Southeast Guilford Wrestling Falls To Jack Britt (plus other matches)

Posted by Press Release on February 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm under High School | Read the First Comment


FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville Jack Britt took an early lead and went on to a convincing 42-22 victory over previously undefeated Southeast Guilford to win the 4-A state championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 26th annual dual team wrestling championships.

The Buccaneers got off to a fast start, as the match started with the 113-pound weight class and Britt spurted to a 9-0 advantage, moving to a 21-6 lead after six matches and holding on to win, although Southeast had cut it to 24-16 with five matches remaining.

Britt entered the final three matches needing just one win to seal the victory and got it when Byron Byrant won by a pin in the 285-pound weight class.

Joe Stevenson of Britt, who earned a timely victory in the 182-pound match after Southeast had sliced that margin to 24-16, was named the Most Valuable Performer of the 4-A final.

The Buccaneers finished the dual team schedule at 25-2 while Southeast Guilford suffered its first loss in 26 matches. It was Jack Britt’s first team NCHSAA championship in any sport.

Britt had qualified for the championship match with a 40-31 victory on Thursday night over Durham Riverside, which had ousted unbeaten Holly Springs in the previous round. Southeast got past Kannapolis Brown 40-31 in its regional final.


BAKERSVILLE — For the second year in a row, Mitchell defeated Chatham Central for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A state dual team wrestling title.

Mitchell scored a 42-30 victory over the visiting Bears in the 26th annual championships on Saturday evening. Kegan Hoilman, the 160-pound wrestler for the victorious Mountaineers, was named the Most Valuable Performer in the final.

Mitchell improved its record to 28-4 overall while Chatham Central slipped to 24-7.

Both schools were in their third dual-team final all-time, as Mitchell defeated Chatham Central 36-30 for the title in 2014 and was also the runner-up in the very first dual team championship in 1990. Chatham Central was the 1-A/2-A champion in 2005.

Mitchell downed Mount Airy 45-34 in the West regional final while Chatham Central moved into the state championship with a 34-31 victory over Rosewood.


NEWPORT —West Lincoln broke to a 16-0 lead and didn’t look back en route to a 49-19 victory over Croatan for the 2-A state championship in the 26th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association dual team wrestling championships.

The match started with the 106-pound match and the Rebels continued to build on their early lead, finally clinching the match with a pin at 182 for an insurmountable 37-16 advantage.

Mack George, who won by a pin in the 220-pound weight class in 1:49 for West Lincoln, was named the championship Most Valuable Performer.

West Lincoln ended dual team competition with a 35-5 record while Croatan fell to 28-7 overall.
Croatan was in the finals for the fifth time in the last six years, with state titles in 2010 and ’11 and runner-up finishes in ’12 and ’13. West’s only dual team title was a 1A/2A crown in 1990.

Croatan had advanced to the state final with a 43-30 victory over Dixon, last year’s 2-A state runner-up, in the East championship match on Thursday night. West Lincoln nipped two-time defending state champion Newton-Conover 33-29 to earn its shot at the state crown.

  • Jeff Joyce said,

    Congratulations SE Guilford on an outstanding season….