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Vikings open season with Hayden Tournament Title


The Jasper Vikings wrestling team opened the 2021-22 season in top form, going 5-1 during the two-day Hayden Thanksgiving Duals Tournament to finish in first place and earn the tournament trophy.

On Tuesday, the Vikings posted wins over Dora, Fultondale and Springville to finish the day perfect.

In the 74-6 win over Dora, Kortez Samuels (106 lbs.), Ethan Caldwell (120 lbs.), David Baradell (126 lbs.), Antonio Nash (132 lbs.), Cooper Brooks (138 lbs.), Carter Reed (145 lbs.), Preston Reed (170 lbs.), Moises Sanchez (182 lbs.), Jamie Burnam (195 lbs.), Cole Carter (220 lbs.) and Colin Langley (285 lbs.) won by pinfall; Austin Baldwin (113 lbs.) won by 18-2 technical fall and Garrett Caldwell (152 lbs.) won by 4-2 decision.

Dora’s Kaleb Patterson (160 lbs.) picked up a win by pinfall.

In the 78-0 flawless victory over Fultondale, Baldwin, Jamaunte Westbook (145 lbs.), Carter Reed, Burnam and Carter won by pinfall wins.

In the 57-24 win over Springville, Samuels, Nash, Brooks, Preston Reed, Burnam, Carter and Langley all won via pinfall and Garrett Caldwell scored a 6-1 decision victory.

Jasper opened Wednesday with a loss to Mortimer Jordan, followed by a win over Ashville and a  victory in the finals over Hayden.

In the 55-15 victory over Ashville, Baldwin, Caldwell, David Baradell (126 lbs.), Sanchez and Burnam won by pinfall, Brooks scored a 15-0 technical fall, Carter Reed won by a 13-4 major decision, Carter won by 11-1 major decision and Nash scored a 13-11 decision win.

In the Vikings’ 59-12 finals victory over Hayden, Ethan Caldwell, Nash, Preston Reed, Carter and Langley won by pinfall, Baradell scored a 12-2 major decision win, Garrett Caldwell picked up a 12-4 major decision win; Baldwin won by 8-6 decision, Carter Reed won via 8-5 decision and Burnam won by 11-4 decision.

Individual results of the match against Mortimer Jordan will be posted at a later date.