Four DeKalb County Schools wrestling teams fell in the 2013 Georgia High School State Team Duals in Macon on Jan. 10-12.
Southwest DeKalb (Area 6-AAAAA champion), Stephenson (Area 6-AAAAA runner-up) and Lithonia (Area 6-AAAA runner-up) all finished 1-2 and McNair (Area 6-AAA runner-up) finished 0-2 in the tournament.
Southwest DeKalb, Stephenson and Lithonia all dropped first round matches on Jan. 10 and had to compete in the wrestle backs of the consolation bracket on Jan. 11.
The Southwest DeKalb Panthers dropped a tough 43-23 decision to Whitewater in the opening round, but the Panthers came back strong and outscored Hardaway 58-22 in the first round of the wrestle backs. However, Southwest DeKalb lost a close match to Creekview 35-30 in the following round.
The Stephenson Jaguars fell 58-19 to Woodland-Cartersville in the opening round. They regrouped and held on to outscore Jones County 43-42 in the first round of the wrestle backs. But, Whitewater was too much for the Jaguars and Stephenson fell 53-19.
The Lithonia Bulldogs battled Locust Grove before falling 45-24 in the opening round of the Class AAAA Tournament. They went on to beat South Effingham 34-33 in the first round of the wrestle backs, but lost to Marist 58-18 in the following round.
Marist went all the way to the fourth round of the wrestle backs but lost to Carrollton 51-30.
McNair lost 46-19 to Sonoraville in its opening round of the Class AAA Tournament. The team then lost a close match to Pierce County 38-35.