TSSAA wrestling: Tennessean All-Midstate wrestling teams


The first six athletes on The Tennessean All-Midstate boys wrestling team are nominees for the boys wrestler of the year. The winner will be announced on June 30 at the sixth annual Middle Tennessee High School Sports Awards presented by Farm Bureau Health Plans.

Justin Bradford

Blackman, Jr.

Weight class: 113 pounds

Why chosen: Bradford won his first state title, beating Cleveland’s Bentley Ellison 6-2 in the Class AAA championship. He went 30-0 for the season.

Thomas Borders

Wilson Central, Sr.

Weight class: 120 pounds

Why chosen: Borders finished his high school career with his third state title, beating Cleveland’s Arlo Laxton 3-2 in the championship to complete a 48-0 season.

Trey Bates

Beech, Sr.

Weight class: 126 pounds

Why chosen: Bates finished his high school career with his third state championship, beating Cleveland’s Charles Randall 9-3 to cap a 38-0 season.

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