MLK Wins CCS Wrestling Tourney

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - by B.B. Branton

Martin Luther King used seven medalists, including four champions to win the Charger Wrestling Invitational Saturday hosted by Chattanooga Christian.

MLK champions were Avery Martin (145), Ronquai Love (152), Phillip Hardy (152) and Keith Harris (195).

MLK had 185.5 points, while runner-up Smyrna (160.5) had two champions and Howard (147) finished third with four medalists and two champs in the 16-team field.

Six schools had at least one winner and 10 schools were represented in the finals.

Team Standings

1. Martin Luther King  ... 185.5

2. Smyrna ... 160.5

3. Howard ... 147

4. East Hamilton 140.5

5. Red Bank ... 107

6. McMinn County ... 97

7. Tyner ... 85.5

8. Chattanooga Christian ... 81

9. Greenback ... 79

10. Cumberland County ... 49

11. Brainerd ... 46

12. Sequatchie County ... 37

13. Silverdale ... 19

14. Whitwell ...17

14. St. Andrews-Sewanee ... 17

16. Sale Creek ... 9 

Championship Finals

106: Briar Potter (East Hamilton) def. Ronardo Bussey (Howard) 10-6

113: Carter Thomas (Chattanooga Christian) def. Cedrick Ricks (Howard) Pin at 3:23

120: Matt Meeks (East Hamilton) def. Caleb Schoen (Smyrna) Tech Fall 15-0

126: Kaleb Gonyea (Smyrna) def. Dakota Boggess (McMinn County) Major Dec. 14-5

132: Jacob Wolf (East Hamilton) def. David Cloninger (Smyrna) Pin at 2:29

138: Caleb Arp (Greenback) def. Ryan Stoika (McMinn County) Pin at 3:21

145: Avery Martin (MLK) def. Sam Murray (Chattanooga Christian) 10-6

152: Ronquai Love (MLK) def. Chase Daugherty (Tyner) Pin at 4:59

160: Kentarius Hampton (Howard) def. Anania Woldtensaye (MLK) Pin at 1:17

170: Phillip Hardy (MLK) def. Dillon Smudrick (Smyrna) Pin at 0:30

182: Keydexon Brown (Smyrna) def. Joseph Allen (Brainerd) 10-9

195: Keith Harris (MLK) def. LaDarius Griffith (Howard) Pin at 1:36

220: Max Kuenzil (Chattanooga Christian) def. David Scavo (Cumberland County) Pin at 1:37

285: Antonio Woodall (Howard) def. David Rangel (Smyrna) Pin at 3:42

 

Third Place Match

106: Deelandis White (Tyner) def. Trent Comeux (Red Bank) Pin at 4:01

113: Devonte Clark (Red Bank) def. Cesar Agulaira (Sequatchie County) Pin at 4:04

120: Gavin Gardner (Sequatchie County) def. Jacob Rhyne (Greenback) 7-4

126: Brennen Smyth (East Hamilton) def. Glen Rury-Miller (MLK) 9-7

132: Matthew Mast (MLK) def. Zack Cook (Greenback) Pin at 2:01

138: Jonathan Day (MLK) def. Juan Comacho (Tyner) Major Dec. 13-0

145: Hunter Daugherty (Tyner) def. Avery Shrum (Whitwell) Pin at 3:44

152: Donavon Folkner (Greenback) def. Kaine Kell (Red Bank) Pin at 1:15

160: Corey Tucker (East Hamilton) def. Jalen Grimes (Tyner) Pin at 1:55

170: Devin Crawl (Red Bank) def. Josh Yates (McMinn County) Pin at 2:20

180: Lawayne Ruffin (Howard) def. Chris Gaither (Chattanooga Christian) 11-5

195: Brandon Roberts (McMinn County) def. Robert Post (St Andrews Sewanee) Pin at 2:09

220: Christian Jackson (Red Bank) def. Allen Dickerson (Silverdale) 6-4

285: Cedric Jordan (Brainerd) def. Jarret Wilhoit (East Hamilton) Pin at 4:36

 

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


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