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BLAZERS COME UP SHORT AT STATE
Although they fought hard, no Blazers were able to make it to the medal stand this year. Ethan Wells earned some good experience, but went 0-2. Chance Collins, the sole returning medalist, won his first match but then had two tough matches against returning state champs. Chance was unable to come away with a win, although he was in both matches. Philip Bradley went 3-2, and was one match away from medaling.
THREE BLAZERS QUALIFY FOR STATE
Three Blazers medal at the Region One Tournament held at Christian County High School. Ethan Wells (8th grade - 106), Chance Collins (Senior 138), and Philip Bradley (Senior 195), all finished in the top 4 medalists. Chance Collins made it to the finals and lost a hard-fought 14-11 decision to Chance Oxford of Union County. Philip Bradley made it to the finals before losing to Union County. All three will compete next week at the KHSAA State Tournament.
TWO BLAZERS MEDAL AT KHSAA STATE TOURNAMENT
Chance Collins took 5th place at 132 lbs. and Daniel Dyess took 6th place at 126 lbs. at the 2015 KHSAA State Tournament in Lexington. In the history of Blazer Wrestling, only 5 wrestlers have earned All-State status (Wade Willen 4 times, Daniel Urban, Cameron Montgomery, Trae Blackwell and Colton Hall) for a total of 8 prior state medals. Chance and Daniel are now the sixth and seventh wrestlers to medal at state. Congratulations guys!
BLAZERS TAKE 5 TO STATE
Chance Collins becomes the 4th wrestler in Blazer history to capture a Region One title, taking the championship at 132 lbs.! Chance follows Wade Willen, Cameron Montgomery and Daniel Urban as a Region One Champion. Daniel Dyess took Runner Up at 126 lbs., Philip Bradley was Runner Up at 195 lbs., Dalton Putty was Third at 138 lbs., and Will Crabtree took Fourth at 160 lbs. Overall, the Blazers finished in 7th place with six wrestlers. The Blazers travel to Lexington for the State Tournament on Friday, with high expectations of bringing home some hardware!
ALL 4 BLAZER WRESTLERS MEDAL AT PADUCAH TILGHMAN
Injuries continue to plague the Blazer wrestling team, with 3 wrestlers out this weekend at Paducah Tilghman. However, the remaining four wrestlers made a statement. Chance Collins took the Championship at 132 lbs., Christian Barfield was Runner-up at 152 lbs., Philip Bradley was Runner-up at 195 lbs., and Daniel Dyess took Third at 126 lbs. Dalton Putty wrestled one match and won by fall before having to withdraw due to injury. The Blazers travel to Murray Thursday to Wrestle Calloway County.
Blazers Compete at Prep School Slam
With only four wrestlers making the trip to Atlanta for the Prep Slam, two made the final day of competition. Dalton Putty went 3-2 and made the final 8 at 138 lbs., losing a heart-breaker in the last match in overtime. Chance Collins went 2-2 and made the final 12 at 132 lbs. Daniel Dyess went 1-2 at 126 lbs. and Philip Bradley was unable to come away with a win at 195 lbs. 36 teams from 14 states were at the Prep Slam, which is known as the toughest Prep tournament in the country. Olympian Kendall Cross and NCAA Champion Chris Perry were on hand.
2 BLAZERS MAKE FINALS AT CHRISTIAN COUNTY INVITATIONAL
Chance Collins continued his dominance in 2014, capturing the championship at 132 lbs. This makes the third finals Chance has made this season, winning two. Phillip Bradley broke out and pinned his way to the finals with three first period pins in the 195 lb. weight class, but had to settle for runner up. Dalton Putty battled back in the consolation round to claim third place. Will Crabtree went 3-2 to finish in the top six at 160 lbs. Daniel Dyess had a tough tournament, going 2-3 and losing for the first time this season. Overall, the Blazers finished in 10th place.
BLAZERS MAKE GOOD SHOWING AT HARPETH
The UHA Blazers opened their 2014-2015 wrestling season at the Harpeth Invitational on Saturday. With only 6 wrestlers, the Blazers captured 2 championships, a 3rd place finish, and a top 6 finish. 19 teams from Kentucky and Tennessee competed in the event. The Blazers finished in 7th place overall, despite wrestling with less than half a full team. Chance Collins won the championship at 132 lbs. against Clark from Harpeth, and also won the "Best Match Award" for the final match. Daniel Dyess took the championship at 126 lbs. by defeating Camerin Cole of Christian County 11-7. Senior, Dalton Putty, battled back in the consolation round and pinned Neuman from Battle Ground Academy in 1:28 for third place. Philip Bradley went 3-2 at 220 lbs., but came up one match short of the medal round, finishing in the top six. Will Crabtree went 2-2 at 170 lbs. and Charles Fiscella won a match at 145 lbs. to contribute to the team point total.
December 6 - Harpeth Invitational - Kingston Springs, TN
December 9 - Ft. Campbell & Goodpasture @ Ft. Campbell
December 13 - McGavock Invitational - Nashville, TN
December 20 - Beech Invitational – Hendersonville, TN
December 23 - Ft. Campbell Invitational - JV
December 29 - Christian County Invitational- JV
December 30 - Christian County Invitational
January 2-3 - Clinch Gear Prep School Slam - Atlanta
January 10 - Paducah Tilghman Invitational – Paducah Tilghman
January 15 - Calloway County @ Murray
January 17 - Hopkinsville High School Invitational
January 19 - UHA Blazer Duals @ UHA
January 22 - Trigg County @ Trigg
January 24 - Calloway County Invitational – Murray
January 29 - Hopkinsville, Christian County & Rossview @ HHS
January 31 - TBD
February 7 - Mustang Classic @ North Oldham
February 13-14 - Region One Tournament @ Calloway
February 20-21 - State Tournament – Lexington
NCAA CLINIC OPPORTUNITY
UHA is proud to have two former Blazer Wrestlers currently wrestling in the NCAA. Daniel Urban is wrestling for California Baptist and Wade Willen is wrestling for SIUE. Daniel and Wade are both home for the next several weeks and started training together this week.
Daniel and Wade have offered to conduct a free clinic for Blazer Wrestlers next week if there is enough interest. Please respond to this post if you are interested and we will work on the dates and times. I hope our current group of Blazer wrestlers will take advantage of this opportunity to learn from two guys who have taken it to the next level.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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BLAZERS BATTLE AT STATE
Chance Collins and Daniel Dyess battled tough at the state tournament at the Lexington Horse Park Arena, but came up a little short. Chance lost a tough match in overtime in the winners bracket to 4th ranked Simon Kenton, but fought all the way back through the consolation bracket to make the blood round before losing again. Chance ended up one match short of medaling, going 3-2, but the experience is sure to pay dividends the next two years. Daniel went 1-2 for the tournament, but will also benefit from the experience next year.
TWO BLAZERS PUNCH THEIR TICKET TO STATE
Congrats to Daniel Dyess and Chance Collins for becoming the next two Blazer wrestlers to go to the KHSAA state tournament. Daniel took 4th place at 120 lbs. and Chance took 3rd place at 126 lbs. Dalton Putty barely missed at 132 lbs., getting 5th place; and Will Crabtree also took 5th place at 160 lbs.
Add two more Blazer wrestlers to the 100 Win Club!
Congratulations to Dalton Putty and Chance Collins, who both joined the 100 Win Club. Dalton moves into 4th place all-time, and Chance moves into 6th place all-time!
The All-time win list:
Wade Willen 238
Cameron Montgomery 147
Daniel Urban 131
Dalton Putty 117
Colton Hall 111
Chance Collins 108
Blazers Medal Three at Ft. Knox
Three of the six Blazer wrestlers who competed at the Ft. Knox Invitational Saturday came home with some hardware. Junior, Daniel Dyess, made it to the finals for the second weekend a row, but came up a little short with a Runner Up finish at 120 lbs. Sophomore, Chance Collins, battled his way back throught the consolation bracket to claim 3rd place in a tough 126 lb. bracket. Junior, Dalton Putty, went 4-1 on the day, but had to forfeit for 4th place due to the 5 match rule. UHA finished in 11th place out of 19 teams.
2013-2014 SEASON UNDERWAY
The 2013-2014 season gets underway on Monday, October 21, with the first day of practice. The schedule is almost complete, and includes another trip to Atlanta for the Prep Slam. New tournaments include Beech and Harpeth in Tennessee. Head Coach Scott Meredith returns to continue the Blazer wrestling tradition!
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