Clark

EHS wrestler Colby Clark, right, earned a Top 10 finish at the Hoover Invitational.

The Enterprise High School wrestling team traveled to Hoover on Jan. 3 to take part in the Scott Rohrer Hoover Invitational and two EHS wrestlers walked away with Top 10 finishes.

Overall, Enterprise finished No. 25 at the tournament that featured teams from Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

In the 115-point division, Zach McFarland took fifth place after going 5-2. He earned a pinfall win over William Carrel of Marianna (Fla.), a 17-0 decision over Benjamin Russell’s Lee Leonard and 10-4 decision over Montgomery Catholic’s Ethan Ourso.

In the quarterfinals of the gold bracket, McFarland fell to Richmond Hill (Ga.) wrestler Jackson Crawford. In the consolation bracket, McFarland defeated Oak Mountain’s Kirk Smitherman 8-2 by decision before falling to McAdory’s Hudson Waldrop 7-0 by decision. In the fifth place match, McFarland knocked off Huntsville’s Bo Dothard via pinfall.

Colby Clark finished in ninth place in the 197-pound division after going 4-1 in the tournament. Clark scored an 8-5 decision over Prattville’s Avery Johnson in the opening round and then lost to Austin Cook of Live Oak (Fla.) by a 7-2 decision following a second round bye.

In the consolation bracket, Clark pinned Jacob Payne of Oak Mountain and Helena’s Chris Miller in the next round. In the ninth place matchup, Clark earned a 7-1 decision over Gardendale’s Jeremy Simpson.

Other competitors for EHS included 147-pounder Kenneth Leib (3-4), Xavier Torres (2-4) and Nathan Schmidt (2-4) at 154 points, Dakotah Barber (2-4) at 287 pounds, 162-pounder Samuel Mason (2-5), 134-pounder Terrance Brown (1-5), Ashley Mayse (1-6) at 115 pounds, Layton Smith (1-6) in the 108-pound weight class and 134-pounder Loriah Castro (0-5).

EHS will travel to Houston Academy on Jan. 9.

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