North Carolina High School Athletic Association

2024 Dual Team Wrestling Championships

GREENSBORO — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Dual Team Wrestling Playoffs concluded on Saturday at the Novant Health Field House at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

The NCHSAA is committed to promoting good sportsmanship and has partnered with the NC Farm Bureau to recognize two athletes from each State Championship event with the NC Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Awards. The Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2024 Dual Team Wrestling Championship Matches were as follows:

Jair Ulloa – Uwharrie Charter
Grant Reece – Avery County
Gabe Rogers – Seaforth
Brayden Hall – Trinity
Nathan Maness – Union Pines
Troy Gryder – Eastern Guilford
Sam McQueen – Laney
Andrew Davis – Davie County

Uwharrie Charter Wins Back-to-back Dual Team Titles

Post-Game Press Conference

The Uwharrie Charter Eagles picked up their second consecutive Dual Team Wrestling State Championship with a 36-33 win against the Avery County Vikings. The Eagles and the Vikings have met in four straight dual team finals, each team has now won twice in that stretch. 

The match came down to the final bout as Jaden Maness and Connor Brewer met with the Vikings leading 33-30. Maness earned a pin 39 seconds into the second period to give his team the victory. 

For the Eagles, Lorenzo Alston at 150, Alek Millikan at 165 and Caden Bond at 175 all also earned wins via pin. Alston pinned his opponent in just 13 seconds. 

Jack McArthur, who earned a 6-2 decision in the 144-pound bout, stopped a three-bout winning streak for the Vikings and was named MVP for his performance.

For the Vikings, Cooper Foster at 113, Benjamin Jordan at 126 and Grant Reece at 132 all earned pinfall victories in the match. 

  • 285 – Grayson Hoilman (Avery County) over Devonte Harrison (Uwharrie Charter Academy) Dec 9-4
  • 106 – Ethan Hines (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over Alexandero Ical Tuil (Avery County) Dec 9-2
  • 113 – Cooper Foster (Avery County) over Caleb Saldana (Uwharrie Charter Academy) Fall 0:45
  • 120 – Brennan Worrell (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over King Orvosh (Avery County) Dec 4-0
  • 126 – Benjamin Jordan (Avery County) over Rick Riccardella (Uwharrie Charter Academy) Fall 1:21
  • 132 – Grant Reece (Avery County) over Brandon Jordan (Uwharrie Charter Academy) Fall 0:54
  • 138 – Kenneth Pritz (Avery County) over Jair Ulloa (Uwharrie Charter Academy) Fall 5:44
  • 144 – Jack McArthur (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over Mason Bentley (Avery County) Dec 6-2
  • 150 – Lorenzo Alston (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over Grayson Brown (Avery County) Fall 0:13
  • 157 – Carson Robinson (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over Johnathon Gragg (Avery County) Dec 4-2
  • 165 – Alek Millikan (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over Barrett Potter (Avery County) Fall 2:42
  • 175 – Caden Bond (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over Maverick Mora (Avery County) Fall 0:39
  • 190 – Cael Dunn (Avery County) over Michael Shropshire (Uwharrie Charter Academy) Inj 0:32
  • 215 – Jaden Maness (Uwharrie Charter Academy) over Connor Brewer (Avery County) Fall 2:41

Trinity Claims First Dual Team Wrestling Championship

Post-Game Press Conference

In the 2A Championship, both Seaforth and Trinity were making their Dual Team Finals debut, and the Trinity Bulldogs earned the first Dual Team Championship in program history with a 36-31 win.

Trinity earned three pins as Joseph Trahan at 285, Jaden Allred at 138, and Lawson Coltrane at 170 each picked up six points for the Bulldogs. Coltrane’s win, coming at 3:37, sealed the championship for Trinity as it gave the team a 36-13 lead. Coltrane was named MVP for that performance. The Bulldogs forfeited the final three matches to make the final score 36-31.

For the Hawks, Gabe Rogers, wrestling in the 106-pound class, earned a pin to level the match at 6-6 after Trahan’s opening pin. Seaforth won the next two matches, but Trinity took over from there, winning the next seven matches to take control.

Trinity finished the 23-24 Dual Team Season with a perfect 38-0 record, while Seaforth went 36-2 on the year.

  • 285 – Joseph Trahan (Trinity) over Palmer Moad (Seaforth) Fall 0:47
  • 106 – Gabe Rogers (Seaforth) over Aiden Burkholder (Trinity) Fall 1:04
  • 113 – Jordan Miller (Seaforth) over Edgar Vasquez (Trinity) Dec 8-5
  • 120 – Josh Miller (Seaforth) over Brayden Hall (Trinity) Maj 12-3
  • 126 – Spencer May (Trinity) over Layne Armstrong (Seaforth) Dec 6-3
  • 132 – Levi Dennis (Trinity) over Maddock Cody (Seaforth) Dec 8-4
  • 138 – Jaden Allred (Trinity) over Noah Lisk (Seaforth) Fall 1:49
  • 145 – Baron Justice (Trinity) over Caden Brewer (Seaforth) Dec 7-0
  • 152 – Charles `Bear` Schaefer (Trinity) over William Bass (Seaforth) Dec 4-3
  • 160 – Zane Schloemer (Trinity) over Pierson Moad (Seaforth) DQ 
  • 170 – Lawson Coltrane (Trinity) over Alex Hinchman (Seaforth) Fall 3:37
  • 182 – Judge Lloyd (Seaforth) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 
  • 195 – Harrison Compton (Seaforth) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 
  • 220 – Ethan Kuball (Seaforth) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

Eastern Guilford Wins First Dual Team Crown

Post-Game Press Conference

The Eastern Guilford Wildcats dropped just one bout before sealing the win as they earned the NCHSAA 3A Dual Team Championship with a 36-21 win against Union Pines.

Union Pines’ Logan Mitchell earned a sudden victory win in the 132-pound match up but that would be the only match the Wildcats didn’t claim.

Christopher Riley, at 285-pounds, opened the match with a pinfall win in 2:16 to set the tone. Omari Figueroa at 126, also earned a pin for the Wildcats. Kolby Gryder’s 8-6 decision in the 157-pound weight class sealed the win and he was named MVP for his performance. 

The Wildcats finished the season 48-0 and gave the Vikings their only loss as Union Pines wrapped the dual team season at 31-1.

  • 285 – Christopher Riley (Eastern Guilford) over Chayden Hardy (Union Pines) Fall 2:16
  • 106 – Willian Hoo Chocoj (Eastern Guilford) over Liam Myles (Union Pines) Dec 4-2
  • 113 – Elhadji Diouf (Eastern Guilford) over Aidan Enright (Union Pines) Dec 5-2
  • 120 – Tremayne McNeely (Eastern Guilford) over Keaton Crawford (Union Pines) Dec 10-8
  • 126 – Omari Figueroa (Eastern Guilford) over Joseph Lloyd (Union Pines) Fall 3:15
  • 132 – Logan Mitchell (Union Pines) over Jayden Reza (Eastern Guilford) SV-1 6-4
  • 138 – Troy Gryder (Eastern Guilford) over Evan Thompson (Union Pines) Dec 10-6
  • 144 – Nathaniel Mitchell (Eastern Guilford) over Finnius McCafferty (Union Pines) Inj 0:18
  • 150 – Xavier Myles (Eastern Guilford) over Tripp Sullivan (Union Pines) SV-1 5-3
  • 157 – Kolby Gryder (Eastern Guilford) over Houston Leeah (Union Pines) Dec 8-6
  • 165 – Dominic Blue (Union Pines) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 
  • 175 – Brock Sullivan (Union Pines) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 
  • 190 – Nicholas Mascolino (Union Pines) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 
  • 215 – Double Forfeit

Davie County Earns First Title Since 2006

Post-Game Press Conference

The Davie County War Eagles beat the Laney Buccaneers 31-25 on Saturday to claim their first Dual Team Wrestling State Championship since 2006. It was the War Eagles’ first trip back to the finals since 2008.

In the 195-pound bout, Davie’s Christian Boswell earned the decisive points. Davie was leading 28-22 when he took the mat, and he nearly earned a pin in the third period, but a last-second reveal from Kaeden Smith forced overtime. Boswell earned a takedown 14 seconds into the extra period to win the match and seal the title.

The War Eagles also saw pins from Tiaj Thao at 126, Cayden Glass at 132 and Hunter Testa at 182. Testa was named MVP for his efforts on the day.

For Laney, Ayden Arrington earned a pin in the 106-pound match and Isaiah Wysong did the same in the 145-pound match.

The War Eagles finished the season 23-1 while the loss was the first of the year for the Buccaneers going 14-1.

  • 285 – Ryder Strickland (Davie) over Michael Williams (Laney) Dec 3-2
  • 106 – Ayden Arrington (Laney) over Stephen Jacobs (Davie) Fall 3:52
  • 113 – Leighton Reavis (Davie) over Jack Williams (Laney) Dec 14-7
  • 120 – Aidan Szewczyk (Davie) over Kingston Neal (Laney) Dec 8-2
  • 126 – Tiaj Thao (Davie) over Samuel McQueen (Laney) Fall 1:48
  • 132 – Cayden Glass (Davie) over Eli Thomas (Laney) Dec 11-4
  • 138 – Andrew Davis (Davie) over Tyler Buonocore (Laney) Maj 13-5
  • 145 – Isaiah Wysong (Laney) over Brett Foster (Davie) Fall 4:29
  • 152 – Tristan Cotto (Laney) over Elliot Gould (Davie) Maj 12-4
  • 160 – Marquise Kelly (Laney) over Jerred Alexander (Davie) Dec 10-4
  • 170 – Mac Kopelman (Laney) over Maddox Creason (Davie) Dec 8-2
  • 182 – Hunter Testa (Davie) over Holden Walker (Laney) Fall 2:35
  • 195 – Christian Boswell (Davie) over Kaeden Smith (Laney) SV-1 10-8
  • 220 – Mason Blue (Laney) over Brysen Godbey (Davie) Dec 5-0