Wrestler of the Year:

Jacob Silka, Cherokee, Jr.

State Champion in the 113-pound weight class; Region 5AAAAAAA Champion; Earned his second state title without giving up a single point; Finished season with a 35-0 record.

Coach of the Year: Joe Hulen, Creekview

Creekview followed up its 2020 state championship with a pair of region titles, a sixth place finish at the state traditional tournament and a second place finish to Buford High in the state duals championship, the highest placement at the duals for any Cherokee County team in history. Creekview went undefeated in county action along their way to a 24-2 finish on the season.

All-County Team

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Kade Johnson

Kade Johnson, Cherokee, Sr. — 35-2 season record; Second in state in the 132-pound weight class; 5AAAAAAA Region champion.

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Zoe Parris

Zoe Parris, Cherokee, So. — 9-1 season record for girls wrestling this season; Third in the 142-pound for the GHSA Wrestling Tournament; First girl in Cherokee High School wrestling to qualify and place at state; Highest girls wrestling state placer in Cherokee County history; State qualifier twice.

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Jairon Jarrett

Jairon Jarrett, Creekview, So. — 31-5 season record; 7AAAAAA region champion in the 106-pound weight class; Third in state.

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Walker Wilkie

Walker Wilkie, Creekview, Sr. — 27-8 season record; 7AAAAAA region champion in the 126-pound weight class; Fourth in state.

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Andrew Cory

Andrew Cory, Creekview, Jr. — 33-0 season record; 7AAAAAA region champion in the 138-pound weight class; State champion.

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Wille Thang

Willie Thang Siu Lian, Creekview, Jr. — 25-8 season record; 7AAAAAA region runner-up in the 152-pound weight class.

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Ty Hubert

Ty Hubert, Creekview, Jr. — 22-8 season record; 7AAAAAA region runner-up.

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Chase Disney

Chase Disney, Creekview, Sr. — 20-5 season record; 7AAAAAA region champion in the 182-pound weight class; Fourth in state.

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Parker Bennett

Parker Bennett, Creekview, Sr. — 27-1 season record; 7AAAAAA region champion in the 195-pound weight class.

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Charlie Throne

Charlie Throne, Sequoyah, Jr. — 29-3 season record; 7AAAAAAA region champion in the 145-pound weight class; Fourth in state.

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Ryan Throne

Ryan Throne, Sequoyah, Jr. — 22-9 season record; 7AAAAAAA region runner-up in the 160-pound weight class.

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Logan Webster

Logan Webster, Sequoyah, Jr. — 29-5 season record; 7AAAAAAA region runner-up in the 220-pound weight class; Third in state.

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Michael Roe

Michael Roe, Woodstock, Sr. — 21-2 season record; Four-time region champion; Four-time state champion.

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Josh Shackelford

Josh Shackleford, Woodstock, Sr. — 17-4 season record; 5AAAAAAA region champion in the 285-pound weight class; 2-2 at the state tournament.

Honorable Mentions

Etowah — Adam Payton, Austin Wilson, Riley Mostyn, Tyler Gorman

Sequoyah — Jake Labosi, Carson Throne, Iziah Sanders

Creekview — Cooper Glosson, Josh Bledsoe, Jacob Ellis, Grace Botts

Cherokee — Nolan Newby, Jonathon Cole, Stephen Weatherby

River Ridge — Jesus Perez

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(Editor’s note: All-county teams determined by coaches’ vote)

Ethan is a reporter covering the cities of Holly Springs & Canton. He also covers city governments and lifestyle. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University.

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