The Baylor wrestling team, fresh off a duals state championship last weekend, won the traditional region tournament Saturday at McCallie, had six region champions, and qualified 13 wrestlers for the traditional state tournament this weekend.
Freshman Jackson Bond was the 106 pound champion, taking a major decision (8-0) over Keyveon Roller of CAK in the title bout; junior Noah Horst won the title at 126 pounds, beating Christian Morris of McCallie in sudden victory; Garrison Dendy, a freshman, beat McCallie's Nathan Wysong 8-3 for the championship at 132 pounds; senior Andrew Pace was crowned the 145 pound champ, pinning Evan Hughes of McCallie in 29 seconds; senior Mason Reiniche pinned McCallie's Russell Barry in 54 seconds for 170 pound title; and freshman David Harper was the 195 pound champion, pinning Riley Looper of McCallie in 2:43.
Baylor had three other finalists. Sophomore Jason Motley was runner-up in the 152 pound class, falling 7-1 to Jason Whitworth of McCallie in championship bout; junior Connor Duffy was second at 182 pounds, forfeiting to McCallie's Thomas Sell in the final; and sophomore heavyweight Matthew Smith finished second to Ryan Jackson of Friendship Academy, losing by fall in the title bout.
Also qualifying for this weekend's state tournament were sophomore Kade Hartline, third at 113 pounds; eighth grader Ryan Tisdale, third at 120; junior Barrett Chambers, third at 160 pounds; and sophomore Porter Kaufman, fourth at 138.
The state tournament begins Friday with quarterfinal rounds starting at 11:00 a.m. ET at the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Arena.