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WRESTLING -- Two local teams earn state berths

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Central, MJHS finish 1, 2 in region
CLARKSVILLE -- It was a history-making night Thursday, jan. 26 for local high school wrestling as two Wilson County teams earned berths in the TSSAA Dual State Tournament Feb. 3 and 4 at the Williamson County Expo Center.

Wilson Central (now 37-8) will be returning to the state duals for the sixth consecutive year on the heels of a 60-15 victory over Mt. Juliet in the Region 7 finals -- hosted by Northwest High School.

"I am proud of these boys," said WCHS coach John Kramer. "We have struggled with injuries all season and still have two ranked kids out of the lineup.

"The boys we've had in the lineup have stepped up all season long and showed some character this year."

Wildcat sophomore Michael Kramer improved to 50-0 with a pair of wins over foes from Clarksville High and Mt. Juliet.

By virtue of an opening round win regional win over host Northwest, the Golden Bears move on to the state duals for the first time with a record of 25-5.

Wilson Central 60, Mt. Juliet 15
138: Zackrey Wilkins (MJ) over Prentice Belcher (WC) Dec. 12-7;
145: Jacob Hudson (MJ) over Josh Murray (WC) Fall 0:57;
152: Matthew Hester (WC) over Nathanael Hoffman (MJ) Fall 3:03;
160: Logan Dunphy (MJ) Forfeit;
170: Damon Smith (WC) over Dylan Quinn (MJ) Dec. 6-2;
182: Niko Noga (WC) over Christopher Humpherys (MJ) Injury;
195: Daniel Hills (WC) over Brycen Bruning (MJ) Fall 0:57;
220: Aundres` Trotter (WC) over Daniel Smith (MJ) Fall 1:13;
285: Michael Kramer (WC) over Bryan Horner (MJ) Fall 1:00;
106: Tyler Jones (WC) Forfeit;
113: Grant Fetters (WC) over Gabe Tracy (MJ) Fall 0:19;
120: Gage Bachus (WC) over Christopher Miller (MJ) Fall 1:21;
126: Sean Sesnan (WC) Forfeit;
132: Alex Pergande (WC) over Donovan Henry (MJ) Dec. 5-3.

Mt. Juliet 34, Northwest 25
132: Donovan Henry (MJ) over Jacob Myers (NW) Fall 3:02;
138: Jalen Henry (MJ) over Seth Willaims (NW) Dec 8-2;
145: Zackrey Wilkins (MJ) Forfeit;
152: Steven Weist (MJ) over Antonio Alejos (NW) Dec. 5-4;
160: Blake Spink (NW) over Logan Dunphy (MT) MD 14-2;
170: Dylan Quinn (MJ) over Trever Hanson (NW) Dec. 4-2;
182: Zack Garringer (MT) over Cooper Palmieri (NW) Dec. 6-1;
195: Nathan Walling (MJ) over Dylan Carney (NW) Dec. 14-7;
220: Craig Barbour (NW) over Daniel Smith (MJ) Fall 3:22;
285: Goldberg Johnson (NW) over Bryan Horner (MT) Dec. 8-2;
106: Nicholas Myers (NW) Forfeit;
113: Jordan Burgess (NW) over Gabe Tracy (MT) Fall 0:18;
120: Christopher Miller (MT) over Carson Quintard (NW) MD 9-0;
126: Austin Plumlee (MJ) over DeSaun Dail (NW) Dec. 8-1.

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