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


PHOTOS: Mercer Near Perfect As CCS Shuts Out Notre Dame, 1-0

UTC's Eslinger Signs Two Wrestling Champions

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling coach Heath Eslinger added two signees to the Mocs recruiting class this week.  Illinois state champion Cody Minnick and junior college national champion Bryce Carr both inked National Letters of Intent to joins the Mocs in the fall. Carr is a native of Dublin, Ga., and was a 2013 Georgia state champion at West Laurens High ... (click for more)

Erlanger's Good Financial News Continues With $11.4 Million Profit For Past 3 Months; Profit At $25.3 Million After 9 Months

Erlanger Health System's good financial news keeps coming - with the announcement on Monday of a profit of $11.4 million for the past three months. Brit Tabor said the hospital has a profit of $25.3 million for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Kevin Spiegel, hospital president, said more good news is projected for the fourth quarter. Mr. Tabor said, "Our market ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Get $100 Million New Electronic Medical Records System

Erlanger Health System will be getting a new electronic medical records system costing just short of $100 million, Erlanger CEO and President Kevin Spiegel said Monday. He said the old Legacy IT system was the hospital's #1 dissatisfaction source. The hospital board is to be asked to approve the system, which will be paid for over several years, at the May board meeting. ... (click for more)

Time-Out On Housing PILOTs

Kudos to the? ?City Council? ?and County Commission for? ?beginning thoughtful discussions about housing PILOTs. A growing number of? ?citizens from across the political spectrum hope you? ?continue your ?good work by calling a time-out on? ?housing PILOTs until you? ?adopt policies and procedures about how these tax breaks are evaluated, monitored and enforced.  I suggest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why The British Attacked

This was a pretty big week exactly 240 years ago and what happened then is really important now. The British Army, after arriving in increasing numbers seven years before, decided to launch a sneak attack on Concord, Mass., and several other towns in mid-April of 1775. Their purpose was simple: take away every gun you can find. Confiscate every weapon of any kind. It was believed ... (click for more)