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Head Coach Blake Swords instructs his players during warm-up drills. “I’ve been blessed the past four or five years to coach a lot of great kids.”  Staff Photo.

Head Coach Blake Swords instructs his players during warm-up drills. “I’ve been blessed the past four or five years to coach a lot of great kids.” Staff Photo.

For the past decade, from the first Monday in July until the first week of November, Arlington 8th Grade Grey-Y Football Coach Blake Swords has been on the field four or five days a week.

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Arlington’s 2014 Middle School Cross Country Teams. Photo courtesy of AMS Cross Country.

The Arlington Middle School Cross Country team, under the direction of coaches Kelly Henson and Jeremy Biggs is off and running.  To the state championships, that is.

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Jake Knaff (right) in action vs. the eventual second place finisher.  Photo by Kira Nettleton

Jake Knaff (right) in action vs. the eventual second place finisher. Photo by Kira Nettleton

By Chris Nettleton

On March 8th, the Arlington Wrestling Club hosted the TNAAU region 5 individuals wrestling tournament. Over 240 wrestlers from all areas west of Nashville came to town for a chance at a regional title and a ticket to the state tournament in Cookeville on March 15th.  The Bobcats battled through some tough brackets and finished strong qualifying 13 for the state tournament. That is double the amount the Bobcats qualified one year earlier. Caleb Morgan and Jake Knaff were, once again, region champions in their weight classes.

Caleb Morgan, a two-time state placer, and returning state champion Jake Knaff, along with 11 other Bobcats, had their tickets punched for Cookeville:

Second place finishers: Gracie McGrath, Chris Deluca, Luke Kerns, Austin Spicer;

Third place finishers: Gavin Haynes, Paul West, Harrison Phillips;

Fourth place finishers: Aiden Nettleton, Connor Caskey, Clay Spicer, Andrew Enzor

Over 900 wrestlers met in Cookeville for the Statewide tournament. The Bobcats battled through tough competition and many came close to the medal stand giving it all they had.

At the end of the day, Jake Knaff won his right to be on the podium again. Jake battled through 7 grueling matches to claim 3rd place.

“I am extremely proud of how our wrestlers have performed representing the Arlington Wrestling Club and the town of Arlington,” said Head Coach Matt Caskey.

Look for more information about our upcoming camp for boys and girls with developmental and advanced divisions coming in late May on our website:www.ArlingtonBobcatWrestling.com.

Mikey Anderson and Connor Nettleton get ready for their next match. Photo by Kira Nettleton

Mikey Anderson and Connor Nettleton get ready for their next match. Photo by Kira Nettleton

 

The Arlington Wrestling Club continues to finish strong. January marks the end of the local season and the beginning of the travel season. Congratulations to the following Bobcats!

December 21 West TN Championships Results from St. Benedict-Auburndale

  • Tournament Champions: Chris DeLuca; Luke Kerns; Jake Knaff; Clay Spicer
  • Second Place: William Westbrook; Douglas Sattler; Tyler Shoemaker; Caleb Morgan; Andrew Enzor
  • Third Place: Devin Milsom; Connor Caskey; Alex Merritt
  • Fourth Place: Lucas Hunt; Connor Nettleton; Kevin Singh; Cooper Caskey; Maverick Wynne; Kain Laub; Sam Lee; Hayden Baudoin; Garrett Johnson; Austin Spicer
Tyler Shoemacher shows off his medal.

Tyler Shoemaker shows off his medal.

On December 28, Tyler Shoemaker took home third place in the Corey Lesslie wrestling tournament in Glenpool, Oklahoma. He wrestled four tough matches to earn that bronze medal. He also spend some time with a famous Arlington Wrestling fan, retired UFC fighter and Oklahoma wrestling legend Shane Roller, who was happy to help Tyler sharpen his skills.

On January 11, the Arlington Bobcats made a strong statement wrestling in Illinois. The Bobcats traveled to compete in the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcat wrestling tournament. The club travels in search of greater competition to help them prepare for the upcoming AAU regional and state competitions. Several Bobcats placed in multiple brackets exemplifying their motto, “Finish Strong.”

Anna-Jonesboro Wildcat Wrestling Tournament Results:

  • Wildcat Tournament Champions: Jake Knaff, a champion in two brackets; He won his age group and the next age group up for his weight class.
  • Second Place: Connor Caskey; Harrison Phillips;
  • Third Place: Nick Taylor; Connor Caskey (Older age division);
  • Fourth Place: Hayden Baudoin; Harrison Phillips (heavier weight class);Tyler Shoemaker; Liam Hawkins;
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