Yesterday, Junior PHS Wrestler Koby Milner added to his growing list of accomplishments when he captured his 2nd straight 4A State Wrestling title in the 106 lb division.
To get that 2nd straight title however, Milner had to go through the best 4A had to offer. In his first round match up, Milner faced Tarique Gilmore of Lithonia. Milner was able to advance via pin at the 40 second mark in the 1st period. The quarterfinal pairing saw Milner face Jared Herrera of West Laurens.
Milner picked up the fall 1:28 into the match sending him on to the semis. In the semis, Milner went up against Ricardo Romero of Locus Grove. Milner again got the win via fall at the 1:31 mark to punch his ticket to the finals. The 4A finals of the 106 lb state tournament proved to be Milner’s biggest test as he faced off against Logan Ashton of Buford. In a close match that had to go to extra time to decide the winner, Milner came away with the win and his 2nd straight state championship.
With his 2nd state title victory, Koby Milner has broken the tie he shared with PHS Wrestling great & PHS Athletics Hall of Famer, Chad Wigington. Milner’s journey is not over however as he has one more year to add on to his incredible achievements. There’s no doubt, that Koby is well on his way to joining Mr. Wigington in the PHS Athletics Hall of Fame one day.
This past weekend, PHS Wrestling hosted the 7-AAAA Area Wrestling Tournament. This event was full of exciting action that did not disappoint.
Several PHS wrestlers advanced to sectionals with their finishes at the Area Tournament. Wrestlers who qualified include: Kelton Gilbert (Alternate), Chase Millsap (Alternate), Jeffery Lillard, Joe Massey, Joseph Ferguson (3rd place), & Koby Milner (1st place, defended region title).
These wrestlers will now advance and get ready for sectionals. The sectionals will be held in familiar territory as Gilmer High School will be the host. The Sectionals will take place this Friday and Saturday.
Please come out and support these young men this weekend.