Hartselle wrestler finishes runner-up in state championship

Hartselle sophomore Lincoln Bryant capped the 2021-22 wrestling season with a runner-up finish in the 132-pound class of the AHSSA State Championship this past Saturday. Bryant finished the season 33-8.

Bryant lost in a 10-6 decision to Daishon Powe of Gardendale.

This is not the first time these two wrestlers have met; Power had previously won in the North Regional a couple of weeks earlier.

Bryant previously won a state championship as an eighth-grader with a 10-5 decision over Milton Powe of Gardendale – the older brother of Daishon Powe.

Gage Roberts finished fourth in the 120-pound class. He lost in the quarterfinals of the winner’s bracket and then advanced to the consolation bracket finals. In the consolation bracket finals, he lost to Chad Strickland of Wetumpka 4-2. Strickland defeated Roberts in the winner’s bracket by fall.

Jackson Schutt, who advanced to the 113-pound class state championships, lost in the first round of the winner’s bracket and then the first round of the consolation bracket.