Syrupmaker wrestler racks up fourth region title

Dewain Robinson

Cairo High School wrestler Dewain Robinson became the first ever Syrupmaker to win four straight region wrestling titles last Friday. In addition to Robinson’s big win, Cairo’s Kelvin Hart won his first region championship, defeating his opponent from Dougherty High School 5-3.
Larry Hammer was region runner-up for the Makers and Marcus Herring, Logan Arline, and Anthony Mosley all placed third. Phillip Land brought home a fourth place finish for Cairo as well.
However, it would be Robinson’s region championship that came in a most dramatic way. The three-time defending champion wrestled in the 160 pound weight class. Losing 8-12 in the third period with 15 seconds to go on the clock, Dewain reversed his opponent and caught him on his back. “It was very dramatic, that move by Dewain was a five-point move, and that gave him a 13-12 win as the clock ran out,” said CHS wrestling coach Kevin Elliott.
Cairo will now move on to the sectionals this weekend in Atlanta.

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