel Edwards (PC) 3-0. Consolation: Devyn McCombs (MJ) won by injury default over Clay Sorensen (Gard).
160 — Championship: Denson Fred (H-T) pinned Dylan Harmon (OG). Consolation: William Skinner (MJ) pinned Marcus Jackson (SP).
170 — Championship: Kevin Elmore (H-T) pinned Austin Underwood (MJ). Consolation: Justin Hobbs (Huey) pinned Robbie McKenna (OG).
182 — Championship: Marcus Elkins (H-T) 7-0 tech fall over Robby Cannon (OG) 16-0. Consolation: Kevin McClure (SP) pinned Jacobi Dial (Thom).
195 — Championship: Anthony Scott (Hay) dec. Christopher Richmond (OM) 4-2. Consolation: Arnoree Sanders (H-T) pinned Johnathan Mote (SP).
220 — Championship: Levy Green (StC) dec. Lloyd Time (OM) 9-6. Consolation: Christian Ramey (PV) pinned Malik Melton (PV).
Hvy — Championship: Daniel Adkins (Gard) pinned Barrett Crossley (PV). Consolation: Zach Sims (Home) pinned Alex Stanfield (OM).