Blackman Wrestlers Win Central Invitational

Red Bank Second, Central Third

Saturday, January 04, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

On the strength of eight champions and 11 overall medalists, Blackman High School won the Chattanooga Central Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday.

Blackman had 195 points to Red Bank's 119, while Central (101.50), Tyner (75) and Harpeth (72) round out the top five in the 12-team field.

Red Bank had four champions and seven medalists, while host Central had one champion among its seven medalists.

Outstanding Wrestler: Blackman's Michael Brobeck (126) was the tournament outstanding wrestler as he pinned both of his opponents.

Best Match ...  at 138 as No.2 seed Tyler Christian (Harpeth) upset No.1 seed and 5th place state medalist Josh Feuerbacher (Blackman), 4-3.

State's Oldest Traditional Tourney: The Central Invitational is the oldest traditional in-season tournament in the state ... began as the Red Bank Invitational in the late 1960s by Lions coach Dr. John Farr ... when Coach Farr became a teacher at Central he brought the tournament with him.


2014 Central Invitational

Team Standings (Pts. Place Winners)

1 Blackman -195 pts. (8-2-0-1)

2 Red Bank – 119 pts. (4-1-1-1)

3 Central – 101.50 (1-3-3-0)

4 Tyner – 75 pts. (0-2-2-3)

5 Harpeth  -72 pts. (1-1-1-3)

6 Whitwell – 52 pts. (0-2-1-1

7 Brainerd – 50 pts. (0-2-2-0)

8 CCS – 18 pts. (0-0-1-1)

9 Silverdale – 14 pts. (0-0-1-0)

10 Howard - 5 pts. (0-0-0-0)

11 Harpeth 2 – 3 pts. (0-0-0-0)

12 Lookout Valley - 0 pts. (0-0-0-0)

Championship Finals

106 – No.1 Trent Comeaux (Red Bank) pinned No.2 Lane LaDedrick (Brainerd), :45

113 – No.2 Daniel Winters (Blackman) dec. No.1 Blake Reichel (Red Bank), 8-2

120 – No.1 Cody Baugh (Red Bank) pinned No.3 Cody Davis (Whitwell), 1:07

126 – No.1 Michael Brobeck (Blackman) pinned No.3 Isaac Coffman (Central), :31

132 – No.1 Ayinde Bakari (Blackman) dec. Bryson Lemons (Central), 10-4

138 – No.2 Tyler Christian (Harpeth) dec. No.1 Josh Feuerbacher (Blackman), 4-3

145 – No.1 Mathew Sells (Blackman) def. No.2 Hunter Daughtery (Tyner), 7-3

152 – No.4 Austin Bishop (Blackman) dec. No.3 Avery Shrum (Whitwell), 10-6

160 – No.1 Robert Perry (Red Bank) pinned Jason Sutton (Harpeth), :28

170 – No.1 Devin Crawl (Red Bank) dec. No.2 Denzell Robinson (Brainerd), 8-1

182 – No.1 Jevon Brown (Blackman) pinned No.2 Eddielee Joseph (Tyner), 1:02

195 – No.1 Truman Martin (Central) major dec. No.3 Bo Blankenship (Blackman), 20-9

220 – No.1 Dalton Cantrell (Blackman) - only entrant

285 – No.2 Austin Wells (Blackman) pinned No.1 Sam Stephenson (Central), 1:53

Blackman has 8 champs and 11 medalists … Red Bank has 4 champs and 7 medalists

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