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Four county wrestlers in 2A, 3A wrestling finals

March 2, 2013

(Photo by Kelli Shuffler/kellishufflerphotography.com)

Four Catawba County wrestlers advanced to the finals of their respective weight classes on Friday at the 2A and 3A individual state tournament in Greensboro.

Three of those four come from the 2A ranks, including Newton-Conover sophomore Austin Klutz and Bandys seniors Andrew Brotherton and Anthony Christopher.

St. Stephens’ Andrew Christopher, who is Anthony Christopher’s brother, was the lone competitor in 3A to advance to the finals.

Newton-Conover’s Franklin Wepner, who entered the tournament as the only defending state wrestling champion in Catawba County, lost in the semifinals to North Pitts’ Angel Najar by major decision, 17-9.

Saturday is the final day of wrestling competition at the Greensboro Coliseum.

For complete coverage of the 2A and 3A state wrestling tournament during the weekend, visit observernewsonline.com and also pick up a copy of Tuesday’s O-N-E for complete results from the event.

2A championship quarterfinals
113: Austin Klutz (N-C) dec. Denny Chilton (Bartlett Yancey), 7-2
120: Coleman Carter (N-C) pin Brett Underwood (Piedmont) 5:45
126: Cody Walker (Cuthbertson) maj. dec. Jonte Parker (N-C), 15-7
132: Franklin Wepner (N-C) dec. Joshua Markham (Northeastern), 9-7
145: Alex Guevara (Trinity) dec. Logan Quiney (Bunker Hill), 6-2
152: Lucas Smith (Piedmont) dec. Nathan Reitzel (N-C), 4-3
160: Rolen Benson (N-C) dec. Carson McKay (Carrboro), 7-5
170: Andrew Brotherton (Bandys) dec. Joseph Walther (Cuthbertson), 3-1
195: Anthony Christopher (Bandys) pin Bryce Braswell (Piedmont) 3:47
220: Trey Eason (Northside) dec. Zac Whisnant (Bandys), 6-4 (OT)

2A championship semifinals
113: Austin Klutz (N-C) pin Quan Le (T.W. Andrews) 5:38
120: Stephen Dreher (Carrboro) dec. Coleman Carter (N-C), 9-2
132: Angel Najar (North Pitt) maj. dec. Franklin Wepner (N-C), 17-8
160: Brannan Jernigan (Madison) pin Rolen Benson (N-C) 3:48
170: Andrew Brotherton (Bandys) pin Cole Muehlbach (Eastern Randolph) 4:59
195: Anthony Christopher (Bandys) dec. Skylar Hicks (Wheatmore) 5-4 (OT)

2A championship finals (on Saturday)
113: Austin Klutz (N-C) vs. George Carpenter (Carrboro)
170: Andrew Brotherton (Bandys) vs. Jeremy Tarleton (East Lincoln)
195: Anthony Christopher (Bandys) vs. Kyle Colborn (Croatan)

2A consolations (first round)
120: Ahsan Butt (Thomasville) maj. dec. Eric Rivera (Maiden), 13-0
138: Camron Crowe (Bandys) pin Daishon Cheesboro (Atkins) 4:37
145: Dan Avis (N-C) pin Justin Harrell (St. Pauls) 4:46
170: Cody Shook (Bunker Hill) pin Jordan Rodrigues (First Flight) 4:39
182: Collin Minor (N-C) pin Elijah Whitsett (Graham) 0:26
195: Andrew Gaither (N-C) forfeit William Miller (Ashe County)
220: Kyle Guins (Bunker Hill) pin Steve Byers (Wilkes Central) 2:51
285: Ah-Ron Hope (N-C) forfeit Matthew Smith (Providence Grove)

2A consolations (second round)
138: Camron Crowe (Bandys) dec. Christian Pompey (Central Davidson), 8-4
145: Saconney Hill (T.W. Andrews) dec. Dan Avis (N-C), 5-3 (OT)
170: Cody Shook (Bunker Hill) dec. Lucas Miller (Ashe County), 14-9 (OT)
182: Collin Minor (N-C) dec. Matt Schaefer (Topsail), 2-0
195: Austin Poff (Pasquotank) dec. Andrew Gaither (N-C), 9-2
220: Kyle Guins (Bunker Hill) pin Kyle Terrell (Pisgah) 2:34
285: Demarcus Whitehurt (North Pitt) dec. Ah-Ron Hope (N-C), 2-1

2A consolations (third round schedule for Saturday)
120: Coleman Carter (N-C) vs. TBD
126: Jonte Parker (N-C) vs. Nicouzi Mitchell (T.W. Andrews)
132: Franklin Wepner (N-C) vs. TBD
138: Camron Crowe (Bandys) vs. Ribyan McClain (Carver)
145: Logan Quiney (Bunker Hill) vs. Matthew Lafferty (Northside)
152: Nathan Reitzel (N-C) vs. John Bustle (South Iredell)
160: Rolen Benson (N-C) vs. TBD
170: Cody Shook (Bunker Hill) vs. Andrew Colborn (Croatan)
182: Collin Minor (N-C) vs. Jakob Prestwood (East Burke)
220: Kyle Guins (Bunker Hill) vs. Zac Whisnant (Bandys)

2A team standings (after Friday)
1. Croatan, 78.5
2. Trinity, 75
3. Newton-Conover, 72
4. Topsail, 54
5. Bandys, 52
27. Bunker Hill, 17
55. Maiden, 2

3A championship quarterfinals
106: Blake Rogers (St. Stephens) pin Zack Howard (Aycock) 4:58
113: Nicholas Sexton (A.L. Brown) dec. Dakota Griffith (St. Stephens), 5-1
120: Sawyer Davidson (Asheboro) dec. Michael Vincent (Fred T. Foard), 10-5
132: Ben Pitts (Fred T. Foard) tech. fall Benny Guadarrama-Oliver (NW Cabarrus), 17-2
138: Ben Hughes (Fred T. Foard) dec. Thomas Millaway (NE Guilford), 4-2
170: Jordan Billings (SW Randolph) pin Warren Boyett (St. Stephens) 1:35
182: Ryan Johns (Mt. Pleasant) dec. Christian Ohmer (Fred T. Foard), 7-5 (OT)
220: Andrew Christopher (St. Stephens) pin Guadalupe Cervantes (Ledford) 1:13

3A championship semifinals
106: David Cline (Robinson) dec. Blake Rogers (St. Stephens), 4-2
132: Ryan Davis (Havelock) dec. Ben Pitts (Fred T. Foard), 7-4
138: Chris Halstead (West Carteret) dec. Ben Hughes (Fred T. Foard), 9-6
220: Andrew Christopher (St. Stephens) pin Nick Coe (Asheboro) 0:31

3A championship finals
220: Andrew Christopher (St. Stephens) vs. Alex Lyles (Carson)

3A consolations (first round)
126: Tyler Hall (South Rowan) dec. David Velazquez (St. Stephens), 7-1
138: Joshua Weinstein (Central Cabarrus) pin Chris Hunt (St. Stephens) 2:42
152: Zach Fincannon (St. Stephens) forfeit Jacoby Benjamin (Southern Nash)
160: Trevor Cook (Fred T. Foard) dec. Khaliel Owens (Aycock), 3-2 (OT)
285: Dillon Lominac (St. Stephens) forfeit Brody Lawrence (SW Randolph)

3A consolations (second round)
113: Dakota Griffith (St. Stephens) dec. Caleb Cox (R-S Central), 4-3
120: Koku Richard White (A.L. Brown) dec. Michael Vincent (Fred T. Foard), 6-0
152: Zach Fincannon (St. Stephens) dec. Joseph Cooper (Rocky Mount), 9-4
160: Trevor Cook (Fred T. Foard) pin Aaron Turpin (West Henderson) 4:21
170: Warren Boyett (St. Stephens) dec. Brandon Dills (Enka), 10-6
182: Tom Simpson (Concord) dec. Christian Ohmer (Fred T. Foard), 3-0
285: Joseph Lancaster (North Iredell) dec. Dillon Lominac (St. Stephens), 7-2

3A consolations (third round schedule for Saturday)
106: Blake Rogers (St. Stephens) vs. TBD
113: Dakota Griffith (St. Stephens) vs. Brennan Patton (Western Harnett)
132: Ben Pitts (Fred T. Foard) vs. TBD
138: Ben Hughes (Fred T. Foard) vs. TBD
152: Zach Fincannon (St. Stephens) vs. Thomas Remick (Washington)
160: Trevor Cook (Fred T. Foard) vs. Brandon Sloop (Carson)
170: Warren Boyett (St. Stephens) vs. Chanse Wallace (Cleveland)

3A team standings (after Friday)
1. Orange, 97.5
2. Robinson, 68
3. North Gaston, 59.5
4. St. Stephens 47
5. Enka, 425.
T-14. Fred T. Foard, 27

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