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Spartans edged for second place at Yellow Jacket Invite

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Summit placed third – by a half-point — and Independence seventh in the eight-team Yellow Jacket Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday at Fairview.

The tourney filled a scheduling vacancy created when Friday’s Johnny Drennan Memorial Invitational at Father Ryan was canceled.

Wilson Central took team honors, with Cleveland finishing second.

Summit 285-pounder Ryan Smith won his weight class, pinning Wilson Central’s Jesse Richardson in 1:13 to improve to 14-0 on the year. Luke Justice and Maddox Reed finished second at 170 and 195, respectively, with Jarvis Little (113), Jackson Masters (120), Justin Noll (126), Landon Desselle (132) and Finley Jameson (152) all placing third.

Independence’s Tanner Willett was runner-up at 160, with Chris Witt (145) and Gabriel Hall (182) finishing third.

Team scores: Wilson Central 226; Cleveland 149.5; Summit 149; Blackman 141.5; Fairview 127.5; Centennial 91.5; Independence 72.5; Brentwood Acad. 66

Championship results: 106 – Logan Fowler (Clv) p. Paul Johnson (WC), 1:42; 113 – Justin Bradford (Blk) d. Nick Mercante (WC) 9-4; 120 – Hunter Borders (WC) p. Arlo Laxton (Clv), 4:51; 126 – Charles Randall (Clv) d. Connor Warnock (WC) 6-3; 132 – Jackson Bradford (Clv) d. Mason Sells (Blk) 6-1; 138 – Trae McDaniel (Clv) md. Riley Bennett (Frv) 16-8; 145 – Cole Fort (WC) md. Alex Rose (Blk) 10-2; 152 – Alex Ables (Cent) d. Steven Fisak (WC) 6-3; 160 – Justin Brown (Blk) d. Tanner Willett (Ind) 11-10; 170 – Brady Jarvis (WC) p. Luke Justice (Sum); 2:54; 182 – Kendrick Curtis (Frv) md. Matthew Hills (WC) 12-2; 195 – Patrick Styblo (Cent) p. Maddox Reed (Sum), 2:59; 220 – Ashton Davis (Clv) d. Noah Todd (WC) 1-0; 285 – Ryan Smith (Sum) p. Jesse Richardson (WC), 1:13

Spartans make Coaches’ poll

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Summit is listed among the teams in the initial Tennessee Wrestling Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 9.

Now in its 29th year, the poll is primarily a measure of dual-meet strength with some consideration given to individual tournament strength. Votes are cast by a statewide panel of high school coaches and are based on a maximum power ranking of 144.

The Spartans improved to 11-0 on the season with a 36-30 district win Tuesday at 12th-ranked Brentwood. Thursday’s scheduled match against Green Hill has been canceled, as has a weekend trip to Cleveland for a duals tournament. Currently, their next match is set for Dec. 18 against visiting Riverdale.

This week’s poll, with power ranking points, follows:

  1. Baylor 131
  2. Cleveland 129
  3. Wilson Central 118
  4. Christian Brothers 103
  5. Bradley Central 98
  6. McCallie 83
  7. Dobyns-Bennett 72
  8. Blackman 70
  9. Summit 24
  10. Beech 16
  11. Pigeon Forge 15
  12. Brentwood 14

Also receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Centennial; Clarksville; Collierville; Father Ryan; Gibbs; Halls; Heritage; Lakeview Chr.; Montgomery Bell Acad.; Oakland; Rossview; Science Hill; Walker Valley