Becoming the first CHS freshmen to win a state individual title, the 106-pounder recorded 134 takedowns this season, breaking the record of 125 by Bailey Jones, a 160-pound state champion from CHS in 2010.
Last year, two-time state champion Marvin Lopez of CHS was honored for most takedowns. Lopez, a 135-pound wrestler, recorded 109 takedowns.
This is the third year U.S. Money Shops has honored high school wrestlers of all weight classes in the greater Chattanooga region for most takedowns and most pins. The region covers Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee and includes all public and private schools.
This year Zach Watson of Baylor received the recognition for most pins. The 126-pounder recorded 38 pins and won his fifth straight state championship. The number tied Ky Hart’s 2010 season, when the 160-pounder from LaFayette, Ga., set a record with 38 pins.
“We have selected these statistics for this honor not just because it is an impressive accolade for the recipients but also a benchmark of excellence for future student-athletes who compete in the Chattanooga region,” said Glen Coronis, chief operating officer at U.S. Money Shops.
Each student-athlete and school was awarded a plaque.