1972-1980


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This is where you can find all of the statistics, pictures and newspaper articles on C.B.H.S. wrestling and to a great extent, Memphis wrestling in general.  Just click on the year that you want to search.  

1972-73 was when C.B.H.S. Wrestling began under the tutelage of Tom Nix and Billy Canale.  In 1974, Mark Hill became the first Christian Brothers wrestler to qualify for the state tournament.

In 1976, six Christian Brothers wrestlers qualified for the state tournament.  They were Barry Flynn, John Gross, Jack Kinney,  Bill Kinney, Lawson Glenn and Pat Powers.

In 1977, Barry Flynn returned to the state tournament along with one of the first stars of Christian Brothers wrestling, Brian O'Donnell, the Commercial Appeals Newcomer of the Year. Lawson Glenn (126 lbs.) made the All-Metro team and finished the season with a 25-2 record.

The 1977-1978 saw Brother Joseph take over for Coach Nix and lead the team to a 5th place finish in the region. Once again the team took 6 wrestlers to the state.  During the State Tournament Paul Averwater won his first two matches, advancing further in the state tournament than anyone from C.B.H.S. had ever advanced.

The 1978-79 season brought another new coach, Frank Ferrugia, and another 5th place finish in the region.  Senior Brian O'Donnell and Freshman Tom Marable were Region champions in their respective weight classes.  O'Donnell had a perfect 28-0 record going into the State tournament where he was upset in the first round 5-2.  O'Donnell won All-Metro honors at 155 lbs.

The 1979-80 season brought the Brothers their first District and Region Championship as well as their first State Medallist.  Sophomore Tom Marable placed second in the State Tournament.