By Zach Shugan
The top-ranked wrestling team in GHSA Class 6A started the New Year off with a solid performance against some of the state’s best teams.
Cambridge, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A by Grappler, finished in second place at the South Paulding Duals on Jan. 2. The Bears went 4-1, losing in the final bout to West Forsyth, the No. 2-ranked team in Class 7A, by a score of 42-34.
Six different Cambridge wrestlers went a perfect 5-0 on the day. Cullen Kane, Ben Werth, Nicholas Barton, Evan Kurtz, Daniel Driggs and Connor McHugh all swept their competition at the meet.
The Bears finished right ahead of the host South Paulding, ranked No. 10 in Class 6A, which finished third. Lumpkin County, the No. 9 team in Class 3A, finished in fourth, and Harrison took fifth.
The next time Cambridge competes will be Jan. 16 when it hosts the Reg. 7-6A Duals.