WC's 152 upsets top-seed in finals --
FRANKLIN -- With the final match of his high school wrestling career looming, Wilson Central's Mike Binns knew he'd have to go wide-open from the start.
The effort and energy payed off in a big way Saturday night as the Willdcat senior defeated top-seeded Luke Hamilton of Brentwood 11-6 to win the 152-pound division in the Class AAA State Wrestlintg Tournament at the Williamson Expo Center.
Binns mounted an early 7-4 lead at 1:19 of the second period, then maintained control the rest of the way.
"Don't ever wake me up from this dream, this is awesome," Binns said after the match. "I dug deep, I got my mind right and I did some work on that mat. That dude has been rated above me all year, but I beat him and proved everybody wrong."
Binns, a senior, finished third at 152 in the 2014 tournament.
Wilson Central's defending state champion Johnny Kramer dropped a 9-6 decision to Franklin High's Josh Filbey in Saturday's 220-pound finals.
Filbey led led 6-3 after the first period, only to see Kramer battle back to a 6-all tie at the end of four minutes.
Kramer wrapped up his prep wrestling career as a four-time state medalist and Wilson Central's all-time leader in wins.
Lebanon High sophomore Sean Sesnan (43-2) was pinned by Bradley Central's T.J. Hicks at the 5:20 mark of the 106-pound finals. Hicks came in as the No. 1-seed while Sesnan was a four-seed.
"He was the best I've wrestled against this season," Sesnan said after the match, "I'm going to try to stay down at 106 and go for it again next season."