16 of county's 37 Class AAA wrestlers still have a shot at gold
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
The mass chaos known as the opening round of the TSSAA individual state wrestling championships rolled through the first of three days Thursday, with 16 of the county’s 37 Class AAA wrestlers still in the running for a state title.
All sixteen advanced to today’s quarter-finals by winning their first two matches; all sixteen want to win three more bouts over the next two days for a gold medal.
Franklin has five of eight still alive. Jack Schrader (113), Kyle Lee (120), Patrick Dooley (160), Gheorghe Meyer (182) and Josh Filbey (220) all advanced. Brentwood and Ravenwood both placed four in the quarter-finals. Bruins Tristan Roa (113) Chip Brothers (120), Luke Hamilton (145) and Dmitry Searle (170) join Raptors Taylor Warren (152), Robin Klingensmith (160), Cade Smith (182) and Rex Shotts (220) in the undefeated category.
Centennial’s Adam Fuller (106) and Nick Patton (145) are still alive, as is Independence’s Dillian Friesner (106).
Brandon Hassenpflug (106) of Brentwood remains in the hunt for third place, as is Campbell Brown (120) of Centennial. Other county athletes still in the hunt for a podium finish include Charles Parsons (Rwood-126), Chris Rowland (Rwood-132), Jack Holloran (Franklin-132), Robbie Allen (Indy-138), Eric Welch (Centennial-138), Carson Croy (Bwood-160), Tarrick Walker (Centennial-182), Ryan Geltch (Rwood-195), and Paul Hunt (Bwood-285).
Quarter-final action begins at 10 a.m. this morning at the Williamson County Ag/Expo Center, along with consolation rounds in Class A/AA and the start of the A/AA and Division II event.
A 6 p.m. session gets all the divisions through championship semi-finals and consolation bouts. Saturday consolation semi-finals and finals begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with championship events starting at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
Posted on: 2/14/2014