Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Mercy Wrestlers Pin Down Tournament Spots

Published February 15, 2007

Our Lady of Mercy High School wrestlers Patrick Silloway, Thomas Raville and Clint Ford qualified during the Class A, Area 1 West, regional tournament in Turner County, Feb. 2 and 3. Raville, a junior and returning state placer, qualified for third place in the 125-pound weight class as he went 3-1 in the tournament, including a first period pin over Whitefield Academy. Silloway, a junior who wrestles at the heavyweight level, and Ford, a sophomore and returning state placer who competes at the 112-pound weight class, also qualified. Both wrestlers had two pins each on their way to securing a state qualifying fourth-place finish.

“Qualifying 50 percent of our wrestlers against 13 other schools in our region is a big improvement for our team,” said Our Lady of Mercy wrestling coach Francis Giknis. Mercy wrestlers will vie in the state tournament at the Gwinnett Civic Center, Duluth, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.