Woodland wrestling team wins McCallie Invitational
Woodland wrestling won the prestigious McCallie School Invitational Saturday in Chattanooga by outdistancing second place Oak Mountain (AL) by 36 team points. Woodland finished with 196.5 points, followed by Oak Mountain with 160.5, host McCallie (TN) 151.5, Lambert 150, and Union Grove 148 rounded out the top five. Cass placed tenth in the tournament of 27 schools with 126 team points.
Woodland had four wrestlers to qualify for the finals and two third place finishers.
Freshman Kyle Gollhofer won the 113-pound weight class, freshman Gavin Nix was a runner-up in the 106-pound division, Jahvar Lewis finished second at 120, Cody Cochran was runner-up at 160. Spencer Cooper finished third in the 152-pound division. Hunter Hardin and Kyle Veley (138-pounds) also finished third for the Wildcats.
For Cass, Hunter Quinn was a tournament runner-up in the 145-pound class. Tripp Breeden finished in fourth place in the 195-pound division. Devin Garrett was sixth at 113 pounds. Jaylen Callahan was sixth at 152 pounds and Seven Richards finished sixth in the 285 pound class.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Woodland, Ga. (WG) 196.5; 2. Oak Mountain, Ala. (OM) 154.5; 3. Union Grove, Ga. (UG) 154; 4. McCallie (McC) 151.5; 5. Lambert, Ga. (Lamb) 150; 6. Red Bank (RB) 147.5; 7. Cleveland (Cl) 140; 8. Ringgold (Ring) 138.5; 9. Heritage, Ga. (Her), 134.5; 10. Cass, Ga. (Ca) 126; 11. Scottsboro, Ala. (Scott) 117; 11. Soddy-Daisy (SD), 117; 13. Northwest Whitfield (NW) 114.5; 15. South Forsyth, Ga. 103.5; 16. Marist, Ga. (Mar) 101; 17. Brentwood (BW) 82; 18. Sonoraville, Ga. (S) 79.5; 19. Peachtree Ridge, Ga. (PR) 75; 20. Cambridge, Ga. (Cam) 74.5; 21. Ridgeland (Rid) 74; 22. Buckhorn, Ala. (Buck) 57.5; 23. Carrollton, Ga. (Car) 52; 24. LaFayette (La) 33; 25. Hillcrest, S.C. (Hill) 30; 26. Parkview, Ga. (Park) 7; 27. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (LFO), 4.
For first: Bryson Neace (UG) dec. Gavin Nix (Wood), 4-1; For third: Stone Barden (Buck) dec. Bryce Pond (Cl), 8-1; For fifth: Tanner Stone (Ring) won by forfeit over Darren Ketcham (Scott).
For first: Kyle Gollhofer (Wood) dec. Trevor Burdick (So), 8-3; For third: Charles Wheaton (SD) major dec. Payton Mitchell (Lamb), 10-2; For fifth: John McAlpin (Scott) dec. Devin Garrett (Ca), 8-6.
For first: Tyler Hunt (So) dec. Jahvar Lewis (Wood), 4-0; For third: Eric Diemert (Lamb) dec. Bryan Gembe (NW), 7-6.
For fifth: Logan Whiteside (Cl) dec. Graham Brothers (Bw), 9-3.
For first: Charles Thurman (Her) dec. Davion Fairley (UG), 8-3; For third: Tristan Roa (Bw) major dec. Charlie Ranta (SF), 13-0; For fifth: Kyle Brown (PR) pinned Holden Moss (Ring), 4:38.
For first: Jacob Mariakis (Rid) dec. Brock Herring (Mc), 4-2 SV1; For third: Mathew Sheetz (Lamb) dec. Colton Landers (Cl), 6-2; For fifth: Reed Bethune (Mar) won by forfeit over Ben Lemay (SF).
For first: Griffin Green (Ring) pinned Nick Voiles (Car), 5:34; For third: Ryan Camp (Crk) pinned Coty Carlock (NW), 4:46; For fifth: Grey Bethune (Mar) won by forfeit over Jackson Baraff (SF).
For first: Justin Ruffin (UG) pinned Hunter Quinn (Ca), 5:47; For third: Gabe McDuffie (RB) dec. Dylan Pittman (NW), 8-5; For fifth: Josh Parr (PR) won by forfeit over Michael John Harris (OM).
For first: Will Britain (Cam) major dec. Felipe Hayes (SF), 11-0; For third: Spencer Cooper (Wood) pinned Will Patton (Mc), 3:00; For fifth: Hall Morton (OM) won by forfeit over Jaylen Callahan (Ca).
For first: Tucker Russo (SD) dec. Cody Cochran (Wood), 8-4; For third: Brett Clark (Scott) pinned Braden Johnson (Crk), 3:00; For fifth: C.J. Grissim (Bw) won by injury default over Greg Wilson (Cl).
For first: Judah Duhm (Mc) major dec. Coleman Reeves (OM), 14-6; For third: Matthew Robertson (Crk) won by injury default over will Kohlins (Lamb); For fifth: Jack Hicks (Cl) won by forfeit over Hunter East (UG).
For first: Jaried Buxton (OM) tech. fall over Chris Bradley (Mar), 5:39; For third: Ryan Grider (Scott) won by DQ over Eric Kohlins (Lamb); For fifth: Luke Vinson (UG) major dec. Ty Boeck (SD), 9-1.
For first: Devin Crawl (RB) won by injury default over Brian Phillips (Mc); For third: Camden Johnson (UG) pinned Tripp Breeden (Ca), 1:00; For fifth: Jordan Lewis (NW) won by forfeit over Robert Larmore (Mar).
For first: Chris Henderson (Rid) dec. Jesse Wade (Ring), 3-2; For third: Hunter Hardin (Wood) dec. Jeffery Curtis (Her), 4-2 SV1; For fifth: Devon Suddeth (RB) pinned Jordan Davis (OM), 1:42.
For first: Tanner Nance (Her) pinned River Henry (Mc), 5:24; For third: Anthony Ottinger (RB) dec. Armond Lloyd (OM), 7-5; For fifth: Enrique Maravilla (Ring) dec. Seven Richards (Ca), 9-5.
Participating Schools at the MWIT: Alabama schools: Buckhorn, Oak Mountain, Scottsboro
Georgia schools: Cambridge, Carrollton, Cass, Creekview, Heritage, LaFayette, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Lambert, Marist, Northwest Whitfield, Parkview, Peachtree Ridge, Ridgeland, Ringgold, Sonoraville, South Forsyth, Union Grove, Woodland
South Carolina schools: Hillcrest
Tennessee schools: Brentwood, Cleveland, McCallie, Red Bank, Soddy Daisy
Next for Woodland is the Tiger Invitational at Archer High School December 28-29 and the Area Duals January 8-9 at North Atlanta High School.
Cass will wrestle at the Marist Duals in Atlanta December 23, at the Archer Tiger Invitational December 28-29, at Cherokee January 6, and at the Area Duals hosted by North Atlanta January 8-9.