The only thing harder than winning a state championship is repeating as the state's best wrestling team.
While coach Dave Parisi and his Jay M. Robinson team did not win their second 3A state title in a row, they accomplished nearly everything else this season.
The Bulldogs not only won the South Piedmont Conference regular season and tournament titles, but also won the 3A Midwest Regionals for the second year in a row. Robinson came up just short in the state dual team event, falling 34-27 to Orange, the same team they beat in the finals last year.
Robinson also had two wrestlers win state titles as junior Garrison White repeated as the state champion (this time at 125 pounds) and senior Davante Andujar closed his career with a state title.
Concord's Nathanael Torrence also capped his career with the 145-pound state crown.
Wrestler of the Year: Davante Andujar, Jay M. Robinson
Davante Andujar had accomplished nearly everything in his Robinson career, other than winning an individual state title.
But that changed this year.
Andujar finished his Bulldog career in style, going 64-3 while winning the SPC, regional and state titles at his 140-pound weight class.
Andujar, the 2011 SPC wrestler of the Year, did all of this after clinching the 3A state dual championship last year by winning the final match, which gave his team their first 3A title.
Andujar has yet to decide where he will wrestle at in college next year. He's deciding between Gardner-Webb and Campbell.
Coach of the Year: Dave Parisi, Jay M. Robinson
Dave Parisi likes to win. While the former All-American wrestler doesn't do it on the mat anymore, he has been teaching his Robinson team at a high level.
Parisi did it again this season, leading the Bulldogs to a SPC regular season and tournament title before winning the 3A Midwest Regionals for the second straight year. Parisi and company didn't win a 3A state championship again, falling just seven points short in the final against Orange High.
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103 pounds - Troy Gregor, Hickory Ridge: SPC champion was 41-2 as only a freshman.
112 pounds - Taylor Paige, Cox Mill: Sophomore had another year as SPC champion.
119 pounds - Hamilton Jones, Robinson: SPC champion as a sophomore.
125 pounds - Garrison White, Robinson: Two-time state champion was 61-2 this year.
130 pounds - Christian Morgan, Mount Pleasant: SPC champion a big part of Tigers' success.
135 pounds - Hunter Carroll, Mount Pleasant: 3A state runner-up fell just short of title.
140 pounds - Davante Andujar, Robinson: Closed career as individual state champion.
145 pounds - Nathanael Torrence, Concord: Battled back to win a 3A state title.
152 pounds Jake Eldridge, Robinson: 50-0 this season before senior season was cut short by knee injury.
160 pounds - Patrick Oakley, Robinson: SPC champion broke his jaw in state quarterfinals.
171 pounds - Nathan Tesh, Robinson: SPC champion was 51-13 and will be back next season.
189 pounds - Shane Harris, A.L. Brown: Wonder standout was SPC champ.
215 pounds - Allen Wagner, A.L. Brown: Senior went out with a bang as state qualifier with 34-8 record.
285 pounds - Jordan Taylor, Robinson: At only 245 pounds, SPC champ held his own as heavyweight.