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ADDRESS: 850 Raider Drive, Cleveland, TN 37311
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Crowds who gather for a match at the Jones Wrestling Center get to watch practice beforehand.

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Businessman and philanthropist W. Allan Jones, Jr., donated more than $1.5 million for this state-of-the-art center starting in 2001 and was the sole funder for the project. The Jones Wrestling Center has digital scoreboards, padded walls and inflatable, overhead heating ducts and is named after Allan’s father, the late W. A. Jones.

At the groundbreaking for the center, Jones said his appreciation of wrestling was based on more than athletics. "To me, wrestling is not just a sport," Allan said. "Unlike football, basketball and baseball, wrestling is an individual achievement sport. Two wrestlers take to the mat and only one walks off the victor. It takes determination, discipline and character to come out ahead in wrestling. I have seen it firsthand as a driving force in building character and discipline in my former classmates who are doctors, entrepreneurs and government leaders today.

Jones was voted outstanding wrestler at Cleveland High School in 1971, most valuable wrestler in 1972 and runner-up at 155 lbs in 1972 under coach Duane Shriver. Jones came within a point of winning the state wrestling championship in 1972 and 38 years later – on the same day – his son, Bailey, became Tennessee’s 160 lb. state wrestling champion.

Coach Shriver told the media a few years ago that, "Allan has always been a great supporter of wrestling in our community and state and he has a genuine love for the sport and what it does to build character in young people."