Tenn Sports Hall of Fame to Honor John Farr

Wrestling Notebook

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Hall of fame wrestling coach, administrator and official Dr. John Farr will be recognized for his contributions to the sport of wrestling at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Champions Within Awards Luncheon May 17 at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville.  Luncheon tickets are $40 and reservations can be made by calling 615/242-4750.

Dr. Farr coached at Red Bank, Chattanooga Central, Chattanooga State and Tennessee School for the Blind. He led Red Bank to three straight state team titles (1963-65) and is the founder of the state's first in-season traditional tournament in late 1960s (at Red Bank), today known as the Chattanooga Central Invitational.

The Baylor School and University of Chattanooga graduate is a member of several halls of fame including TSSAA, Greater Chattanooga and the Tenn. Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Tyner Wrestling Twins: Twin brothers Hunter and Chase Daugherty recently completed their four year varsity wrestling careers at Tyner. Two-sport letter winners at CSAS (cross country and soccer), the Daugherty's were able to wrestle for Tyner since CSAS does not have a wrestling program.

Wrestling for the past decade, the brothers started their careers for the Tornado Club while in elementary school and plan to study engineering at UTC in the fall.

Hunter was 40-6 this season at 152 pounds, while Hunter was 38-5 at 145. Both wrestlers competed in the D-I A-AA state tournament.

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


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