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Fans showed up at a high school wrestling state championship match in Georgia last month and got to see a full fledged mob brawl break out instead!
The absolutely crazy incident occurred at the Georgia State Wrestling Tournament that was supposed to decide champions in individuals weight classes, and overall team champions. Instead, the local FOX 5 News is reporting that the principals from the schools of students involved in the fight and the officials at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) are now determining whether any disciplinary action will take place.
Report - Overtime - Class - Place - Match
According to the report, it started during overtime of the Class 6A 170-lbs. 3rd place match between wrestlers from Osborne High and Pope High. Chancellor Jones, of Osborne, received a 1-point penalty for stalling in the closing seconds of the match. Pope High wrestler Jordan Colony was then awarded the victory, 2-1.
And then the controversy began.
Video - Jones - Mat - Opponents - Hand
Video appears to show Jones leaving the mat without shaking his opponents hand. It is also worth noting that these two high school grapplers have a history of very close matches with this being Colony’s third 1-point win over Jones this season.
As the dust started to settle from the match, Colony appears to still be on the mat, possibly getting his gear packed up or simply enjoying winning third place at the state championship. Whatever the reason, the crowd suddenly...
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