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Congratulations to University School student Avery Kibelbek, who won the Girls TSSAA Wrestling State Championship, for the 2nd year in a row!!!! Avery wrestles with our Washington County sister school, David Crockett. We are so proud of Avery! The following article was printed in the Johnson City Press:
TSSAA state wrestling tournament
Five state wrestling championships part of local haul
Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 22, 2020 at 11:01 PM
FRANKLIN — Five local grapplers took first place at the TSSAA High School Wrestling
Championships on Saturday at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center.
Dobyns-Bennett led the local efforts with two state champions and a fifth-place finish in the Class AAA team standings with 124.5 points.
The Indians’ Jackson Hurst captured the 145-pound weight class with a dramatic 7-6 victory over Thomas Williams of Rossview. Tre Morrisette, the Super 14 wrestler of the year, was the 160-pound champion with an 11-7 decision over Dejon Glaster from Oakland.
Brennan Watkins made it to the 126 final, where he dropped a 7-5 decision to Trae McDaniel from Cleveland.
Science Hill had four medalists, highlighted by Tyler Seeley winning at 132 with a 6-0 decision over Ethan Moore of Rossview. The Hilltoppers ranked sixth in the team results at 115.5 points.
Braxton Mann and Jared Harter each received third-place medals. Mann took a 9-3 decision over Landon Fisher of Jefferson County for third-place at 138. Harter, who beat Morrisette for the Region 1-AAA title, was third at 160 with a 5-4 decision over Cleveland’s Nate Schilling.
Joseph Frye also earned all-state with a fifth-place finish at 152.
In Class A-AA, Elizabethton’s Jonathan Morton made quick work of Pigeon Forge’s Caleb Wolfe, getting the pinfall in just 1:32 of their 195-pound match.
Alex Overbay of Sullivan South finished fourth at 145, dropping a decision to Malachi Bennett of Fairview. Kodiak Cannedy of Greeneville was the Class A-AA 145 champion.
The girls’ tournament was highlighted by Avery Kibelbek of David Crockett pinning Elizabeth Raper of Cookeville in 3:10 at the 103 class. It completed a 20-0 season for Kibelbek.
Tyesha Taylor of Elizabethton dropped an 8-3 decision against Annalynn Rakett of Clarksville Academy in the 119 final.
Science Hill had three girls in medalist matches. Emma Wallen was in the fourth-place match at 119. Olivia Gasteiger was the fifth-place match in 150 and Andrea Benitez-Alvavado was in the sixth-place match at 140.
Morton and Kibelbek repeated as state champs.
We are so very proud of you, Avery!
Congratulations to Avery Kibelbek who won the 2018-2019 TSSAA Wrestling State Championship
at 103lb weight class. Avery is a University School student who is a member of the
Wrestling Team for the David Crockett Pioneers (our Washington County sister school).
So very proud of you, Avery!