Forrest grapplers drop two in Eagleville

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Forrest's 152- pound grappler Tyler McClendon has Harpeth's Justin Smith under control in the first of his two dominating wins in the three-team wrestling meet at Eagleville Thursday night. Photo by Anthony S. Puca

The Forrest wrestling squad dropped below .500 on the season (5-6) as the suffered a pair of losses to Region 7A-AA opponents Harpeth and host Eagleville Thursday night.

In the first of the three matches of the meet, the Eagles bested Harpeth 46-33.

Match 2 pitted the Indians from Kingston Springs versus Chapel Hill's Rockets, who lost 48-25.

After a couple of early forfeits by Forrest, Jamie Boyce scored the first win for the Rockets in the 160-pound weight class with a pin over Harpeth's Cameron Wilkett with 9 seconds remaining in the first of three, two-minute periods.

The Indians took the next two before Tyler McClendon dominated Justin Smith in a 19-8 win in the 195-pound weight class.

Zach McCoy was awarded a forfeit before the heavyweights took the mat, where Will "Big Love" Weston pinned Forrest's big man, Spenser McGuiggan at the 1:44 mark of the second period.

Forrest's Peyton Sisk got the forfeit win in 106-pound weight class before Keaton Strong lost 11-6 in a close match versus the Indians' James Sokol.

Harpeth scored another pin in the next weight division before Forrest's Tritan Watkins took on Roscoe Orman in the 126-pound weight division.

Watkins led for much of the close match before Orman pinned him with just 43 seconds remaining in the tilt.

An ejection followed for Watkins, plus a two-event suspension due to an unsportsmanlike penalty assessed by the TSSAA official.

Three points were also deducted from the Forrest's team total for the meet and the Rockets forfeited the final two matches versus Harpeth in the 23-point defeat.

The final match was one-sided as the Eagles made easy work of the Rockets in a 60-24 victory.

Forrest gained a trio of forfeit wins in the 138, 145, and 152-pound weight classes and their only two wins on the mat came by McClendon in another dominant performance over Heath Holt as he bested the Indian grappler 22-6 for a technical fall decision.

Spenser McGuiggan came back from his earlier defeat in the heavyweight class when he scored an early pin at the 1:04 mark of the first period over Garrett Adamson in the 220-pound weight class.