published Sunday, February 16th, 2014

TSSAA state wrestling finals results

Saturday at Franklin, Tenn.

Class AAA

Top 11 team scores: 1. Cleveland 215, 2. Wilson Central 166.5, 3. Bradley Central 141, 4. Ravenwood 132, 5. Soddy-Daisy 120.5, 6. Franklin 108.5, 7. Heritage 102, 8. Clarksville 98.5, 9. Cookeville 96.5, 10. Blackman 84.5, 11. Walker Valley 84.

Best Wrestler: Chris Debien, Cleveland.

Best match: Tucker Russo (Soddy-Daisy)/Ezra Taylor (Cleveland)

106 pounds

For first: Dillan Friesner (Independence) dec. Ryan McElhaney (Bradley Central), 5-0 OT (SV1). For third: Tanner Justice (Halls) pinned Briar Potter (East Hamilton), 2:04. For fifth: Chris Poore (Seymour) won by forfeit over Drake Haney (Walker Valley).

113 pounds

For first: Toribio Navarro (Bradley Central) dec. Nick Crawford (Heritage), 6-2. For third: Jack Shrader (Franklin) dec. Triston Blansit, 7-4. For fifth: Evan Huling (Halls) dec. Jack Shrader (Franklin), 8-5.

120 pounds

For first: Knox Fuller (Bradley Central) pinned Murphy Elkins (Cookeville), 2:47. For third: Kyle Lee (Franklin) pinned Christian Cerrito (Wilson Central), 0:50. For fifth: Jacob McClure (Soddy-Daisy) injury default over Devan Cyree (Tullahoma).

126 pounds

For first: Chris Debien (Cleveland) pinned Lane Dickerson (Wilson Central), 1:12. For third: Clarence Mathis (Antioch) dec. Corbin Hurley (Tennessee), 7-2. For fifth: Clarence Mathis (Antioch) dec. Zack Wilkins (Mt. Juliet), 3-2.

132 pounds

For first: Austin Richard (Wilson Central) dec. Austin Stevison (Cleveland), 7-4. For third: Chris Rowland (Ravenwood) dec. Ayinde Bakar (Blackman), 7-5. For fifth: Michael Diemer (Heritage) dec. Christian Ocon (Overton), 5-1.

138 pounds

For first: Tucker Russo (Soddy-Daisy) dec. Ezra Taylor (Cleveland), 4-2 OT (TB). For third: Delrico Bowen (Northwest) dec. Josh Feuerbacher (Blackman), 7-5. For fifth: David Garabrandt (Bearden) dec. Elan McCasland (Beech), 10-4.

145 pounds

For first Luke Hamilton (Brentwood) pinned Gage Richmond (Soddy-Daisy), 3;57. For third: Connor Gordon (Rossview) dec. Nick Patton (Centennial, 5-1. For fifth: Beau Badon (Dickson) dec. William Haas (Cleveland), 7-0.

152 pounds

For first: Taylor Warren (Ravenwood) dec. Charles Frye (Dobyns-Bennett), 8-2. For third: Mike Binns (Wilson Central) dec. Aaron Oliver 5-3 OT (SV1). For fifth: Austin Williamson (Soddy-Daisy) dec. Danyon Edens (Mt. Juliet), 8-4.

160 pounds

For first: Patrick Dooley (Franklin) dec. Robin Klingensmith (Ravenwood), 9-6. For third: Austin Hammons (Cookeville) dec. Tyler Sells (Blackman), 7-3. For fifth: Joseph Begley (Dobyns Bennett) dec. Dominico Bowen (Northeast), 8-1.

170 pounds

For first: Sean Kennedy (Riverdale) dec. Josh Hamilton (Cleveland), 4-3. For third: Alan D'Alessandro (Clarksville) dec. Kaleb Rippy (Beech), 2-1. For fifth: Macon Webster (Dickson) won by disqualification over Dmitry Searle; (Brentwood).

182 pounds

For first: Chad Solomon (Maryville) dec. Billy Raulston (Walker Valley), 5-2. For third: Hamza Yunis (Kenwood) pinned Cade Smith (Ravenwood), 2-1. For fifth: Gheorghe Meyer (Franklin) dec. Brett Brown (Bradley Central), 4-0.

195 pounds

For first: Ethan West (Cleveland) dec. Kiel Russell (Clarksville), 9-7. For third: Schuyler Larue (Heritage) dec. Hunter Bagley (Science Hill), 6-1. For fifth: Trent Cumby (Cookeville) injury default over Clay Strawn (Maryville).

220 pounds

For first: John Kramer (Wilson Central) dec. Rex Shotts (Ravenwood), 5-4. For third: Josh Filbey (Frankley) pinned Jebediah Davis (Heritage), 2:35. For fifth: Koran Kennedy (Cleveland) pinned Bryce Bush (Antioch), 3:47.

285 pounds

For first: Bruno Reagan (Clarksville) pinned Austin Wells (Blackman), 2:19. For third: Nick Boykin (Riverdale) pinned John Gaither (Cleveland), 2;26. For fifth: Jeff Benson (Oakland) dec. Zack Miller (Walker Valley), 5-3.

Class A/AA

Top 10 team scores: 1. Hixson 163.5, 2. Alcoa 155, 3. Pigeon Forge 134.5, 4. Notre Dame 95.5, 5. East Ridge 85.5, 6. Central 77, 7. Red Bank 72, 7. Signal Mountain 72, 9. Greeneville 69, 10. East Nashville 62.

Best wrestler: Samson Evans, Alcoa.

Best match: Avery Martin (MLK)/Noah Bankston (Notre Dame).

106 pounds

For first: Gavin Hutchens (Pigeon Forge) pinned Trent Comeaux (Red Bank), 1:07. For third: Robert Owens (East Ridge) pinned Ned Warwick (Notre Dame), 3:49. For fifth: Spencer Groves (Hixson) dec. Seth Malone (Elizabethton), 4-2.

113 pounds

For first: Luke Mullin (Notre Dame) pinned Warren Weaver (Signal Mountain), 3:06. For third: Cedrick Harris (Hix) dec. Ellis Dodson (Eagleville), 7-6. For fifth: Austin Gilley (West Greene) major dec. Jacob Ruiter (Pigeon Forge), 17-8.

120 pounds

For first: Nathaniel Murphy (Alcoa) pinned Trent Walliser (Lookout Valley), 1:19. For third: Matthew Kieta (Pigeon Forge) dec. Hayden Hammonds (Eagleville), 4-0. For fifth: Eric Foster (Stratford) dec. Cage Hargrove (Forrest), 4-2 OT (SV-1).

126 pounds

For first: Jon Boatman (Greeneville) dec. Seth Douglas (Sycamore), 6-1. For third: Ryan Verhulst (Alcoa) dec. Isaac Yates (Hixson), 1-0. For fifth: Jason Fennell (Harpeth) dec. Austin Saporito (Grace Christian), 7-0.

132 pounds

For first: Packy Mullin (Notre Dame) dec. Josh Vance (Greeneville), 8-1. For third: Grayson Layne (Hixson) major dec. Bryson Lemons (Central), 9-0. For fifth: Carlos Aguilla (Stratford) pinned Spencer Griffy (East Ridge), 3:50.

138 pounds

For first: Gabe McDuffie (Red Bank) pinned Austyn Renshaw, 5:06. For third: Tyner Christian (Harpeth) dec. Jovarrus Stegall (Hixson), 4-3. For fifth: Gary Reagan (Pigeon Forge) won by forfeit over Caleb Arp (Greenback).

145 pounds

For first: Noah Bankston (ND) dec. Avery Martin (MLK), 4-3. For third: Alonso Heyward (Central) dec. Isaac Frye (Pigeon Forge), 5-2. For fifth: George Hooker (Alcoa) dec. Andrew Birchett (Page), 3-2.

152 pounds

For first: Karim Shereef (Alcoa) pinned Xavier Norwood (Central), 3:15. For third: Landon Goforth (Hix) dec. Todd Hargis (Grace Christian), 6-0. For fifth: Phillip Nichols (CAK) dec. Andrew Solomon (Eagleville), 5-1.

160 pounds

For first: Michael Long (CAK) dec. Caleb Berg (Sullivan East), 9-2. For third: Emmanuel Holt (East Nashville) pinned Xavier Bohanan (Pigeon Forge), 1:59. For fifth: Michael Johnson (Grace Christian) dec. Joe Kamp (Fairview), 5-1.

170 pounds

For first: DeAngelo Johnson (East Ridge) dec. Devin Crawl (Red Bank), 12-8. For third: James Hughes (Stratford) dec. Chris Nicholson (Hixson), 38-12. For fifth: Dwane Herelle (Pearl Cohn) dec. Denzell Robinson (Br), 6-4.

182 pounds

For first: Cale Shelton (Signal Mountain) pinned Dylan Bargerstock (Hixson), 2:42. For third: Nelson Elliott (Sullivan East) dec. Nathan Breeden (Pigeon Forge), 3-1. For fifth: Austin Browne (White House) pinned Matt McCulley (Silverdale), 2:23.

195 pounds

For first: Tyler McClendon (Forrest) pinned Trumon Martin (Central), 3:39. For third: McKenzie Martin 9Hixson) dec. Javon Cross (East Nashville), 9-4. For fifth: Josh Ortiz-Derrick (Fairview) dec. Nicholas Kali (Alcoa), 3-2.

220 pounds

For first: Samson Evans (Alcoa) pinned Micah Pressley (Signal Mountain), 3:57. For third: Corey Cantrell (White House) dec. Nicholas Hilley (Pigeon Forge), 6-4. For fifth: Bryson Knight (Greeneville) pinned Richie Lowery (South Greene), 4:27.

285 pounds

For first: C.J. Baker (East Ridge) pinned Joseph Cartwright (East Nashville), 3:06. For third: Brody Gregory (Hix) dec. Sedric Jordan 4-3 (TB-1). For fifth: Luis Soto (Knoxville Catholic) pinned Seth Fiegler (Alcoa), 4:37.

Division II

Top five team scores: 1. Father Ryan 233, McCallie 192.5, 3. Baylor 1714. Montgomery Bell Academy 147, 5. Christian Brothers 137.

Best wrestler: Elijah Oliver, CBHS.

Best match: Adam Connell (McCallie)/Michael Eckhart (F. Ryan).

106 pounds

For first: Eli King (F. Ryan) dec. Gabriel Elkin (MBA), 7-0. For third: Jack Reynolds (Baylor) dec. Stanton Davis (McCallie), 7-5. For fifth: Trace Jenkins (St. Benedict) dec. Hunter Anderson (Brentwood Acad.), 9-2.

113 pounds

For first: Michael Murphy (Baylor) dec. Justin Becci (Brentwood Acad.), 5-2. For third: Trey Chalifoux (F. Ryan) dec. Tanner Disdale (CBHS), 1-0. For fifth: Michael Elkin (MBA) pinned Sam D'Andrea (St. Benedict), 1:50.

120 pounds

For first: Elijah Oliver (CBHS) tech. fall over Ethan Dendy (McCallie), 3:40. For third: Jared Frazier (F. Ryan) dec. John Michael Glover (MBA), 8-1. For fifth: Christian DiLucchio (Brentwood Acad.) dec. Morgan Green (St. Beenedict), 10-3.

126 pounds

For first: James Westbrooks (McCallie) dec. Kirby simpson (F. Ryan), 8-3. For third: Ronson Marsh (St. Benedict) dec. Sam Bellet (MBA), 3-1. For fifth: Trevor Brown (CBHS) major dec. Jonah Neuman (BGA), 12-0.

132 pounds

For first: Chris Wesnofske (F. Ryan) dec. Brock Herring (McCallie), 6-3. For third: Blake Solarek (MBA) major dec. Braxton Kinney (BGA), 9-1. For fifth: Caleb Powell (Baylor) pinned Drake Conine (St. Benedict, 1:39.

138 pounds

For first: Adam Connell (McCallie) dec. Michael Eckhart (F. Ryan), 2-0. For third: Stephen Johnson (MBA) pinned Drake Mitchell 9FRA), 4:58. For fifth: Connor Stewart (MUS) major dec. Rob Butler (Brentwood Acad.), 9-1.

145 pounds

For first: Griffin Davis (McCallie) dec.Ryan Simpson (F. Ryan), 5-1. For third: Mark Floyd (MBA) dec. Paul Posey (CBHS), 6-3. For fifth: Wil Tansil (FRA) won by forfeit over Michael Kelley (Fayette Acad.).

152 pounds

For first: Blake Sutherland (Baylor) dec. Marcello Morrice (F. Ryan), 2-0. For third: Bailey Wittman (CBHS) major dec. Samuel Stallings (Ensworth), 19-8. For fifth: Will Patton (McCallie) injury default over Nathan Martin (Briarcrest).

160 pounds

For first: Bryson Popp (Baylor) pinned Nick Naughton (F. Ryan), 1:45. For third: Dale Broughton (CBHS) pinned Justin Badgett (McCallie), 3:50. For fifth: Max Mullen (Brentwood Acad.) pinned Michael Ethan (FRA), 3:41.

170 pounds

For first: John Hagen (F. Ryan) dec. Cayman Seagraves (Baylor), 2-1. For third: Ridley Willis (MBA) pinned Aaron Davis (CBHS), 1:50. For fifth: Nick Pope (Briarcrest) pinned Ariel Bong (McCallie), 3:46.

182 pounds

For first: Ryan Parker (Baylor) dec. Nathan Hoodenpyle (McCallie), 6-3. For third: Nicholas Kilmer (Briarcrest) dec. Hunter Duff (F. Ryan), 7-2. For fifth: Emory Norred (Baylor) dec. Jack Byrd (FRA), 5-3.

195 pounds

For first: Trel Phillips (McCallie) dec. Jacob Cretin (Brentwood Acad.), 4-2. For third: Logan Reid (St. Benedict) dec. Houston Hooker (F. Ryan), 7-2. For fifth: Emory Norred (Baylor) dec. Jack Byrd (FRA), 5-3.

220 pounds

For first: D'on Coofer (MBA) dec. Jon Schmissrauter (Baylor), 2-1. For third: Ben Stacey (F. Ryan) dec. Jeremy Brandon (CBHS), 9-3. For fifth: Nestro Rivas (St. Benedict) pinned Jonah Reels (Brentwood Acad.), 1:00.

285 pounds

For first: D.J. Palmore (CBHS) dec. Madison Malone (Briarcrest), 3-2 ult. TB. For third: Miles Douglas (Ensworth) dec. Conner Eli (FRA), 11-6. For fifth: Will Thomas (Bay) won by disqualification over Tucker York (Brentwood Acad.).

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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