MT. AIRY — The Buford Wolves wrestling team took home the Region 8-AAAAAA Traditional title on Saturday at Habersham Central High School.

Buford accumulated 290.5 points to take first while the region runner-up, Lanier had 151 points. Dacula placed third with 129.5 points.

The Wolves were able to qualify all 14 of their wrestlers to compete at the traditional state meet on Friday, February 12, 2021, at the Macon Centreplex.  Thirteen of those that qualified for state did so with an individual region championship title under their belts. Lanier and Dacula each had 10 players qualify for state.

Below are the individual weight class results.

106:  Winner – Rylan Ibold, Buford; Runner-Up – Tyler Ramos, Lanier

113: Winner – Tucker Kazienko, Buford; Runner-Up – Cabe Doker, Lanier

120: Winner – Gavin Pope, Buford; Runner-Up – Ethan Ross, Dacula

126: Winner – Tyler Henley, Buford; Runner-Up – Ed Chastain, Habersham Central

132: Winner – Nick Cambria, Buford; Runner-Up – Wyatt Smith, Lanier

138: Winner – Dylan Bozoian, Buford; Runner-Up – Jacob Bourgeois, Lanier

145: Winner – Camden Doker, Lanier; Runner-Up – T.J. McCullough, Buford

152: Winner – Grayson Santee, Buford; Runner-Up – Conner Dubreuiel, Dacula

160: Winner – Talen Thompson, Buford; Runner-Up – Bryson Jaske; Lanier

170: Winner – Aaron Riner, Buford; Runner-Up – Colby Watson, Habersham Central

182: Winner – Jacob Downing, Buford; Runner-Up – Blake Gehrisch, Lanier

195: Winner – Aaron Kirkland, Buford; Runner-Up – Yonah Ji, Lanier

220: Winner – Luis Abonza, Buford; Runner-Up – Dalton King, Habersham Central

285: Winner – Caden Williams, Buford; Runner-Up – Lukas Ricci, Habersham Central

— Staff Reports



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