On Thursday and Friday, the Spain Park wrestling team competed in the Pigeon Forge Duals. The Duals included some of the top teams from Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, and Alabama, with the Jags being the only Alabama team.
On Thursday, in pool competition, Spain Park opened with a 45-30 loss to Trion HS, TN. In the second round, the Jags defeated McClean HS, VA 60-21. The third round saw Spain Park defeat Harpeth HS, TN 68-9 before losing in the final round to eventual tournament champions, Cleveland HS, TN 67-12.
On Friday, in cross pool competition, the Jags started with a win over the host team, Pigeon Forge 45-36. The second round saw Spain Park lose to Heritage HS, GA 41-32; and the third round was a win over Gibbs HS, TN 42-24. The final round was a loss to Beech HS, TN 51-27.
Outstanding wrestlers for the Jags were:
Jack Rivers (120 lbs.) 7-1 with five pins and two forfeits
Gaven Publik (138) 7-1 with three pins, three decision and one forfeit
Emmanuel Thuo (126) 6-2 with three pins, one major decision, one decision, and one forfeit
Dash Rush (182) 5-3 with three pins, one decision, and one forfeit
Jaxon Bast (220) 5-3 with three pins, one tech fall, and one forfeit
Cameron Young (285) 5-2 with four pins and a forfeit