-Lumpkin wrestling team sends 11 to State Sectionals

The LCHS varsity wrestling team watched three of its wrestlers crowned Area Champions and another eight of its wrestlers finish fourth or better to advance one step closer to the GHSA State Wrestling Traditional Championship when the Indians hosted the Area 5 Class AAA Area Traditional at the Tribe House on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The Tribe House was filled with energy, glory, showmanship, some heartbreak and tons of fan support when the best wrestlers from Area 5 Class AAA came together to battle it out inside the squared circle to see whose seasons ended and whose quests at becoming State Champions would continue.

The event marked tremendous success for the Indian wrestling program, as 11 Lumpkin wrestlers finished in the top four in their respective weight classes to advance to Sectionals, the final tournament before the State Championships.

Senior Keller Brown (145 pounds) and juniors Nolan Wheeler (152) and Sam Irwin (182) each grappled their way to Area Championship titles in their respective weight classes at the all-day event.

Brown was able to wrestle his way to the Area Traditional finals for the third straight season and was able to secure back-to-back Area Championship titles by defeating...


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