Day: February 22, 2013

Cap 8 Regional Update

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Today Cap 8 wrestlers take the mat at Lee County high school for the regional tournament.  Wrestlers to watch for in the Cap 8:


Crayton Saby (36-15) M

Chris Kimmerly (43-5) LR

Nick Mutio (35-8) WFRV


Adam DeRose (22-6) S

Zack Jones (27-10) LR


Mitchell Goldbach (39-4) WFRV


Tiu Rahlan (31-10) B

Jacob Williams (35-8) WFRV

Alonzo Adams (29-13) S


Nashid Barrow (40-4)

Brett Burton (43-9)


Nigel Griffin (39-8) M

Jonny Gomez (31-5) S

Matt Cesari (39-7) LR


Devonte Smith (20-2) M


Chris Williams (46-5) M

Evan Brawner (28-7) WFRV


David Robinson (22-6) M

Jason Tucker (44-7) LR


Dillion Dawkins (10-3) M

Roberto Philips (27-7) B

Chris Grannan (31-7) S

Terrance Beard (26-15) WFRV


Antwuan Elliot (28-11) S

Damien Dozier( 22-2) E


Nicholas Fant (28-12)

Hunter McClelland (34-9)

Christian Obame (21-4)


Brinson Allen (30-4)

Chris Pendergraft (24-13)




Spartans travel to Lee County

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6718f117498aaece85b9e42831ae15c8Today the Sanderson Spartans travel to Lee County for 4a Mideast nchsaa regional tournament.  The event will last two days and will determine who makes the nchsaa 4a state championship.  The Spartans have all 14 wrestlers qualified for regionals this year and plan to make a splash.  Sanderson returns one state qualifier (Jonny Gomez) who also earned 2nd in the region last year at 170.  This year at 145 Gomez and crew hope to accomplish more.

Qualifiers are:

Weight- Name (Regional Seed)

106- Adam Alhorni (9th seed)

113- Adam DeRose (3rd seed)

120- Miguel Royal (8th seed)

126- Pete Maierhofer (8th seed)

132- Alonzo Adams (5th seed)

138- Lamont Burt (11th seed)

145- Jonny Gomez (2nd seed) -Returning SQ

152- Ryan Rodriguez (16th seed)

160- Ryan Franz (7th seed)

170- Matthew Norby (9th seed)

182- Chris Grannan (3rd seed)

195- Antwuan Elliot (4th seed)

220- Sebastian Murray (7th seed)

285- Aaron Hopkins (12th seed)

Alonzo Adams and the rest of the Spartans try to garner the same success they have had at the last two regional tournaments.  The last time the Regional tournament was held at Lee County the Spartans had two wrestlers place second in the region against two future state champions and placed one wrestler 3rd.  Last year the Spartans placed 5 wrestlers with 2 regional champions.