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Check out the Williamson Herald's full state wrestling coverage from Chattanooga

77 county wrestlers compete over 3 days; 6 reach finals, 1 brings home title

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Jack Revere of Battle Ground Academy reacts after reaching the Division II 170-pound championship match following a 3-2 decision over Omaury Alvarez of Baylor on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Chattanooga. Revere was one of six Williamson County wrestlers who reached a final over the three days of state tournaments at the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

See DIVISION II for full photo gallery from the state tournament. Check below for links to the other six photo galleries from the three days of wrestling! 

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!

Nearly 80 Williamson County wrestlers competed over three days during the 2021 TSSAA State Wrestling Championships in Chattanooga Feb. 24-26, 2021. The county produced six finalists and one – Riley Bennett of Fairview – was crowned a state champion.

Check out the full Williamson Herald coverage online:

From Wednesday --> 

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.

Here’s the full story and pair of photo galleries from the tournament by clicking here. 

Also, Nolensville senior 132-pounder Riley Lippincott displayed some of the “gutsiest wrestling” Knights coach Johnnie Melzoni has ever witnessed.

Check out Lippincott’s full story by clicking here.

From Thursday --> 

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.

Check out the full story and photo gallery featuring both tournaments by clicking here. 

From Friday --> 

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.

Here’s the full story and pair of photo galleries from the tournament by clicking here. 

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.

Here’s his full story by clicking here. 

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