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Baylor Wrestlers Repeat State Sweep

The Baylor wrestling team, paced by six champions among 13 medalists, completed a repeat of last year's sweep of state championships (duals and traditional) by winning its 15th TSSAA traditional title Saturday night.

Team Scores
  1. Baylor 248.5
  2. Christian Brothers 183.5
  3. McCallie 176.5
  4. Father Ryan 142.5
  5. Montgomery Bell Academy 93
  6. Brentwood Academy 52
  7. Boyd Buchanan 40
  8. Notre Dame 38
  9. Memphis University School 35
  10. Friendship Christian 32

Senior Noah Horst became Baylor's sixth four-time state champion

State Champions
  • Senior Noah Horst became Baylor's sixth four-time state champ, beating Aidan Bowers of Christian Brothers in an 8-0 major decision for the title at 132 pounds. Horst won two title for Beech High School and was a champ for the Raiders last year.
  • Senior Connor Duffy won his second state crown, adding the 182-pound title to his state championship in 2017. Duffy pinned McCallie's Riley Looper in 3:59 for the title.
  • Sophomore Jackson Bond took an 11-2 major decision over Tre McTorry of Brentwood Academy for the championship at 113 pounds for his second straight state title. 
  • Sophomore Garrison Dendy became a two-time champion, shutting out Sean Pitts of Father Ryan 7-0 for the 138-pound crown.
  • David Harper, another sophomore, reapeated as a state champ, getting by Father Ryan's Parker Petersen 5-3 in 195-pound title bout.
  • Yet another sophomore, Nick Corday, won his first state championship by pinning Wills Bronson of Christian Brothers for the title at 106 pounds.

Senior Connor Duffy added a state title to the one he earned as a freshman in 2017

Other Finalists
  • Senior Barrett Chambers was a finalist at 220 pounds, losing the final by fall and finishing runner-up to Al Wooten of Christian Brothers.
  • Freshman Omaury Alvarez was a finalist in the 160 pound class, finishing runner-up to McCallie's James Whitworth in a 13-1 final.
Other Medalists
  • Junior Kade Hartline beat Chase Eakes of Friendship Academy in sudden victory to take third at 120 pounds.
  • Freshman Micah Tisdale took a 6-2 decision over Will Higgins of MBA for third place at 126 pounds.
  • Senior Chase Radpour  beat McCallie's Rand Holtzclaw 7-5 for third place at 145 pounds.
  • Sophomore Gunnar Garriques took third at 170 pounds with a 7-2 decision over Gervacio Gonzalez of Christian Brothers.
  • Freshman Anthony Mannella was fourth at 152 pounds, losing 2-1 to Christian Howard of MUS in the consolation final.

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