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.
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.
WEST 2A CHAMPIONSHIP
NEWTON-CONOVER 36, BANDYS 33
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
WEST 2A (THIRD ROUND)
BANDYS 35, WEST LINCOLN 29
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
NEWTON-CONOVER 41, LINCOLNTON 33
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