The Pigeon Forge wresting team faced some of their toughest competition of the year at the Fandetti-Richardson brawl at Science Hill over the weekend.
The Tigers performed well placing third as a team including a couple wrestlers who won their individual weight classes.
“The kids did really well. That ended up being the toughest individual tournament that we have had thus far,” Pigeon Forge wrestling coach Greg Foreman said.
“They were some good wrestlers and teams there. It was a good test after Christmas to break to see where some of our guys were in the big picture.”
Garrett Foreman won the 145 pound weight class, while Caleb Wolfe took first in the 220 pound weight class.
Foreman beat a runner-up from state last year, while Wolfe took down a two-time state champion from Elizabethton.
“The first period was back-and-forth a little bit for Garrett,” Greg Foreman said. “He took the lead a little bit halfway through the second period and kept going and kept scoring. It was a good challenging match.”
Wolfe controlled his match Greg Foreman said, and he was happy with his performance.
The Tigers had several other placers in the top five including Andy Cable who came in runner-up in the 126 pound weight class, Joseph Skidmore who finished runner-up in the 182 pound weight class, and Ethan Sutton who came in second in 195 pounds.
Rounding out other Pigeon Forge placers, Hunter Gentry finished third at 113 pounds, Josh Parton placed fourth in 138 pounds and Mustafi Algarawi came in fifth in 285 pounds.
The Tigers are back in action this week as they host two homes matches on Tuesday and Thursday at Pigeon Forge High School.