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Wrestling: Six WillCo girls medal in West Regional

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Wrestling – Franklin Rebel Invitational

Annalise Dodson 

Nolensville High School hosted the 2020 TSSAA Girls Wrestling West Region championships over the weekend. Six Williamson County wrestlers placed in the tournament, led by a pair of Independence grapplers.

Independence senior MaKaylee Catlett was the top wrestler from the county with a third-place finish in the 170-pound weight class. Teammate Taylor Sullivan, a freshman, added a fourth place finish at 103 for the Lady Eagles. Both qualified for the upcoming state tournament as the top four wrestlers in each weight earn state berths. 

Catlett pushed her record to 32-16 overall. She fell in the semifinals, but regrouped to win back-to-back matches by pin in the consolation bracket, including her 39-second pin of Northwest’s Lilly Chandler for third.

Centennial junior Maggie Uehling (103), Franklin junior Annalise Dodson (125), Ravenwood sophomore Kaylen Thomas (150) and Independence senior Skylar Bixby (160) all placed sixth.

Uehling fell in overtime against Dickson County’s Kristen Allsup in the fifth place match.

Dodson ran into eventual 125-pound champion Robbin Yunis of Rossview in the semifinals, falling by pin late in the second round. The Franklin junior, who won the Franklin Rebel Invitational last month, pinned her first two opponents. In consolation, the Lady Rebel fell in the consolation semifinal because of a shoulder injury and later forfeited the fifth place match.

Thomas won four matches in consolation before falling to Blackman’s Nena Brown in the 150-pound consolation semis.

Rossview took the team championship at the regional with four champions and medalists in all but two weights.

2020 TSSAA Girls Wrestling West Regions

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020 at Nolensville High School

Team Scores (top 10)

1, Rossview 223 points; 2, Northwest 147; 3, Tullahoma 131; 4, Creek Wood 98; 5, Clarksville 97; 6, Montgomery Central 85.5; 7 (tie), Dickson County; Independence 70; 9, Coffee County 68; 10, Blackman 67.


1st Place Match – Ella-Lina Gonzalez, West Creek, dec. Destiny Shelton, Tullahoma, Dec 8-6; 3rd Place Match – Alyson Colson, Blackman, pinned Taylor Sullivan, Independence, 2:35; 5th Place Match – Kristen Allsup, Dickson County, overtime dec. Maggie Uehling, Centennial, (SV-1) 12-10.


1st Place Match – Verena Pate, St. Andrew’s, overtime dec. Savanah Barefield, Rossview, (SV-1) 5-3; 3rd Place Match – Alanna Coker, Coffee County, pinned Jesmarie Negron, Forrest, 2:50; 5th Place Match – Kaleigh Royal, Tullahoma, pinned Katelynn Hernandez, Northwest, 2:51.


1st Place Match – Annalynn Rakett, Clarksville Academy, dec. Paige Medrano, Creek Wood, 12-5; 3rd Place Match – Divine Desilets, Tullahoma, pinned Roseanna Vaughn, Northwest, 2:36; 5th Place Match – Betsy Nations, Collierville, won by forfeit over Sarah Collins, Rossview.


1st Place Match – Robbin Yunis, Rossview, dec. Taylor Howell, Clarksville, 8-2; 3rd Place Match – Mary Wolfrum, Coffee County, dec. Morgan Sacharczyk, Blackman, 9-6; 5th Place Match – Daija Sams, Columbia Central, won by forfeit over Annalise Dodson, Franklin.


1st Place Match – Emma Walker, Rossview, won by forfeit over Rontaysia Payne, Dickson County; 3rd Place Match – Lilly Pendleton, Cheatham County, won by forfeit over Miranda Lovelace, Creek Wood; 5th Place Match – Lilli Cobb, Clarksville, pinned Olivia Hogan, Tullahoma, 0:28.


1st Place Match – Saqara Buchanan, Rossview, pinned Genesis Gilmore, Montgomery Central, 3:24; 3rd Place Match – Iliana Pate, St. Andrew’s, overtime dec. Norah A Johnson, Collierville, (SV-1) 10-9; 5th Place Match – Denecia Tumer, Spring Hill, pinned Lyra Leftwich, Coffee County, 1:42.


1st Place Match – Vivian Hurn, Montgomery Central, pinned Elizabeth Champion, Tullahoma, 0:45; 3rd Place Match – Brette Spink, Northwest, pinned Nena Brown, Blackman, 2:22; 5th Place Match – Alexis Mize, Rossview, pinned Kaylen Thomas, Ravenwood, 1:44.


1st Place Match – Brielle Bissonette, Rossview, pinned Maggie Graham, Bartlett, 3:11; 3rd Place Match – Taylor Rickley, Northwest, pinned Iman Burdine, Kenwood, 1:47; 5th Place Match – Isabel Petty, Tullahoma, won by forfeit over Skylar Bixby, Independence.


1st Place Match – Shelby Zacharias, Creek Wood, dec. Rose Gailan, Overton, 8-3; 3rd Place Match – MaKaylee Catlett, Independence, pinned Lilly Chantler, Northwest, 0:39; 5th Place Match – Gabriella Wilkenson, Rossview, pinned Casynn Kegley, Stewarts Creek, 2:17.


1st Place Match – Ariyanna Anderson, Creek Wood, pinned Taliyah Autman, Hillsboro, 1:10; 3rd Place Match –Kaevon Burney, Clarksville, pinned Jamya Brewer, Rossview, 1:24; 5th Place Match – Shayra Calderon, Northwest, won by forfeit over Haley Roberts, Tullahoma.


1st Place Match – Jayla Washington, Cordova, pinned Valerie Smith, McGavock, 4:14; 3rd Place Match – Trinaty Robinson, Columbia Central, pinned Kenna Sue Phillips, Dickson County, 1:20; 5th Place Match – Diamond Connor, Northwest, pinned Carla Minor, Montgomery Centrall, 4:04.

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