G.P.A.W. Grizzlies continue successful season

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G.P.A.W. Grizzlies continue successful season


By Denton Ramsey / Sports Editor


The Grand Prairie Association of Wrestling (G.P.A.W.) Grizzlies brought home 15 medals after competing in the Oak Cliff YMCA Classic (Rookie/Novice) at Bishop Dunn High School on Nov. 18.

With over 220 participants, the G.P.A.W. Grizzles took 19 kids to the event and 15 came home with medals.

In the Tots Division, 5 and under, the Grizzlies’ 36-pound Willhoite took home a second-place finish.

In the Division 1 standings, 7 and under, three Grizzlies’ wrestlers took home medals.

72-pound Justin Alkins took a third-place finish, 80-pound Sanchez took home first-place and 80-pound Drake Wayland took home third-place.

In Division 2 standings, 9 and under, the Grizzlies took home eight medals.

55-pound Barnes took first-place, 55-pound Mullens took second-place, 55-pound Willhoite took third-place, 58-pound Silva took second-place, 61-pound Murray took second-place, 70-pound Temple took third-place, 83-pound Armijo took third-place and 92-pound Walker took first-place.

In Division 3 standings, 11 and under, the Grizzlies took home two medals – 90-pound Murray took first-place and 110-pound Armijo took third-place.

In Division 4 standings, 13 and under, the Grizzlies took home one medal for 110-pound Temple, who took home a second-place finish.

In addition, the Grizzlies took 17 wrestlers to the Grapevine events held this past weekend at Grapevine Middle School and received 10 medals.

Results are listed below.

Place, Name, Division, Weight Class, Open or Rookie/Novice
1st, Justin Alkins, 1, 72, Rookie/Novice
3rd, Drake Wayland, 1, 80, Rookie/Novice
2nd, John Thomas Barnes, 2, 55, Rookie/Novice
3rd, Don Willhoite, 2, 55, Rookie/Novice
1st, Anthony Silva, 2, 58, Rookie/Novice
4th, Kelly Murray, 2, 61, Rookie/Novice
3rd, Zack Armijo, 2, 83, Rookie/Novice
2nd, Kyle Murray, 3, 90, Rookie/Novice
4th, Cody Pratt, 3, HWT, Rookie/Novice
3rd, Blake Temple, 4, 110, Rookie/Novice


Sports Editor Denton Ramsey can be reached via e-mail at denton.ramsey@gmail.com