By: Lee Ramsey
After digging their way out of their igloos with rest of us, the Seymour Eagles Wrestling team dusted off the ice and snow from a week off and got back on the mats in the Halls Invitational at Halls High School.
The Eagles finished 5th out of the 19 teams competing.
Senior Luke Hall undefeated, with his eye on the state championship won again in the 125 lb class along with Shane Chipley in the 160 lb class.
Hall pinned four out of five opponents while Chipley pinned five out of five on their way to their championships.
Seymour Coach Alex Cate said, “Shane Chipley had a great tournament, he was seeded fourth going into the tournament and knocked off the #1 seed in the semis and the number two seed in the finals, both by pins. It was great to see him win this tournament his senior year.”
Junior Trent Williams took 2nd in the 140 lb class while Caleb Stoffle finished 4th in the 135 lb class.
William Jordan (112) and Chase Ingle (130) both finished 7th.
Seth Martin finished 8th in the 215 lb class and earned his first medal of the year.
“I was pretty pleased with our team,” Cate said. “We had a rough first round and found ourselves in 15th place. We regrouped and started winning and pinning some of the competition and worked up to 5th place by the end of the night.”
This is a big upcoming week for the Eagle Mat Men as they face South-Doyle and Sevier County in district competition.
Later in the week, they face Pigeon Forge in county competition.
Seymour Wrestlers Compete in Halls Invitational
By: Lee Ramsey