Cleveland wrestles to dominant win against rival Bradley Central

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / Cleveland's Cody Chittum, left, wrestles Bradley Central's Benjamin Stansberry in the 160-pound bout during Thursday night's matchup of intracounty wrestling rivals at Cleveland High School. Chittum went on to win by pin, helping lead the Blue Raiders to a 51-9 victory.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Cleveland High School wrestler Cody Chittum's first match against intracounty rival Bradley Central will be one he'll never forget.

After competing on the undercard Wednesday in a match between American amateur stars Jordan Burroughs and David Taylor that was organized by in Lincoln, Nebraska, Chittum flew back to Tennessee to help the Blue Raiders to a 51-9 victory over the visiting Bears inside the Allan Jones Wrestling Center on Thursday night.

Chittum flexed his star power both days.

Ranked No. 1 in the country at 145 pounds by FloWrestling, Chittum secured a technical fall over Jordan Williams of Oklahoma - the No. 2 wrestler in the weight class - in Nebraska. Chittum then racked up 17 points before pinning his 160-pound opponent in the second period for a Cleveland, which has a No.