Parkview Re-Awarded Gwinnett County Wrestling Tournament Championship
- Name: Gwinnett County Wrestling Tournament
- School or league: Parkview High School
- Team: Parkview HS Wrestling Team
- Award: Gwinnett County Wrestling Tournament Championship
After the 2010 Gwinnett County Wrestling Tournament was completed, it was thought that North Gwinnett had won the championship and that Parkview's two-year reign as County Champions came to an end.
However, it was discovered that Parkview was not credited for 29 points in the tournament like they should have been. The correction was made and those 29 points pushed the Panthers from fourth place to County Champions for the third year in a row.
"Basically, what happened as big of a tournament this is, there was some confusion in recording bonus points," Gwinnett County Takedown Club member Jason Holcombe told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "Once we discovered there was something wrong we got the coaches together from Parkview, Peachtree Ridge and North Gwinnett and we went through every match to make sure everything was right."
The correction in the scoring reshuffled the standings as follows: Parkview was declared the winner with 179.5 points followed by Dacula with 168.5 points, Archer (164) and North Gwinnett with 162.5 points.
This is Parkview's third straight county championship and 14th in the program's history. This also ensures that the county champion will still be either Parkview or Collins Hill. Since 1997, only these two schools have claimed the title of Gwinnett County Champion.
Parkview Head Coach Chris Hardin told the Gwinnett Daily Post that he was happy that everyone was in agreement and that they got the problem solved.
The scoring error has caused tournament officials to re-evaluate the tournament scoring system. "We're making adjustments to the tournament to make sure this never happens again," Holcombe told the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Parkview wrestlers Brian McAraw (135 lbs.) and Will Squires (160 lbs.) won the individual titles for their weight classes. Taz Torbit and Jordan Matlack finished second in the 125 and 130 lb. classes respectively, while Ryan McFall (145) and Keegan Marks (171) finished fourth. Garrett Miller (103), Erick Kavis (112) and Harrison Schmid (189) all finished the tournament in fifth place.