Middle School


A proper diet can have a tremendous impact on your health and performance.  Wrestlers train hard and need to ensure that they are consuming a well balanced diet to ensure peak performance.  You train hard in the gym – educate yourself on how you can make improvements in your eating habits to enhance how you feel and perform.
Here are 2 informative articles about getting proper nutrition for wrestlers:


Nutrition For Wrestlers

Eating Healthy Every Day



January 26, 2013 – Marietta Middle School had their season ending tournament Friday and Saturday, split between both “A” and “B” groups to enhance competition.
Friday night,  the B-Team wrestled like they have never wrestled before. Placers from the B Tournament are:
Lisa Neary , Kirran Franklin, Wakil Byron all finished in 2ndPlace. 
Adriana Arias finished 3rd.
Darrell Haynes, Ian Finney and Nyjaquan Reddick all finished 4th.
Saturday night, our A Team knew that they would have some tough matches, and they lived up to the challenge. Places from the A Tournament were:
Reggie Kimani – 2nd Place, Tyrik Edwards-Hambright 4th and Cameron Hill 5th Place. And, John London and Jacoby McMillan finished in 6th place. 
Overall, great season. We are also very proud of the MMS wrestlers and their achievements.   These tournaments are very tough with kids from all over the metro area – some with very large and established junior programs.  Great job!
MHS hosted the Blue Devil Brawl on Saturday with multiple very strong teams attending including many time State Champion Collins Hill.  Our team wrestled very well and we had multiple champions and a lot of wrestlers place.  Some very exciting matches for sure.  Lawton won 6-4 in Overtime in what might be a preview of the state final against Guiterez from KMHS.  Jordan made a huge comeback by getting a late 3rd period reversal and putting his man on his back (5 point move) to win 7-5. And, lastly with the whole arena watching the last matches of the tournament, Brandon Hill won 6-5 in the 3rd Overtime and Jeron Holsey won a true big man type match 7-5.
Champions:   Jeron Holsey, Brandon Hill, Lawton Ward and Isaiah Borne.
Runner Ups:  Brad King, Alex Ambio and Jonathan Gates
Third Placers:  Dalton Brans, Jordan Marion-Plaines.
Fourth Placers:  Jason Caldwell, Shomari Holmes and Trager Kviten.
As a team, MHS finished Runner up to Collins Hill.  Great job to every wrestler who competed and every other wrestler/parent/support person that helped put the event together.  Thanks very much! 

Wow, what a start to the wrestling season!

November 28, 2012 – The MMS Devils wrestled well versus Marist, who has a well-funded, long time wrestling program.    Benny Wright led them off with a tough win for a decision.  John London and Zeb Burton both got pins.  This was Zeb’s first ever wrestling match and it is exciting to hear he did so well.   Another first year wrestler, Deontay Haynes, also wrestled tough to get us a win. MMS ended the night with a tough loss at 40-59.   Congratulations to new MMS Coach Ryan Furr for hosting and coaching his first Marietta wrestling match!

The MHS varsity and JV teams headed to South Cobb for another in a long series of match ups against our Southern rival.  South Cobb was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest high schools in Cobb.  Our Devils met them in their old Gym/auditorium which was an excellent venue for a wrestling match.  Our fans and theirs along with the wrestlers in this small arena made for an exciting atmosphere.
We started with our JV team, which greatly outnumbered the SC Eagles.  The number of wrestlers we had is impressive and is a positive sign for our program.   We had several good matches, but quickly overtook their team and scored a victory.
Then our Varsity took the mat and we started at 195 where Isaiah started us off with a quick pin.  Brandon Hill lost a tough match at 220 and we also lost at 285.   The turning point of the match was when Jason Caldwell in his first varsity match scored a very exciting 1st period pin that had the crowd all on their feet and Jason jumping up and down.   That set in motion a tidal wave of pins from Abraham Leon, David Crockett, Brad King, Shomari Holmes and Dareon Agurs.  Jordan Marion-Plaines also won by forfeit.  Worth mentioning, Dareon wrestled a blind wrestler which was interesting and inspiring to see.  Wrestling has done a great job incorporating blind wrestlers into the sport.
Then Alex Ambio wrestled what might have been their best wrestler and lost a close 4-5 match.  After Jack Baker scored a pin, they had nobody to take on Lawton Ward (forfeit) and the final match had Keylona Ray at 182lbs.  While the team match was over this was one of the toughest individual contests of the night.  All Marietta fans should be proud of her performance as she battled through several tough segments in the match where things might have gone badly for her.  As it was, she fought and fought and eventually ran out of time and lost a close decision.  To see her wrestle tough the past few years and finally reach varsity at a very competitive weight class and wrestle so competitively was great!   MHS won the region match 60-18. 

Go Big Blue!

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