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DICKSON – The Cougars and Lady Cougars wrestling teams return some fire power from last season’s squad in state qualifiers Tay Payne, Michael Quillen, and Cole Campbell, along with other wrestlers who made strides last season.

Coach John Patterson is happy to have a few more athletes to fill up the weight classes so they won’t have to forfeit as many points as they did last season.

“You can tell by our roster that we are still a young team,” Patterson said. “However, we have larger numbers than we have had in recent years. It is looking like we will be able to fill all varsity weight classes and many JV classes and freshman classes. We also have a nice number of girls again this year.”

At the recent Viking Takedown Jam, the Cougars had seven wrestlers all go undefeated. That list included Sadey Hambrick, Jayden Sutton, Michael Quillen, Cole Campbell, Luke Owens, Gabe Rodriguez, and Dakotah Edwards.

The Cougars also added a new assistant coach to the staff.

“We would like to welcome Dr. Charles Williams to our coaching staff,” Patterson stated. “Dr. Williams has coached at Whites Creek High, Pearl-Cohn and Donelson Middle.”

“We are looking forward to a very competitive year, especially with the filling of our weight classes,” Patterson added. “Last year’s forfeits were the deciding factor in several of our matches. It will be great going into matches not giving away any points.”

2019-20 Dickson County wrestling roster

Seniors: Nick Arms, Maggie Jones, Kenna Sue Phillips, Michael Quillen, Ashton Spann

Juniors: Laura Flores, Sadey Hambrick, Kaitlynn Numbers, Timmy O’Connell, Denver Owens, Rontaysia Payne, Gabe Rodriguez

Sophomores: Collin Bishop, Cole Campbell, Alizabeth Cranfield, Dakotah Edwards, Timothy Fleet, Chris Gardner, Roy Hicks, Austin Morris, Luke Owens, Tyler Phillips, Cameron Smith, Jayden Sutton, Lane Waldrop

Freshmen: Gavin Bolstad, Braden Bryson, Jonathan Jesus, Connor McCormick, Doctavian Seals, Logan Stevens, Mason Taylor

2019-20 Dickson County wrestling schedule

November 9 (Saturday) Away Northwest Takedown Invitational/Hydration

November 25 (Monday) Away Clarksville Girls Only

*November 26 (Tuesday) Home DCHS West Creek/ (+Middle Schools)

December 3 (Tuesday) Away Northwest Northwest/Cheatham County/Hendersonville/Glencliff

December 5 (Thursday) Home DCHS Rossview

December 7 (Saturday) Away West Creek Coyote Classic (Varsity and Girls)

December 10 (Tuesday) Away Fairview Fairview/White House

December 11 (Wednesday) Away Ravenwood Ravenwood

December 12 (Thursday) Home DCHS Antioch/Creekwood

December 14 (Saturday) Away McMinn County HS Cherokee Jamboree, Athens, Tn Girls, JV, Freshman

December 17 (Tuesday) Away Hillwood Hillwood

December 19 (Thursday) Away Harpeth Harpeth/McGavock

December 20 (Friday) Away Summit Summit/Riverdale

December 28 (Saturday) Away Independence Battle for Independence

December 30 (Monday) Away Fort Campbell JV/Girls Tournament (Sabo Gym)

January 4 (Saturday) Away Rossview Girls Tournament

January 7 (Tuesday) Home DCHS (Senior Night)* Franklin/East Nashville

January 9 (Thursday) Away Montgomery Central Montgomery Central

January 11 (Saturday) Away Franklin Franklin Individual Tournament

January 14 (Tuesday) Away Centennial Centennial/Ravenwood

January 16 (Thursday) Away Clarksville Clarksville/Sycamore

January 18 (Saturday) Away Nolensville Girls West Regional Tournament

January 20 (MLK) (Monday) Away Rossview Boys Varsity and JV Tournament

January 23 Away Fort Campbell Fort Campbell

January 25 (Saturday) Away Coahulla Creek H.S. Dalton, Georgia Coahulla Creek Classic (Boys Varsity)

January 25 (Saturday) Away McGavock MTWOA (Girls and JV)

January 28 (Tuesday) Away Nolensville Nolensville

February 14 (Fri - Sat) Away Regions – Antioch H.S. Antioch

February 20 - 22 (Thu-Sat) Away Williamson Co Expo Center

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