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Wrestlers riding 128-match local winning streak

Wrestlers riding 128-match local winning streak

Prep Insider: CBHS wrestling riding

128-match local winning streak

John Varlas

11:00 AM, Jan 22, 2015

Ten years ago, Seattle's Super Bowl starting quarterback Russell Wilson was a sophomore in high school and Mike Fratello was coaching the Grizzlies. The team at Google was working on a new venture called "Google Maps" while another budding enterprise, then called "The Facebook," was trying to gain traction.

Times certainly have changed.

But one thing that has remained a constant over that span has been the success of the CBHS wrestling team, the area's top program.

On Jan. 15, 2005, the Brothers lost a dual match to Collierville. They haven't lost to a local team since, a streak of 128 straight victories.

Talent certainly plays a role; the Brothers have produced eight of the last 10 Best of the Preps wrestlers of the year. But longtime coach Chris Lewis said it's not about just putting great athletes on the mat.

"The school has invested in the wrestling program," he said. "We get a great deal of support from the administration and the alumni. The administration allows us to travel ... and (has) the willingness to help create an outstanding coaching staff. The alumni through volunteering to help in any capacity.

"We have been able to put together a great club middle school and youth program with tremendous coaches, Brian Baucke and Garrett House, that have been with us for years (and) are willing to take club guys all over the country to compete.

"We have a great collection of young men who are dedicated to the sport of wrestling. The family atmosphere within the program, the fact that alums come back ...  makes the guys understand that they are bigger than something they imagined and that they are part of a link in a chain to a program that they will be with for life.

"It takes a village."

CBHS' next chance to add to the streak comes Friday, when they travel to Briarcrest to compete in the Division 2 West Region duals meet.

Here is a look at the streak in full.
 
Jan. 15, 2005: lost to Collierville, 45-24
Jan. 19, 2005: beat Houston, 51-23
Jan. 20, 2005: beat MUS, 46-31
Jan. 25, 2005: beat Bolton, 51-17
Jan. 29, 2005: beat Harding, 61-9
Jan. 29, 2005: beat MUS, 57-19
Nov. 30, 2005: beat Kingsbury, 60-15
Nov. 30, 2005: beat Ridgeway, 69-10
Dec. 6, 2005: beat Cordova, 60-10
Dec. 6, 2005: beat Arlington, 68-3
Dec. 21, 2005: beat Germantown, 55-10
Jan. 12, 2006: beat MUS, 46-21
Jan. 14, 2006: beat St. Benedict, 55-18
Jan. 14, 2006: beat Cordova, 69-6
Jan. 17, 2006: beat St. George's, 61-18
Jan. 17, 2006: beat St. Benedict, 56-12
Jan. 19, 2006: beat Briarcrest, 63-8
Jan. 19, 2006: beat Harding, 51-15
Jan. 21, 2006: beat Ridgeway, 67-11
Jan. 21, 2006: beat Bartlett, 46-15
Jan. 25, 2006: beat Houston, 55-9
Jan. 28, 2006: beat St. Benedict, 49-15
Jan. 28, 2006: beat MUS, 79-0
Jan. 31, 2006: beat Bartlett, 39-25
Nov. 30, 2006: beat Cordova, 65-9
Dec. 5, 2006: beat Arlington, 47-21
Dec. 7, 2006: beat Bartlett, 48-18
Dec. 9, 2006: beat Bartlett, 57-10
Dec. 9, 2006: beat Germantown, 53-21
Dec. 9, 2006: beat MUS, 51-27
Dec. 11, 2006: beat Collierville, 53-18
Jan. 3, 2007: beat Brighton, 55-18
Jan. 3, 2007: beat St. George's, 76-6
Jan. 11, 2007: beat Houston, 44-29
Jan. 16, 2007: beat Harding, 70-12
Jan. 16, 2007: beat Briarcrest, 72-6
Jan. 17, 2007: beat MUS, 63-12
Jan. 20: 2007: beat Bartlett, 57-12
Jan. 20, 2007: beat Briarcrest, 54-22
Jan. 20, 2007: beat St. Benedict, 58-3
Jan. 23, 2007: beat Bolton, 51-21
Jan. 27, 2007: beat Briarcrest, 81-0
Jan. 27, 2007: beat St. Benedict, 54-12
Feb. 3, 2007: beat MUS, 65-10
Dec. 4, 2007: beat Collierville, 42-22
Dec. 11, 2007: beat Bartlett, 62-13
Dec. 11, 2007: beat St. George's, 57-21
Jan. 8, 2008: beat Houston, 55-18
Jan. 15, 2008: beat MUS, 62-15
Jan. 15, 2008: beat Briarcrest, 60-9
Jan. 19, 2008: beat Collierville, 41-25
Jan. 19, 2008: beat Briarcrest, 67-9
Jan. 19, 2008: beat Harding, 64-10
Jan. 22, 2008: beat Arlington, 53-6
Dec. 2, 2008: beat Collierville, 72-9
Dec. 9, 2008: beat Cordova, 61-15
Jan. 6, 2009: beat Houston, 59-6
Jan. 13, 2009: beat Bartlett, 55-16
Jan. 15, 2009: beat Arlington, 62-6
Jan. 15, 2009: beat Bolton, 62-9
Jan. 17, 2009: beat Briarcrest, 68-4
Jan. 21, 2009: beat MUS, 67-12
Dec. 2, 2009: beat Collierville, 57-6
Dec. 8, 2009: beat Bartlett, 58-21
Jan. 6, 2010: beat Houston, 59-9
Jan. 12, 2010: beat Briarcrest, 67-3
Jan. 12, 2010: beat Arlington, 65-6
Jan. 23, 2010: beat St. George's, 81-0
Jan. 23, 2010: beat Brighton, 81-0
Jan. 23, 2010: beat Bartlett, 77-0
Jan. 26, 2010: beat MUS, 81-0
Jan. 28, 2010: beat St. Benedict, 55-9
Nov. 30, 2010: beat Collierville, 72-0
Dec. 7, 2010: beat Briarcrest, 62-12
Jan. 18, 2011: beat St. Benedict, 56-6
Jan. 22, 2011: beat Cordova, 74-0
Jan. 25, 2011: beat MUS, 55-18
Jan. 28, 2011: beat Briarcrest, 69-0
Jan. 28, 2011: beat St. Benedict, 69-3
Nov. 30, 2011: beat Cordova, 39-27
Dec. 6, 2011: beat Briarcrest, 60-24
Dec. 6, 2011: beat Arlington, 51-25
Jan. 4, 2012: beat Houston, 46-19
Jan. 18, 2012: beat St. Benedict, 60-15
Jan. 21, 2012: beat Collierville, 49-18
Jan. 21, 2012: beat Cordova, 45-19
Jan. 21, 2012: beat Houston, 58-9
Jan. 21, 2012: beat Arlington, 63-12
Jan. 24, 2012: beat St. George's, 83-0
Jan. 24, 2012: beat MUS, 69-0
Nov. 29, 2012: beat Cordova, 72-6
Dec. 6, 2012: beat Collierville, 67-0
Dec. 21, 2012: beat Collierville, 42-14
Dec. 21, 2012: beat Millington, 75-4
Dec. 21, 2012: beat Fayette Academy, 62-6
Dec. 21, 2012: beat Arlington, 43-25
Jan. 8, 2013: beat Houston, 76-6
Jan. 17, 2013: beat MUS, 70-6
Jan. 17, 2013: beat Arlington, 55-18
Jan. 18, 2013: beat St. George's, 76-6
Jan. 18, 2013: beat Briarcrest, 68-12
Jan. 19, 2013: beat Cordova, 65-15
Jan. 19, 2013: beat Collierville, 58-24
Jan. 19, 2013: beat Arlington, 72-6
Jan. 25, 2013: beat St. Benedict, 40-30
Nov. 21, 2013: beat Briarcrest, 58-22
Nov. 21, 2013: beat Houston, 58-22
Dec. 10, 2013: beat Collierville, 55-12
Jan. 9, 2014: beat St. Benedict, 42-24
Jan. 18, 2014: beat Cordova, 47-26
Jan. 18, 2014: beat Arlington, 48-24
Jan. 25, 2014: beat MUS, 77-0
Jan. 25, 2014: beat St. Benedict, 52-21
Feb. 1, 2014: beat Briarcrest, 55-16
Nov. 19, 2014: beat Houston, 65-18
Dec. 4, 2014: beat Ridgeway, 78-0
Dec. 4, 2014: beat Collierville, 65-12
Dec. 13, 2014: beat Southwind, 66-18
Dec. 13, 2014: beat Kingsbury, 48-30
Dec. 13, 2014: beat Collierville, 52-24
Dec. 13, 2014: beat Bartlett, 39-29
Dec. 13, 2014: beat St. George's, 47-27
Jan. 7, 2015: beat St. Benedict, 42-20
Jan. 13, 2015: beat Briarcrest, 78-0
Jan. 13, 2015: beat St. George's, 62-15
Jan. 17, 2015: beat Cordova, 60-13
Jan. 17, 2015: beat Arlington, 48-16
Jan. 17, 2015: beat Collierville, 78-6

 (Link to Commercial Appeal article.)