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4 wrestlers will vie for state championships Saturday

February 24, 2012

Clockwise, starting at top left, Newton-Conover's
Addison Klutz, Newton-Conover's Franklin Wepner, St.
Stephens' Bradley Bader and Maiden's Evan Spears
will all compete for state titles Saturday in Greensboro.

Four Catawba County wrestlers are in the finals on Saturday of the 2A and 3A state championships in Greensboro.

Newton-Conover’s Franklin Wepner (126) and Addison Klutz (152), Maiden’s Evan Spears (160) and St. Stephens’ Bradley Bader (113) are all in the championships of their respective weight classes with a chance to bring home individual state titles.

Wepner and Klutz and trying to become the first state champion wrestlers at Newton-Conover since Andrew Tremain in 2010.

If Spears is victorious, he will become the first-ever Maiden wrestler to win an individual state title.

Bader is attempting to repeat the success of his departed teammate, Ray Farnsworth, who won a state title one season ago.

2A results

First round consolations
120: Garrett Hinson (Bandys) dec. Dustin McCaw (Croatan), 6-2; 126: Jacob Hewitt (Maiden) forfeit Jake Villabona (South Lenoir); Daylan Conner (Piedmont) dec. Cody Dobbins (Bunker Hill), 3-2; 132: Tavarius Hall (St. Pauls) dec. Camron Crowe (Bandys), 5-3 OT; 138: Logan Quiney (Bunker Hill) pin Eric Joyner (North Johnston), 2:14; 170: Brett Carlile (Maiden) maj. dec. Homero Segura (North Brunswick), 13-3; 195: Peter Guiraud (Bandys) pin Timothy Daniel (West Stokes), 4:07

Second round consolations
106: Ian Canrobert (NC) dec. David Niemitalo (Wheatmore), 4-2; 120: Garrett Hinson (Bandys) dec. Louis Dupree (Thomasville), 5-2; 126: Jose Ramirez (Polk County) pin Jacob Hewitt (Maiden, 4:48; 138: Logan Quiney (Bunker Hill) pin Dakota Elliott (Ashe County), 2:43; 152: Richard Kerekes (Maiden) tech. fall Aaron Reeves (Thomasville), 19-4; 160: Andrew Brotherton dec. Daquan Suddreth (West Caldwell), 9-5; 170: Joshua Sawyer (DSA) dec. Brett Carlile (Maiden), 9-5; 195: Peter Guiraud (Bandys) pin Bryant White (Surry Central), 2:26.

Winner’s bracket quarterfinals
106: Grayson Millis (Croatan) dec. Ian Canrobert (NC), 4-0; 126: Franklin Wepner (NC) dec. DAndre Hunter (Salisbury); 145: Walter Jenkins (DSA) dec. Eric Holbrook (NC), 10-8 OT; 152: Addison Klutz (NC) dec. Joseph Evans (TW Andrews), 2-1; 160: Evan Spears (Maiden) dec. Nick ODonnell (Starmount), 11-4; 182: Zac Whisnant (Bandys) pin Josh Shoaf (West Davidson), 3:27; 195: Tyler Benfield (NC) dec. Bryant White (Surry Central), 6-2.

Winner’s bracket semifinals
126: Franklin Wepner (NC) dec. Tyler Miles (TW Andrews), 10-7; 152: Addison Klutz (NC) dec. James Napier (North Johnston), 5-2; 160: Evan Spears (Maiden) dec. Cole Muehlbach (Eastern Randolph), 8-6 OT; 182: Logan Younger (North Surry) pin Zac Whisnant (Bandys), 0:43; 195: Kyle Colborn (Croatan) dec. Tyler Benfield (NC), 3-0.

2A team standings (after second day)
1. Trinity 107
2. Croatan 73
3. Andrews 64
4. Piedmont 63.5
5. North Surry 60
T-6. N-C 54
T-6. N. Hend. 54
10. Maiden 31.5
20. Bandys 23.5
T-42. Bunker Hill 6

3A results

First round consolations
120: Caleb Griffin (Foard) maj. dec. Tyler Hinch (Ledford Senior), 16-2; 152: Jared Nicholson (West Iredell) dec. Trevor Cook (Foard), 6-5; 220: Sharif Humes (Statesville) dec. Nick Rotenberry (Foard), 5-2

Second round consolations
106: Jonah Swinson (JM Robinson) dec. Blake Rogers (SS), 2-0 OT; 120: Jesus Vera (West Henderson) dec. Caleb Griffin (Foard), 11-5; 145: Jeremy Fredell (Foard) dec. Austin Holbrook (South Rowan), 4-2.

Winner’s bracket quarterfinals
106: Noell Carrillo (Hunt) dec. Blake Rogers (SS), 5-4; 113: Bradley Bader (SS) dec. Jonathan Ruiz (South Rowan), 10-9; 132: Ben Pitts (Foard) dec. Ryan Hull (Union Pines), 7-6; 138: Ian Martin (SS) dec. Shabaz Butt (Ledford Senior), 4-1; 145: Zach Rimmer (Orange) dec. Jeremy Fredell (Foard), 8-3; 160: Hayden Albert (Foard) dec. Devonte Dickens (Fike), 4-2; 195: Zack Edwards (Foard) forfeit Wood Mancuso (West Carteret).

Winner’s bracket semifinals
113: Bradley Bader (SS) dec. Jake Britt (Hunt), 15-8; 132: Payton Shuford (West Iredell) dec. Ben Pitts (Foard), 1-0; 138: Patrick O'Neill (Cardinal Gibbons) dec. Ian Martin (SS), 5-2; 195: Cole Wyrick (NE Guilford) dec. Zack Edwards (Foard), 9-3.

3A team standings (after second day)
1. Orange 69
2. NE Guilford 64
3. JM Robinson 52.5
4. Union Pines 49.5
5. Havelock 45
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12. St. Stephens 31
13. Foard 29

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