The Johnson Central Golden Eagles picked up their 12th straight Region 8 Wrestling title over the weekend at Letcher Central.

The Golden Eagles dominated the field and had nine region champions.

Johnson Central’s Adam Williams won the 106 pound weight divison region title. Dalton Lawson picked up the 120 pound weight division region championship. Jayden Webb followed with 126 pound region title. Jacob Cain won the 132 pound weight division. Nick Giompalo locked down the region championship in the 138 pound weight division. Reece Goss was crowned Region 8 champion in the 145 pound division. Nick Stapleton won the 170 pound division title. Chase Price won the 182 pound region title. Levid Rodriguez wrapped up the 195 pound weight division for the Golden Eagles.

Johnson Central will move on to the state championship.

The Golden Eagles are eyeing the state title in several individual divisions and in the overall team division.

Johnson Central finished second in last season’s state championship.

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Adam Williams of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Hayden Canady of Perry County Central

3rd Place - Troy Gardner of Ashland Blazer

4th Place - Aydn Funkhouser of Harrison County

5th Place - Davin Skinner of West Carter

6th Place - James Plummer of Bourbon County

1st Place Match

Adam Williams (Johnson Central) 39-5, Jr. over Hayden Canady (Perry County Central) 32-7, 8th. (Fall 0:41)

3rd Place Match

Troy Gardner (Ashland Blazer) 32-14, Fr. over Aydn Funkhouser (Harrison County) 21-15, So. (MD 13-5)

5th Place Match

Davin Skinner (West Carter) 19-11, 8th. over James Plummer (Bourbon County) 10-10, Jr. (Fall 1:39)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Yahir Menchacha of Harrison County

2nd Place - Patrick Meek of Johnson Central

3rd Place - Brock Messer of Martin County

4th Place - Parker Williams of Ashland Blazer

5th Place - Braxton Shouse of Montgomery County

6th Place - Ben Wallace of West Carter

1st Place Match

Yahir Menchacha (Harrison County) 31-2, Jr. over Patrick Meek (Johnson Central) 25-17, So. (Fall 0:59)

3rd Place Match

Brock Messer (Martin County) 21-8, 8th. over Parker Williams (Ashland Blazer) 19-12, . (MD 14-6)

5th Place Match

Braxton Shouse (Montgomery County) 4-5, Fr. over Ben Wallace (West Carter) 11-16, So. (TF-1.5 3:00 (22-6))

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Dalton Lawson of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Nolan Banfield of Montgomery County

3rd Place - Alex Sledd of Harrison County

4th Place - John Jackson of Boyd County

5th Place - Allen Carter of Martin County

6th Place - Brasley Lewis of Perry County Central

1st Place Match

Dalton Lawson (Johnson Central) 38-5, Sr. over Nolan Banfield (Montgomery County) 8-3, Fr. (Dec 6-5)

3rd Place Match

Alex Sledd (Harrison County) 26-10, So. over John Jackson (Boyd County) 13-4, 8th. (Fall 2:08)

5th Place Match

Allen Carter (Martin County) 23-15, Jr. over Brasley Lewis (Perry County Central) 7-5, So. (Fall 1:37)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Jayden Webb of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Xavier Rogers of Pike County

3rd Place - Dominic Hinton of West Carter

4th Place - Kaleb Lovins of Ashland Blazer

5th Place - Bryce Zumwalt of Harrison County

6th Place - Andrew McKinley of Montgomery County

1st Place Match

Jayden Webb (Johnson Central) 35-8, Sr. over Xavier Rogers (Pike County) 19-6, Jr. (Fall 4:45)

3rd Place Match

Dominic Hinton (West Carter) 28-7, Sr. over Kaleb Lovins (Ashland Blazer) 25-5, So. (Fall 1:39)

5th Place Match

Bryce Zumwalt (Harrison County) 23-11, Jr. over Andrew McKinley (Montgomery County) 7-4, 8th. (For.)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Jacob Cain of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Jarett Sanders of Ashland Blazer

3rd Place - Eric Green of Pikeville

4th Place - Weston Jude of Martin County

5th Place - Dewey Turner of Perry County Central

6th Place - Scott Hein of Harrison County

1st Place Match

Jacob Cain (Johnson Central) 39-4, So. over Jarett Sanders (Ashland Blazer) 21-3, Sr. (Dec 6-5)

3rd Place Match

Eric Green (Pikeville) 35-5, Sr. over Weston Jude (Martin County) 10-7, 7th. (Fall 2:27)

5th Place Match

Dewey Turner (Perry County Central) 23-19, Fr. over Scott Hein (Harrison County) 17-12, Jr. (For.)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Nick Giompalo of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Elijah Fields of Belfry

3rd Place - Micheal Watts of Harrison County

4th Place - Bobby Hale of Martin County

5th Place - Cameron Wilson of Ashland Blazer

6th Place - Christian Land of Phelps

1st Place Match

Nick Giompalo (Johnson Central) 40-5, Fr. over Elijah Fields (Belfry) 21-7, Jr. (Fall 1:27)

3rd Place Match

Micheal Watts (Harrison County) 31-10, Fr. over Bobby Hale (Martin County) 24-18, So. (Dec 6-1)

5th Place Match

Cameron Wilson (Ashland Blazer) 25-15, Jr. over Christian Land (Phelps) 8-7, Jr. (Fall 3:28)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Reece Goss of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Kolby Sparks of Martin County

3rd Place - Grant Holland of Pikeville

4th Place - Dean Martin of Boyd County

5th Place - Izaac Blankenship of Pike County

6th Place - Alex Beam of Harrison County

1st Place Match

Reece Goss (Johnson Central) 41-4, So. over Kolby Sparks (Martin County) 20-13, So. (Fall 1:26)

3rd Place Match

Grant Holland (Pikeville) 20-13, Jr. over Dean Martin (Boyd County) 20-5, So. (Fall 1:09)

5th Place Match

Izaac Blankenship (Pike County) 17-9, Fr. over Alex Beam (Harrison County) 4-7, So. (For.)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Tyler Hudgins of Harrison County

2nd Place - Bladen Sexton of Johnson Central

3rd Place - Javine Crowley of Perry County Central

4th Place - Derek Davidson of Montgomery County

5th Place - Daniel Smith of Phelps

6th Place - Carter Akers of Prestonsburg

1st Place Match

Tyler Hudgins (Harrison County) 35-4, Sr. over bladen sexton (Johnson Central) 33-11, So. (Fall 1:25)

3rd Place Match

Javine Crowley (Perry County Central) 29-9, Jr. over Derek Davidson (Montgomery County) 7-6, Fr. (Fall 2:59)

5th Place Match

Daniel Smith (Phelps) 7-5, Sr. over Carter Akers (Prestonsburg) 29-11, So. (For.)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Randy Kinser of Martin County

2nd Place - Matthew Spradlin of Johnson Central

3rd Place - Jacobie White of Harrison County

4th Place - Nathaniel West of Belfry

5th Place - Tristan Turner of Perry County Central

6th Place - Ethan Ratliff of Ashland Blazer

1st Place Match

Randy Kinser (Martin County) 30-9, Jr. over matthew spradlin (Johnson Central) 22-22, Jr. (Fall 5:52)

3rd Place Match

Jacobie White (Harrison County) 27-11, So. over Nathaniel West (Belfry) 15-12, Sr. (Fall 2:43)

5th Place Match

Tristan Turner (Perry County Central) 21-21, Fr. over Ethan Ratliff (Ashland Blazer) 11-12, . (For.)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Nick Stapleton of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Kolby Coburn of Ashland Blazer

3rd Place - Samuel Kelly of Prestonsburg

4th Place - Matthew Wyatt of Montgomery County

5th Place - Tayvonne Williams of Harrison County

6th Place - Sonnie Gilkey of Martin County

1st Place Match

Nick Stapleton (Johnson Central) 37-7, Jr. over Kolby Coburn (Ashland Blazer) 40-6, Jr. (Dec 6-0)

3rd Place Match

Samuel Kelly (Prestonsburg) 24-9, Sr. over Matthew Wyatt (Montgomery County) 9-2, So. (Fall 0:57)

5th Place Match

Tayvonne Williams (Harrison County) 16-5, . over Sonnie Gilkey (Martin County) 20-20, Sr. (Fall 4:29)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Chase Price of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Jack Latherow of Ashland Blazer

3rd Place - Fredrik Lissel of Martin County

4th Place - Sam Rayburn of West Carter

5th Place - Jacob Nicholas of Letcher County Central

6th Place - Thomas Bond of Belfry

1st Place Match

Chase Price (Johnson Central) 36-9, Fr. over Jack Latherow (Ashland Blazer) 30-4, Jr. (Dec 3-1)

3rd Place Match

Fredrik Lissel (Martin County) 27-11, Jr. over Sam Rayburn (West Carter) 24-10, So. (Fall 2:11)

5th Place Match

Jacob Nicholas (Letcher County Central) 21-13, Sr. over Thomas Bond (Belfry) 9-10, Sr. (Fall 2:04)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Levid Rodriguez of Johnson Central

2nd Place - Larry Ritchie of Harrison County

3rd Place - Jordan Diaz of Montgomery County

4th Place - Brayden Jude of Martin County

5th Place - Dylan Roe of West Carter

6th Place - Ethan Christian of Belfry

1st Place Match

Levid Rodriguez (Johnson Central) 34-0, So. over Larry Ritchie (Harrison County) 30-8, . (TF-1.5 4:54 (16-1))

3rd Place Match

Jordan Diaz (Montgomery County) 7-5, Jr. over Brayden Jude (Martin County) 28-10, Sr. (Fall 4:37)

5th Place Match

Dylan Roe (West Carter) 13-12, Jr. over Ethan Christian (Belfry) 21-8, Jr. (For.)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Branson Smith of Martin County

2nd Place - Joseph Fisher of Letcher County Central

3rd Place - Devin Johnson of Johnson Central

4th Place - Zaine Christian of Ashland Blazer

5th Place - Nate Roberts of Pike County

6th Place - Dane True of Harrison County

1st Place Match

Branson Smith (Martin County) 39-1, Jr. over Joseph Fisher (Letcher County Central) 24-5, Sr. (Fall 0:54)

3rd Place Match

Devin Johnson (Johnson Central) 12-5, Sr. over Zaine Christian (Ashland Blazer) 32-6, . (MD 15-5)

5th Place Match

Nate Roberts (Pike County) 14-9, Sr. over Dane True (Harrison County) 6-9, So. (For.)

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Guaranteed Places

1st Place - John Stone of Ashland Blazer

2nd Place - Zachary Russell of Johnson Central

3rd Place - Skyeler Tallent of Boyd County

4th Place - Drew Butcher of Prestonsburg

5th Place - Paul Robert Copes of Harrison County

6th Place - Jordan Jones of Martin County

1st Place Match

John Stone (Ashland Blazer) 37-2, Sr. over Zachary Russell (Johnson Central) 20-5, Jr. (Dec 9-5)

3rd Place Match

Skyeler Tallent (Boyd County) 24-10, So. over Drew Butcher (Prestonsburg) 30-11, Jr. (Fall 1:23)

5th Place Match

Paul Robert Copes (Harrison County) 9-14, Fr. over Jordan Jones (Martin County) 24-15, Jr. (For.)

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