It’s been non-stop action for the Blaze wrestlers since the Father Ryan tournament. On Tuesday Blackman travelled to Nolensville High School for a tri-meet with Independence and Nolensville. After an exciting match which resulted in the Blaze topping the Eagles, Blackman was handed an unexpected loss by A-AA Nolensville. Blackman was short-handed from the onset and a controversial disqualification of Justin Bradford put the match out of reach for the Blaze.
Licking wounds is never fun, but there was no time to fret because on Thursday, Blackman had to prepare for a quad-meet with Coffee County, Clarksville Northeast, and Battle Ground Academy. Blackman expected to have a lot of spectators and a long night of wrestling, but Clarksville northeast and BGA both cancelled at the last minute. Coffee County showed up and battled but the Blaze took care of business.
The G.P. West tournament used to be a two-day event with 32 man brackets but in the last couple of years, the format has changed. On Friday, eight teams arrive and have two dual matches each. On Saturday, those same eight teams come back for an individual tournament to find out who is the best in each weight class.
On Friday, Blackman had dual meets with Brentwood and Beech. Brentwood has been making a lot of noise in Williamson County and they have a great team. Blackman was a little better pulling out an exciting win 46-33. In the second match, Blackman defeated Beech 46-24.
On Saturday, Blackman finished third place with 165.5 points behind champion Wilson Central (247) and Oakland (191.5). Blackman had two champions is Anthony Gomez and Bowdy Boyce and both were awarded some nifty cowboy hats for their first place efforts. Other medalists were as follows:
- Grant Myers – 2nd Place
- Justin Bradford – 2nd Place
- Mason Sells – 2nd Place
- Alex Rose – 3rd Place
- Justin Brown – 3rd Place
- Miles Workman – 4th Place
- David Wilkinson – 5th Place
- Julian Childress – 5th Place
- Jaylan Hughes – 5th Place
In JV action, many of our guys had successful days. JV Champions were Adin Heathcott, Hugo Sanchez, and Josh Chew. These guys are going to win a ton of matches.
Lots of pictures on our PHOTOS page.