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Clay-Chalkville senior a wrestling All-American

By Gary Lloyd

CLAY — Clay-Chalkville senior wrestler Nick Weldon earned All-American status last month at the National High School Coaches Association High School Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.

Weldon finished sixth overall in the 182-pound senior division. The top eight finishers in each weight class were named All-Americans. Weldon won six matches and lost three, dropping the fifth-place match to Konner Pritchard of Virginia.

Clay-Chalkville’s Nick Weldon
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Weldon won the 182-pound weight class in this year’s AHSAA Class 6A Wrestling Championships, his second straight state championship.

Weldon’s younger brother, Austin, also a Clay-Chalkville wrestler, won three matches and lost two in the 160-pound sophomore division.

Pinson Valley sophomore Hank Turner finished with a 3-2 record in the 145-pound weight class. Turner won the AHSAA Class 5A 138-pound weight class at the state championships earlier this year.

Hewitt-Trussville freshman Heath Williamson finished with a 1-2 record in the 113-pound weight class. Williamson finished in second place in Class 6A in the 113-pound weight class at this year’s AHSAA state championship. He won the 106-pound division state title as an eighth-grader.

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