State Wrestling Championships

Two wrestlers from Eastern Carolina won state championships Saturday in Greensboro.

Havelock senior Jake Smith won his championship match at 113 in 3A to take first place. Last year he was a state champion at 103. He won Saturday's match 4-2 in overtime.

The only other wrestler from Eastern Carolina to win first place is Jacksonville junior Tyler Ross at 120 in 3A. Ross won his championship match 10-9.

Congratulations to Smith and Ross and all the wrestlers who competed in the state tournament.


NC High School state wrestling championships started Thursday in Greensboro with 100 local wrestlers competing for a state title. Ten wrestlers remain in contention.

Here are the contenders remaining:

1A. 120, Joby Armenta, Southwest Onslow
145, Zack Winegardner, Southwest Onslow

2A. 106, Grayson Millis, Croatan
152, Jon Mancini, Croatan
195, Kyle Colborn, Croatan

3A. 113, Jake Smith, Havelock
120, Tyler Ross, Jacksonville
145, Alexander Knight, Rocky Mount
182, Reggie Huff, Southern Nash
285, Derrick Nelson, Havelock

You can click the related link below this story for all of the names of those who have competed and live results.


100 high school wrestlers from across Eastern Carolina will compete for a state championship in Greensboro Thursday through Saturday.

The wrestling kicks off Thursday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.

There are 22 wrestlers from the east competing in 1A, 33 in 2A, 37 in 3A, and 8 in 4A.

You can click the related link below for all of the names of those competing and live results once the wrestling starts.

Good luck to all Eastern Carolina wrestlers!!

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