BY MITCHELL STEPHENSON
Williamson County wrestlers found some success on the mat in Saturday’s final round of the TSSAA individual wrestling state tournament, and a few local wrestlers even walked away with some hardware.
Here are the state placers from the county, listed with their weight class, school, overall record, and year in school:
1st Place- 220 Skylar Coffey of Brentwood. He won a decisive 13-3 victory over Logan McMillan of Rossview to finish 51-1.
After his win, Coffey said, “it feels good to be state champion. I put a lot of hard work in, and it paid off. ”
6th Place- 132, Alex Ables (Centennial) 51-10, So.
4th Place- 145, Cole Klingensmith (Summit) 48-5, Sr.
5th Place- 160, Johnny Mac Feldhacker (Brentwood) 43-8, Jr.
3rd Place- 182, Jonah Albert (Franklin) 28-3, Sr.
5th Place- 182, Chris Parcel (Page) 56-3, Sr.
4th Place- 195, Christian Moolman (Franklin) 39-6, Sr.
5th Place- 160, Skylar Bixby (Independence) 4-4, Jr.
1st Place- 285 Jackson Clevenger of Fairview won his State Championship with a 1-0 score over Devotis McCurdy of Hixon.
After his win, Clevenger said, “it feels good to be state champion. I worked really hard for a long time. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates, coaches, and family. They supported me all this time, and as I got better. ”
He finished his senior season at 35-2.
2nd Place- 132, Riley Bennett (Fairview) 28-8, So.
2nd Place- 220,Wes Miller (Nolensville) 57-4, Sr. He lost by fall at 3:37 to Ethan Rainey of White House.
3rd Place- 170, Robert White (Fairview) 32-8, Sr.
3rd Place- 106, Riley Lippincott (Nolensville) 55-8, So.
5th Place- 145, Gavin Channell (Nolensville) 47-11, Jr.
5th Place- 182, Jacob Clevenger (Fairview) 26-11, Fr.
5th Place- 195, Mckinley Wagner (Nolensville) 40-15, Jr.
6th Place- 113, Blake Mitchell (Fairview) 29-18, Fr.
6th Place- 152, Mario Pukl (Fairview) 36-13, Sr.
1st Place at 285 is Thomas Gore of Brentwood Academy 6-0, Sr.
He defeated Ryan Jackson of Friendship Christian in a thrilling back-and-forth match that ended in Sudden Victory Overtime, 4-2.
Gore had pushed the pace the entire 3rd period and finally locked up a bear hug and lifted his opponent off the at to his back for the dramatic winning take down.
Directly after the match, an excited Gore shared, “it feels good to be champion. My coach is a two-time state champion and trained me. When you come to the program, you work hard to get to that level.
“I had to be champion when I have that kind of greatness mentoring me. Sometimes, I didn’t feel like I was part of this program since I hadn’t win state, but now I do. It feels great to be a champion part of this program. ”
Gore will be playing college football at Georgia State after graduation.
5th Place- 106, Trace Alexander (Battle Ground Academy) 7-6, Fr.
6th Place- 113, Ethan Rhoden (Franklin Road Academy) 12-6, Jr.
3rd Place- 152, Logan Spell (Brentwood Academy) 5-3, So.
5th Place- 152, Drew White (Franklin Road Academy) 14-4, Jr.
4th Place- 160, Jack Revere (Battle Ground Academy) 10-3, So.
4th Place- 170, Dolan Eckhart (Battle Ground Academy) 9-5, Sr.
6th Place- 170, Russell Holbrook (Brentwood Academy) 3-5, So.
4th Place- 220, Will Taylor (Brentwood Academy) 4-4, Sr.
Heading Coffey photo from Brentwood High School.