HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: N-C nips Bandys, advances to 2A dual-team final

Red Devils, already owning 3 titles, get eighth shot to win it all



LINCOLNTON – Newton-Conover High emerged from a mini-Catawba Valley 2A Athletic tournament on Wednesday, winning the West 2A dual-team wrestling championship.

Saturday, 4 p.m., Greensboro
East No. 1 Bunn (27-1) vs. West No. 1 NEWTON-CONOVER (47-1)

The third and fourth rounds at Lincolnton pitted No. 11 Bandys against No. 10 West Lincoln, and the top-seeded Red Devils against No. 12 Lincolnton.

After beating Lincolnton 41-33, the Red Devils edged Bandys 36-33 for the West 2A crown. Bandys – the defending state champ – had advanced with a 35-29 decision over West Lincoln.

At 47-1, head coach Eddy Clark’s Red Devils are going Saturday to wrestle East No. 1 seed Bunn (27-1) at the Greensboro Coliseum (4 p.m.) for the state 2A title.

Bunn faced Bandys in last year’s 2A dual final with the Trojans finishing with 10 pins in a 60-18 vitctory.

This is Newton-Conover’s eighth trip to the dual-team final and its first since 2017.

The Red Devils own three state dual-team crowns and last won it all in 2016.



285–Joseph Lioret-Tutty (N-C) d. Andrew McCrary, 3-1 (SV)

106–Christian Garcia (N-C) p. Eli Timberlake, 1:02

113– Isaiah Pittman (N-C) p. Hunter Wilhite, 0:30

120– Phoenix Michaud (N-C) p. Chauncy Reese, 2:50

126– Trey Story (B) p. Wyatt Hernandez, 3:24

132– Keilan Adams (B) d. Darius Musaeus, 1-0

138– Will Nix (B) won by forfeit

145– Connor Shumate (N-C) d. Trey Ballew, 6-5

152– Luke Burkett (B) d. Jason Brawley, 8-4

160– Caiden Rowe (N-C) p. Connor Byrd, 2:48

170– Ian Moore (B) p. Nicholas Cadwallader, 2:34

182– Jordan Henze (N-C) p. Camden Mongene, 2:26

195– Zack Evans (B) d. Matthew Race, 6-1

220– Matthew Cranfill (B) won by forfeit



220–Matthew Cranfill (B) d. Dayne Harrelson, 4-3

285–Camden Sain (WL) d. Andrew McCrary, 3-1

106–Andy Saine (WL) p. Eli Timberlake, 0:32

113–Eli Leatherman (WL) p. Hunter Wilhite, 0:31

120– Bladen Ingle (WL) d. Chauncy Reese, 18-3

126–Trey Story (B) d. Logan Reynolds, 2-1

132– Jack Stewart (WL) d. Keilan Adams, 6-1

138–Kage Hefner (B) d. John Carpenter, 16-0

145–Will Nix (B) p. Keegan Bostic, 4:32

152–Trey Ballew (B) d. Alex Fincannon, 8-2

160–Luke Burkett (B) p. Levi Huss, 3:47

170–Ian Moore (B) d. Patrick Goins, 7-5 (SV)

182–Mason Avery (WL) p. Rylan Heers, 0:55

195–Zack Evans (B) p. Curtis Goins, 1:54


220–Joseph Lioret-Tutty (N-C) d. Gavin Gholami, 11-2

285–Geviaunta Walker (L) p. Mykie Xiong, 2:35

106–Isaac Powell (L) d. Christian Garcia, 7-5

113–Isaiah Pittman (N-C) p. Matthew Davis, 1:23

120–Phoenix Michaud (N-C) p. Rylee Wesson

126–Nehemiah Lynch (L) p. Wyatt Hernandez, 1:51

132–Caleb Deaton (L) p. Cooper Murray, 3:27

138–Connor Shumate (N-C) d. Ethan Smith, 6-3

145–Josh White (L) p. Landon Williams (N-C), 0:41

152–Caiden Rowe (N-C) p. Cory Watson, 2:41

160–Jason Brawley (N-C) p. Chandler Sneed, 2:14

170–Jordan Henze (N-C) d. Nathan Wells, 10-2

182–Matthew Race (N-C) p. Skyler Teague, 4:36

195–Keondre Smith (L) won by forfeit

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