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  1. The Chattanoogan… https://www.chattanoogan.com/2023/2/5/463646/Cleveland-Wrestlers-Win-State-Championships.aspx ———————- Turnaround has Soddy-Daisy wrestlers chasing eighth TSSAA team state title February 3, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. by Patrick MacCoon Staff photo by Patrick MacCoon / Soddy-Daisy wrestling coach Ulric Winesburgh, left, talks to the Trojans at practice Thursday ahead of Saturday's TSSAA Class A state duals in Franklin. After several down years for a storied high school wrestling program with dozens of individual state champions in its history, Soddy-Daisy appears close to returning to the success of its glory days. For the first time since 2018, the Trojans will compete in the TSSAA state duals, where they'll be one of eight Class A title contenders Saturday at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center in Franklin. Soddy-Daisy (31-5) faces Fairview (39-5) at 10 a.m. Eastern in the quarterfinals. The event has a double-elimination format, but once a team drops into the consolation bracket, it can finish no better than third place. A championship is the goal for every qualifier, of course, and that's no less true for the Trojans as they seek the program's fifth state duals title after winning in 1989, 2002, 2007 and 2012. They also won the state traditional tournament in 2006, 2007 and 2012. Now they're ready for more. "We've had a huge turnaround," Soddy-Daisy head coach Ulrich Winesburgh said. "Everyone has bought in, from the wrestling club to the middle school and all the way up. We are motivated to get back to where we are one of the best teams in the state year after year." The program has been helped by the return of assistant coach Shane Turner, who spent the past several seasons with Baylor, a nationally renowned program seeking its fifth straight state duals title as it competes in Division II-AAA this weekend. This is the 18th season overall with the Trojans for Turner, who celebrated matside with Winesburgh after he won the 135-pound title in 2007. Junior Elijah Turner, Shane's son, has also been a major addition to the program, adding experience to a lineup that heavily features underclassmen. Elijah has fought back through an ankle injury and is 10-1 at 160 pounds. Soddy-Daisy's most experienced wrestler, third-year starter Drew Lewis (126), is excited about how far the program has come since his freshman season two years ago. Individually, he is nearing 100 career wins and has been exceptional with a 43-3 record this season. "For us to get back to the state tournament is really important to our team, the Soddy-Daisy wrestling club and our community," said Lewis, who finished third individually at last year's state traditional tourney. "We have had a lot of fall-off years since COVID and unfortunate luck. To bounce back now and win a state sectional over one of the best teams around in Pigeon Forge shows just how far we have come." After losing its region final to Signal Mountain, 40-33, Soddy-Daisy clinched its spot at state duals by shocking Pigeon Forge with a 36-34 road victory in the sectional round. Freshman 152-pounder Logan Rawlinson's pin in the final bout sealed the dual win, which kept Pigeon Forge out of the state duals for just the second time in 14 years — a stretch in which the Tigers have five state duals titles. Soddy-Daisy could potentially meet 2022 state duals champion Signal Mountain (19-2) in the finals, which begin at 8 p.m. The Eagles will face Gibbs (33-6) in the quarterfinals, with the winner meeting either Sycamore (24-19) or Tullahoma (20-8). The winner between Fairview and Soddy-Daisy takes on either Knoxville Halls (27-4) or Page (32-8). Only two of 14 starters for the Trojans are seniors — Knox Whalen (132) and Cleveland transfer Cole Dyer (106) — and while that bodes well for the future, the team of the present doesn't want to wait to prove itself. Other standouts for the Trojans include junior Zander Duncan (120), sophomore Gage Welch (145), and freshmen Tyson Flavin (113), Braylan Cooper (138) and Louden Laxton (195). "We are relying on freshmen, sophomores and juniors to lead this team," Winesburgh said. "That just shows we can be stout for a while. We are going to keep getting better. It starts with these young kids we have leading the team right now. "We have come a long way with the facilities and our performance since I first got here. The alumni are coming around more, and everyone is excited." Drive for five The Chattanooga area's already strong reputation for prep wrestling could be enhanced even more Saturday, when a sweep of all five TSSAA duals titles is possible. In addition to being represented by Signal Mountain and Soddy-Daisy in Class A, the area boasts DII-AAA's Baylor Red Raiders (10-1) and Class AA's Cleveland Blue Raiders (22-0), the state's two top-rated teams. With the state fields for D-II already whittled to four teams, the Red Raiders are just two dual wins away from the title. The Blue Raiders are seeking their sixth consecutive state duals title, and their eight-team bracket includes Bradley Central (17-5) on the opposite end, setting up the possibility of a championship final between the intracounty rivals. In DII-A/AA, Boyd Buchanan's first state duals trip in program history will begin with a semifinal against Battle Ground Academy (14-15). And in the second season of a girls' classification at state duals, Cleveland (9-0) has qualified again and will try to become the area's first such state champion. Contact Patrick MacCoon at [email protected]
  2. Wilson County Coverage… The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn. Wilson Central joined by Friendship in TSSAA state duals The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn. Tue, January 31, 2023 at 1:48 AM EST·1 min read Jan. 31—Wilson Central will make its 12th straight appearance in the TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championships this coming weekend. The Wildcats will be joined by a first-timer at the Williamson County Expo Center in Franklin — Friendship Christian. Central, which has never won state in five trips to the finals, will take another crack during the one-day event Saturday, beginning with a 9 a.m. match against undefeated Dobyns Bennett. The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn. Wilson Central joined by Friendship in TSSAA state duals The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn. Tue, January 31, 2023 at 1:48 AM EST·1 min read Jan. 31—Wilson Central will make its 12th straight appearance in the TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championships this coming weekend. The Wildcats will be joined by a first-timer at the Williamson County Expo Center in Franklin — Friendship Christian. Central, which has never won state in five trips to the finals, will take another crack during the one-day event Saturday, beginning with a 9 a.m. match against undefeated Dobyns Bennett. The winner will take on either Brentwood or Bradley Central in the 1 p.m. semifinals. The finals will be at 7 with five-time defending champion Cleveland, Rossview, Maryville and Summit in the other bracket. Consolation matches will begin at 11 a.m. and will culminate with the third-place match (where the Wildcats finished last year) at 5 p.m. Friendship, which has had wrestlers qualify for the individual state in the past but never the team tournament, is in the Division II-A-AA final four. The Commanders will take Lakeway Christian at 11 a.m. with the winner returning at 7 p.m. to take on Boyd Buchanan or Battle Ground Academy. The losers will wrestle for third place at 1 p.m. The winner will take on either Brentwood or Bradley Central in the 1 p.m. semifinals. The finals will be at 7 with five-time defending champion Cleveland, Rossview, Maryville and Summit in the other bracket.Consolation matches will begin at 11 a.m. and will culminate with the third-place match (where the Wildcats finished last year) at 5 p.m.Friendship, which has had wrestlers qualify for the individual state in the past but never the team tournament, is in the Division II-A-AA final four. The Commanders will take Lakeway Christian at 11 a.m. with the winner returning at 7 p.m. to take on Boyd Buchanan or Battle Ground Academy. The losers will wrestle for third place at 1 p.m. —————————- High School Wrestling State Wrestling: 5 WillCo teams reach dual championships By Charles Pulliam • Sports Editor Jan 30, 2023 Updated Jan 30, 2023 Buy Now Landon Desselle Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam FRANKLIN – Save your Saturday for the mats. The 2023 TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championships take over the Williamson County Ag Expo Center this weekend with a loaded day of competition Saturday. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. and will stretch into the night as five team champions will be crowned across the four boys’ classifications and girls’ tournaments. Williamson County representatives will be Summit and Brentwood in Class AA, Fairview and Page in Class A and Battle Ground Academy in Division II A-AA. The last – and only – WilllCo team to win a state title in dual wrestling in the large classification of Division I is Franklin back in 2005. Fairview claimed the state duals title in 2021 – the school’s first team state title – and the only other team dual title for WillCo teams since Franklin’s championship. Brentwood Academy’s string of three titles spanning 1995-97 are the only other WillCo state dual titles. Wrestling: Summit dominates, builds for state title push How they got here Summit overwhelmed Collierville on Friday with a 73-0 win in the Class AA Sectional round to advance to the state duals for a third consecutive year. Spartans coach Pete Miller said his team is poised for another run on the state stage. “They’ve been there now. They’ve got a taste of it and they’ve also got a taste of that failure. They don’t like it,” he said after Friday’s sectional win. “We are using that as a driving factor after these last two trips to the state duals and now we just have to build from this and continue the momentum.” The Spartans had defeated Brentwood 47-25 earlier last week to win the Region 7-AA duals for a third straight season. Brentwood bounced back from the loss to Summit to reach the state stage for the first time since 2018 with a 39-34 win at Houston Saturday to tip the Region 8-AA champs. The Bruins clinched the state berth with back-to-back pins at 132 pounds by Judson Jarrett and at 138 by Arash Yazdani to top the Mustangs, which led 34-27 entering the final two matches. Fairview advanced to the Class A state stage for a sixth consecutive season after Millington forfeited the Class A Sectional matchup over the weekend. The Yellow Jackets, who won the District 14-A duals with a 81-0 win over Creek Wood, claimed a sixth straight region title won at Sycamore prior. Page suffered an opening setback at 106 in the Class A Sectional Saturday against visiting Greenbrier, but won the next nine matches to cruise to a 48-30 victory and push back into the state duals for a second straight season. The Wildcats of BGA defeated Franklin Road Academy 54-13 in the regional and opened against Friendship Christian with pins in five of the first seven matches to post a 42-34 win and advance out of the DII A-AA West Region. Wrestling: Page wins regional, will host Saturday for state duals berth What happened last year After capturing third place in 2021 in Class AA, Summit opened with Bradley Central in the quarterfinals last year and fell in four of the final five matches to suffer a 41-34 defeat against the eventual state runners-up. The Spartans recovered with wins against Clarksville (39-25) and Dobyns Bennett (34-30) to wrestle for third place again before dropping a 43-27 dual against Wilson Central, which had stopped Nolensville 36-30 in the consolation semifinals. The Knights were the other WillCo representative in AA, recovering from a 39-30 loss to eventual champion Cleveland in the first round with a 40-35 victory against Maryville in consolation. In Class A, both Fairview and Page represented in 2022 as well. The Yellow Jackets defeated Tullahoma 42-33 before falling to Greenville in the semifinals 38-32 to miss a shot at reaching the dual final for a third straight season. Page pushed eventual state champion Signal Mountain before falling 39-30 in the quarterfinals and suffered a 42-33 loss to Gibbs in consolation. The Yellow Jackets defeated Gibbs 43-34, but settled for fourth after a 42-36 loss to Pigeon Forge in the consolation final. In DII A-AA, BGA fell 54-15 against eventual state champion Lakeway Christian in the semifinals. Wrestling: Summit 3-peats as region dual champs, Bruins advance to sectionals 2023 TSSAA Wrestling Dual Championships Saturday, Feb. 4 at Williamson County Ag Expo Center Class A Quarterfinals 9 a.m. – Signal Mountain vs. Gibbs; Tullahoma vs. Sycamore; Page vs. Knoxville Halls; Soddy Daisy vs. Fairview Class AA Quarterfinals 9 a.m. – Cleveland vs. Rossview; Maryville vs. Summit; Wilson Central vs. Dobyns Bennett; Brentwood vs. Bradley Central Division II A-AA Semifinals 11 a.m. – Lakeway Christian vs. Friendship Christian; Boyd Buchanan vs. Battle Ground Academy Division II AAA Semifinals 11 a.m. – Baylor vs. West Region No. 2; Montgomery Bell Academy vs. West Region No. 1 Girls Semifinals 1 p.m. – Rossview vs. Gibbs; Cleveland vs. Clarksville Spectator Information Tickets are $12 if purchased in advance on GoFanor $15 per if purchased with cash at the gate. Everyone school-age and older must purchase a ticket. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Concession stands and vendors will sell food, while teams and spectators are permitted to bring food inside the arena, but the use of electrical appliances (crockpots, microwaves, etc.) is prohibited. The Williamson County Ag Expo Center is located at 4215 Long Lane in Franklin. -------------------- Meanwhile down in GA.... Buford first, Archer fourth at Redskin Rumble wrestling tournament From Staff Reports Jan 29, 2023 Updated 17 hrs ago Buford’s wrestling team won the 16-team Redskin Rumble at Social Circle on Saturday. The Wolves posted 283 points to finish ahead of runner-up Social Circle’s 242 and third-place Rockmart’s 218.5. Archer was fourth at 172. Buford got weight class titles from D.J. Clarke (106), Maddox McArthur (126), Kieron McCormack (132), Hudson Danielson (138), Gavin Pope (144) and Conor McCloskey (175). Rylan Ibold (113), J.T. McCullough (150) and Aaron Riner (190) had runner-up finishes, Ty Gentry (120) and Grayson Santee (165) were third and Kanon Nelson (157) took fourth. Archer’s Sam Rwibuka won the 285 championship, and the Tigers’ other top-four finishers were Max Hennebaul (second, 106), Gavin Frierson (fourth, 126), Dylan Frierson (second, 138) and Tracy Wright (fourth, 190).
  3. Good free press coverage in Chattanooga… https://www.chattanoogan.com/2023/1/28/463266/Cleveland-Wrestlers-Earn-Class-AA.aspx https://www.chattanoogan.com/2023/1/28/463260/PHOTOS-Baylor-Wrestlers-Defeat-McCallie.aspx https://www.chattanoogan.com/2023/1/27/463250/Signal-Mountain-Advances-To-State-Duals.aspx And Chattanooga TV… https://www.wdef.com/baylor-wrestling-wins-over-mccallie-in-duke-arena-46-24/ And Press/Photos up in Clarksville for Rossview’s big win https://clarksvillenow.com/local/rossview-boys-beat-clarksville-high-to-take-first-regional-dual-wrestling-championship/ ——————- AAU in memphis https://www.flowrestling.org/events/9029994-2223-tnaau-top-100-memphis —————- Blackman vs Bradley https://www.chattanoogan.com/2023/1/29/463274/Bradley-Central-Overpowers-Blackman.aspx
  4. Buford loses to Camden in duals, but came in 5th at Kansas City Stampede just behind Baylor who took 3rd as we know..... https://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sports/buford-places-fifth-at-kansas-city-stampede/article_cd5604ab-15a0-56ab-8a31-0db7a4d9de24.html https://www.northgwinnettvoice.com/buford-falls-to-camden-county-in-class-aaaaaaa-state-duals-championship/ On the way to the championship, Camden beat North Gwinnett, Mill Creek and Buford. The Wolves defeated Brookwood and West Forsyth to earn the championship berth. Mill Creek defeated West Forsyth 50-27 to take third place. Jefferson, which recently reclassed from Class 4A to Class 5A, defeated Cass 37-33 in the Class 5A championship to win the team’s 43rd overall wrestling title and 19th team duals championship. Jefferson famously won every team duals title from its inception in 2002 until 2020 when North Hall took the championship. https://www.ajc.com/sports/high-school-sports-blog/jefferson-camden-county-add-to-trophy-cases-at-ghsa-team-duals-state-championships-saturday/QXPCNTWL6BAY7KDCSCJDYYLFWY/
  5. Who’s Poind4Pound #1? Piper?? Anyway, let’s continue to keep an eye on this ever growing program… https://wcyb.com/sports/content/king-womens-wrestling-building-an-dynasty-in-east-tennessee
  6. For full story…. https://wcyb.com/sports/content/king-womens-wrestling-building-an-dynasty-in-east-tennessee
  7. CHS wrestlers split matches, Cook honored for 25 years Posted 1/17/23 The Cookeville High School wrestling team came just three points shy of sweeping Oakland and Stone Memorial on the night in which head coach Scott Cook was honored for starting the program 25 years ago. https://herald-citizen.com/stories/chs-wrestlers-split-matches-cook-honored-for-25-years,77182 ——————- Spring Hill freshman Highland flips into wrestling By Maurice Patton Main Street Maury Jan 18, 2023 Updated 12 hrs ago Comments 1 of 5 Spring Hill freshman Nathan Highland (left) began wrestling as an eighth-grader after pursuing gymnastics for five years. Highland recorded a pair of pins for the Raiders during Tuesday's dual matches against Tullahoma and Columbia Central. DEBORAH BEU / MAIN STREET MAURY Spring Hill freshman Nathan Highland tries to turn Tullahoma's Sylas McGowen during Tuesday's dual. Highland pinned McGowen in the second period of their 170-pound match, one of the Raiders' three pins in their 51-28 loss. DEBORAH BEU / MAIN STREET MAURY Spring Hill's Scott Carter works to control Columbia Central's Jayden Tyus during their 182-pound match Tuesday night. Carter claimed a second-period pin as the Raiders won the dual, 60-12. DEBORAH BEU / MAIN STREET MAURY Columbia Central 170-pounder Jamar Morris defeated Tullahoma's Connor Avans by injury default Tuesday. DEBORAH BEU / MAIN STREET MAURY Spring Hill 220-pound senior Cayden Buchanan earned a second-round pin of Tullahoma's DeCarlos Slaughter during Tuesday's dual match. DEBORAH BEU / MAIN STREET MAURy For so many Columbia Central and Spring Hill wrestlers, mat time is the primary concern as they work toward the postseason. And that experience may not be more vital for anyone than Raider freshman Nathan Highland. In just his second season of competition, Highland had a pair of pins Tuesday night as Spring Hill split a pair of matches with Tullahoma and the Lions. A convert from gymnastics, Highland wrestled as an eighth-grader and showed promise, according to coach Kortney Brus. “He’s like ‘Gumby’, very flexible,” Brus said. “He’s a solid athlete. Technically speaking, there’s some stuff to clean up, but he’s got strength, he’s got flexibility, he’s got that ‘grind’ to him. You can teach techniques, but he’s got that stuff you can’t teach. “He’s impressed me from Day One. He’s super coachable. And to weigh in at 157 and wrestle at 170 against Tullahoma – and win – we’ve just been happy to have him.” After five years of gymnastics, Highland grew out of the sport both figuratively and literally. “I got tall, and it just didn’t feel the same once we got back from COVID,” said the 5-foot, 11-inch 14-year old. “So I decided to pick up school sports – football, wrestling, I ran track. “I’m an athlete. I think I learn pretty fast. I had a decent season last year, something like 23-6 between middle school and AAU.” Against Tullahoma, Highland came off his back for a second-period pin against Sylas McGowen and provided one of the bright spots in the Raiders’ 51-28 loss despite giving up more than 10 pounds. “It was wrestle 170, or not wrestle,” he said. Wrestling at 160 against Central, he pinned Kainoa Anderson in the second period as well. “I don’t think. It’s just happening. My body takes over and I just work my moves, and as time goes, I get more aggressive,” Highland said. “Most people come out energized at the start. I think I go the other way. “There’s two mentalities – ‘this is going to be rough’, or ‘I’m going to win this’, and I’ve gone in with both.” For Spring Hill, the loss to Tullahoma was the second in less than 10 days, following a 48-23 Wildcat victory on Jan. 10 at Franklin County. Along with Highland, the Raiders got a major decision Tuesday from Darien Vera at 126 and back-to-back pins from Cayden Buchanan and Joseph Jessup at 220 and 285. “We had a lot of starters out due to injuries, and we’ve got a young team,” Brus said. “To see them go out there and wrestle with confidence against a good team made me feel good.” Spring Hill senior Scott Carter, who dropped an 11-7 decision against Tullahoma’s Carson Avans, bounced back for a second-period pin of Central’s Jayden Tyus in the nightcap. “Scott wrestled at 182, but he’s trying to drop to ‘70,” Brus said. “He weighed in at 171.” Columbia Central, coming off a strong showing over the weekend – Brianna Gayton won the 132-pound championship at the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee tournament with Madison McDowell placing second at 235, while Rolin Manning, Anderson and Triston Harden each registered top-three finishes at Franklin County – wasn’t as sharp Tuesday as first-year coach Carlos Emerson would have liked. In addition to the 60-12 defeat against their cross-county rival, the Lions fell 66-6 to Tullahoma. “Our effort was a lot better, but we definitely need a ‘heart check’,” Emerson said. “The potential is there. They’ve just got to find it within themselves to be consistent.” Spring Hill 60, Columbia Central 12: 126 –John Varga (SH) by forfeit; 132 – Tyler Wehrenberg (SH) p. Dawson Dykes, 1:12; 138 –Jace Mince (SH) by forfeit; 145 – Austin Spires (SH) by forfeit; 152 – Eric Murphy (SH) by forfeit; 160 – Nathan Highland (SH) p. Kainoa Anderson, 3:27; 170 – Jamar Morris (CC) by forfeit; 182 –Scott Carter (SH) p. Jayden Tyus, 2:55; 195 –Zach Cole (CC) p. Francisco Lemus 0:26; 220 –Cayden Buchanan (SH) by forfeit; 285 – Joseph Jessup (SH) p. Anijah Hildreth, 0:25; 106 –double forfeit; 113 – double forfeit; 120 – Payton Miller (SH) by forfeit
  8. King women's wrestling building a dynasty in East Tennessee by Heather Williams Tuesday, January 17th 2023 https://wcyb.com/sports/content/king-womens-wrestling-building-an-dynasty-in-east-tennessee The King University women's wrestling program has become the queens of the mat in a short time. The school recently won its sixth national championship in just 12 seasons of existence. 5 VIEW ALL PHOTOS King women's wrestling (WCYB
  9. Matthew Waddell made it three falls in a row in duals for the Chattanooga Mocs at 184. RESULTS CHATTANOOGA---The Chattanooga Mocs battled 24th-ranked West Virginia toe-to-toe for 70-plus minutes but fell 22-16. The match featured both dominant and gritty performances on both sides ending with a dramatic finish. "There are no moral victories," Coach Kyle Ruschell shared afterwards. "We told them that if they don't think that what we're working on is happening, you're crazy, because we're seeing more aggression, we're seeing better hand fighting, more leg attacks, a little bit better job on top…we're seeing all of those things. "We just need to continue to do that for the next 60 days." The Mocs return to Maclellan Gym next Saturday hosting Davidson. The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m., start. WEIGHT-BY-WEIGHT 157: 0-3 Lincoln Heck and No. 29 Alex Hornfeck battled for the full seven minutes with the Mountaineer getting the 3-2 win. Heck got the lone takedown of the match with seven seconds left in the second period but took a locked hands penalty before the buzzer. Hornfeck got two escapes for the win. 165: 0-9 #12 Peyton Hall and Thomas Sell had a spirited first period before the Mountaineer got Sell into a bad position in the second and finished the fall at 4:50. 174: 4-9 It was all Rocky Jordan in this one almost owning 7:00 in riding time. He claimed a 9-0 major over Scott Joll with constant pressure. Note: Jordan now has out-scored opponents 99-12 in 10 duals 184: 10-9 In the lone ranked matchup of the night & rematch from last year, No. 33 Matthew Waddell stole the show. He used a standing reversal straight on the back of No. 30 Anthony Carman for the fall at 4:03. Note: Three straight pins in duals for Waddell 197: 13-9 Jake Boyd used all the time available for a 3-2 TB win over Ian Bush. Both wrestlers managed just escapes throughout the 10 minutes with a near takedown into fall position by Boyd in the first only to see Bush sneak away. The tiebreaker round saw Boyd out in two seconds while riding Bush for 13 seconds to net the point and win. Note: Now 4-2 with the match score ending within two points. 285: 13-12 No. 28 Michael Wolfgram dominated the early going of the match before Andrew used a late takedown in the second and quick escape in the third to make it interesting at 11-7. He nearly combined a takedown into fall points, but Wolfgram out-wrestled him to get the two points and held on for 13-8 victory. 125: 13-16 No. 7 Killian Cardinale got a 10-2 major over Dom DiTomasso. He built it methodically with half of his scoring coming in the third. 133: 16-16 Brayden Palmer knotted the dual score with a 7-3 win. His 4-point near fall early in the third period was the difference. Note: Palmer won nine of his last 10 matches 141: 16-19 Dayne Dalrymple got the start against Jordan Titus who was coming off a weekend win over then No. 1 Cole Matthews of Pitt. Dalrymple battled but couldn't find his offense in a 6-2 decision loss. 149: 16-22 Grant Lundy trailed No. 28 Sam Hillegas 8-2 in the second period when he got a takedown midway through to get a spark. He was down in riding time so he needed a special third. Lundy out-scored his ranked opponent 6-3 working Hillegas to the end but ran out of time as Hillegas literally held on in the final seconds for the 12-10 win. #24 West Virginia 22, Chattanooga 16 157: 157: Alex Hornfeck (WVU) 3-2 dec over Lincoln Heck (CHAT) – 0-3 165: Peyton Hall (WVU) fall (4:50) over Thomas Sell (CHAT) – 0-6 174: Rocky Jordan (CHAT) 9-0 maj. dec. over Scott Joll (WVU) – 4-9 184: Matthew Waddell (CHAT) fall (4:03) over Anthony Carman (WVU) – 10-9 197: Jake Boyd (CHAT) 3-2 dec. TB over Ian Bush (WVU) – 13-9 285: Michael Wolfgram (WVU) 13-8 dec. over Logan Andrew (CHAT) – 13-12 125: Killian Cardinale (WVU) 10-2 maj. dec. over Dominic DiTomasso (CHAT) – 13-16 133: Brayden Palmer (CHAT) 7-3 dec. over Davin Rhoads (WVU) – 16-16 141: Jordan Titus (WVU) 6-2 dec. over Dayne Dalrymple (CHAT) – 16-19 149: Sam Hillegas (WVU) 12-10 dec. over Grant Lundy (CHAT) – 16-22 SERIES 0-3 | In Chattanooga: 0-1 QUOTABLE "That's kind of what I do (on taking his shot reversing into the pin). Whenever i stand up from on bottom, I kind of leave it in their hands. If they want to just give me the point, that's fine. I'll take the point, but they want to stand there and wrestle, I have a few moves in there that I can really hurt him quick. (He smiled) So I don't like wrestling the whole time." – MatthewWaddell on his third straight pin in dual action "Matt's did a great job of getting to offense right away with that shot tonight. I don't know if I've seen that shot in the first period all year, and so you can see his development as well. The pins are always there for him, he's always had that where a pen can happen, but the other little things the takedowns in the first period, the mat returns, that's the stuff that he needs to do to get over the next hump." – Kyle Ruschell on Waddell's work over the last three duals NEXT 3 MATCHES Jan. 21: Davidson, 7 p.m. Jan. 27: at Presbyterian, 6 p.m. Jan. 29: at The Citadel, 2 p.m. gomocs.com ———————— A great concept IF your local media will do it… Gwinnett Takedown Club honors county's best wrestlers from December From Staff Reports 12 hrs ago Archer's Max Hennebaul, left, wrestles Brookwood's Jacob Chan in the 106-pound finals of the Gwinnett County tournament at Parkview on Dec. 22, 2022. Will Hammock The Gwinnett Takedown Club recently selected the wrestlers of the month for December, honoring the top performers from the first month of the high school season. Each Gwinnett program had up to three wrestlers selected for the honor. Those athletes are: Archer: Max Hennebaul, Gavin Frierson, Christian Sumo https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/tncms/asset/editorial/b1a81b66-955e-11ed-84c5-8fe1b485805e/
  10. Four Science Hill wrestlers take Brawl titles; West Ridge's Coger claims championship.com Jan 14, 2023 Updated 25 min ago 1 of 5 Science Hill's Devon Medina (left) tries to escape the grasp of Cox Mill's Bryce Gadson in Saturday's 195-pound championship match. JEFF BIRCHFIELD/JOHNSON CITY PRESS Cox Mill's Bryson Gadson, left, and Science Hills' Devon Medina lock up in their 195-pound championship match. JEFF BIRCHFIELD/JOHNSON CITY PRESS Wyatt Howard of Pigeon Forge, left, and Jamie Beck of Science Hill face off in Saturday's 160 championship match. JEFF BIRCHFIELD/JOHNSON CITY PRESS Perry Tate of Science Hill, left, tries to fend off a shot by Herbert Little of Pigeon Forge in their 182-pound championship match. JEFF BIRCHFIELD/JOHNSON CITY PRESS Science Hill's Keimel Redford tries to get the upper hand against Pigeon Forge's Caleb Wolfe in Saturday's heavyweight championship match. JEFF BIRCHFIELD/JOHNSON CITY PRESS JOHNSON CITY — Science Hill had six boys reach the finals and three earn championships in their weight classes at the 23rd annual Fandetti-Richardson Brawl. Devon Medina, one of four Science Hill seniors to reach the finals, repeated as 195-pound champion of the home wrestling meet with an exciting sudden victory over Bryce Gadson of North Carolina's Cox Mill. Medina gutted out the 5-3 win despite being pushed around much of the match by Gadson, an explosive grappler with speed and power. Medina said at the end, it came down to what his family and coaches preached. “He was 100% one of the toughest guys I’ve ever faced. He was so strong,” Medina said. “My dad and Coach (Jimmy) Miller always say to have more heart than the other wrestler. I was exhausted. My lungs were going out, my heart was racing and my body was on fire.” Junior Stiles Miller, who competes at 113, and freshman Chase Smalling (120) also won individual championships. The Hilltoppers tied for second with South Carolina's Fort Mill with 136 points. Lakeway Christian took the team title with 158.5 points. In the 120 final, Stiles pinned Jacob Nally from Fort Mill at 3:38 of the first period. Stiles also reached a milestone with his 100th career win earlier in the day. Like his teammates who reached the mark, Stiles will be awarded pink laces for his wrestling shoes to celebrate the achievement. Stiles and Smalling shared the most outstanding wrestler award for the lower weights. “We had six in the finals, won three and lost three,” Coach Miller said. “Stiles started us off at 113 and ran through the tournament pretty good. He had a tough match getting out of the pool, but we wrestled the kid from Fort Mill a month ago. He won then and won today with a good scramble.” Smalling captured a hard-fought 13-10 decision over Cole Gumlick of Lakeway Christian in the 120 final. The freshman is 33-1 on the season and has the Science Hill coaches excited about how good he can become. “Chase has great offense on his feet and he’s very aware of where he’s at,” Coach Miller said. “I can’t ask for nothing better from that kid. He’s going to find his way on the podium.” Three other Science Hill wrestlers reached the finals. All three lost to Pigeon Forge grapplers. Pigeon Forge's Wyatt Howard pinned Jamie Beck in 2:57, Herbert Little pinned Perry Tate in 3:49 and Caleb Williams scored an 11-0 major decision over Keimel Redford. GIRLS COMPETITION Alex Costello pinned Delaney Nichols of Gibbs to win the girls’ 120 class. Sawyer Ward reached the final at 138 where she lost a 3-0 decision to Baylor's Paraskevi Christopolos. Kay’a Robinson was runner-up at 152, losing a pinfall to Krickett Jones from Karns. Other local champions were West Ridge's Angel Coger, who captured first place at 165, and Greeneville's Jenna Baines at 107. THE TRADITION CONTINUES The wrestling meet continues to bring out fields of strong fields of teams and grapplers in its 23rd year. It’s also a time to celebrate the memories of fallen wrestlers Scott Fandetti, Todd Richardson and Scott Moffat. “We lost a few teams with the weather, but we had some great matches, great finals,” Miller said. “It gets better and better. We work months to go out find the teams and who the best teams are. We just keep wrestling.” The Kingsport Times News
  11. McMinn wrestling beats Hixson, Polk County From Athenian staff reports 1 hr ago BENTON – McMinn County wrestling picked up two wins Tuesday at Polk County High School, defeating Hixson and hosting Polk each by 45-30 scores. Zach Helms, Rylan Wilkins, Israel Smith, Isaiah Ison, Dakota Guffey, Nick Vincent, Chris Rouse and NaQuan Vincent won their matches against Hixson. Brayden "Flaco" Fletcher, Wilkins, Jared Pettit, Brad Simmons, Nick Vincent, NaQuan Vincent and Kenley Petrosino won their matches against Polk.
  12. Glad you caught that... Kudos!!!!
  13. Tigers dominate the mat in Cherokee tournament over the weekend By Montana Findley Sports Reporter Jan 10, 2023 Updated 4 hrs ago The Pigeon Forge Tigers wrestling team were back in action on Saturday, Jan 7, as they traveled to Cherokee, North Carolina for the Osley B. Saunooke Memorial Tournament. https://www.themountainpress.com/sports/tigers-dominate-the-mat-in-cherokee-tournament-over-the-weekend/article_015e941f-93c0-5c4b-8e0c-9991bc030ea4.html ——————- Kudos to Coach Cook and Cavalier crew… Cavs win Redhawk Rampage Posted 1/10/23 SMYRNA — The Cookeville High School wrestling program made a splash at the Redhawk Rampage Saturday as the boys finished first out of 25 teams, while the girls finished seventh out of 22 teams https://herald-citizen.com/stories/cavs-win-redhawk-rampage,75988
  14. Wrestling Photo Gallery – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Jan 8, 2023 Updated Jan 8, 2023 Photos from the championships rounds of the 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational at Father Ryan on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 in Nashville. 1 of 22 Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Tanner Tran and Axel Ritchie at 106 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Landon Desselle of Summit and George Maholtz of Eastside at 138 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Pat Simpson Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Ty Tice and Chase Walker at 113 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Ty Tice and Chase Walker at 113 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Jordyn Raney and Jarvis Little at 126 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Pete Miller Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Jarvis Little Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Jarvis Little and Jordyn Raney at 126 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Ethan Lipsey and Will Anderson at 132 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Ethan Lipsey and Will Anderson at 132 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Landon Desselle and George Maholtz at 138 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Landon Desselle and George Maholtz at 138 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Brock Wittman Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Logan Fowler and Jack Wyland at 152 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Gunner Taylor and Lane Schrader at 160 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Matt Oberlander and Jake Stacey Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Aiden Brenot and Gavin Ricketts at 182 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Rob Atwood and Kendrick Curtis at 195 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Gabe Fisher and Oscar Adams at 220 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Buy Now Wrestling – 2023 Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Invitational Championships Gabe Fisher and Oscar Adams at 220 Photo by Charles Pulliam @cspulliam Tags Father Ryan High School Johnny Drennan Memorial Wrestling Tournament Franklin Wrestling Fairview Wrestling Summit Wrestling https://www.williamsonherald.com/multimedia/photos/wrestling-photo-gallery-2023-johnny-drennan-memorial-wrestling-invitational-championships/collection_a0e49424-8f5c-11ed-b338-aff8e201f1d6.html
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