The nearly 80 high school wrestlers who competed this week at the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships in Chattanooga are featured in our special coverage included below.
The Williamson Herald’s Charles Pulliam was on hand for each classification’s state tournament! Check out his full coverage over the three days of wrestling below!
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Fairview senior Riley Bennett clinched Williamson County’s only state championship in the Class A-AA state championship at 145 pounds. In all, 15 of the 22 local wrestlers representing the Yellow Jackets and Nolensville medaled.
Also, Nolensville senior 132-pounder Riley Lippincott displayed some of the “gutsiest wrestling” Knights coach Johnnie Melzoni has ever witnessed.
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Battle Ground Academy senior Jack Revere, a 170-pound multisport standout, and Independence sophomore 125-pounder Baylee Peterson both reached the finals in the Division II and Girls state wrestling championships.
Of the 19 state qualifiers in the two tournaments, 11 locals medaled, including all six girls from the county.
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Summit sent six of nine state qualifiers to the podium, led by junior 120-pounder Jackson Masters. Independence sophomore Russell Ford also placed third at 106 pounds as 10 locals placed.
Also, one county standout was missing from the state field after getting hospitalized the day before. Tanner Willett of Independence, widely recognized throughout the county for both his wrestling and high character, is recovering, but missed out on contending for a 160-pound state title as a senior.