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Mooresville, Piedmont, St. Stephens among regional wrestling winners Saturday

Lake Norman wrestler Nathan Dugan
Lake Norman wrestler Nathan Dugan Special to the Observer

Mooresville, Unionville Piedmont and Hickory St. Stephens were among Charlotte-area schools that won high school regional wrestling championships Saturday.

Mooresville topped 4A West Regional field, Piedmont took the 3A Midwest Regional title, and St. Stephens won the 3A West event. Each was a host school for its regonal meet.

Also winning championships from the Charlotte area were Monroe Central Academy in the 2A Midwest, West Lincoln in 2A West, and Avery County in the 1A West.

St. Stephens last weekend won the state 3A dual meet title, and West Lincoln did the same thing in 2A.

According to N.C. High School Athletic Association rules, the top four finishers in each weight class advance to the state championship meet next weekend.

That group includes female wrestler Nikoly dos Santos of Providence High. Dos Santos, who won the 106-pound weight class in last weekend’s SoMeck 7 4A Conference meet, finished third at 106 pounds in the West Regional on Saturday.

Here is a look at each regional:

4A West

Mooresville finished with 215.5 points, leading second-place Lake Norman (182.5) and third-place Hough (176.5).

Mooresville qualified 10 wrestlers for the state meet, with Hough sending nine, Lake Norman seven, and Myers Park and Providence each qualifying five.

The regional champion Blue Devils took three straight weight classes, with junior Isaac Shaw winning the 138-pound title, older brother Silas Shaw prevailing at 145 pounds, and senior Isaac Byers winning at 152. Silas Shaw, a senior, has a 46-0 record this season. Isaac Shaw improved to 38-1.

Hough’s Richard Treanor, a sophomore, remained unbeaten (39-0) by winning at 106 pounds. And Mallard Creek senior Jordan Norman took the 160-pound title, improving to 49-5 on the season.

Team scores (state qualifiers in parentheses): 1. Mooresville (10) 215.5; 2. Lake Norman (7) 182.5; 3. Hough (9) 176.5; 4. Mallard Creek (3) 117; 5. Providence (5) 102; 6. Olympic (3) 88.5; 7. Myers Park (5) 87.5; 8. East Mecklenburg (4) 85; 9. Marion McDowell (2) 70; 10. South Caldwell (2) 55.

11. West Mecklenburg (2) 51; 12. Ardrey Kell (2) 50; 13. South Mecklenburg (2) 48; 14. Hopewell (0) 32.5; 15. Garinger (1) 19; 16. Berry Academy (0) 18. 17. North Mecklenburg (0) 10; 18. (tie) Harding (0), Vance (0) 8; 20. West Charlotte (0) 4.

Champions

106 pounds: Richard Treanor (Hough); 113: Kaiden Fisher (Lake Norman); 120: Will Edmiston (Lake Norman); 126: Sam Westmoreland (Hough); 132: Timmy Kennett (Lake Norman); 138: Isaac Shaw (Mooresville); 145: Silas Shaw (Mooresville).

152: Isaac Byers (Mooresville); 160: Jordan Norman (Mallard Creek); 170: Dilyn Roudebush (Mooresville); 182: Marvin Rich (Mallard Creek); 195: Nathan Dugan (Lake Norman); 220: Ishmael Williams (Ardrey Kell); 285: Tyrell Reid (West Mecklenburg).

4A Midwest

In one of the tightest team races, Northwest Guilford edged host Davie County 168.5-166.5 for the title. Indian Trail Porter Ridge (110.5) was fifth.

Porter Ridge qualified four wrestlers for the state meet, including 138-pound champ Drew Dickson, a senior who improved his season record to 51-5.

The other Charlotte-area champion was Rocky River’s Success Odoemena, at 170 pounds. Odoemena, a senior, has a 29-2 season record.

Team scores (state qualifiers in parentheses): 1. Northwest Guilford (8) 168.5; 2. Davie County (8) 166.5; 3. Jamestown Ragsdale (4) 120; 4. Southern Pines Pinecrest (4) 119.5; 5. Porter Ridge (4) 110.5; 6. West Forsyth (5) 103.5; 7. Greensboro Page (5) 102; 8. Kernersville Glenn (4) 100.5; 9. East Forsyth (2) 60; 10. Scotland County (2) 52.5.

11. Harrisburg Hickory Ridge (2) 44; 12. Richmond Senior (1) 41.5; 13. Independence (2) 40; 14. Rocky River (1) 34.5; 19. Butler (0) 4.

Champions

106 pounds: Matthew Rowland (Pinecrest); 113: Mike Dalton (West Forsyth); 120: James Joplin (Northwest Guilford); 126: Isaac Toe (High Point Central); 132: Nigel Freeman (Ragsdale); 138: Drew Dickson (Porter Ridge); 145: Parker Corwin (Pinecrest).

152: Michael Quinones (East Forsyth); 160: Hunter Hills (Pinecrest); 170: Success Odoemena (Rocky River); 182: Chris Garrison (Northwest Guilford); 195: Cameron Blizard (Ragsdale); 220: Jesus Almedo (Davie); 285: Carey Moses (East Forsyth).

3A West: St. Stephens (199 points) topped runner-up North Henderson (160), although North Henderson qualified more wrestlers to the state meet (eight) than did St. Stephens (seven). Gastonia Ashbrook (72.5), Kings Mountain (68), North Gaston (59.5), West Caldwell (59.5) and Gastonia Huss (56.5) took the sixth through 10th spots.

3A West

Host Hickory St. Stephens topped runner-up North Henderson in points 199-160, although North Henderson qualified eight wrestlers for the state meet to seven for St. Stephens.

Four St. Stephens seniors won weight classes and continued outstanding seasons.

Graham Ormand topped the 126-pound division and improved to 50-4 this season. At 138, Blake Baker improved his record to 53-3 with a championship. Ivan Vergel won at 152 and is now 56-2 on the season. And Salvador Gilvaja took the 195-pound title, improving to 56-3.

Gastonia Ashbrook 285-pounder Antwon McClee won his weight class and is 40-0 this season.

Team scores (state qualifiers in parentheses): 1. St. Stephens (7) 199; 2. North Henderson (8) 160; 3. Skyland Roberson (4) 109; 4. Enka (5) 108.5; 5. West Henderson (4) 83.5; 6. Ashbrook (4) 72.5; 7. Kings Mountain (2) 68; 8. (tie) North Gaston (2), West Caldwell (3) 59.5; 10. Gastonia Huss (1) 56.5.

12. Marvin Ridge (2) 54; 13. Alexander Central (2) 53; 14. Gastonia Forestview (2) 51; 15. (tie) Boiling Springs Crest (1), North Iredell (2) 45; 17. Morganton Freedom (1) 44.5; 18. Statesville (1) 36; 21. Charlotte Catholic (1) 19; 22. Lawndale Burns (0) 17; 24. Cramerton Stuart Cramer (0) 16.5; 25. South Iredell (0) 5; 27. Boone Watauga (0) 4.

Champions

106 pounds: William Cottingham (North Gaston); 113: Thomas Capul (Marvin Ridge); 120: Corbin Dion (Enka); 126: Graham Ormand (St. Stephens); 132: James Santiago (West Henderson); 138: Blake Baker (St. Stephens); 145: Spencer Leonhardt (Freedom).

152: Ivan Vergel (St. Stephens); 160: Kameron Miller (Forestview); 170: Morgan King (North Henderson); 182: Anthony Johnson (T.C. Roberson); 195: Salvador Gilvaja (St. Stephens); 220: Jacob Allison (North Henderson); 285: Antwon McClee (Ashbrook).

3A Midwest: Piedmont’s 184.5 points easily outdistanced second-place Asheboro’s 119. Weddington (94.5) was fifth. Piedmont qualified seven wrestlers for the state meet.

3A Midwest

Host Piedmont outpaced the field, scoring 184.5 points to second-place Asheboro’s 119. Piedmont sends seven wrestlers to the state meet.

The Panthers won the first three weight classes, with sophomore Jake Cauble taking 106 pounds; sophomore Tripp Collins winning at 113; and junior Bailey Wicker topping 120. Nathan Huntley of Piedmont finished second at 126, and Josh Blatt was second at 132.

The 132-pound finale pitted 39-1 Heath Goryer of Northern Guilford against Blatt, who entered the match with a 42-1 mark. Goryer won 5-4.

Team scores (state qualifiers in parentheses): 1. Piedmont (7) 184.5; 2. Asheboro (3) 119; 3. Northern Guilford (4) 102; 4. Southwest Guilford (5) 95.5; 5. Weddington (3) 94.5; 6. East Rowan (4) 93; 7. Kannapolis Brown (2) 79; 7. Indian Trail Sun Valley (4) 73.5; 9. West Rowan (1) 67; 10. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (3) 66.

11. (tie) China Grove Carson (1), Concord Cox Mill (3) 56.5; 14. (tie) Central Cabarrus (3), Waxhaw Cuthbertson (2) 47; 16. Northwest Cabarrus (2) 39.5; 17. Monroe (1) 39; 18. Monroe Parkwood (1) 38; 22. Concord Jay M. Robinson (1) 21; 27. Concord (0) 8.

Champions

106 pounds: Jake Cauble (Piedmont); 113: Tripp Collins (Piedmont); 120: Bailey Wicker (Piedmont); 126: Caleb Smith (Southwest Guilford); 132: Heath Goryer (Northern Guilford); 138: Colby Funderburk (Piedmont); 145: Oren Bost (East Rowan).

152: Jaquan Russell (A.L. Brown); 160: Denton Dicarlo (Weddington); 170: Sam Voncannon (Asheboro); 182: Mason Ingram (A.L. Brown); 195: Charles Swiggett (Western Guilford); 220: Michael Smith (Asheboro); 285: John Oxce (Southwest Guilford).

2A West: West Lincoln (200.5 points) topped runner-up Newton-Conover (171) and third-place Newton Foard (170.5) for the team title. R-S Central (138.5) was fourth.

West Lincoln and Newton-Conover each qualified eight wrestlers for the state meet, and Fred T. Foard will send seven.

2A West

Host West Lincoln will send eight wrestlers to the state meet after scoring 200.5 points. Newton-Conover (171) edged Newton Foard (170.5) for second place in the team standings. Newton-Conover had eight state qualifiers, to seven for Fred T. Foard.

Foard’s Landon Foor improved his season record to 43-0, winning the 182-pound title.

Newton-Conover’s Spenser Harris is 61-0 after winning at 126 pounds.

West Lincoln 152-pounder Nathan Hull improved to 42-3 on the season by winning his weight class.

Team scores (state qualifiers in parentheses): 1. West Lincoln (8) 200.5; 2. Newton-Conover (8) 171; 3. Newton Foard (7) 170.5; 4. R-S Central (5) 138.5; 5. Canton Pisgah (6) 138; 6. West Wilkes (4) 98.5; 7. East Rutherford (3) 64; 8. Morganton Patton (2) 62; 9. Smoky Mountain (2) 57; 10. East Henderson (2) 50.

11. Ashe County (1) 44; 14. Forest City Chase (2) 40; 15. Lincolnton (0) 33; 18. East Burke (1) 22.5; 20. Maiden (1) 20; 21. Valdese Draughn (0) 16; 22. Lenoir Hibriten (0) 15; 24. Shelby (0) 9.

Champions

106 pounds: Mariano Mendez (Patton); 113: Zachariah Lewis (R-S Central); 120: Braden Riggs (Pisgah); 126: Spenser Harris (Newton-Conover); 132: Drew Pinion (R-S Central); 138: Lukus Ferguson (R-S Central); 145: Canon Bridges (West Lincoln).

152: Nathan Hull (West Lincoln); 160: A.J. Wingate (Fred T. Foard); 170: Joshua Nichols (Newton-Conover); 182: Landon Foor (Fred T. Foard); 195: Will Frady (Smoky Mountain); 220: Zachariah Bare (Ashe County); 285: Terran Brown (Pisgah).

2A Midwest

Monroe Central Academy might have put on the most dominant performance of any team in a state regional, qualifying nine wrestlers for the state meet and running away with this regional, held at Lexington.

Central Academy totaled 218.5 points, far ahead of runner-up Claremont Bunker Hill’s 110.

A pair of freshmen led the way for the regional champs. Kyle Montaperto improved his season record to 44-1 by winning at 106 pounds, and Aiden Curry is now 42-3 after taking the 152-pound crown.

Team scores (state qualifiers in parentheses): 1. Monroe Central Academy (9) 218.5; 2. Claremont Bunker Hill (4) 110; 3. Mount Pleasant (4) 100.5; 4. East Lincoln (5) 98; 5. West Stokes (2) 90.5; 6. West Iredell (3) 88; 7. Lexington (4) 86; 8. South Rowan (4) 80; 9. Salisbury (3) 70; 10. North Davidson (2) 57.

13. North Lincoln (1) 54; 15. Catawba Bandys (1) 51.5; 17. Belmont South Point (2) 44; 21. East Gaston (0) 27; 25. Marshville Forest Hills (0) 1.

Champions

106 pounds: Kyle Montaperto (Central Academy); 113: Jacob Cox (South Rowan); 120: Aidan Hiott (West Stanly); 126: Preston Scarborough (Central Academy); 132: Landon Shuford (West Iredell); 138: Logan Lambert (South Rowan); 145: Colby Teague (Bandys).

152: Aiden Curry (Central Academy); 160: Cade Haines (Central Academy); 170: Seth Williamson (West Iredell); 182: Alberto Vargas-Perez (Lexington); 195: Gavbriel Guess (Bunker Hill); 220: Casey Bolick (Bunker Hill); 285: Jessie Furr (West Stanly).

1A West

Avery County edged host Robbinsville for the team title, 208-200.5. Avery County qualified 10 wrestlers for the state meet, with Robbinsville and Swain County each sending eight.

Three freshmen won weight classes for Avery County – Joe Jordan at 106 pounds (45-3 season record); Lucas Andrews at 195 (45-4); and Levi Andrews at 220 (48-5).

Team scores (state qualifiers in parentheses): 1. Avery County (10) 208; 2. Robbinsville (8) 200.5; 3. Swain County (8) 182.5; 4. Mount Airy (4) 105; 5. East Wilkes (4) 101; 6. Bakersville Mitchell County (3) 92; 7. Alleghany County (4) 91.5; 8. East Surry (3) 70.5; 9. Polk County (2) 54; 10. Elkin (2) 53.

12. Cherryville (1) 49.5; 15. Mooresville Bradford Prep (1) 33.5; 16. North Rowan (0) 32; 20. Monroe Union Academy (0) 22; 21. Mount Holly Mountain Island Charter (1) 20; 22. Mooresboro Thomas Jefferson Academy (0) 16; 23. Bessemer City (0) 7; 25. Queens Grant Charter (0) 1.

Champions

106 pounds: Joe Jordan (Avery County); 113: Ethan Shell (Avery County); 120: Dylan Lowery (Mitchell); 126: River Griffith (Avery County); 132: Nathan Fisher (Robbinsville); 138: Kade Millsaps (Robbinsville); 145: Israel Maltba (Mitchell).

152: Austin Tumbarello (Mount Airy); 160: Dustin Blackburn (East Wilkes); 170: Damian Lossiah (Swain County); 182: Payne Anderson (Robbinsville); 195: Lucas Andrews (Avery County); 220: Levi Andrews (Avery County); 285: Noland Brown (Swain County).

1A Midwest

Asheboro Uwharrie Charter dominated this meet, held at Rosewood High, with 202.5 points. South Stanly (104.5) was fourth, Albemarle (48) 13th, and North Stanly (32) 18th.

Khris Mayo of South Stanly finished second in the 220-pound class, and teammates Jaquavius Caraway (120) and Rodney Hammonds (160) took third.

Albemarle’s Adrian Little finished third at 195.

Steve Lyttle on Twitter: @slyttle

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