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Ashley Ridge and Summerville had multiple athletes selected to participate in the 2023 South Carolina North/South All-Star Wrestling Classic.

The event is designed to bring together the top senior wrestlers in the state, across all five High School League classifications, for a series of all-star wrestling matches. This year’s matches are scheduled for March 3-4 at North Myrtle Beach High School.

Ashely Ridge wrestler JJ Marsar was named to the 5A/1A-2A South All-star Team as its 113-pound wrestler. Joining him on the all-star team are Swamp Foxes Keith Grace, who was selected as the team’s 152-pound wrestler, and Christian Garland, who was selected as the team’s 220-pound wrestler.

Summerville’s Ben Guilliam will serve as the team’s 132-pound wrestler while Summerville’s Mason Ayers was named the team’s 182-pound wrestler.

Other’s on the all-star team are White Knoll’s Dawson Prevatte (120-pound class), Lexington’s Dalton Snyder (126), Carolina Forest’s Braedon Bailey (132), Timberland’s Ethan Dawson (145), Wando’s Pierce Carpenter-Kydd (160) and Jacob Pelbath (1195), Cross’s Santory Jones (170) and Amonte McCray (285), Batter Creek’s Hunter Smith (170) and Buford’s Justin Pardue (220).

Timberland’s Tyler Williams (120) and Hanahan’s Gavin Quals (138) were named to the 4A/3A South All-Star Team.

The two South teams will compete against their counterparts on the two North teams in the first round of the Classic. The winning teams from the first round will advance to compete in the championship round.

5A Rankings

The South Carolina Wrestling Coaches Association released its latest team and Top 8 Individual Rankings on Feb. 1.

Summerville is ranked second in the Class AAAAA rankings. Chapin is ranked first and Fort Mill, which upset Chapin in the Upper State duals finals Feb. 8, is ranked third. Rounding out the Top 10 are Dorman, TL Hanna, River Bluff, Carolina Forest, Cane Bay, Boiling Springs and Hillcrest. Ashley Ridge is ranked 17th.

Fort Dorchester has two grapplers ranked No. 1 in their weight class. Zach Gomer-Chrobocinski is the top-ranked wrestler at 106 and Richard Springs is the top-ranked wrestler at 113. Other Patriots’ grapplers receiving a ranking are Caleb Wilson (8th at 120) and Jalen Hamilton (6th at 152).

Garland is the top-ranked wrestler at 220. Other Ashley Ridge wrestlers receiving a ranking are Emory Dalton (3rd at 106), Marsar (6th at 113) and Grace (2nd at 152).

Summerville wrestlers receiving a ranking are Xavier Anderson (7th at 113), Guilliam (2nd at 132), Preston Smith (7th at 145), Hassan Williams (5th at 152) and Ayers (3rd at 182).

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