Senior Wrestlers from South Cobb and Walton Win AOW


Cobb Schools’ Athlete of the Week (AOW) program is a weekly recognition of male and female student-athletes performing at high levels in their sport, in the classroom, and in their school communities. The program is made possible by support from BSN Sports.

This week’s AOW winners are region-champ wrestlers from South Cobb and Walton.

Trinity McDaniel, Wrestling, South Cobb

With a single loss this season, Trinity recently won the Region Tournament and is a three-time state qualifier. She is one of South Cobb’s most successful and determined wrestlers. She took fifth at State last season and is a back-to-back Cobb County Champ. She won first place in three tournaments this season. Trinity is a three-sport athlete and an honors student with a current GPA of 3.85. She is also a successful equestrian outside of school. She earned the coveted title of “Most Athletic” at South Cobb and will be greatly missed on the court, mat, field, and halls after this school year. 

“I have been Trinity’s volleyball and wrestling coach for all four years of her high school career. She is the ideal student-athlete because she never gives less than 100% and always has a smile on her face,” said her coach, Angela Fry. “She never complains, stays humble, and is a positive force on the team. While all of the accolades about her are impressive, what really sets her apart is character. She has a genuine heart and wants to see everyone around her succeed. She has confidence and perseverance mixed with the perfect amount of humbleness. She is the epitome of the student-athlete that all coaches would be honored to have on their team.”

“She is an essential part of our athletic program,” agreed South Cobb Athletic Director Ormond Moore. “She is a three-sport athlete with no breaks. She went from volleyball to wrestling and will next move on to soccer. Her level of dedication is very commendable. Trinity is a great example of the vision of South Cobb Athletics.”


Jax Mitchell, Wrestling, Walton

Also a very successful four-year wrestler, Jax recently won his second straight Region title and secured his 100th career win. Heading into sectionals, he was riding a 20-match win streak. Over the weekend, he took third at sectionals with a one-point loss to a Carrollton opponent he will see again at States. Jax is 39-5 this year and will be wrestling at State for the fourth time in his high school career. Jax is a natural leader, easily makes friends with everyone, and has been instrumental in recruiting new talent into the Raider wrestling room.

“Jax means a lot to this team from all aspects,” said Walton Wrestling Coach Dylan Turner. “He is a great leader and always does the right things. He gets along with everyone, commands respect from everyone, and is able to hold himself and others accountable. He has been a varsity starter since he was a freshman and a staple for this team for four years!”

“He works extremely hard and has opened some opportunities to wrestle in college. His four losses in the regular season were when he was wrestling up two weight classes. He is 24-0 since coming down to his normal weight class. I could not be prouder of him and the person he has become. I’m excited for him over these last few weekends and excited for his future. He will be truly missed,” Coach Turner concluded about his Athlete of the Week.


Well done, Trinity and Jax! Your discipline and determination on the mat and in the classroom are impressive, and we know it will take you far in life. Great job supporting these student-athletes, South Cobb and Walton!