Out of town teams took home the biggest trophies at both the McCallie and Bradley Invitational wrestling tournaments Saturday afternoon.
Christian Brothers from Memphis scored 240 points to win the Bradley gathering at the Jim Smiddy Arena while Woodland from Georgia captured first place in the McCallie event with 290.5 points.
Baylor was the runner-up at Bradley with 191 points while host Bradley was third with 190.5. Commerce and Alexander were fourth and fifth with 163 and 142 points, respectively.
North Hall from Atlanta was second at McCallie with 271.5 while Cleveland was third with 265.5 and McCallie fourth with 260.5. Vestavia Hills was fifth with 147.
Christian Brothers had four champions among their eight medalists while Baylor had five champs among six medalists and Bradley one winner among six who finished in the medals.
The four champs for Christian Brothers included Dayne Dalrymple at 106, Garrett Bowers at 138, Levi Condy at 152 and Al Wooten at 220.
Baylor’s five champs included Trey Bates at 113, Noah Hurst at 126, Garrison Dendy at 132, Mason Reiniche at 170 and David Harper at 195. Bradley’s lone champion was Wes Devaney at 120.
Other medal winners for Christian Brothers included Elijah Hodge third at 160, Aiden Bowers fourth at 126, Montana Doty fourth at 195 and Evan Anthony fifth at 132.
Porter Kaufman finished sixth at 145 for Baylor while Daniel Mroz (126) and D.J. Gibson (195) both finished second for Bradley. Glenn O’Daniel was third at 113 for the Bears while Ethan Wilson was fourth at 106 and Sebastian Hernandez fifth at 138.
While Baylor and Bradley were the two top local teams at Bradley, Hixson was 10th with 101, East Hamilton 23rd with 36 and Ooltewah 24th with 35. Also, Cleveland’s JV was 31st and Central 32nd.
Woodland claimed individual champions in four of the first seven weight classes to sew up the title at McCallie with Kyle Gollhofer winning at 120, Caleb Henson at 126, Caden McCrary at 132 and Jaxon Smith at 145.
Trae McDaniel and Wilson Benefield were Cleveland’s only winner as they took top honors at 106 and 195. James Whitworth and Russell Barry were McCallie’s two champs at 152 and 170 pounds, respectively, while Signal Mountain’s Daniel Uhorchuk was the winner at 113.
Other medalists for Cleveland included seconds for Logan Whiteside at 138 and Zach Brezna at 170. Grant Lundy (145), Austin Sweeney (152) and Isaiah Perez (195) all finished third while Jackson Bradford was fourth at 120 and Titus Swafford fifth at 285.
Thomas Sell was second for McCallie at 182 while Emory Taylor (120), Christian Morris (126) and Riley Looper (220) all claimed third. John Braman and Austin Gentle were fourth at 113 and 285, respectively, while Zach Ward was fifth at 138.
While Cleveland and McCallie were the only two local teams in the top five, other local teams had Dalton sixth with 119.5, Ringgold 10th with 99.5, Northwest Whitfield 12th with 81, Signal Mountain 16th with 57.5, Southeast Whitfield 18th with 55 and Soddy Daisy 19th with 45.
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