STJ Wrestling Takes the WIN!
Saint James proudly carries a Dual record of 20-1 this season and just won Region Duals which qualified the team for Quarterfinals mid January. Their performance at Quarterfinals on the 18th and 19th of January will determine whether the Trojans compete at the State Semifinals where they can advance to State finals the end of January.
“I am so proud of these guys,” said Saint James School Head Wrestling Coach, Jeff Corley. “This team has truly put their heart and soul into their sport, doing the hard work in order to succeed, and staying focused on the goal ahead,” he continued. “I cannot say enough about their work ethic and determination - every one of these guys. They are competing against some of the best teams in the state and they are winning! They believe in themselves and it shows.”
The season has been phenomenal for the Trojans. They have won three tournaments this season; placed 3rd at one; and fourth at another. At the Julian McPhillips Tournament, medal winners for Saint James included Trey Gaines and Jackson Howard each placing first in their weight classes; Granger Hicks, Mac Johnson, and Gabe Robbins each placing 2nd in their respective weight classes; Jake Rice taking 3rd place in his class; and Wes Christie taking 4th place in his weight class. In addition, Trey Gaines’ championship match was voted the Best Match of the Tournament when he wrestled Mason Blackwell of Wetumpka.
Saint James School Wrestling earned the title of State 1A-4A Champion in 2013 and State Runner Up for 1A-4A in 2014.