Six teams particpated, with Fayette County capturing the top spot.
LaGrange and three other teams finished tied for second, but the Grangers earned the second spot based on tiebreakers.
The Grangers likely would have finished no worse than tied for first, but head coach Scooter Weathers felt it was more important to get his 30-plus wrestlers some mat time.
“That was the big thing today was to get them on the mat, get them some experience,” Weathers said.
In all, 36 LaGrange wrestlers participated in at least one match.
“We got to see them wrestle,” Weathers said. “That was a big thing for us.”
Weathers said he appreciated the help of a number of folks in putting the tournament on.
“Big thanks to the parents that helped make the day a success,” Weathers said. “And a big thanks to our principal, Dr. (Penny)Johnson, for her support, as well as our trainer, Shannon Bright.”
LaGrange beat Heard County, Newnan and Callaway and lost to McIntosh and Bowdon, and both losses were by narrow margins.
“Even though we lost, there were a lot of positives,” Weathers said.
One of the positives came in a loss, with freshman Dez Parks losing a close decision to a wrestler from Bowdon who won a state title last season.
Also for LaGrange, Qua Tucker, Tyler Hall and Times Morgan each went 3-0, and Garrett Godby had the most wins while finishing 4-1.
Marquise Bivens, Emmanuel Mann and Turner Duke each won three times, and Kane Shirey, Matt Watford, Dexter Jones, Logan Pitts, Malik Grier, Austin Smith, Jack Holmes and Austin Rothermel won two matches apiece.
Winning one match were Jorderius Brown, Abe Cameron, Chance Sievert, Cory Morgan and Reggie Johnson.
LaGrange will be back on the mat this weekend when it hosts the Chattahoochee River Wrestling Association tournament.