Monroe Piedmonts Parker Von Egidy finished his senior season in style.
He pinned 30 opponents for a perfect 59-0 mark and the N.C. High School Athletic Associations 2A 182-pound title. He was also named the All-Region and All-Observer Wrestler of the Year.
The Missouri signee is a three-time state champion, claiming the 152-pound championship as a sophomore and the 170-pound title last year. Von Egidy placed sixth at 140 pounds as a freshman.
He was one of five Observer-area wrestlers to finish the year with unblemished records.
Lake Normans Cody Karns, a North Carolina signee who was a four-time state placer, won the 120-pound 4A title to finish the season 52-0.
Chases Josh Stephens was 52-0 during his senior campaign, winning the 145-pound 2A title, while Fort Mills Nick Leitten won the South Carolina 4A 145-pound championship to cap a 54-0 season.
SouthLake Christians Sam Bryant won his second state championship, the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Associations 162-pound title, to claim All-Mecklenburg Wrestler of the Year honors. The senior was 34-0.
All-Mecklenburg Coach of the Year goes to Houghs Tripp Rogers, who led a third-year program to I-Meck 4A and 4A West regional titles.
The Huskies, who also won the Jim Hayes and county tournaments among others, were 25-3 this season and reached the third round of the 4A dual-team playoffs. Rogers coached a county-best seven state qualifiers as Hough finished fourth among 4A teams at the NCHSAA tournament.
North Rowans Tim Pittman is All-Region and All-Observer Coach of the Year.
Pittman led the Cavaliers to a 1A team title at the state tournament behind individual champions Marc Gonzalez (106 pounds), Damon Ellis (120) and William Robertson (285). North Rowan was also 1A dual-team runner-up.
All-Region and All-Observer Wrestler of the Year: Parker Von Egidy, Piedmont, Sr.
All-Region and All-Observer Coach of the Year: Tim Pittman, North Rowan.
All-Mecklenburg Wrestler of the Year: Sam Bryant, SouthLake Christian.
All-Mecklenburg Coach of the Year: Tripp Rogers, Hough.
All-Observer wrestling team
106: David Cline, Jay M. Robinson, Fr.
113: Marc Gonzalez, North Rowan, Sr.
120: Cody Karns, Lake Norman, Sr.
126: Jacob Grigg, East Gaston, Jr.
132: Payton Shuford, West Iredell, Jr.
138: Clay Alguire, West Lincoln, Sr.
145:Josh Stephens, Chase, Sr. and Nick Leitten, Fort Mill (S.C.), Sr.
152: Collin Munson, Forestview, Sr.
160: Sam Bryant, SouthLake Christian, Sr.
170: Jeremy Tarleton, East Lincoln, Sr.
182: Parker Von Egidy, Piedmont, Sr.
195: Anthony Christopher, Bandys, Sr.
220: Sam Wilson, Charlotte Latin, Sr.
285: Will Robertson, North Rowan, Sr.
All-Observer second team
106: Matt Insogna, South Iredell, Fr.
113: Heath Gleaton, Central Cabarrus, Jr.
120: Troy Gregor, Hickory Ridge, Jr.
126: Cody Walker, Cuthbertson, Sr.
132: Franklin Wepner, Newton-Conover, Jr.
138: Charlie Horvath, Charlotte Latin, Sr.
145: Gilbert Brooks, Burns, Sr.
152: Chase Hayes, Charlotte Catholic, Sr.
160: Kenan Robertson, Jay M. Robinson, Sr.
170: Palmer Maples, Hough, Sr.
182: Michael Macchiavello, Sun Valley, Sr.
195: Brian Jones, SouthLake Christian, Sr.
220: Alex Lyles, Carson, Sr.
285: Toby Okwara, Charlotte Latin, So.
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