NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament ends on Friday with Championship Bout Pairings set for Tomorrow/Saturday

NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament ends with championship bout pairings set for tomorrow
**********Important Note:After review, the NCHSAA has determined that multiple clerical errors were made in the conduct of the 2A 160 lbs. Semifinal Match between Ian Moore from Bandys and Jerimiah Jones from Southwest Onslow. The two wrestlers will re-wrestle their semifinal bout at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning at the Greensboro Coliseum.**********

GREENSBORO, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) continued the 87th Annual Individual Wrestling State Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday, February 17, 2023. Day two wrapped up with the Championship Semifinals in all classifications. The Championship matches will follow the Parade of Champions tomorrow, which will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Wrestling will get underway at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning at the Greensboro Coliseum with the conclusion of Consolation Bracket matches. You can follow the tournament and brackets at or watch live streaming video of matches via the NFHS Network.

Below are the text results for the Championship Semifinals matches in the 1A, 2A, 3A, & 4A Classifications. Wrestlers who were defeated in this round have not been eliminated from the tournament but will wrestle in the Consolation Third Round and cannot win an individual State Champion.

2023 NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament Results
1A Championship Semifinals

1A 106 lbs.
Ethan Hines (Uwharrie Charter, 46-6) won by decision over Ian Jones (Starmount, 31-5) (Dec 8-1)
Cooper Foster (Avery County, 48-0) won by major decision over Adair Panama (Robbinsville, 48-9) (MD 14-3)

1A 113 lbs.
Josue Gomez (Thomasville, 48-2) won by decision over Christian Harris (Albemarle, 16-9) (Dec 9-4)
Alexis Panama (Robbinsville, 37-5) won by decision over Haydin Puskar (Bradfor Prep, 31-4) (Dec 10-4)

1A 120 lbs.
Marcus Tyson (Pamlico County, 49-1) won by fall over Jayden Test (North East Carolina Prep, 47-10) (Fall 4:38)
Benjamin Jordan (Avery County, 45-3) won by fall over Cooper Wingate (NC Leadership Academy, 35-8) (Fall 1:20)

1A 126 lbs.
Carlos Vasquez (Thomasville, 49-0) won by fall over Lleyton Hooper (Robbinsville, 26-16) (Fall 3:21)
Eli Thomas (Alleghany, 33-18) won by decision over Mason Bentley (Avery County, 41-13) (Dec 9-5)

1A 132 lbs.
Ryan Mann (North East Carolina Prep, 56-0) won by fall over Gavin Mann (Bradfor Prep, 30-4) (Fall 4:56)
Grant Reece (Avery County, 40-2) won by fall over Jack McArthur (Uwharrie Charter, 44-7) (Fall 0:54)

1A 138 lbs.
Aldo Hernandez (Uwharrie Charter, 51-2) won by decision over Giovani Rivera (Rosewood, 40-8) (Dec 10-3)
Cameron Worrick (Alleghany, 38-12) won by decision over Owen Craig (Swain County, 25-10) (Dec 3-0)

1A 145 lbs.
Lorenzo Alston (Uwharrie Charter, 53-2) won by major decision over Ranfere Garcia (South Stanly, 31-6) (MD 9-0)
Willie Riddle (Robbinsville, 35-17) won by decision over John Martin (Mt. Airy, 22-2) (Dec 2-1)

1A 152 lbs.
Chase Miller (Cherryville, 42-5) won by fall over Jacob Regitz (Bishop McGuinness, 48-4) (Fall 5:57)
Tristan Adams (Avery County, 35-2) won by decision over Blake Powers (Robbinsville, 24-12) (Dec 6-5)

1A 160 lbs.
Suhaib Hatamleh (Bradfor Prep, 32-5) won by decision over Eriberto Torres (Thomasville, 41-6) (Dec 10-6)
Turner Jackson (Robbinsville, 43-12) won by fall over Isaac Stoker (Alleghany, 41-6) (Fall 2:58)

1A 170 lbs.
Grayson Roberts (Uwharrie Charter, 50-4) won by fall over Ramiro Gutierrez (Thomasville, 17-6) (Fall 2:27)
Cael Dunn (Avery County, 50-1) won by fall over Kam Bolin (Cherryville, 36-12) (Fall 5:18)

1A 182 lbs.
Darius Saunooke (Swain County, 25-11) won by decision over Nikolas Ellis (Bessemer City, 27-14) (Dec 4-2)
Kage Williams (Robbinsville, 56-0) won by fall over Jeshua Whited (Rosman, 29-10) (Fall 1:41)

1A 195 lbs.
Jadon Maness (Uwharrie Charter, 25-5) won by major decision over Khalil Davis (North Rowan, 10-5) (MD 12-2)
Seth Blackledge (Avery County, 49-2) won by fall over Tristan Alkire (East Wilkes, 38-10) (Fall 0:33)

1A 220 lbs.
Tyler Stevens (Pamlico County, 38-12) won by decision over Ian Moore (Eastern Randolph, 19-9) (Dec 11-4)
Koleson Dooley (Robbinsville, 29-8) won by decision over Steven Sullivan (Starmount, 33-5) (Dec 2-1)

1A 285 lbs.
Johnatan Argueta (Starmount, 36-5) won by fall over Jacob Teesateskie (Robbinsville, 14-9) (Fall 1:02)
Kohlton Neadeau (Swain County, 48-7) won by fall over Caleb Hovis (Cherryville, 33-23) (Fall 1:40)

2023 NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament Results
2A Championship Semifinals

2A 106 lbs.
Gabe Rogers (Seaforth, 37-1) won by decision over Jose Pina-Velasquez (Forbush, 41-5) (Dec 13-7)
Elijah Horton (Morehead, 41-2) won by decision over Cameron Gue (Mt. Pleasant, 46-4) (Dec 7-1)

2A 113 lbs.
Sumter Horton (R-S Central, 51-4) won in sudden victory over Brayden Hall (Trinity, 43-10) (SV-1 5-3)
Josh Miller (Seaforth, 36-0) won by decision over Kaden Shoup (Burns, 24-4) (Dec 10-3)

2A 120 lbs.
Jared Thomas (Morehead, 33-5) won by decision over Layne Armstrong (Seaforth, 38-4 (Dec 7-3)
Spencer May (Trinity, 48-6) won by fall over Carter Minton (West Wilkes, 47-2) (Fall 3:52)

2A 126 lbs.
Walker Bell (West Craven, 34-1) won by decision over Levi Dennis (Trinity, 43-10) (Dec 10-7)
Rayshun James (Reidsville, 36-2) won by major decision over Josh Hammac (Mt. Pleasant, 44-13) (MD 14-2)

2A 132 lbs.
David McEachern (Mt. Pleasant, 46-8) won by decision over Caleb Deaton (Lincolnton, 45-6) (Dec 2-0)
Corey Fazekas (Northeastern, 45-2) won by decision over Gunner Horton (R-S Central, 44-15) (Dec 5-3)

2A 138 lbs.
Will Nix (Bandys, 46-5) won by decision over Ethan Smith (Lincolnton, 47-10) (Dec 8-3)
Caleb Cox (R-S Central, 50-8) won by decision over Austin Price (East Gaston, 45-6) (Dec 7-1)

2A 145 lbs.
John david Curtis (Burns, 32-3) won in sudden victory over Josh White (Lincolnton, 43-6) (SV-1 10-8)
Walker Mains (Hendersonville, 55-3) won by fall over Rakeem Smith (West Caldwell, 39-7) (Fall 5:50)

2A 152 lbs.
Jeremiah Price (Surry Central, 42-2) won by tech fall over Jason Brawley (Newton-Conover, 54-4) (TF-1.5 3:07 (22-7))
Dennis Waters (Hendersonville, 50-6) won by decision over Bryant Smith (Washington, 32-5) (Dec 2-0)

2A 160 lbs.
Jeremiah Jones (Southwest Onslow, 39-4) won by decision over Ian Moore (Bandys, 37-4) (Dec 8-6)
Jacob Price (Surry Central, 18-1) won by decision over Dominic Hittepole (Wheatmore, 42-6) (Dec 7-4)

2A 170 lbs.
Jordan Henze (Newton-Conover, 53-8) won by decision over Patrick Goins (West Lincoln, 43-8) (Dec 4-2)
Jaxon Turner (Brevard, 36-6) won by decision over Richard Post (R-S Central, 35-6) (Dec 6-5)

2A 182 lbs.
Mason Avery (West Lincoln, 43-2) won by decision over Eli Becker (East Surry, 32-5) (Dec 6-3)
Nicholas Harris (J.F. Webb, 37-6) won by decision over Jason Rodriguez Jr. (Southwest Onslow, 41-3) (Dec 8-5)

2A 195 lbs.
Ray Laney (Brevard, 29-4) won by decision over Alex Maximov (Hendersonville, 49-10) (Dec 5-3)
Owen Clark (Newton-Conover, 52-2) won by decision over Xavier Roberts (Morehead, 38-8) (Dec 7-0)

2A 220 lbs.
Colt Kluttz (Mt. Pleasant, 43-8) won by decision over Joey Smith (Trinity, 39-8) (Dec 8-4)
Jose Flores (Southwestern Randolph, 29-2) won by decision over J`Lynn Sheff (Walkertown, 20-2) (Dec 12-11)

2A 285 lbs.
Dj Spring (Maiden, 29-1 won in tie breaker – 1 over Colton Wood (Providence Grove, 37-8 (TB-1 4-3)
Dyllin Ellis (Bunn, 34-6 won by fall over Ty Gwyn (North Surry, 35-6 (Fall 1:56)

2023 NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament Results
3A Championship Semifinals

3A 106 lbs.
George Coleman (Fred T. Foard, 47-5) won by decision over Mateo Diaz Ruiz (South Rowan, 21-5) (Dec 5-4)
Samuel Aponte (Cape Fear, 33-3) won by major decision over Aiden Enright (Union Pines, 42-10) (MD 18-4)

3A 113 lbs.
Jacob Kresicki (First Flight, 37-3) won by decision over Caleb Haynes (North Gaston, 41-6) (Dec 2-0)
Fernando Martinez (Cedar Ridge, 46-11) won by decision over Israel Guerra (South Johnston, 46-2) (Dec 6-4)

3A 120 lbs.
Bently Sly (Stuart Cramer, 50-3) won by major decision over Omari Figueroa (Eastern Guilford, 55-7) (MD 14-3)
Gunner Marshall (East Henderson, 50-6) won by decision over Diego Gutierrez (Asheboro, 39-2) (Dec 4-3)

3A 126 lbs.
Charleston Baglio (Central Cabarrus, 45-2) won by major decision over Damon Landreth (West Henderson, 39-3) (MD 16-2)
Isaiah Morrison (Enka, 51-4) won by fall over Will Varner (Kings Mountain, 31-4) (Fall 3:51)

3A 132 lbs.
Jackson Baglio (Central Cabarrus, 46-0) won by fall over Jared Hutchins (Orange, 27-6) (Fall 1:12)
Charlie Sly (Stuart Cramer, 52-2) won by tech fall over Dylan Shirley (West Carteret, 44-10) (TF-1.5 5:08 (15-0))

3A 138 lbs.
Shayden Edwards (East Rowan, 36-4) won by major decision over Jacob Perry (West Rowan, 39-8) (MD 8-0)
Bray Trivette (North Iredell, 45-0) won by fall over Kevin Romero (Fred T. Foard, 30-9) (Fall 5:50)

3A 145 lbs.
Brock Carey (Fred T. Foard, 50-0) won by decision over Daniel Tierney (Concord, 38-5) (Dec 2-0)
Tyriq Freeman (Central Cabarrus, 38-8) won by fall over Nasir Grant (Eastern Guilford, 51-8) (Fall 0:59)

3A 152 lbs.
Xander Hill (Pisgah, 44-4) won by fall over Deshawn Carty (Harnett Central, 18-4) (Fall 3:30)
Brayden Mejia (Fred T. Foard, 43-1) won by decision over Azrael Simpson (First Flight, 36-6) (Dec 3-1)

3A 160 lbs.
Matt Karagias (Stuart Cramer, 48-2) won by fall over Keith Rhodarmer (Enka, 32-10) (Fall 5:57)
Brock Sullivan (Union Pines, 45-4) won by decision over Sage Tala (Parkwood, 42-6) (Dec 7-4)

3A 170 lbs.
Zane Birtchet (Fred T. Foard, 47-2) won by fall over Nathan Williams (Triton, 35-6) (Fall 2:44)
Dominic Blue (Scotland County, 48-10) won by decision over Carson Wince (Crest, 45-4) (Dec 7-4)

3A 182 lbs.
Brixon Burgess (North Iredell, 42-3) won by major decision over Kaden Tatro (Cedar Ridge, 54-6) (MD 9-1)
Nicholas Mascolino (Union Pines, 49-3) won by decision over Andrew Kehoe (St. Stephens, 50-4) (Dec 6-5)

3A 195 lbs.
Dylan Smith (Fred T. Foard, 48-0) won by decision over Karin Sein (Eastern Guilford, 55-5) (Dec 7-2)
Acoya Isley (Orange, 34-2) won by decision over Tayshaun Glover (Dudley, 52-2) (Dec 10-4)

3A 220 lbs.
Edison Flores (North Iredell, 49-0) won by decision over Dallas Bailey (C.B. Aycock, 38-6) (Dec 4-3)
Landon Sargent (Cape Fear, 25-3) won by fall over Nicholas Martinez (Hickory, 32-5) (Fall 1:18)

3A 285 lbs.
Christian Hercules (West Rowan, 46-1) won by fall over Sam Bolch (Fred T. Foard, 42-7) (Fall 0:42)
Jackson Greene (Central Davidson, 42-5) won by decision over Steven Hamby (Statesville, 44-3) (Dec 3-2)

2023 NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament Results
4A Championship Semifinals

4A 106 lbs.
Grant McCord (Grimsley, 40-2) won by major decision over Alex Barnett (New Bern, 38-4) (MD 13-3)
Jace Barrier (Mooresville, 44-4) won by decision over Trevelian Hall (Lumberton, 42-7) (Dec 11-4)

4A 113 lbs.
Trevor Freeman (A.L. Brown, 48-6) won by decision over Tiaj Thao (Lake Norman, 35-13) (Dec 2-0)
Noah Cauble (Piedmont, 46-4) won by major decision over Cayden Glass (West Forsyth, 33-14) (MD 14-5)

4A 120 lbs.
Cameron Stinson (Mallard Creek, 61-0) won by fall over Isaac Sheehan (Ragsdale, 50-6) (Fall 4:26)
Eli Pendergrass (Northwest Guilford, 52-3) won by decision over Matthew Vindigni (Cleveland, 45-6) (Dec 7-4)

4A 126 lbs.
Cooper Davis (Cox Mill, 48-2) won by decision over Liam Hickey (Cardinal Gibbons, 41-2) (Dec 6-3)
Joey Baisley (Charlotte Catholic, 45-5) won by decision over Carter Bockenstedt (Weddington, 53-4) (Dec 7-2)

4A 132 lbs.
Ian Fritz (Topsail, 50-2) won by decision over Brandt Fajerman (Hough, 38-5) (Dec 7-5)
Eli Murray (Lake Norman, 37-6) won by fall over Landen Nelson (Hoke County, 47-4) (Fall 1:44)

4A 138 lbs.
Porter Brice (Chapel Hill, 36-4) won by decision over Frank Bianco (Rolesville, 50-7) (Dec 3-2)
Avery Buonocore (Laney, 47-2) won by fall over David Coptsias (Hoke County, 44-10) (Fall 4:23)

4A 145 lbs.
Tyler Tracy (Cardinal Gibbons, 48-1) won by tech fall over Colt Campbell (Hickory Ridge, 56-4) (TF-1.5 4:19 (16-0))
Riley Merchant (Pinecrest, 40-3) won in sudden victory over Christian Hasty (Porter Ridge, 48-6) (SV-1 11-6)

4A 152 lbs.
Davis Freeze (Mooresville, 41-1) won by decision over Ethan Blevins (Topsail, 43-4) (Dec 4-0)
Logan Haseley (Corinth-Holders, 42-5) won by major decision over Dylan Attridge (Northwest Guilford, 37-6) (MD 11-2)

4A 160 lbs.
Drew Pepin (Northwest Guilford, 57-1) won by fall over Elijah Brown (A.C. Reynolds, 36-4) (Fall 3:23)
Jayden Dobeck (Pinecrest, 54-2) won by decision over Tristan Cotto (Laney, 39-4) (Dec 6-0)

4A 170 lbs.
Savoy New (Cardinal Gibbons, 34-7) won by decision over Bennett DiCarlo (Weddington, 36-4) (Dec 7-3)
Greg Merriman (Mooresville, 40-1) won by major decision over Sam Grena (Cary, 57-3) (MD 13-0)

4A 182 lbs.
Alex Hopper (Laney, 48-1) won by tech fall over Johnny Merriman (Mooresville, 40-5) (TF-1.5 5:48 (25-10))
Jackson Buck (Lumberton, 49-1) won by decision over Hunter Testa (Davie, 45-1) (Dec 6-4)

4A 195 lbs.
Tomas Brooker (Hickory Ridge, 57-0) won by tech fall over Alexander Jones (South Mecklenburg, 42-2) (TF-1.5 4:23 (31-13))
Trystan Richardson (Laney, 46-5) won in the ultimate tie breaker over Austin Roberts (Fuquay-Varina, 29-3) (UTB 4-3)

4A 220 lbs.
Caleb Beaty (Corinth-Holders, 43-0) won by fall over Sam Cowher (Cox Mill, 25-1) (Fall 3:41)
James Bankston (Hillside, 43-2) won by fall over Mason Blue (Laney, 42-11) (Fall 1:49)

4A 285 lbs.
Taevion Cox (New Bern, 15-0) won by fall over Keontay Turner (Cary, 55-5) (Fall 0:50)
Nathan Carnes (Porter Ridge, 50-1) won by decision over John Domencic (Green Hope, 42-2) (Dec 5-2)

Courtesy of JAMES ALVERSON, AIC/Director of Media