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POSTED: June 6, 2012 5:00 a.m.
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Yhsaac Bringer, in blue, in action at a match earlier this year.

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Richmond Hill Middle School seventh-grader Yhsaac Bringer recently placed second in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman wrestling during a tournament at Mountain View High School in Gwinnett County.

The finishes over the weekend are just the latest in a string of successful competitions for the young wrestler. Wrestling for three different clubs, Bringer, who competed much of the year in the 105-pound weight class, won 72 of 97 matches while pinning 40 of his opponents.

He was a nine-time tournament champion and was named most outstanding wrestler at the L’il Bulldog Brawl in Toombs County and the Tour of Georgia Devil Dog Classic in Valdosta. Bringer won seven matches, six by pin, in the former competition. He went 9-0 in Valdosta, pinning eight opponents.

Bringer also placed seventh at the folkstyle state tournament at Parkview High School in Marietta. He then continued to compete in freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments and wrestled in 14 matches at the Georgia Games at Kennesaw Mountain High School.

There, Bringer won 10 times and a medal in all three wrestling styles by placing second in freestyle and Greco-Roman and third in folkstyle. He earned the Iron Man Award for having the most points in the middle school 112 pound class.

Bringer now plans to play football and wants to win state titles in all three wrestling styles.

"I am truly proud of Yhsaac," said his father and coach, Christopher Bringer. "We travel every weekend to Atlanta for good competition, practice in our wrestling room at home and with all that is going on, he still is an honor roll student and a great role model for his two younger brothers who will begin wrestling next year."

Yhsaac Bringer credited his older brother Zach, a junior wrestler at Richmond Hill High School with a career record of 50-22, for pushing him to improve and his mother, Anna.

"My mom really is a true wrestling mom that is a great coach," Yhsaac Bringer said. "I can’t be successful without my family."

 

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