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Summit opens state duals vs. fellow grid power Oakland

By Maurice Patton

There’s no easy path to a state duals wrestling championship.

So there was no preferred bracket configuration for Summit coach Pete Miller as he contemplated Saturday’s TSSAA tournament.

The Spartans will open with a 12 noon Class AAA quarterfinal clash against Oakland at Independence. The winner will meet the Cleveland/Dobyns-Bennett quarterfinal winner at 2 p.m.

The other half of the eight-team bracket — Science Hill/Collierville and Bradley Central/Wilson Central — will take place at Centennial, with the championship set for 5:30 p.m. at Independence.

“It’s the state duals. There’s no easy draw,” Miller said. “We’re just happy we’re there and ready to wrestle anybody.”

Summit sealed a berth with a dominant 49-15 sectional win Saturday over visiting Arlington, while Oakland defeated Beech 44-36.

Coincidentally, as Miller pointed out, both schools won state football championships just a few weeks ago.

“Josh Harris is a great coach. He’s got some great athletes and he’s converted them to wrestlers,” Miller said. “It’s cool to see the football programs carrying over to wrestling. He’s got a huge team, and I’m sure most of them are football guys.”

The Spartan lineup features 195-pounder Maddox Reed, 220-pound Ty Garber and 285-pound Ryan Smith — all ‘football guys’, along with Austin Grooters (145), Finley Jameson (152), John Sloan and John Hill.

Six of the eight quarterfinalists are listed in this week’s Tennessee High School Wrestling Poll. Cleveland is second, behind Baylor, followed by No. 3 Wilson Central and No. 5 Bradley Central. Summit and Oakland are tied for the seventh spot, with Science Hill 12th.

“You’ve got to beat somebody good to make it to where you want to be,” Miller said. “You’ve got to beat Cleveland or Wilson Central to win it.”

The four-team Class A/AA state duals will begin at 1 p.m. at Nolensville, with Pigeon Forge facing Signal Mountain and Hixson taking on Fairview in the semifinals. The third-place and championship matches are set for 3:30 p.m.

In Division II at Mill Creek Middle School, Baylor/Father Ryan and Montgomery Bell Academy/Christian Brothers are the 3:30 p.m. semifinal matchups. The third-place match and finals are scheduled for 6 p.m.

Each of the tournament fields were reduced by half once the events were relocated from the Williamson County Ag Expo. The facility, which has long hosted both the state dual and individual championships, is unavailable because of pandemic-relalted circumstances.

Class AAA

Quarterfinals

Science Hill vs. Collierville, 12 noon at Centennial
Bradley Central vs. Wilson Central, 12 noon at Centennial
Cleveland vs. Dobyns Bennett, 12 noon at Independence
Summit vs. Oakland, 12 noon at Independence

Consolations

Science Hill/Collierville loser vs. Bradley Central/Wilson Central loser, 2 p.m. at Centennial
Cleveland/Dobyns Bennett loser vs. Summit/Oakland loser, 2 p.m. at Independence

Semifinals

Science Hill/Collierville winner vs. Bradley Central/Wilson Central winner, 2 p.m. at Centennial
Cleveland/Dobyns Bennett winner vs. Summit/Oakland winner, 2 p.m. at Independence

Third place

Semifinal losers, 5:30 p.m. at Independence

Championship, 5:30 p.m. at Independence

Dual wrestling sectionals: Spartans move on, Eagles done

Results from this week’s Class AAA dual wrestling sectionals. Sectional winners advance to the state tournament, which will take place Feb. 6 at Centennial and Independence high schools.

Summit 49, Arlington 15: 126 – Justin Noll (S) d. Javier Montero 7-4; 132 – Landon Desselle (S) by forfeit; 138 – Austin Grooters (S) d. Aiden Nettleton 6-1; 145 – Summit by forfeit; 152 – Finley Jameson (S) p. Colin Nelson, 0:46; 160 – Dylan Cockman (A) by forfeit; 170 – Luke Krepela (A) md. Luke Justice 13-2; 182 – Chase Rozell (A) tf. Jensen Schreiber 21-6; 195 – Maddox Reed (S) by forfeit; 220 – Ty Garber (S) p. Walker Funk, 0:52; 285 – Ryan Smith (S) p. Jeremiah Logan, 0:34; 106 – Grayson Miller (S) by forfeit; 113 – Jarvis Little (S) md. Kaleb Reaume 13-4; 120 – Jackson Masters (S) d. Hunter Heflin 7-3

Collierville 41, Independence 33: 132 – Gage King (C) d. Spencer Kon 5-3; 138 – Lucas Spradley (C) by forfeit; 145 – Cameron Cook (C) p. Chris Witt; 152 – Christian Flynn (C) tf. Maverick Marmol 18-3; 160 – Tanner Willett (I) p. Travis Nance; 170 – Cannon Roberts (I) md. Brandon Gutierrez 12-2; 182 – Wyatt Lankford (C) p. Hudson Holsinger; 195 – Gabriel Hall (I) tf. Andrew Temko 18-3; 220 – Noah Holcomb (C) p. Preston Sanders; 285 – Christian Iroh (C) by forfeit; 106 – Russell Ford (I) by forfeit; 113 – Nicholas Sebastian (I) p. Hayden Lenard; 120 – Philip Shand (I) p. Alex Lockhart; 126 – Damen Pullen (C) d. Brandon Lee 6-4

Wilson Central def. Blackman by forfeit
Oakland 44, Beech 36
Cleveland def. Heritage by forfeit
Bradley Central 45, Maryville 33
Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 39, Halls 30
Johnson City Science Hill def. Anderson Co. by forfeit

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