Shelbyville Daily Union

December 24, 2013

Athlete of the Week

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — The Daily Union Athletes of the Week stand as individual champions on the same championship team.

They helped lead Shelbyville wrestling to the Skull & Crossbones team championship.

Elliott Smithson, senior Shelbyville wrestler, won the Skull & Crossbones title (220) with a pin hat trick.

Smithson, 8th-ranked in the state, scored three consecutive wins by pin.

He won a 2nd period pin (4:43), followed by another 2nd period pin (4:36).

He won the title with a pin in the last 10 seconds of the 1st period (1:49).

Zack Stirrett, sophomore Shelbyville wrestler, won the 106-pound title with two consecutive pins, then a shutout decision. Stirrett, ranked 8th in the state, first pin was in the 3rd period and his second with 16 seconds left in the 2nd period.

He won the title, 3-0.

Jared Finley, junior Shelbyville wrestler, won the 138-pound title with back-to-back pins and a major decision.

Finley, ranked 4th in the state got first pin in the 1st period (1:26) and his second pin in the 2nd period (2:50).

He won the title racking up a 13-5 win.

Garrett Brachbill, a sophomore Shelbyville wrestler ranked 8th in the state, won the 126-pound title with a pin, a major decision and by injury.

He stuck his foe in the 2nd period (3:17), followed by an 11-point major decision, 16-5. Brachbill won the title as his championship foe got hurt and had to withdraw.