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By Dennis Victory | preps@al.comBob Jones wrestler Nick Mothersele delivered.

In today’s Class 7A Wrestling Duals championship match against Thompson at Birmingham’s Bill Harris Arena, Mothersele walked on to the mat with his team holding a 31-29 lead.

Everyone in the arena knew that 170-pound match between Mothersele and Thompson’s William Browder would determine the team championship. Neither wrestler disappointed, as match went to final seconds, and Mothersele emerged with an 11-8 decision. Bob Jones won the team title and improved to 22-1 in dual matches this season.

Bob Jones won three straight matches to end the dual match, with Cal Francovitch winning a 152 pounds, Gabriel Pittman winning at 160 pounds and Mothersele winning at 170 pounds.

Today’s best match was in the 138-pound weight class, involving Bob Jones’ Jordan Whalen and Thompson’s Nathan Roberts. Whalen earned a 5-3 decision.

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2018 AHSAA Wrestling Duals

CLASS 7A CHAMPIONSHIP: Bob Jones (22-1) 34, Thompson 29

Match-by-match results
106 pounds: Dylan Lesueur, Thompson dec. Jim Wilson, Bob Jones, technical fall, 21-5.
113 pounds: Zaderian Toney, Bob Jones, pinned Harris Mitchell, Thompson, 1:55.
120 pounds: Kevin McGhaw, Bob Jones, dec. Judah Campbell, Thompson, 8-5.
126 pounds: Chandler Akins, Thompson, pinned Zaveon Toney, Bob Jones, 1:10.
132 pounds: Gabe Hixenbaugh, Thompson, pinned Parker Snyder, Bob Jones, 2:51.
138 pounds: Jordan Whalen, Bob Jones, dec. Nathan Roberts, Thompson, 5-3.
145 pounds: Jackson Araneta, Thompson pinned David Onquit, Bob Jones 5:32 .
152 pounds: Cal Francovitch, Bob Jones dec. Ashunti Perry, Thompson, 7-5.
160 pounds: Gabriel Pittman, Bob Jones, dec. Tyler Gilson, Thompson, 5-2.
170 pounds: Nick Mothersele, Bob Jones, dec. William Browder, Thompson, 11-8.
182 pounds: George Frankovitch, Bob Jones, major dec. Alex Ward, Thompson, 14-6.
195 pounds: Harold Gilmore, Bob Jones dec. Isaac McAdams, Thompson, 7-0.
220 pounds: Seth Dupree, Bob Jones, pinned Aubrey Glidewell, Thompson, 1:34.
285 pounds: Seth Whitlock, Thompson, pinned Jordan Aycock, Bob Jones, 4:25.

By Josh Bean | jbean@al.com on January 27, 2018 3:55 PM, updated January 28, 2018 9:44 AM