South Carolina Wrestling News

SC Wrestling News 2016-2017


The South Carolina Wrestling Coaches Association is pleased to announce the candidates for
South Carolina Wrestler of the Year. These outstanding wrestlers will also be eligible for
each classification’s Wrestler of the Year. These will be awarded at the North South
All Star wrestling Classic Banquet on March 3rd.

(in Alphabetical order)

Josh Aquino- Dorman
Dakota Barton- Buford
Omar Daniels- Battery Creek
Dilan Gillard- Marion
Jack Grooms- Bishop England
Tramone Jenkins- Beaufort
Cooper Kaminsky- Battery Creek
AJ Leitten- Fort Mill
Luke Newton- Emerald
Noah North- Lugoff-Elgin
Conner Pirkle- Emerald
David Porter- Crescent
Eddie Smith- Belton Honea Path
Justin Smith- West-Oak
Larry Strong- Cheraw
Rodrick Whitlock- South Pointe


2017 South Carolina Wrestling State Championships
February 24 and 25
Hosted By Westside High School
Anderson Civic Center

Weigh-ins: Friday:
10:00 am 5A
11:30 pm 4A
1:00 pm 3A
2:30 pm 2A

Schedule: Friday:
11:00 am 5A start wrestling
12:30 pm 4A start wrestling
2:00 pm 3A start wrestling
3:30 pm 2A start wrestling
Semi-Finals 6:30 pm


Weigh-ins: 8:00 am
First round Cons. 9am
2nd Round Cons. 11:00 am
3 and 4th Place 1:00 pm
Finals to start at 4:00pm

Awards: After 113 and so on

Cost: $6.00 Friday and $8.00 Saturday

Coaches tell parents it is cash only

If you are looking down from head table, mats on left side for semi finals will be 5A and 2A.

Those on right will be 4A and 3A.

Finals will be 2A bottom mat, 5A-4A middle mats and 3A next to head table.


2017 SCHSL State Wrestling Tournament Room Rates - (ZIP file)


2017 2A-1A Upperstate Individual Information - (ZIP file)


AAA Lower State Wrestling Championship
At Swansea High
2/17/17 & 2/18/17
Hotel Information
*Make sure to tell the hotel you are here for SCHSL 3A Lower State Wrestling Championship

Days Inn & Suites
110 Branch Road, West Columbia, SC 29170
(workout center at hotel)
Phone: 803-796-0044 Price: $59.99
Distance from School: 27 minutes, 20 miles

Sleep Inn
2208 A Airport Blvd. , West Columbia, SC 29170
(workout center at hotel)
Phone: 803-926-9260 Price: $71.99
Distance from school: 24 minutes, 17 miles

Country Inn & Suites
2245 Airport Blvd. , Cayce, SC 29033
(workout center at hotel)
Phone: +1(803)794-6200 Price: Contact manager for rates
Distance from school: 24 minutes , 17 miles

EconoLodge Inn & Suites
1935 Airport Blvd., Cayce, SC 29033
(no work out center at hotel)
Phone: 803-936-0015 Price: $64.95
Distance from school: 24 minutes, 16 miles

Super 8
650 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia, SC 29169
(workout center at hotel, made to order breakfast, restaurant on site,
10% discount at hotel restaurant)
Phone: 803-791-1000 Price:$63.00
Distance from school: 25 minutes, 17 miles


Allen University wrestling will be hosting a dual wrestling match versus Southern Virginia.
It will be held on Allen University's campus in the John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium.
On Jan 19, Thursday; wrestling starts at 7pm.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Coach Hemingway
by email at


Information for the Capital Sectional (Columbia area)
Saturday, January 14th
JV wrestled at Lugoff-Elgin High
MS wrestled at Camden High
Weigh ins 8-9 am (at each site)
Start time 9:30 am (at each site)
Admission is $7 (at each site)
If you have not already made payment, make JV entry checks to L-E Wrestling
and MS entry checks to Camden Wrestling.
Entry is $10 per wrestler. If they are in the bracket, you are responsible for their payment.


Dear Coach,
The following information concerns the Boarder Sectional at Clover High School.

Clover will only host the Middle School portion of the Sectional. The JV portion will
be at Fort Mill due to the size of the tournament created by the weather last weekend.

Park all buses on the bus loop in the back of the school. All wrestlers will enter the
back of the school. Turn onto Paul Ford Road and then Right at the spirit rock.
Follow around to entrance in back of school. It will be marked.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, Jan.14th. Due to the cancellation of the
Fort Mill Regional we will have to wrestle A-B brackets for each weight class.
The format will be double elimination and anyone that reaches the 5 match limit
and can not wrestle anymore matches and has not been eliminated will qualify for
the Carolina Open. Teams now have the two pound growth allowance. The weight classes are:


Brackets will be 12 man or 16 (if needed)

FM-1 BS-1
BS-2 FM-2
FM-3 BS-3
BS-4 FM-4
FM-5 BS-5
BS-6 FM-6

Extras Extras

I have all the rosters sent in to Coach Brock for the FM Regional,
if anything has changed please let me know by Tuesday 8:00pm.

Email scratches on Thursday and Friday. Saturday morning scratches
should be text to 803-371-4485.

It is critical that you update scratches in order to prevent delays.

Other information: Weigh-In (Sat) 8:00 AM…Wrestle at 9:00

Match Time: 1:30-1:30-1:30

Awards: Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Entry Fee: $10.00 per wrestler

Checks should be written to Clover Athletics

Michael Fitzgerald


Anyone wishing to help out at a table for States (February 24 and 25 in Anderson)
will receive free admissions and food for both days. All they have to do is contact
Todd McCormick at or call him at 864-314-9633.


Great article below on TJ Dudley, Irmo standout wrestler now at Nebraska:


Carolina Invitational information at link below - all flyers except for Fort Mill and Stratford are posted.


The South Carolina Wrestling Coaches Association is pleased to announce
the 2017 North South All Star Classic Coaches

Anthony Esposito- Hillcrest
G.B. McDaniel- High Point Academy
Lee Thomas- Boiling Springs
Daniel Westmoreland- Woodruff

Packy Burke- Colleton County
Jeff Gibbons- Socastee
Mitch Hudson- Lexington
Ashley Powell- May River


SC private school JohnPaul II is trying to start a wrestling program this year in SCISA.
We are trying to purchase a mat- if any schools are selling used mats or have any avenues
for funding I would appreciate you sharing that info with me.

Coach Bill Damude


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