JONESBORO — The sports department of the Clayton News is pleased to announce its 2017-18 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team.

Wrestler of the Year: Kenen Uribe-Ochoa, Forest Park, Sr.

Uribe-Ochoa made school history for the Panthers this year, becoming the first wrestler in school history to compete for a traditional state title. He finished second in the Class AAAAAA 120-pound division after winning county and Area 4-AAAAAA traditional championships. He is a two-time state-placer and finished the season with an overall record of 40-5.

Coach of the Year: Tomika Colon and Don Williams, Forest Park

The coaching staff at Forest Park guided the program to county duals and traditional championships, as well as an area duals championships. The Panthers led the county in state qualifiers, and the staff helped Kenen Uribe-Ochoa finish second in the state in his weight class.

Team of the Year: Forest Park

The Panthers won the county duals and traditional championships before taking the area duals championships later in the year. Forest Park also finished as the area traditional runner-up. Forest Park sent six wrestlers to the traditional state championships and finished in the top 20 as a team.

First Team

Dahntay Jones, Drew, Soph.

113-pound county champion, 113-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, state qualifier

Steven Do, Forest Park, Sr.

126-pound county champion, 126-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, state qualifier, 35-16

Timothy Hightower, Forest Park, Jr.

160-pound county champion, 160-pound Area 4-AAAAAA runner-up, state qualifier, 40-11

Rayshawn Meiser, Forest Park, Jr.

170-pound county champion, 170-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, state qualifier, 40-10

Peter Phan, Forest Park, Sr.

145-pound county champion, 145-pound Area 4-AAAAAA runner-up, state qualifier, 31-14

Alan Tran, Forest Park, Sr.

132-pound county champion, 132-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, state qualifier, 23-12

Wykeith Holcombe, Jonesboro, Sr.

195-pound county champion, 195-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, state qualifier, 29-13

Shawn Lawson, Jonesboro, Sr.

220-pound county champion, 220-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, 13-7

Reginald Potts, Jonesboro, Jr.

182-pound county champion, 182-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, state qualifier, 32-8

Lucas Parker, Morrow, Soph.

182-pound Area 3-AAAAA champion, state qualifier

Donavan Alexander, Mount Zion, Jr.

106-pound county champion, 106-pound Area 4-AAAAAA champion, state qualifier, 17-9

Second Team

Ernesto Acosta, Forest Park, Soph.

152-pound county champion, 152-pound Area 4-AAAAAA third place, 16-14

Roberto Uribe-Ochoa, Forest Park, Soph.

138-pound Area 4-AAAAA champion, state alternate, 10-2

Brenden Porter, Morrow, Jr.

126-pound Area 3-AAAAA runner-up, state alternate

JaWilliam Brown, Mount Zion, Sr.

170-pound Area 4-AAAAAA fourth place, 21-15

Joshua Ellis, Mount Zion, Jr.

120-pound Area 4-AAAAAA runner-up

Travelieus Leslie, Mount Zion, Jr.

182-pound Area 4-AAAAAA third place, 23-15

Jose Mejia, Mount Zion, Fresh.

113-pound Area 4-AAAAAA runner-up, state qualifier, 23-10

Jaylon Patterson, Mount Zion, Sr.

285-pound Area 4-AAAAAA runner-up, state qualifier, 11-8

Ayala Salvador, Mount Zion, Soph.

145-pound county champion, 145-pound Area 4-AAAAAA third place, 28-7

D’Michael Williams, Mount Zion, Fresh.

132-pound Area 4-AAAAAA third place, 20-18

Terungwa Unongo, Mundy’s Mill, Soph.

220-pound county champion, 220-pound Area 4-AAAAAA third place, 25-11

Luke Strickland is the sports editor of the Clayton News in Jonesboro and the Henry Herald in McDonough. He went to school at the University of Georgia.

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