A takedown tournament is different from a regular wrestling tournament in that competitors score points only through taking their opponents to the mat. Wrestlers are not allowed to pin opponents.
“You have to be in pretty good shape because it’s one period, three minutes long,” TCHS wrestling coach Ralph Stevens said. “Three minutes doesn’t sound like much time, but when it’s just you and one other guy giving it all you’ve got, it’s tough. Our wrestlers have been working very hard the last two weeks perfecting takedown moves and conditioning. It paid off for most of our wrestlers.”
Trigg’s high school results are as follows: Jerimiah Kline, 2nd place, 103 pounds; Austin Hendricks, 2nd place, 215 pounds; Daniel Ingram, 3rd place, 119 pounds; Cody Whittington, 3rd place, 125 pounds; Jayven Jones, 3rd place, 140 pounds; Warren Jones, 3rd place, 145 pounds; Ivan Martin, 4th place, 112 pounds; Ryan Gallogly, 5th place, 125 pounds; Devon Hammonds, 5th place, 135 pounds; and Ben Lau, 6th place, 140 pounds.
Middle school finishers were Jaison Faison, 1st place, 110 pounds; Colin Stevens, 2nd place, 82 pounds; Zachary Colbert, 2nd place, 89 pounds; Malik Cunningham, 2nd place 117 pounds; Devonta Turner, 3rd place, 70 pounds; Elliott Boyd, 3rd place, 165 pounds; Braden Sperry, 4th place, 110 pounds; Sean Aguire, 5th place, 70 pounds; Michael Hammonds, 5th place, 96 pounds; and Rider Allen, 6th place, 117 pounds.
“We had some kids really step up and perform well,” Stevens said. “I was very proud of all my guys.”
TCMS will host the Keegan Mangels Memorial Dual Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 in the TCHS gym. The high school team will travel that day to the Hoptown Tiger Tournament.