published Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Zach Watson: Male athlete of the year and Outstanding achievement in Academics

Male Athelete of the Year

Zach Watson

Baylor School, Senior

Farr-Worsham Award Outstanding Achievement in Wrestling

Dr. John Franklin Award Outstanding Achievement in Academics


Watson, a senior, became only the second five-time wrestling state champion in TSSAA history this season, finishing his prep career with a record of 200 wins and 4 losses after winning the 126-pound title with a 4-0 victory in the state final. The Virginia signee also was chosen as Tennessee’s D-II outstanding wrestler and was recently named the state’s winner of the Dave Schultz high school Excellence Award as selected by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

“I’ve wrestled against some of the best from around here, and I respect them so much. A lot of people deserve this. ... Chattanooga is the best city in Tennessee for wrestling. ”

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