Farragut High School is fielding a full girls wrestling program for the first time in school history.
The Lady Admirals have wrestlers poised to compete in nine of 11 weight classes.
“We’ll have the biggest program in Knox County and I think we can roll with the likes of Science Hill and Heritage this year,” said Bobby Hampshire, FHS wrestling head coach. “We’ll have a young team and we’ll be a little green, but we can potentially have a good year.”
Top returners for the Lady Admirals include Chelsea Judy and Hailey Stevenson.
Judy, a junior in the 103-pound weight class, finished fifth at the TSSAA state championships last season.
Stevenson, a senior who competes in the 125-pound class, brought home a sixth-place medal from the state meet last season.
Hamshire’s Lady Admirals had a successful stay at Border Duals Tournament hosted by Tennessee High School in Bristol and contested at Viking Hall Saturday, Dec. 1. Judy and Savanna Montross both won championships in their respective weight divisions and were among eight FHS wrestlers to place in the tournament.
Judy won at 112 by recording a pair of pins and scoring a technical fall in the championship match.
Montross won the 170-pound class as she pinned every opponent she faced.
Sydney Viox (150 pounds) and Erika Aguileta (215) both posted runner-up finishes.
Chelsea Holcomb (103) and Katherine Vail (119) claimed third place. Stevenson (125) and Isabella Snyder (140) posted fourth-place finishes.