John Battle High School finished fourth at the Bill Brimer Brawl in the Hall wrestling tournament, with a total of 176 points, after a tight dual match loss to Tennessee High earlier in the week. The tournament featured 33 teams and concluded on Saturday at Viking Hall.

By the Numbers
  • Team Scores: Avery County (N.C.) 242, David Crockett 219.5, Knoxville Halls 192.5, John Battle 176, Chesnee (S.C.) 169
  • Championship Finals: 106 – Deter Thompson (DC) dec. Blake Allen (Gibbs), 4-2; 113 – Cooper Foster (Avery) pinned Ryan Jones-Camp (Everett), 0:50
State of Play
  • John Battle finished fourth at the Brawl in the Hall wrestling tournament
  • Christian Rector and Douglas Blevins had runner-up finishes for Battle
  • Senior Noah Sills (215) had a third-place finish, while Britton Rock (126) was fourth for the Trojans
Bottom Line

John Battle High School's fourth-place finish at the tournament, following a challenging loss earlier in the week, highlights the team's resilience and competitive spirit as they continue to make significant strides in the wrestling season.