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Oxford Invitational

McAdory team champ, Dalton’s Noland (145) most outstanding wrestler; Alexandria’s New, Oxford’s Hill remain undefeated in weight classes
By East Alabama Sports Today
McAdory won the team title and Dalton’s dominant Hunter Noland was named outstanding wrestler in Saturday’s Oxford Invitational.

Oxford heavyweight Kobe Shumaker has won back-to-back tournaments. “He has wrestled really well the last two weeks,” Jackets coach Kyle Routon said. (Photo by B.J. Franklin)

This was the final event for local teams prior to next week’s Calhoun County Championship meet at Pleasant Valley where Oxford and Alexandria will be considered the favorites for the team title.
Oxford finished second Saturday with 241.5 points. The Yellow Jackets scored three individual wins – Reed Hill (160), Keeshon Siaosi (195) and Kobe Shumaker (285), a winner for the second week in a row.
Alexandria’s Jaden New won at 138, taking a major decision over Oxford’s Chase Hicks. The two wrestled to an ultimate tiebreaker last week at Alexandria. The Valley Cubs finished third as a team, the first time they hadn’t won a dual match or tournament this season.
Reed (26-0) and New (30-0) both remained undefeated in winning their weight classes.
Noland pinned all four of his opponents and was leading previously undefeated Brandon Seawright of Minor in the title match 14-5 before scoring that pin in 3:26.
Although there wasn’t an official award, Siaosi’s title match at 195 was a likely candidate for best match of the tournament. He scored a 16-12 decision over Alexandria’s Connor Hall.
Team scores:
McAdory 262, Oxford 241.5, Alexandria 229.5, Dalton 208, Mae Jemison 135, Thompson 131, Haralson County 130, Chelsea 128.5, Minor 61.5, Lincoln 17.5.
Championship matches
106: Peter Henderson, McAdory (40-0) pinned Nick Dempsey, Thompson (5-2), 0:56
113: Cole Hunt, Dalton (4-0) pinned Hudson Waldrop, McAdory (42-4), 5:25
120: Tyrique Simms, Mae Jemison (29-1) pinned Joseph Lomax, Alexandria (27-7), 0:43
126: Adam Byerman, Chelsea (24-5) dec. Ethan Carter, Haralson County (12-5), 3-1
132: Casey Stewart, Chelsea (24-5) tech fall over Christian Miles, McAdory (29-13), 5:29 (20-4)
138: Jaden New, Alexandria (30-0) maj. dec. over Chase Hicks, Oxford (22-4), 12-3
145: Hunter Noland, Dalton (4-0) pinned Brandon Seawright, Minor (11-1), 3:26
152: Desmond Pearson, Mae Jemison (24-2) pinned Kendrick Young, Oxford (18-3), 2:00
160: Reed Hill, Oxford (26-0) tech fall over Aiden Knight, McAdory (39-10), 4:00 (18-1)
170: David Garcia, Dalton (5-0) pinned Ethan Harrell, Thompson (17-4), 1:09
182: Sebastian Berres, Mae Jemison (16-1) pinned Peyton Ratliff, Oxford (2-1), 0:40
195: Keeshon Siaosi, Oxford (11-3) dec. Connor Hall, Alexandria (28-5), 16-12
220: Caleb Hardeman, Haralson County (17-0) dec. Robert Montgomery, Chelsea (22-4), 7-5
285: Kobe Shumaker, Oxford (19-5) dec. Hayden Sumner, Dalton (4-1), 7-4

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