NINETEEN! Gilmer Bobcats Win 19th State Wrestling Championship, Lady Cats Tie For Second

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Photos courtesy of Amber Cloy Photography


Macon County, GA- Over the weekend, high school wrestlers from all over the state of Georgia gathered at the Macon Centreplex in Macon, Georgia to compete in the Georgia High School Association Traditional State Wrestling championships. As always Gilmer had a slew of wrestlers that advanced to the state meet, as they bussed down 7 men and 5 women to their respective State Finals.

Before we get into the individual results, here’s what Head Men’s Coach Joshua Ghobadpoor had to say about his guys:

“STATE CHAMPIONS!!! We never lost faith, we never gave up, and we did it together as a TEAM and a FAMILY. What an unbelievable accomplishment for this team, these wrestlers, and these coaches. This is for all the ones we love and the support they give us no matter what happens. I personally would like to dedicate it to my boys Reacher and Rocky. Now 19x State Wrestling Champions your Gilmer Bobcats!”


While the men’s team won their 19th state championship, the women’s team did an outstanding job coming in tied for second as they had 4 of their 5 wrestlers standing on the podium at the end of the tournament, including State Champion Taylor Schiesser!

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Here are some highlights from their historic season:

Boys Team:
Area Duals Champions (11 Consecutive Championships)
Sectional Duals Champions
Area Traditional Champions (19 Consecutive Championships)
State Duals Runner-Up (14 years in the State Dual Finals, longest current active streak in the State of GAS all Classification)
Traditional State Champions (19th State Championship in School History)
Boys Individual:
106lbs – Juan Rafael: State Champion and now 2x State Champion!
190lbs – Diego Jacinto: State Champion and now a 4x State Placer, 3x State Finalist, and State Champion
120lbs – Carson Farist: State Runner-Up and now a 3x State Finalist and State Champion
113lbs – Leo Domingo: 3rd Place in State
132lbs – Bregan Berry: 3rd Place in State and now a 2x State Placer
126lbs – Alex Raymundo: State Qualifier
144lbs – Luis Lucas: State Qualifier
Girls Team:
Area Duals Champions: 1st Ever Area Duals Championship
Sectional Duals Champions
Area Traditional Champions: 1st Ever Area Traditional Champions
State Duals: 4th Place
Traditional State Runner-Ups
Girls Individual:
190lbs – Taylor Schiesser: State Champion and now 3x State Placer (School Record)
125lbs – Letecia Tercero: 4th Place in State
110lbs – Sarai Solis: 5th Place in State
140lbs – Linda Tercero: 5th Place in State
105lbs – Joee Royer: State Qualifier
Program Accolades:
– Only School in the State of GA to Place both Men’s and Women’s Programs in State Duals in the Top 4. (GHSA History)
– Only School in the State of GA to Place both Men’s and Women’s Programs in the Top 2 in Traditional State (GHSA History)


Men’s State Placers

106lb: Juan Rafael, State Champ (Back-to-Back State Champion, 42-3 record)

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113lb: Leonardo Domingo, 3rd Place (31-8 record)

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120lb: Carson Farist, State Runner-up (3x State Finalist as a Junior, 41-6 record)

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132lb: Bregan Berry, 3rd Place, 36-6

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190lb: Diego Jacinto, State Champ (4x State Placer, 3x State Finalist, 42-3 record)

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Women’s State Placers

110lb: Sarai Solis, 5th Place (33-12 record)


125lb: Leticia Tercero, 4th place (43-10 record)


140lb: Linda Tercero, 6th Place (31-11 record)


190lb: Taylor Schiesser, State Champ (47-1 record)






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