Syrupmaker Wrestling Preview 2021-2022
The Syrupmaker Wrestling team is ready to begin the 2021-2022 season with the Blue Devil Tournament at Tift County High School on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at 8 a.m.
Last year, the Syrupmakers had another great season, with returning senior wrestler Antroveno Hadley finishing as region champ and fourth in the state for his weight class, and the team as a whole placing second at regions.
Led once again by Coaches Kevin Elliott and Scott Marshall, this year's players will compete against each other in weekly "wrestle-offs" based on their weight classes to determine placement on the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. With only 14 spots available on the Varsity squad, official rosters will change weekly up until the team competes at regions.
The Red & Black spoke to Coach Marshall to get his thoughts on the new season and wrestlers.
"I am looking for a full season and am ready to go out with a young, fresh team," he said.
Coach Marshall described his team as "young and talented," and named Antroveno, as well as junior Tanner Ramm, as his team's biggest leaders.
He also named Terrance Peoples, Blake Hall, and Jimmy Jiminez as team leaders, telling the Red & Black that Jimmy, in particular, "has made a lot of improvement and is having success."
Get to know the members of this year's Syrupmaker wrestling team below!
Senior: Antroveno Hadley
Antroveno has high hopes and expectations for the season, telling the Red & Black, "I would like to win the State Championship!" Being a senior leader of this year's team, he had some advice for the new and upcoming underclassman:
"The moment you refuse to lose is the moment you become unstoppable," he said.
Juniors: Terrance Peoples and Tanner Ramm
Coach Marshall spoke highly of junior Tanner Ramm, telling the Red & Black that
"He is one of the main leaders of the team and is particularly smart."
What advice does Tanner have for new wrestlers?
"Work hard, try your best, and don't overthink!"
Terrance Peoples, who is also a member of the Syrupmakers football team, shared that his goal for this season is to improve on technique and place at the state competition.
Sophomores: Carlton Mobley, Michael Lemon, and Cedtron Brown
Sophomore Michael Lemon shared that he anticipates and hopes to become either Region Champs or place in state.
Some advice he'd like to give to his teammates is "you never land the shot you don't take."
Freshmen: Ralph Conyers, Nick Atkins, Elliot Butler, Will Tomlinson, Aiden Herendeen, Hunter Reaves, Landyn Ferguson, William Dodd, Gerald Simmons, Tyler Hood, Danny Morales, Danniel Gomez, Miguel Martinez, Gabriel Greenberg, Peyton Hall, Logan Carroll, Jeffery Dalton, Jace Jones, Cedric Smith, Elijah Swatts, and Cameron Wildgoose
This year's roster is loaded with talented freshmen, according to their coach.
The Red & Black spoke with Will Tomlinson, who said that his goal is "to place in Region and then continue on to win state."
Good luck to our Syrupmaker wrestlers as they get ready for the new season to begin and accomplish their goals!