Six wrestlers from the combined Catoosa/Walker County area have advanced to the championship semifinals of the annual McCallie Invitational wrestling tournament in Chattanooga.
Ryan Craft of Heritage made it to the semis at 106 pounds. Craft received a bye in the first round and followed up with back-to-back wins by technical fall. His teammate, Jeffery Curtis, is also in the semis at 220 after pinning his first three opponents on Friday.
Ringgold saw defending state champion Logan Skeen score two decisions and a pinfall to make the semis at 120. Meanwhile, former state champion Griffin Green pinned his first three opponents to advance to the semifinals at 145.
Ridgeland also has two wrestlers in the championship semis. Jordan Hughley received a bye in the first round and followed up with two straight pins at 145, while Ryan McGill had two pins and a decision at 182. Hughley would meet Green in the finals, should both win their first matches on Saturday.
In the team standings, the host Blue Tornado is leading with 110.5 points. Woodland of Cartersville is in second (99.5), followed by Soddy-Daisy (93), North Hall (82) and Sonoraville (81.5) to round out the top five teams.
Heritage (57) is 14th overall, while Ridgeland (52) is 15th. LaFayette has 46 points and is in 20th place, one spot ahead of Ringgold (41), in the 30-team tournament.