Father Ryan Still Leads D-II Wrestlers

Ryan has 8 in Finals; McCallie is Second

Friday, February 14, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

FRANKLIN - On the strength of eight in Saturday's championship finals, Father Ryan (185) holds a 34.5 point lead over second place McCallie (150.5) and a 50 point lead ahead of third place Baylor here at the TSSAA D-II state traditional wrestling championship at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center.

"Overall, we wrestled well tonight putting eight in the finals, including key semifinal wins at 152 (Marcello Morrice, 4-2) and 160 (Nick Naughton, 4-3)," said Father Ryan coach Pat Simpson.  "And having our other five guys still alive in the consolations is also important."

Overall Medals ( ); Teams With At Least One Finalist 

Ryan (13): Finalists (8) Consolations (5).

McCallie (11): Finalists (7) Consolations (4)

Baylor (10): Finalists (6) Consolations (4)

MBA (10): Finalists (2)  Consolations (8)

Christian Brothers (9): Finalists: (2) Consolations (7)

Brentwood Academy (7):  Finalists (2)  Consolation (5)

Briarcrest (4): Finalists (1) Consolations (3)

Team Standings (top 10 out of 16)

1. Father Ryan (185)

2. McCallie (150.5)

3 Baylor (135)

4. MBA (85)

5. Christian Brothers (79.5)

6. Brentwood Acad. (54)

7 St. Benedict (46)

8 Briarcrest (37)

9 Franklin Road Academy (28)

10 Ensworth (12)

Notes:

Finalists: Father Ryan (8), McCallie (7) Baylor (6), Brentwood Acad. (2), Christian Bros. (2), MBA (2), Briarcrest (1)

Going For 3: Elijah Oliver (120, Christian Bros.) and Adam Connell (138, McCallie) will go for their third state titles ... Oliver has never lost to a Tennessee wrestler

Champions Meet: at 182, 2013 champions Ryan Parker (Baylor) vs.Nathan Hoodenpyle (McCallie)

TSSAA D-II Finals Pairings and Semifinal Results 

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 Saturday Championship Finals: 5 p.m. CST

106:  FINAL- Eli King (Father Ryan) vs. Gabriel Elkin (MBA)

Semifinals: Eli King (Father Ryan) major dec. Jack Reynolds (Baylor), 14-3; Gabriel Elkin (MBA) pinned Stanton Davis (McCallie), 0:36

113 –FINAL: Michael Murphy ( Baylor) vs. Justin Becci (Brentwood Acad.)

Semifinal Results: Michael Murphy (Baylor ) dec. Michael Elkin (MBA), 6-1; Justin Becci (Brentwood Acad.) dec.Trey Chalifoux (Father Ryan), 7-6

120 – FINAL - Ethan Dendy (McCallie) vs. Elijah Oliver (Christian Bros.)

Semifinal Results: Ethan Dendy (McCallie) pinned Morgan Green (St. Benedict);, 0:23  Elijah Oliver (Christian Bros.) pinned Jared Frazier (Father Ryan), 1:01.

126: FINAL - James Westbrooks (McCallie) vs. Kirby Simpson (Father Ryan), 4-0

Semifinal Results: James Westbrooks (McCallie) tech fall Sam Bellet (MBA), 17-2; Kirby Simpson (Father Ryan) dec. Trevor Brown (Christian Bros.), 4-0 

132: FINAL - Chris Wesnofske (Father Ryan) vs. Brock Herring (McCallie)

Semifinal Results: Chris Wesnofske (Father Ryan) pinned Braxton Kinney (BGA) 5:10; Brock Herring (McCallie) dec. Blake Solarek (MBA), 11-4

138: FINAL - Adam Connell (McCallie) vs. Michael Eckhart (Father Ryan)

Semifinal Results:Adam Connell (McCallie) pinned Stephen Johnson (MBA); 5:55 Michael Eckhart (Father Ryan) pinned Drake Mitchell (Franklin Road Acad.), 2:56

145:FINAL - Griffin Davis (McCallie) vs. Ryan Simpson (Father Ryan)
Semifinal Results: Griffin Davis (McCallie) major dec. Will Tansil (FRA), 14-1; Ryan Simpson (Father Ryan) pinned Mark Floyd (MBA), 3:34

152: FINAL - Blake Sutherland (Baylor) vs. Marcello Morrice (Father Ryan)
Semifinal Results:
Blake Sutherland (Baylor) won by injury default Nathan Martin (Briarcrest); Marcello Morrice (Father Ryan) dec. Bailey Wittman (Christian Bros.), 4-2

160: FINAL - Bryson Popp (Baylor) vs. Nick Naughton (Father Ryan) 

Semifinal Results - Bryson Popp (Baylor) pinned Michael Ethan (FRA), 0:45; Nick Naughton (Father Ryan) dec. Dallas Broughton (Christian Bros.),4-3

170: FINAL - John Hagey (Father Ryan) vs. Cayman Seagraves (Baylor)
Semifinal Results: John Hagey (Father Ryan) pinned Aaron Davis (Christian Bros.), 1:33; Caymen Seagraves (Baylor) tech fall Nick Pope (Briarcrest), 15-0

182: FINAL - Ryan Parker (Baylor) vs. Natha  Hoodenpyle (McCallie)

FINAL Ryan Parker (Baylor) pinned Nicholas Kilmer (Briarcrest), 1:50; Nathan Hoodenpyle (McCallie) major dec. Noah Kurtz (St. Benedict), 8-0

195: FINAL - Trel Phillips (McCallie) vs. Jacob Cretin (Brentwood Acad).

Semifinal Results: Trel Phillips (McCallie) dec. Jack Byrd (FRA), 9-5; Jacob Cretin (Brentwood Acad.) dec. Logan Reid (St. Benedict), 6-3

220: FINAL - D'On Coofer (MBA) vs. Jon Schmissrauter (Baylor)

 D'On Coofer (MBA) dec. Ben Stacey (Father Ryan), 9-2; Jon Schmissrauter (Baylor) dec. Jeremy Brandon (Christian Bros.), 2-1

285: FINAL - Madison Malone (Briarcrest) vs. D.J. Palmore (Christian Brothers)

Semifinal Results: Madison Malone (Briarcrest) pinned Will Thomas (Baylor), 2:46; D.J. Palmore (Christian Bros.) dec. Tucker York (Brentwood Acad.), 8-3

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


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