White Knoll turned in a fine performance at the U.S. Navy Dual wrestling tournament last weekend at the State Fairgrounds. The Timberwolves won six straight matches before running into a strong Pigeon Forge team in the championship match.
The T-Wolves dropped a 38-30 decision to the visitors from Tennessee to come away with runner-up honors at the two-day, 19-team event.
Heavyweight Asa Gossett and Kevin Epting were the WK individual standouts., both earning berths on the all-tournament team. Gossett went 6-0 with three pins, while Epting went 7-0 (with one forfeit) at 135 pounds.
Other WK standouts included Austin Lee, Jamal Lackey, Zach Dicus, Phillip Austin, David Smith and Chase Huffstetler. Lee was outstanding at 125, going 6-1 with three pins and two technical falls. Lackey finished with a 6-1 mark at 152. Dicus (160), Austin (189) and Smith (103) all checked in at 5-2. All five Dicus wins came by fall. Huffstetler was 4-1 at 103.