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Harpeth Wrestling Team Prepares for Individual Region Tournament

4The regular season for the Harpeth wrestling team ended with the team region duals at Cheatham County Central High School on January 21, 2014. As a team, Harpeth did not win a region championship, but dominated most of the individual matches. Harpeth’s wrestling team forfeited seven of the fourteen weight classes during the tournament. The Indians entered most matches 42-0 because the opposing teams received six team points for every empty weight class in Harpeth’s starting line-up. Harpeth head coach, Ricky Woods says that is something he must address before next season. “If matches were won person versus person, we would be region champions today. Forfeits have haunted our team all season. I have to correct that before next season.” The Harpeth wrestling team’s core strength is in it’s middle weight classes from 126lbs through 160lbs. Coaches from opposing teams have admitted that people take notice when Harpeth wrestlers enter the gym. The Indians currently have eleven wrestlers on their roster. There are two freshmen, one sophomore, six juniors, and two seniors. Three wrestlers are ranked in the A-AA State polls. James Sokol (Jr) at 120lbs is ranked second, Jason Fennell (Sr) is ranked second at 126lbs, and Tyler Christian (Jr) is ranked fourth at 138lbs. The Harpeth wrestling team will have an opportunity to flex their muscle at the individual region tournament on February 7 and 8, 2014. The tournament will be held at Creek Wood High School. The top four individuals in each weight division will advance to the TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament February 13, 14, and 15, 2014 at the AG Center in Williamson County.

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