A total of 13 Catawba County wrestlers in the 3A ranks are state qualified after the completion of the West Regional match held at North Gaston High School on Saturday.
Four 3A region champions were produced, including St. Stephens' Blake Rogers (106 pounds) and Andrew Christopher (220 pounds), as well as Fred T. Foard's Mikey Vincent (120 pounds) and Ben Pitts (132 pounds).
The Indians finished as team runner-up in the final standings by 0.5 point to host North Gaston, while the Tigers came in third place.
3A team scores
1. North Gaston, 150
2. St. Stephens, 149.5
3. Fred T. Foard, 142
4. Enka, 114
5. Ashbrook, 94
3A Regional champions
Blake Rogers (SS) - 106 pounds
Mikey Vincent (FTF) - 120 pounds
Ben Pitts (FTF) - 132 pounds
Andrew Christopher (SS) - 220 pounds
Dakota Griffith (SS) - 113 pounds
Ben Hughes (FTF) - 138 pounds
Warren Boyett (SS) - 170 pounds
Christian Ohmer (FTF) - 182 pounds
Also state qualified in 3A
David Velazquez (SS) - 126 pounds (third place)
Chris Hunt (SS) - 138 pounds (fourth place)
Zach Fincannon (SS) - 152 pounds (third place)
Trevor Cook (FTF) - 160 pounds (fourth place)
Dillon Lominac (SS) - 285 pounds (third place)