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WRESTLING: Mat Panthers claim two champions at East Hamilton

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The Ridgeland Panthers wrestling team turned in a solid showing on Saturday at the Hurricane Invitational at East Hamilton High School in Chattanooga.

The Panthers took home five medals, including a pair of first-place finishes from senior Cody Brooks (126) and senior Mark McKevitt (170).

Senior Cody Davis (160) placed second in his weight class, while junior Hunter Shirley (182) placed third.

Senior Casey Daniel (152) made the semifinals, but was injured in the match and was forced to default to fourth place.

East Ridge won the team title with 264 points, marking the Pioneers’ first traditional tournament title in 12 years. East Hamilton (142) was second with Ooltewah (115) placing third.

Ridgeland is schedule to wrestle in Chatsworth this weekend, first at the Murray County Duals on Friday, and then at the Murray County Invitational on Saturday.