Richard, Kramer collect Central’s first wrestling state titles

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:59 PM

FRANKLIN — Coach John Kramer has built a state wrestling power at Wilson Central, and now the program has two state championships to show for it.

The coach’s namesake son and Austin Richard racked up the school’s first titles in the sport Friday at the Williamson Agricultural Exposition Center.

Richard, a 132-pound senior, defeated Cleveland’s Austin Stevison 7-4, avenging his only loss of the season. Kramer, a 220-pound junior, got past Ravenwood’s Rex Shotts 5-4. Those two had split a pair of regular-season matches.

Cleveland, which defeated Central for the state dual championship two weeks ago, took this team title as well with 215 points while Central finished second with 166.5

Richard and Kramer join Lebanon’s Jeff Lester [1984] and Mt. Juliet’s Zac Dailey [‘97 and ‘98], Hunter Allen [2010] and Tanner Bates [‘11] as Wilson County champions.

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