Yellow Jackets Host Traditional Tournament

Jerry Hampton

Noah Hernandez

DJ Miles

Jesse White

Garrett Phillips

Yellow Jacket Wrestling Team

Caleb Osteen

Angel Mendez

Jordan Bavaro

Chris Thornton

Bradley Owens

Brian White

The Jeff Davis High wrestling team hosted the 1 AA Area Traditional Tournament this past weekend. The tournament begins the road to state for the individuals in their weight classes.
Jeff Davis was looking to build on the success of the Area Duals where the team finished 3rd, just shy of making the state tournament. For a wrestler to advance to sectionals they have to finish in the top 4 of their weight class. Last season the Yellow Jackets had eight wrestlers advance to sectionals with two alternates. This season the team has 12 advancing and two alternates. The most taken to sectionals was in 2016 when an alternate filled in causing 13 wrestlers to compete in the sectional tournament.
The team worked hard to compete for the team score as well, finishing in 3rd place.
The following wrestlers will advance to Friday and Saturday in Lyons.
Area Runner-ups:
Jesse White – 106 lb.
Garrett Phillips – 113 lb.
Alex Vasquez – 195 lb.
3rd Place:
Jerry Hampton – 126 lb.
Bradley Owens – 138 lb.
Chris Thornton – 145 lb.
DJ Miles – 152 lb
Jordan Bavaro – 160 lb.
4th Place:
Noah Hernandez – 120 lb.
Brian White – 132 lb.
Angel Mendez – 182 lb.
Caleb Osteen – 220 lb.
5th Place/Alternate:
Tucker Lambert – 170 lb.
Tayshawn Williams – 285 lb.

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