Caldwell County’s historic wrestling program added another notch on their belt, placing six Tigers at the Commando Crush Invitational in Hendersonville over the weekend.

Seth Slayton, Dylan Walls, John Paredes, Riley Johnson and James Jones all placed for the Tigers. 

Riley Johnson (28-5) placed first in the 106 weight division championship and scored 2.0 team points with a 6-1 decision over Jackson Masters (Summit). Johnson won by a 7-1 decision in the semifinal round over Kevin Batten (Grissom High).

In the 120 championship, Dylan Walls placed third after losing to Eli Clemons of Lebanon. Walls took down Stephen McCullough (Centennial) 7-5. 

James Jones (20-11) placed fourth after a 12-4 loss to Camden Porter (Summit). 

In the 152 class, John Paredes (17-12) placed first for two team points, defeating Nicholas Humphries of Centennial in the ultimate tie breaker semifinal 3-2 before taking out Miles Grady (Summit) 8-5. 

Seth Slayton (26-6) headed the 170 division, and placed 1st with six team points. 

Slayton won by fall over Cole Coughran of Oakland in less than two minutes in the semifinals . 

Clayton won by forfeit over Marques Carter for the 1st place match. 

In the second pool, Johnson placed 1st with 9.5 team points in the 106 class, winning by technical fall over Jack Ward of Brentwood Academy.

Semaj Kimbro (0-2) placed fourth in the pool with the 113 A class. 

Kimbro received two bye’s before being taken out by Cleiuer Ruiz (Martin Luther King). 

Dylan Walls scored 10 points with a 1st place finish in the pool with a fall over Carson Smith (Brentwood Academy) and a fall over Nicholas Myers of Northwest in 21 seconds. 

James Jones (20-12 at the 126-pound class) placed 2nd in the second pool to give Caldwell eight team points. 

Ethan Newsome (6-19 record in the 132-pound class) placed fifth in the pool, Aaron Hensley (9-15) placed fourth in the 138-pound class, Paredes placed second with seven points in the 152 class, Slayton placed 2nd in the second pool with eight points for Caldwell County after falling to Gabriel Smith (Clarksville) and Sam Teutsch placed fourth to score three points in the 182-pound class after falling in the 3rd place match to Jerry Campbell.