The wrestling team captured second place at the TSSAA Division II Traditional Wrestling Championships Feb. 16 and 17. It marks the second straight year the Blue Tornado have been runners up in the tournament.
McCallie was 23 points behind first-place Christian Brothers and 21.5 points ahead of third-place Baylor. The squad produced five State Champions and five additional medalists to accumulate the second-place team points. The five State Champions were the most for any one school in the tournament.
Additionally, senior River Henry, a 285-pound wrestler, was named the Division II Wrestler of the Year despite missing action in January and February because of an injury.
Team Standings Top 5
1. Christian Brothers, 227
2. McCallie, 204
3. Baylor, 182.5
4. Father Ryan, 100.5
5. Montgomery Bell Academy, 79
McCallie Individual Results
106 — Christian Morris, State Champion
113 — Emory Taylor, State Champion
120 — Cody Chittum, State Champion
126 — Alex Whitworth, State Champion
132 — Zach Ward, runner up
138 — Mason Hughes, sixth place
145 — David Fisk, 0-2
160 — Hayden Rowland, third place
170 — Thomas Sell, State Champion
182 — Russell Barry, fifth place
195 — Walker Robinson, runner up
220 — Chase Looper, fourth place