Big Wrestling Night in Cleveland Area

Soddy Daisy at Clevelend, 7 p,m.

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Prep wrestling fans have three matches to choose from tonight in the Cleveland area.

No.1 Cleveland vs. No.5  Soddy Daisy  7 p.m.

The marquee match of the evening is Soddy Daisy at defending state traditional and duals champion Cleveland at 7 p.m.  A B-team match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and a stand room only crowd is expected.

Top-ranked Cleveland is led by state champions Chris DeBien and Austin Stevison.

 No. 6 McCallie & McMinn Co. at No. 7 Bradley Central  6, 7:30 p.m.

It's been 20 years since these two have met in a dual match with the Bears winning the last meeting in the 1994 region duals. The host Bears are 6-1 and finished runner-up at the Archer Duals last week. This is McCallie's season opener and has defending state champs Adam Connell and Nathan Hoodenpyle.

6 p.m. - Bradley Central vs. McMinn Co. (Varsity & B-team)

6:45 p.m. - Bradley-McCallie B-team match

7:30 p.m. - Bradley Cental vs. McCallie

 

East Ridge at Walker Valley  7 p.m.

Walker Valley finished eighth in the state traditional a year ago and the Pioneers finished 24th.

 

 contact B.B. Branton at William.branton@comcast.net


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