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Bender to compete for 5A title, Smith vying for third place

Published 10:03pm Friday, February 15, 2013

Hartselle’s Clint Bender has a chance to become a state champion Saturday at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Bender will take on Athens’ Bolton Patton in the Class 5A, 195-pound championship match Saturday. The championship round begins at 11:30 a.m.

Joining him in competition is fellow Tiger Logan Smith, who defeated Maurico Mendoza from Moody with a pin Friday in the consolation semifinals.

Smith will take on Southside-Gadsden’s Landon Thompson in the Class 5A, 113-pound third place match Saturday. Consolation finals begin at 9 a.m.

Both wrestlers are guaranteed to medal at the state meet.

Four other wrestlers competed, but all opened with losses and went into the consolation bracket.

Michael Prince came up just short of medaling in the 145-pound weight class. He lost a heartbreaker 8-5 to Homewood’s Jaquan Barber in the consolation semifinals.

Matt Watson (132), Ryan Nowka (152) and Oliver Duncan (220) were unable to make it out of the consolation quarterfinals in their respective weight classes.

Here are the results from Day 1:

113 pounds

Semifinals

Semifinal – Titus Worthen (Scottsboro) 47-12 won by major decision over Logan Smith (Hartselle) 55-12 (Maj 11-2)

Semifinal – Nick Cater (Arab) 62-4 won by decision over Landon Thompson (Southside-Gadsden) 28-17 (Dec 8-4)

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal – Titus Worthen (Scottsboro) 47-12 won by pin over Cason Jordan (Mortimer Jordan) 16-26 (Pin 0:39)

Quarterfinal – Logan Smith (Hartselle) 55-12 won by pin over Ethan Harris (Homewood) 6-6 (Pin 2:51)

Quarterfinal – Nick Cater (Arab) 62-4 won by pin over Maurico Mendoza (Moody) 24-28 (Pin 1:35)

Quarterfinal – Landon Thompson (Southside-Gadsden) 28-17 won by tech fall over Zach Kusiak (Pinson Valley) 32-33 (TF 17-0)

Consolation

Cons. Semi – Landon Thompson (Southside-Gadsden) 29-17 won by tech fall over Ethan Harris (Homewood) 7-7 (TF 16-0)

Cons. Semi – Logan Smith (Hartselle) 56-12 won by pin over Maurico Mendoza (Moody) 25-29 (Pin 4:59)

Cons. Round 1 – Ethan Harris (Homewood) 7-6 won by major decision over Cason Jordan (Mortimer Jordan) 16-27 (Maj 11-2)

Cons. Round 1 – Maurico Mendoza (Moody) 25-28 won by decision over Zach Kusiak (Pinson Valley) 32-34 (Dec 12-11)

132 pounds

Semifinals

Semifinal – Trey Norris (McAdory) 52-5 won by decision over Lane Morrow (Arab) 51-17 (Dec 7-0)

Semifinal – Devin Hester (Southside-Gadsden) 23-7 won by decision over Gavin Fuller (Benjamin Russell) 38-15 (Dec 7-2)

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal – Trey Norris (McAdory) 52-5 won by pin over Matt Watson (Hartselle) 29-21 (Pin 1:46)

Quarterfinal – Lane Morrow (Arab) 51-17 won by decision over Lane Lucas (Mortimer Jordan) 23-13 (Dec 9-2)

Quarterfinal – Gavin Fuller (Benjamin Russell) 38-15 won by major decision over Thomas Carter (Athens) 41-18 (Maj 12-2)

Quarterfinal – Devin Hester (Southside-Gadsden) 23-7 won by pin over Blake Treglown (Pinson Valley) 30-8 (Pin 5:19)

Consolation

Cons. Semi – Gavin Fuller (Benjamin Russell) 39-15 won by pin over Lane Lucas (Mortimer Jordan) 24-14 (Pin 2:20)

Cons. Semi – Lane Morrow (Arab) 52-17 won by decision over Blake Treglown (Pinson Valley) 31-9 (Dec 5-4)

Cons. Round 1 – Lane Lucas (Mortimer Jordan) 24-13 won by major decision over Matt Watson (Hartselle) 29-22 (Maj 11-0)

Cons. Round 1 – Blake Treglown (Pinson Valley) 31-8 won by decision over Thomas Carter (Athens) 41-19 (Dec 9-2)

145 pounds

Semifinals

Semifinal – Devante Stamps (Benjamin Russell) 50-2 won by tech fall over Devonta Ravizee (Center Point) 34-4 (TF 23-7)

Semifinal – Haden Ryals (Southside-Gadsden) 37-2 won by major decision over Jaquan Barber (Homewood) 24-4 (Maj 10-2)

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal – Devante Stamps (Benjamin Russell) 50-2 won by pin over Cody Koch (Muscle Shoals) 29-18 (Pin 3:41)

Quarterfinal – Devonta Ravizee (Center Point) 34-4 won by pin over Michael Prince (Hartselle) 46-22 (Pin 3:51)

Quarterfinal – Jaquan Barber (Homewood) 24-4 won by decision over Noah Cater (Arab) 43-17 (Dec 7-3)

Quarterfinal – Haden Ryals (Southside-Gadsden) 37-2 won by pin over Deon Gregory (Pinson Valley) 33-37 (Pin 1:09)

Consolation

Cons. Semi – Jaquan Barber (Homewood) 25-4 won by decision over Michael Prince (Hartselle) 47-23 (Dec 8-5)

Cons. Semi – Devonta Ravizee (Center Point) 35-4 won by major decision over Deon Gregory (Pinson Valley) 34-38 (Maj 21-7)

Cons. Round 1 – Michael Prince (Hartselle) 47-22 won by major decision over Cody Koch (Muscle Shoals) 29-19 (Maj 13-3)

Cons. Round 1 – Deon Gregory (Pinson Valley) 34-37 won by decision over Noah Cater (Arab) 43-18 (Dec 10-5)

152 pounds

Semifinals

Semifinal – Chase Mcclure (Scottsboro) 50-3 won by decision over Noah Crocker (Homewood) 14-2 (Dec 5-0)

Semifinal – Chandler Sartain (Muscle Shoals) 42-2 won by decision over Logan Clark (Benjamin Russell) 42-13 (Dec 6-3)

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal – Chase Mcclure (Scottsboro) 50-3 won by pin over Jamal Benson (Center Point) 13-8 (Pin 1:23)

Quarterfinal – Noah Crocker (Homewood) 14-2 won by pin over Andrew Parrish (Arab) 32-19 (Pin 3:41)

Quarterfinal – Chandler Sartain (Muscle Shoals) 42-2 won by decision over Devny Mccombs (Mortimer Jordan) 50-6 (Dec 4-0)

Quarterfinal – Logan Clark (Benjamin Russell) 42-13 won by pin over Ryan Nowka (Hartselle) 37-28 (Pin 2:00)

Consolation

Cons. Semi – Andrew Parrish (Arab) 34-19 won by decision over Logan Clark (Benjamin Russell) 42-14 (Dec 9-8)

Cons. Semi – Noah Crocker (Homewood) 15-2 won by decision over Devny Mccombs (Mortimer Jordan) 51-7 (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Parrish (Arab) 33-19 won by pin over Jamal Benson (Center Point) 13-9 (Pin 1:23)

Cons. Round 1 – Devny Mccombs (Mortimer Jordan) 51-6 won by pin over Ryan Nowka (Hartselle) 37-29 (Pin 2:25)

195 pounds

Semifinals

Semifinal – Clint Bender (Hartselle) 43-13 won by pin over Anthony Scott (Hayden) 20-2 (Pin 5:44)

Semifinal – Bolton Patton (Athens) 48-10 won by decision over Jonathan Osorio (Fort Payne) 38-12 (Dec 3-1)

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal – Clint Bender (Hartselle) 42-13 won by pin over Chase Kelly (Homewood) 20-12 (Pin 2:49)

Quarterfinal – Anthony Scott (Hayden) 20-1 won by decision over Colton Vandiver (Brookwood) 25-8 (Dec 12-7)

Quarterfinal – Jonathan Osorio (Fort Payne) 38-12 won by pin over Latrevor Milner (Benjamin Russell) 17-12 (Pin 4:39)

Quarterfinal – Bolton Patton (Athens) 48-10 won by decision over Malik Melton (Pinson Valley) 28-8 (Dec 7-2)

Consolation

Cons. Semi – Colton Vandiver (Brookwood) 27-8 won by pin over Jonathan Osorio (Fort Payne) 38-13 (Pin 1:58)

Cons. Semi – Anthony Scott (Hayden) 21-2 won by major decision over Malik Melton (Pinson Valley) 29-9 (Maj 10-2)

Cons. Round 1 – Colton Vandiver (Brookwood) 26-8 won by pin over Chase Kelly (Homewood) 20-13 (Pin 0:29)

Cons. Round 1 – Malik Melton (Pinson Valley) 29-8 won in overtime over Latrevor Milner (Benjamin Russell) 17-13 (OT 7-5)

220 pounds

Semifinals

Semifinal – Jonathan Duke (Pinson Valley) 35-4 won by pin over Drew Wear (Fort Payne) 38-16 (Pin 5:25)

Semifinal – Matthew Franko (Scottsboro) 63-8 won by decision over Ryan Harris (Arab) 44-12 (Dec 7-3)

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal – Jonathan Duke (Pinson Valley) 35-4 won by pin over Oliver Duncan (Hartselle) 42-17 (Pin 2:36)

Quarterfinal – Drew Wear (Fort Payne) 38-16 won by decision over James Black (Russell County) 22-10 (Dec 5-0)

Quarterfinal – Ryan Harris (Arab) 44-11 won by pin over Jaivon Banks (Benjamin Russell) 3-2 (Pin 5:18)

Quarterfinal – Matthew Franko (Scottsboro) 62-8 won by pin over Khalil Garrison (Center Point) 18-11 (Pin 2:30)

Consolation

Cons. Semi – Ryan Harris (Arab) 45-12 won by pin over James Black (Russell County) 23-11 (Pin 4:57)

Cons. Semi – Drew Wear (Fort Payne) 39-16 won by pin over Jaivon Banks (Benjamin Russell) 4-3 (Pin 4:27)

Cons. Round 1 – James Black (Russell County) 23-10 won by decision over Oliver Duncan (Hartselle) 42-18 (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 1 – Jaivon Banks (Benjamin Russell) 4-2 won by decision over Khalil Garrison (Center Point) 18-12 (Dec 15-11)

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