The Owls placed 3rd in the DII West Sectional, qualifying 8 for the State Tournament. Ian McGehee (113), Christian Howard (145), Stephen Christenbury (220) & Matthew Rhodes (285) placed 2nd in their weight classes. Hart Gowen (120) placed 3rd, Hunter Barnes (132), Torrance Bostick (138) and Dorian Hopkins (195) placed 4th their weight classes.The team will travel to Franklen, TN February 14th to compete for the state title.
The wrestling team went 1-2 over the weekend, losing to McCallie in the quarterfinals, beating Chattanooga Christian 42-41 in the consolation quarterfinals before losing to Father Ryan in the consolation semi-finals. The win against Chattanooga Christian was the schools first win at the State Duals since 2005. The team finishes with a 18-17 record. This Friday & Saturday is the Region tournament. The top 4 finishers qualify for the State Individual tournament in two weeks.
The wrestling team closed out the season with a heart-stopping win, defeating Millington 39-37 in the Todd-Snowden Arena. Falling behind early, the Owls rallied at the end, with pins from Stephen Christenbury, Matthew Rhodes and Ian McGehee. Braden Chubb collected the final win to close out the victory. The teams record is 17-15 as we head into the TSSAA State Duals in Franklin, TN Friday.
Saturday, in the consolation finals, Hart Gowen pinned his opponent in 38 seconds to seal the victory over Brentwood Academy 41-31 and the teams third place finish in the West Region Duals. The wrestling team went 3-1 on the day and qualified for the State Duals on Friday and Saturday. Tuesday is our last home match of the season, v. Millington, 6:00 pm.
Friday, the grapplers split a pair of matches, defeating Houston 39-33 and losing to Lakeside, Arkansas 40-34. Saturday, the grapplers wrestled great at the Briarcrest Dawg Fights, finishing 2nd overall and having 5 champions. Ian McGehee (113), Torrance Bostick (138), Christian Howard (145), Stephen Christenbury (220) & Matthew Rhodes (285) each won their weight classes, Dorian Hopkins (195) placed 2nd, Hart Gowen (120) 4th, Hunter Barnes (132) & Jack Ryan (152) 6th and Dutch Hansen (106) 8th.
Monday, the wrestlers had outstanding showing at the Freshman & JV City Championships at Collierville. Owen Fussell (126), Jack Ryan (152) and Andrew Harris (170) each won their respective weight classes in the Freshman Division. Other Freshman placers were Hamza Ranjha (170) 2nd, Jacob Zamore (152) & Braden Chubb (120) 3rd, Hunter Barnes (132) & Isaac Palmer (145) 4th. In the JV Division, Gervacio Gonzalez (170) won his weight class and Miller Galloway (160) placed 4th.