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WCHS wrestlers finish in 10th place out of 20
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Wrestling coach Matt Turner, shown during a previous match, guided the Pioneers to a 10th-place finish Saturday in Ooltewah.

Warren County High School’s Pioneer wrestling team competed this past weekend in the Ooltewah Invitational. The Pioneers placed 10th out of 20 teams. 

Highlights were Roberto Dodson placing third in the 126-pound classification, and Caleb Mackie placing third in the 145-pound classification. Overall, Warren County had 12 wrestler compete in the tournament.

Competing for Warren

County were:

Anthony Johnson – 120 pound

Roberto Dodson – 126 pound

Sebastain Smith – 132 pound

Vincent Garrison – 138 pound

Caleb Mackie – 145 pound

Seth Lindsay – 152 pound

Jilian Ramirez – 160 pound

Zerk Keel – 170 pound

Ethan Stanford – 182 pound

Bryan Currey – 195 pound

Daniel Wright – 220 pound

Jared Park – 285 pound



Signal Mountain 183.5   

Bradley Central 141.5

Hixson 109

Dalton 104

Walker Valley 91.5

East Hamilton 80.5

East Ridge 72

Rhea County 71

McMinn County 63

Warren County 52


Head coach Matt Turner said, “I thought they wrestled really well. We had a good turnout. Caleb Mackie and Roberto Dodson had third-place finishes. Seth Lindsey wrestled well. Jilian Ramirez was a freshman who we inserted and did well. Zerk Keel wrestled well and went 2-2. He is a freshman wrestling in a tough 170 weight class. Daniel Wright wrestled well. Jared Park is from Van Burren High School, and we are doing a co-op with them. He is a freshman who came in at a salty 199 and wrestled as a heavyweight.”

Coach Turner continued, “Our lineup will change as the weight classifications change under the TSSAA weight-management program. Some kids will be going down a weight class and they will be stronger. Alec Smith has been out injured, and he will return this week.”


The Pioneer wrestling team was at Cookeville last night as the Southern Standard was going to print. Thursday night the Pioneers will be at Oakland and will face Riverdale in a key district match.