Cleveland High School’s wrestling team makes history

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — Cleveland High School made history over the weekend. The school’s boys’ and girls’ wrestling teams won both the duals and traditional TSSAA Class AA State Tournament.

Officials said this is the first time this has happened in Tennessee. They say it might also be the first time it has happened in the U.S.

“Given the relatively short history of separate girls wrestling tournaments in most of the country, combined with the double victories in individual and dual-meet tournaments, it’s very likely this is the first time that it’s happened,” officials from the National Federation of State High School Associations said.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) tournament took place Saturday.

The boys’ team won their sixth consecutive traditional title with 190 points.

The girls’ team won their second traditional title with 134 points.

Cleveland High School wrestling coaches expressed their enthusiasm.

“I’m glad to be a part of this historical moment. Cleveland has always been a family and this is no different,” Boys Head Coach Joey Knox said. “It was special to watch the guys cheer for the girls and the girls cheer for the guys.”

Girls Head Coach Josh Bosken said, “I’m thankful to be a part of a wrestling community that is as passionate as the coaches and athletes. We’re ready to chase another state title next year.”

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