USA Wrestling

Jan 25 Up to 700 young wrestlers expected at Georgia Grind in Douglasville Ga February 13

By Ryan Johnson USA Wrestling | Jan. 25, 2011, 6:08 p.m. (ET)
The third leg of the Folkstyle Tour of America, the 2011 Georgia Grind, will be on Sunday, February 13 at South Paulding High School in Douglasville, Georgia, just west of Atlanta.

The Georgia Grind has become a premier folkstyle event in the southeast, which attracts top competitors from across the nation. Last year, the event featured nearly 400 wrestlers from 19 states. This year the numbers are expected to reach 700.

The 2011 Georgia Grind will feature folkstyle action for Bantams (2003-2005), Intermediates 2001-2002), Novices (1999-2000), and Middle School wrestlers (1996-1998 plus currently enrolled in grades 6-8).

There will also be True Beginner divisions available for all age groups. True Beginners will be placed in 4-man round robins with wrestlers of similar age and weight, and are defined as having competed in the sport for less than two years and never placed in a state folkstyle event or any regional or national event.

USA Wrestling does not charge wrestlers to change their weight class, even at weigh-ins. There is a cap of 300 True Beginner wrestlers, and 600 regular division wrestlers; wrestlers are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to guarantee their spot in the event.

Click here to register for the event:
Register for the Georgia Grind

New this year for the Folkstyle Tour of America is All-American Wrestling Supply's Coaches Rewards Program. For every 5 wrestlers from a club at the event, the coach will receive a $10 gift card to All-American Wrestling Supply.

The competition for the Georgia Grind takes place on Sunday, February 13th, with weigh-ins on Saturday, February 12th. However, wrestlers have the opportunity to compete in two folkstyle events in the same weekend, as competition for the South Paulding Junior Spartan Challenge takes place on Saturday, February 12th in South Paulding High School. Wrestlers that weigh-in Saturday morning for the Junior Spartan Challenge will not have to weigh-in again for the Georgia Grind.

This event scores points for the Ultimate Challenge Series.

For more information on the 2011 Georgia Grind, click here for the event website:
Georgia Grind website

For information on the South Paulding Junior Spartan Challenge, please click here:


Saturday, February 12th

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Registration and weigh-ins
All competitors must weigh-in at this time (except for South Paulding Junior Spartan Challenge wrestlers that weighed in Saturday morning)

Sunday, February 13th

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Session I - Preliminaries through Finals
Bantams, Intermediates, and ALL True Beginners

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Session II - Preliminaries through Finals
Novice and Middle School


Pee Wee Festival
4-Man Round Robin - Jaxx Knight of Team HammerHouse (GA)
PeeWee1 - Joshua McCullough of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
PeeWee2- Landen Moss of Team Walton Wrestling Club (GA)

40- Hunter Burnette of Chattooga Indians (GA)
45 - Dawson Legg of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
50 - Eli Knight of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
55 - Tucker Allen of Eastside/Rockhead (SC)
60- Andrew Donahue of Dynamic Wrestling (NC)
70- Charlie Darracott of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
75 - Cameo Blankenship of Raider Storm Wrestling Club (GA)

50 - Anthony Sederburg of Rolla Wrestling Club (MO)
55- Aaron Cashman of Pinnacle Wrestling (MN)
60 - Christian Zeik of Purler Wrestling Elite (MO)
65- Dylan Taylor of Team Clay (FL)
70- William Formato of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
75 - Gavin Smith of Parkview Wrestling Club (GA)
80 - Logan Smith of Parkview Wrestling Club (GA)
87- Ian Blankenship of Raider Storm Wrestling Club (GA)
95 - Camden Johnson of Union Grove Jr. Wolverines Wrestling Club (GA)
114- Enzo Vasallo of Union Grove Jr Wolverines Wrestling Club (GA)

60 - Dylan Woods of Virginia Elite (VA)
65 - Will Moss of The Wrestling Center (GA)
70- Paul Bianchi of X-Factor Elite (WI)
75 - Ethan Dendy of Lafayette Wrestling Club (GA)
80 - Jack Woods of Buccaneer Wrestling Club (GA)
85 - Bradley Ladwig of X-Factor Elite (WI)
90 - Caleb Little of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
95 - Michael Carew of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
100- Christopher Diaz of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
105- Quinn Miller of The Wrestling Center (GA)
112- Draven Smith of South Paulding Junior Spartans Wrestling Club (GA)
120- Martin Turner of Clay Youth Wrestling (LA)
130- Nicolas Mosco of Team Florida (FL)
140- Jacob Lill of South Paulding Junior Spartans Wrestling Club (GA)
140+- Fred Snopl of Ultimate Wrestling Club (AL)

Middle School
70 - Mitchell McGhee of Madison County Grapplers (GA)
77 - Frankie Bruno of Brandon (FL)
84 - Kyle Norstrem of Team Florida (FL)
91 - Jake Adcock of TWC (GA)
98 - Sean Russell of Elite Wrestling Club (GA)
105 - Isaac Dulgarian of Paola Wrestling Club (KS)
112- Johnie Flakes of Gilmer Bobcat Wrestling (GA)
120- Tyler McCance of Team Walton Wrestling Club (GA)
128- Chip Ness of The Wrestling Academy (GA)
136- Matthew Moody of South Georgia Athletic Club (GA)
144- Kenneth Brinson of Pope Junior Wrestling Club (GA)
152- Andrew Collins of Brookwood Bronco Wrestling Club (GA)
160- Matthew Moore of Apalachee Wildcat Wrestling Club (GA)
175- Sean Hayden of Pope Greyhounds (GA)
190- Patrik Garren of Desales (OH)
210- Johnathan Parris of Lafayette Wrestling Club (GA)