Trojan Wrestlers Win HCAC Crown

Ryan McElhaney is Outstanding Wrestler

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Led by five individual champions, Soddy Daisy Middle School won the 2013 Hamilton County Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship Saturday at Hixson Middle.

The victorious Trojans compiled 200 points with 10 medalists, while Hixson was second with 174.5 points and two champions, while East Hamilton was third with 159 points and one champion in the 12-tdam field.

The Trojan champions are Landon Wheaton (76), Jacob Kilgore (83), Austin Crowe (119), Emory Holcomb (131) and Brody Gregory (225).

The Outstanding Wrestler Award was presented to Ryan McElhaney of East Ridge who won his third straight HCAC title and was also undefeated in his HCAC career.

Coach Jim Wulf Honored: Red Bank Middle School coach Jim Wulf was presented with a plaque for his 21 years as coach in the middle school program and will retire as a teacher and coach at the end of this school year. His teams won seven HCAC titles, the first coming in his first year, 1992-93.

Regular Season Winners:

Division I: 1. Soddy Daisy  2. Hixson … Coach of the Year:  John Lane (Soddy Daisy)

Division 2: 1. Brown 2. SignalMountain … Coach of the Year: Cliff Morgan (Brown)

 

HCAC Wrestling Championship

Team, Points, Place Winners (1-4)

1 Soddy Daisy, 200 (5-3-2-0)

2 Hixson, 174.5 (2-4-3-1)

3 East Hamilton, 159 (1-2-3-6)

4 Brown, 105 (3-0-0-2)

5 Signal Mtn, 93 (2-1-2-0)

6 Red Bank, 66 (1-2-0-0)

7 East Ridge, 61 (1-1-1-1)

8 Ooltewah, 56 (0-1-1-1)

9 Loftis, 48 (0-1-1-2)

10 Orchard Knob, 29 (0-0-1-1)

11 Hunter, 19 (0-0-1-1)

12 Sale Creek, 0 (0-0-0-0)

 

Weight Classes – Top Four Finishers

76 - Finals: Landon Wheaton (SD) tech fall Kashawn Cosey (East Ridge), 17-2

3rd Place: Jackson Stone (East Ham) dec. Chris Lee (Loftis), 8-6

 

83 – Finals: Jacob Kilgore (SD) pinned Spencer Groves (Hix), 2:15

3rd: Nicholas Jessen (SM) dec. Colin Fletcher (EH), 7-1

 

91 – Finals: Tucker Gill (SM) dec. Blake Riechel (RB), 6-1

3rd: Jacob Newman (Hix) dec. Justin McAllister), 9-2

 

99 – Finals: Ryan McElhaney (ER) pinned Clinton Collins (Hix), 2:17

3rd: Jonah Bird (SD) dec. C.J. Shackelford (EH), 4-0

 

106 – Finals: Cedric Harris (Hix) dec. Brent Settles (Loftis), 10-4

3rd: Ned Warwick (SM) dec. Garrett Vance (EH), 2-0

 

113 – Finals: Daniel Dawson (SM) pinned Liam Golden (EH), 4:11

3rd: Seth Wortman (Ool) pinned Jacob Thomas (Loftis) 2:50

 

119 – Finals: Austin Crowe (SD) tech fall Tyler Green (EH), 16-1

3rd: Jonsas Shackelford (Hix) pinned Josh May (Hunter), :45

 

125 – Finals: Blake Cagle (RB) pinned Ty Boeck (SM), 1:23

3rd: Noah Eads (EH) dec. Garrett Layne (Hix), 9-2

131 – Finals: Emory Holcomb (SD) pinned Robert Six (RB), 1:47

3rd: Cameron Thomas (OK) dec. Ian Ammerall (EH), 3-2 OT

 141 – Finals: Alonzo Heyward (Brown) pinned Truman Ross (SD), 4:25

3rd: Phillip Prak (Hix) pinned Kevin Siniard (EH), :29

 151 – Finals: Daegen Le (Hix) pinned Hunter Ali (SD), 4:15

3rd: Tyler Bayless (EH) major dec. Pierce Peterson (Ool), 12-2

 165 – Finals: Skylaur Sivley (Brown) pinned Taylor Ramirez (Ool), 2:32

3rd: Tucker Smith (Hunter) pinned LeKendre Taylor (OK), 1:18

 185 – Finals: Huichan Yun (EH) pinned Dion Russell (SD), 2:12

3rd: Kendrick Harris (ER) dec. Gavin Ainslie(Brown) 7-4

 225 – Finals: Brody Gregory (SD) pinned Guliano Palacio (Hix)

3rd: Owen Vice (Loftis) pinned DeRyal Helton(ER), :50

 250 – Finals: Murshid Melvin (Brown) pinned Tyler Weaver (Hix), :21

3rd: Austin Martin (SD) pinned Jon Hollifield (EH), :56

 

2013 All HCAC

(tournament champions and No.1 seed, if the top seed does not win the tournament):

(tournament champion listed first)

76 – Landon Wheaton (Soddy Daisy)

83 - Jacob Kilgore (Soddy Daisy)

91 – Tucker Gill (Signal Mountain) and Blake Reichel (Red Bank)

99 – Ryan McElhaney (East Ridge)

106 – Cedric Harris (Hixson) and Brent Settles (Loftis)

113 – Daniel Dawson (Signal Mountain)

119 – Austin Crowe (Soddy Daisy)

125 – Blake Cagle (Red Bank)

131 – Emory Holcomb (Soddy Daisy)

141 – Alonzo Heyward (Brown) and Truman Ross (Soddy Daisy)

151 – Daegan Le (Hixson)

165 – Skylaur Sivley (Brown) and Nick Tucker (East Hamilton)

185 – Huichan Yun (East Hamilton)

225 - Brody Gregory (Soddy Daisy)

250 – Murshid Melvin (Brown)

 

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


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