Rockets finish second in duals

Friday, December 18, 2015
The Forrest Rockets took second place at the Cheatham County Duals on Saturday. Photos by Shanna McCoy

The Forrest wrestling squad is in full gear as December winds down with its latest meet turning out very well in a second place finish at the Cheatham County Duals on Saturday.

Forrest won matches over Springfield, Sycamore and Creek Wood and lost to the host Cubs and Greenbrier, but the Rockets accumulated enough points to earn the runner-up spot in the tournament.


Forrest won big over Springfield 66-9 as the Rockets lost one match on a pin by Jack Wilkerson (145 pounds over Preston Yeager to start the event and the only points surrendered by FHS was on a close 6-0 decision win by Jacob Shelton (113) over FHS's Jeffrey Gross.

Clay Watson (152), Austin Geeting (170), William Eddins (195), Billy Clanton (220), Nikolas McGuiggan (285), Harley Sisk (120), Dylan Pendley (126), Peyton Sisk (132) and Joseph Williams (138) all won by pins over their Yellow Jacket opponents.

There was a double forfeit in the 106-pound weight class, while Forrest's Wes McCoy (160) and Tanner Kerr (182) were awarded forfeits.

Creek Wood

Forrest's win over Creek Wood wasn't much of a test for the Rockets, who garnered the first 48 points in the match vis forfeit wins by Williams, Bryton Spitzley (152), Geeting, McCoy, Eddins, Kerr, Clanton and Nathan Trout (285).

In the first actual action on the mat, Gross came up huge, winning a 5-0 decision over Tanner Corlew in the 106-pound bout to make it 51-0 FHS.

Forrest's Harley Sisk (top) gets the best of his opponent on Saturday at Cheatham County, where the Rockets took second place.

Harley Sisk and Dylan Pendley (120) won by forfeit and there was a double forfeit in the 126-pound weight class.

Justin Leonard (132) secured six additional points for Forrest with a pin over Andrew Hale before the match ended on a pin by Creek Wood's Caleb Allen (138) over Elijah Gunter.


Forrest took on the Sycamore War Eagles and wrestled strong to beat the Pleasant View squad 47-30.

McCoy, Geeting, Gross, Harley Sisk and Pendley all won by pins, while Peyton Sisk dominated Will David Pendleton 12-3, Williams beat Hayden Roth 14-6 and Watson claimed a 10-5 decision over Devin Kimble in the final bout of the match.


The Greenbrier match was a good test for the Rockets, who battled the Bobcats tooth and nail until succumbing 42-36.

Anthony Downing (170) pinned Geeting to start the match before Tanner Kerr received six points for a forfeit win.

The Bobcats came up with pins by Anthony Collins (195), Tanner Lynch (220) and Toby Lynch (285) to take a 24-6 lead.

Gross bounced the Rockets back in the plus column with a forfeit win, but Greenbrier got the six points back when Nathan Ford (113) pinned Harley Sisk.

Dylan Pendley (120) pinned last year's third place state tournament finisher in the 106-pound weight class Spencer Matherley before a double forfeit in the 126-pound division made the score 30-18 in favor of the Bobcats.

A Peyton Sisk forfeit win made the score 30-24 before back-to-back pins by Noah Quilt (138) and Tanner Lynch (145) clinched the win for Greenbrier.

Clay Watson (152) came up with a pin over Zakaree Schrader and Wes McCoy (160) finished up with a forfeit win for the Rockets.

Cheatham County

Forrest also had a big battle with the host Cubs, losing 46-31 as Joseph Williams (138) kicked off the match with a close 14-12 decision over Jaden Johnson.

The Rockets slipped into a 34-3 hole when Cheatham County won seven matches on pins and one match on a Jedi Willis major decision over Randall McCoy.

Billy Clanton came up big for the Rockets with 13-0 major decision victory over Josh Wilkerson.

Forrest freshman Jeffrey Gross displays the leg cradle at the Cheatham County Duals.

Nathan Trout fell to Johnny Herry in the 285-pound bout before Gross, Harley Sisk and Pendley all won by falls.

A forfeit in the 126pound match was followed by a Peyton Sisk pin over James Binkley to end the day for the Rockets.

Forrest will be back in action tonight when they host Franklin Road Academy.

The Rockets travel to another tough dual meet on Saturday at Creek Wood.