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On 1/14/2019 at 9:27 AM, udahman said:

What is the link for tournament results of the Fandetti-Richardson Brawl 2019

Probably on track or flo

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Historic day in Tennessee wrestling....

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Tennessee Wrestling State Champions To Compete In Post-Season “Best Of The Best” Event

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This March, elite wrestlers from all high schools in Tennessee will be able to showcase their skills against each other, regardless of division or school size.   

The Middle Tennessee Wrestling Officials Association (MTWOA) and Compound Sportwear present “Tennessee’s Best of the Best presented by Compound Sportwear”, a post-season quad wrestling meet, which will pit state champions from each wrestling classification against each other to showcase the top wrestlers statewide. Champions from Division I AAA, Division I A/AA, and Division II will be joined by one wild card entry in each weight class to form 4 mixed teams that will compete in a dual format. Teams will compete in three duals. This post-season event will be held at 5 p.m. on March 2, at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tn.

“We are extremely excited for these high school wrestlers to see how they compare to champions from other divisions,” said John Gannon, president of the MTWOA. “It will be a great night to celebrate and showcase elite scholastic wrestling in Tennessee.”

Wrestling crowned one champion per weight class until 1997, when public and private schools split into separate divisions. The championships were further divided in 2014, when public schools separated into small school and large school classifications. This event gives wrestling fans the opportunity to see elite wrestlers compete from all over the state and from every division and classification.

Cliff Fretwell of Compound Sportswear added, “We are excited to support Tennessee’s Best of the Best. Compound Sportswear is dedicated to supporting and growing wrestling all over the southeast. We are honored to be involved with such a prestigious event that showcases young up and coming talent! The talent growth and success on the national level in recent years is a testament to events like these!”

Proceeds from this event will go toward funding wrestling in Tennessee. Oakland High School is at 2225 Patriot Dr., Murfreesboro, Tn. 37130.

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CHS wrestling splits with Smyrna, Stewart's Creek Tuesday

Cookeville's Richard Ortega-Rosendo, top, works an advantage against a Smyrna wrestler during the Cavs' 59-17 win Tuesday night at CHS.
Cookeville's Richard Ortega-Rosendo, top, works an advantage against a Smyrna wrestler during the Cavs' 59-17 win Tuesday night at CHS.
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Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Cookeville High School wrestling team split two matchups on Tuesday night as the Cavaliers took down Smyrna 59-17, but they fell to Stewart’s Creek 49-22 at CHS.

In Cookeville’s win over Smyrna, the Cavs gave up one forfeit, one pin, and one technical fall. However, the Cavs also scored on four forfeits, four pins, and three decisions.

Scoring pins for the Cavs were Mikey Gonzalez (132 pounds), Richard Ortega-Rosendo (160), Jay Reed (170), and Steven Dixon (195). Reed’s was the only pin to come in the first round, and all three others came in the second.

Of the Cavs’ three decision victories, two were major decisions. Both major decisions were by the same margin as Sammy Hadlock (120) won 16-4, and Reed Hall (126) won 19-7. The third decision victory went to Ethan Ayo (138) as he won 7-4.

The Cavs were not as lucky against Stewart’s Creek as they dropped one forfeit, six pins, and three decisions. However, CHS was still able to score on three pins and a major decision.

Scoring pins for Cookeville were Dakota Cucinella (182), Kana Frye (220), and Sam Harness (heavyweight). All three pins came in the first round, and Cucinella’s was the fastest at 33 seconds. Reed scored the remaining four points when he beat his opponent 20-11.

Up next, the Cavs will travel to Crossville Thursday for a match at hosting Stone Memorial High School. Weigh in is set for 5 p.m., and the first match is scheduled for 6 p.m.


This scene was repeated often Tuesday night at Dobyns-Bennett's Buck Van Huss Dome, where the Tribe won 13 matches against Science Hill by forfeit.

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1 / 1 This scene was repeated often Tuesday night at Dobyns-Bennett's Buck Van Huss Dome, where the Tribe won 13 matches against Science Hill by forfeit.

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D-B earns bizarre win featuring forfeits in 13 of 14 matches

JOE AVENTO • JAN 15, 2019 AT 7:55 PM 

KINGSPORT — The schedule said Science Hill would be wrestling at Dobyns-Bennett on Tuesday night.

One team said otherwise.

Science Hill forfeited 13 of the 14 matches, giving the Indians a 78-6 victory in a bizarre dual meet at the Buck Van Huss Dome.

“I brought the kids that were healthy,” said Science Hill coach Jimmy Miller, who said the majority of his team was out with the flu. “Unfortunately, I have to do what’s best for my kids. Was it personal? No. I did what was best for the Science Hill High School kids.”

Science Hill didn’t send a wrestler out for the first four matches, and a pattern began to emerge. Wrestler after wrestler, all wearing D-B singlets, walked to the center of the mat to have his hand hoisted victoriously into the air by the referee.

Finally, at 132 pounds, there was some wrestling, and Science Hill’s Tyler Sealey pinned D-B’s Eli Whitley in a minute to cap the night’s only action.

The entire farce lasted 10 minutes, leaving the handful of spectators who paid $5 apiece to get in wondering if they’d get their money back.

“We put our guys out there and we were willing to wrestle anyone he put out there,” D-B coach Wesley Idlette said. “We were ready. I’m still a little shocked.

“People paid to come in and see some matches and they only saw one match.”

Miller said he tried to get the event rescheduled when he realized his team wouldn’t be at full strength.

“That was denied,” he said.

Idlette said all he can do is look forward.

“Things were out of my control,” he said. “We still have a long season ahead of us. We’re looking forward to Thursday and taking on Jefferson County.”

Edited by Sommers

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Published Jan. 19 2019

Two giants of the local wrestling community died Friday, John Farr in the morning and Jim Morgan in the afternoon
Published Jan. 19 2019

Published Jan. 19 2019

Had a great love for these two gentlemen since the 70s and some will even remember them in the 60s starting with Red Bank Lion fans, of course officiating, UTC, and Baylor..... Not to mention the years of service at the tssaa state wrestling tournaments.

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