Lakeway Christian Academy secured its first team TSSAA state championship in its brief history as a school, as the Lions boys’ wrestling team completed a perfect 12-0 season.
Lakeway bested Chattanooga Christian, 45-30, in Saturday’s Division II-A/AA state duals final at the Williamson County Expo Center in Franklin, Tenn.
Chattanooga Christian (20-8) got off to an 18-0 lead in the match but the Lions rallied like mad.
Keyveon Roller, who won Lakeway’s first-ever TSSAA championship of any kind in 2021 as an individual state wrestling champion, played his part in the team title, as expected. He got five points for the Lions with a tech fall (23-8) win in the 132-pound weight class.
Roller has signed to wrestle for the University of Virginia.
Cole Gumlick (106), Cameron Helton (120), Jace Sutton (126), Caleb Gumlick (138), Jay Eversole (145), Brayden Ivey (152), Colby Dalon (160) and Brody Casto (170) recorded points for Lakeway in the win.
Dalon’s win in the 160 class clinched the win.
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CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP
Signal Mountain just edged Greeneville, 39-36. Hunter Mason (152 pounds), Colin Dupill (160), Paul Anderson (170), Kodiak Cannedy (182) and Ross Cornelius (195) all picked up wins by forfeit, giving Greeneville 30 of its 36 points. Zac Chrisman picked up a win in the 220 weight slot.
Pigeon Forge won third place in the Class A tournament, topping Fairview 42-36 to claim the consolation bracket.