State Wrestling Day One Recap

Stephanie King

After being postponed due to winter weather, the first day of the NCHSAA State Wrestling Championships kicked off on Friday. Randolph County was well represented on Friday with 30 wrestlers vying for a spot in the championship round.

1A and 2A classifications opened the afternoon with 27 of the 30 wrestlers participating before the 3A classification followed with the final three wrestlers from Randolph County participating. Winning wrestlers in the 1A classification moved on to the semifinals on Saturday, while wrestlers in the 2A and 3A classification moved to the quarterfinals Friday evening. 2A and 3A quarterfinal results, as well as semifinal results for all classifications, will be posted on Saturday afternoon.

Round 1 Winners:


Heaven Fitch, UCA
Gage Beal, UCA
Grayson Roberts, UCA
Jerry Jimenez, UCA
Doug Bowles, UCA
Jaime Bernal, UCA
Sergio Saldana, UCA


Robert Russell, RHS
Aaron Ortega-Perez, THS
David Makupson, THS
Alex Minish, THS
Sebastian Talent, THS
Ethan Oakley, WHS
David Varner, PGHS
Wil Shores, WHS
Devin Daugherty, WHS

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