At the end of the camp, the Bulldogs competed in a six team dual tournament, consisting of teams such as Troup County, LaGrange, Northgate, Callaway, & Heard County, with the Bulldogs placing second at that tournament.
Participants included eighth graders Cody Mesta, Travis West, Blake Oxenrider; ninth graders Sean Borders, Bradley Welchel, Ryan Tanner, Lance Ellison; tenth graders Koran Dyer, Mikey Warner, Jerry Hand, Rodman Battle; 11th grader Josh King; and 12th graders Raine Hines, Jimmy Benefield, Dylan Mason, and Casey Forrister.
“I was really proud of the guys for making an effort to come to a camp to learn new moves and try to better themselves,” former Cedartown Head Coach Jerry Hartline said. “They have come a long ways and have a great opportunity to be really competitive this upcoming season, if everyone stays out and stays healthy. I expect really great things from all of the guys.
" I feel that this camp has helped us to grow as a team and learn some key moves in order to win and be more competitive in matches this season. The fate of this season lies in the hands of the seniors. This is their team and it will require them to be leaders both on the mat and in the classroom.”
The camp was the end for Hartline, who has left Cedartown to take a teaching position and a coaching job at LaFayette High School. Hartline will be coaching football at LaFayette and will help out with the wrestling team. LaFayette will be in Cedartown’s region this upcoming season.
“It was hard to leave these kids,” Hartline said. “I know whoever inherits this team is inheriting a great group of kids. I wish them nothing but the best.”
It is currently not known who will take over the Cedartown restling program next season.