The Banks County wrestling team took the Area 7-AAA traditional tournament this past weekend at Elbert County High School.
The Leopards had three first-place finishers, three second-place finishers and three third- place finishers along with a a fourth, fifth and sixth-place finisher for 250 total points. Banks County edged out Buford for first place by 24.5 points.
Chris McCrackin defeated four opponents to take the 113-pound weight class. Dylan Suttles took third-place in the 120-pound weight class. Tony Fultz went to the championship bout in the 138-pound weight class and secured second place. Kyle Ruark placed fifth in the 145 pound weight class.
Tristan Guthrie took third place in the 152-pound weight class. Wes Faulkner fought his way to the championship bout to take second place in the 160-pound weight class. Dylan Gouine went to the championship bout and brought home a second-place finish in the 170-pound weight class.
Philip Dean took the championship in the 182-pound weight class. Matt Dilbeck won the championship in the 220-pound weight class. Logan Free took third-place in the 285 pound weight class.