Action starts Friday at 6 pm
Mt. Juliet High will be the site of this weekend's Region 7-AAA wrestling tournament, an event that will send the top four grapplers in each weight class on to the TSSAA State Tournament next week at the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center in Franklin.
Action begins tonight (Friday) at 6 p.m. with two rounds on tap -- and three mats being utilized.
Wrestling will commence at 9 a.m. Saturday with the finals planned for the 4 p.m. hour. Admission is $7 each day.
Among those contending for a spot in Franklin are a handful of Wilson Central wrestlers who sport outstanding individual records.
They include: Gage Backus (42-12) at 132 pounds, Sean Sesnan (52-4) at 120 pounds, Simon Pergande (39-9) at 126, Damon Smith (49-6) at 170 and sophomore Michael Kramer (54-0) in the 285 class.
Host Mt. Juliet will look to Austin Plumlee (38-5) at 126 pounds, Zack Wilkins (26-1) at 138, Steven Weist (41-6) at 145, Dylan Quinn (39-8) at 160 and junior Nathan Walling, who stands 47-2 in the 195 class.
Lebanon High will have several athletes who should contend for a spot in the state tournament, including: Ryan Brown (23-10) at 152, Austin Reynolds (9-0) at 145 and Evan Clemmons (13-9) at 182 pounds.