After a late start to his senior wrestling season (thanks to an outstanding football season), Christian Rodgers has dominated the wrestling circuit this year. Headed into the state tournament, Rodgers holds a 26-2 record, with 24 wins earned from pins. Christian brought home a second place win at the GHSA Region 1A-B sectional tournament after taking the top spot at the area competition.
Since beginning his wrestling career in the eighth grade, Christian Rodgers has placed at every single state tournament in four years. Equally impressive, in his five year career as a Tattnall wrestler, Rodgers has won only five matches by points. The rest of his wins have come from pinning his opponent. From a 15-5 record and 4th place title at state in his eighth grade year to his current 26-2 record as a senior, Rodgers has continued to hone his skills on the mat. As a junior, Rodgers finished 26-4 for the season eventually competing in the championship match at state. Christian, who says he has thrived throughout the years due in large part to the support of his Tattnall family, says his hopes are high for this weekend, “It was a shock to be taken down by my opponent from Commerce, but I’m looking forward to seeing him again this weekend.” Athletic Director, Todd Whetsel stated, “Christian has had a phenomenal career here at Tattnall, and we’re really looking forward to watching him compete in state.”
The tournament will be held at the Macon Coliseum this weekend. Rodgers is set to wrestle Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees are $10 for the Friday and Saturday matches. Follow @tattnallsports on Twitter for updates on Christian’s progress.