E.A. Sports Today

Weaver wrestling wins again

Souder, Allison win weight class crowns to lead Bearcats’ second straight tourney victory

Weaver sophomore Nick Souder is 21-1 this season. On the cover, Souder works on Susan Moore's Seth Ingram in the 106 final. (Photos courtesy of Christy Souder)

Weaver sophomore Nick Souder is 21-1 this season. On the cover, Souder works on Susan Moore’s Seth Ingram in the 106 final. (Photos courtesy of Christy Souder)

By East Alabama Sports Today

MOODY — Once-beaten Nick Souder and twice-beaten Caleb Allison won titles at the top and bottom of the lineup to lead Weaver to the Austin Hamer Invitational championship, its second straight tourney win.

The Bearcats collected 184 points, 36 ahead of runnerup Leeds. Cleburne County was third (141), Alexandria was ninth (99.5), Wellborn was 12th (53), Lincoln was 14th (42) and Piedmont 15th (34).

Souder, a 21-1 sophomore, pinned Susan Moore’s Seth Ingram in 2:30 for the 106 title. Allison, a 20-2 eighth-grader, defeated Piedmont junior Jamie Crutcher 1-0 for the 285 crown.

The Bearcats had three others finish second in their weight classes — Jacob Howard (145), Collin Allison (182) and Chase Rodgers (195) — and two others place. Howard and Allison lost to undefeated opponents.

“It feels great to win; all the kids wrestled great,” Weaver coach Andy Fulmer said. “We did a lot of really good things this weekend and improved from last week (at their Gene Taylor Memorial Classic), but we still have to continue to work and improve each time we take the mat.”

Alexandria’s Lane Trapp (14-1) won the 113 crown in one of the best bouts of the match. The junior defeated Kage Robertson of Susan Moore in overtime 6-4. Valley Cubs eighth-grader Christian Knop finished second at 160 and classmate Fletcher Swindall finished third at 106.

“Trapp has so much heart; I love that kid,” Alexandria coach Frank Hartzog said. “Swindall faced Souder in the semis, which should have been the finals in my opinion. And Knop wrestled well and continues to impress me.”

Cleburne County’s Tyler Mayfield won the 152 title.

Austin Hamer Invitational
At Moody HS

Team scores: Weaver 184, Leeds 148, Cleburne County 141, Hayden 136, Pelham 129, Homewood 126.5, J.O. Johnson 121, Moody 120, Alexandria 99.5, Susan Moore 74, St. Clair County 68, Wellborn 53.0, Springville 50, Lincoln 42, Piedmont 34, Alabama School f/t Blind 33, Westminster Christian 33, Chelsea 26, Calera 25.

Championship matches

106 Results
Championship Match: Nick Souder (Weaver) 21-1, So. pinned Seth Ingram (Susan Moore) 13-2, So., 2:30.
Consolation Match: Fletcher Swindall (Alexandria) 15-4, 8th. pinned Macon Edwards (Hayden) 27-8, Fr., 1:37.

113 Results
Championship Match: Lane Trapp (Alexandria) 14-1, Jr. def. Kage Robertson (Susan Moore) 11-4, Fr., TB-1 6-4.
Consolation Match: Brady Rinehard (Wellborn) 13-2, So. def. Joshua Smith (Lincoln) 14-5, Sr., 6-1.

120 Results
Championship Match: Teague Berres (J.O. Johnson) 19-4, 8th. pinned Westley Stone (Moody) 19-5, So., 1:21.
Consolation Match: Preston Jarrell (Cleburne County) 6-2, Fr. def. Sam Sims (Leeds) 3-2, So., TF-1.5 4:23 (15-0).

126 Results
Championship Match: Paul Robertson (Susan Moore) 12-1, Jr. pinned Chase Phillips (Hayden) 21-9, So., 4:40.
Consolation Match: Christian Pettus (Weaver) 14-4, So. def. Tanner Strickland (St. Clair) 9-11, Fr., 3-0.

132 Results
Championship Match: Zack Clough (St. Clair) 11-3, Sr. def. Jeffrey Kennedy (Homewood) 17-3, Jr., 10-4.
Consolation Match: Travis Maddox (Hayden) 24-3, Sr. def. Dexter Tanner (Pelham) 12-8, Jr., 9-3.

138 Results
Championship Match: Toran Pollard (Leeds) 17-0, Jr. def. Corey Davis (Cleburne County) 8-1, Sr., 8-5.
Consolation Match: Jamario Rowe (J.O. Johnson) 15-2, Jr. pinned Carial Tarter (Homewood) 19-4, Fr., 3:54.

145 Results
Championship Match: Emilio Elliott (Pelham) 22-0, Sr. def. Jacob Howard (Weaver) 17-3, Sr., 3-1.
Consolation Match: Noah Hill (Hayden) 23-9, Jr. pinned Samuel Cooper (Cleburne County) 12-3, Sr., 1:46.

152 Results
Championship Match: Tyler Mayfield (Cleburne County) 9-1, So. def. Ryan King (Alabama School for the Blind) 19-5, So., MD 16-8.
Consolation Match: Alex Cole (Moody) 23-3, Sr. pinned Zach Cochran (Hayden) 21-5, So., 0:58.

160 Results
Championship Match: Hasaan Hawthorne (Pelham) 16-1, Jr. def. Christian Knop (Alexandria) 16-6, 8th, 8-3.
Consolation Match: Ethan Pippin (Westminster Christian) 17-6, Fr. def. Noah Howse (Hayden) 26-5, Jr., 5-0.

170 Results
Championship Match: Carolos Daniel Figueroa-Ordono (Homewood) 6-0, Jr. def. Alex Nickell (Leeds) 14-2, Jr., MD 17-6.
Consolation Match: Samuel Pate (Cleburne County) 9-4, So. def. Cohen Glass (St. Clair) 12-5, Sr., 2-1.

182 Results
Championship Match: Brett Staggs (Moody) 28-0, Jr. def. Michael Collin Allison (Weaver) 16-3, Jr., 13-7.
Consolation Match: Carlos Jesus Figueroa (Homewood) 16-6, So. pinned Curtis Taylor (Alabama School for the Blind) 18-5, So., 3:24.

195 Results
Championship Match: Chase Kelly (Homewood) 21-1, Sr. def. Chase Rodgers (Weaver) 16-3, Jr., MD 16-4.
Consolation Match: Karl Nagel (Pelham) 15-6, Jr. pinned Jackson Brown (Leeds) 9-5, So., 4:30.

220 Results
Championship Match: Tre Nation (Leeds) 4-0, Jr. pinned Anthony Bracey-Garner (J.O. Johnson) 4-1, 1:28.
Consolation Match: Alex Sandmann (Cleburne County) 12-1, Sr. def. Matt Elston (Weaver) 14-5, So., 6-3.

285 Results
Championship Match: Sean Caleb Allison (Weaver) 20-2, 8th. def. Jamie Crutcher (Piedmont) 14-6, Jr., 1-0.
Consolation Match: Josephus Smith (Leeds) 7-1, Jr. pinned Zabian Smith (Lincoln) 7-4, Jr., 1:08.

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