Cleveland Increases Lead In State Wrestling; Soddy Daisy Now Second

Friday, February 15, 2013 - by John Hunt

The championship quarters are in the books and the Cleveland Blue Raiders are just another step closer to adding their second state title in the past two weeks.

Winning six of eight in that championship round, coach Jake Yost's Blue Raiders have a substantial lead with 135.5 points while defending champ Soddy Daisy moved from fifth to second place with 86.5.

Beech, Ravenwood and Wilson Central round out the top five teams with 81, 75 and 70.5 points, respectively.

Walker Valley is sixth with 60 while the Bradley Bears are seventh with 49.

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Cleveland's six in tonight's semifinals include Chris DeBien at 113, Austin Oliver at 126, Hayden Hamilton at 132, Josh Hamilton at 152, Aaron Lopez at 160 and Ethan West at 182.

Blue Raiders still alive in consolations include Tristan Blansit at 106, Austin Stevison at 120, Ezra Taylor at 138 and heavyweight Koran Kennedy.

Soddy Daisy began the day with six of 10 wrestlers still alive and all in the championship brackets.  All six won as the Trojans climbed past three other teams into the runner-up spot.

Those six winners for Soddy Daisy included Austin Houser at 113, Jacob Stevens at 120, Tucker Russo at 126, Gage Richmond at 145, Garrett Alexander at 170 and Blaike Henry at 182.

Bradley has three in the semis while Walker Valley and Notre Dame both have two. Ooltewah, Central and East Ridge have one each.

Bradley's three include Toribio Navarro at 106, Dakota Ream at 126 and Robbie Clark at 160.

Walker Valley's pair includes Caleb Langford at 138 and Billy Raulston at 195 while Notre Dame has Luke Mullin at 106 and Packy Mullin at 126.

Ooltewah has Matt Lemons at 132 while Central has Larry Dickerson at 152 and East Ridge C.J. Baker at 220.

The 126-pound bracket has an all-Chattanooga area lineup with Bradley's Ream facing Notre Dame's Mullin and Cleveland's Oliver squaring off against Soddy's Russo.

CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS

106 -- Devan Cyree (Tullahoma) dec. Luke Mullin (Notre Dame), 9-4;

106 -- Toribio Navarro (Bradley) major dec. Kevin Knier (West Creek), 14-5;

113 -- Chris DeBien (Cleveland) pinned Zac Sumner (Collierville), 1:44;

113 -- Christian Lozano (Beech) dec. Austin Houser (Soddy Daisy), 8-4;

120 -- Jacob Stevens (Soddy Daisy) won by technical fall over Nick Insalaco (Wilson Central), 5:29;

120 -- Byron Smith (Cordova) dec. Tristan Hackett (Beech), 14-8;

126 -- Austin Oliver (Cleveland) dec. Tucker Russo (Soddy Daisy), 10-8;

126 -- Packy Mullin (Notre Dame) dec. Dakota Ream (Bradley), 7-5;

132 -- Hayden Hamilton (Cleveland) pinned Matt Lemons (Ooltewah), 1:14;

132 -- Dylan Treloar (Hendersonville) dec. Sidney Smallwood (Germantown), 9-2;

138 -- Caleb Langford (Walker Valley) dec. Josh Feuerbacher (Blackman), 9-8;

138 -- Austin Richard (Wilson Central) dec. Jake Sahutske (Beech), 6-0;

145 -- Nate Crowley (Pigeon Forge) dec. Gage Richmond, 11-8;

145 -- Jacob Freeman (Ravenwood) won by technical fall over Kyle Coder (Siegel), 4:20;

152 -- Larry Dickerson (Chattanooga Central) major dec. Josh Hamilton (Cleveland), 13-2;

152 -- Alex Bennett (Franklin) pinned Joseph Giattino (Stone Memorial), 2:23;

160 -- Tanner Reynolds (Ravenwood) dec. Aaron Lopez (Cleveland), 11-9;

160 -- Robbie Clark (Bradley) dec. Andres Leyva (Gibbs), 3-1;

170 -- Tyler Crane (Clarksville) dec. Derrick Tucker (Germantown), 3-2;

170 -- Chad Solomon (Maryville) dec. Garrett Alexander (Soddy Daisy), 3-2;

182 -- Ethan West (Cleveland) dec. Jordan Davis (Cordova), 9-4;

182 -- Blaike Henry (Soddy Daisy) pinned Fletcher Valentine (Dickson Co.), 1:15;

195 -- Scottie Boykin (Riverdale) dec. Bryson Begley (Dobyns-Bennett), 14-7;

195 -- Billy Raulston (Walker Valley) dec. John Bain (Kingston), 6-4;

220 -- T.J. Satterfield (William Blount) dec. Rex Shotts (Ravenwood), 8-7;

220 -- John Kramer (Wilson Central) pinned C.J. Baker (East Ridge), 4:34;

285 -- Bruno Reagan (Clarksville) pinned Charles Leavell (Farragut), 1:06;

285 -- Taylor Podany (Beech) pinned Austin Wells (Blackman), 3:50. 

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)


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