Fans and old wrestlers could be interested in purchasing one of the TDR Top 12 Shirts from previous years. We have the following available. For just $10 a shirt
TDR Top 12 2011 7-Sm, 7 Med, 14 Large, 6 XL, 2XXL
We will try to include a picture of each of them on here yet will see how well we can manage that technology. Hmm, It does not seem to show up so we will work on this. We also have TDR Top 12 Shirts from 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 & 2004. The Tri-County Area Shirts we have from 2010 & 2009. We will post pictures of each on our Facebook page at “The TakeDown Report”.
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This has been copied from Mark Palmer’s column on college wrestling;
Kyle Dake is one of five male athletes in the running for Sports Illustrated’s first-ever College Athlete of the Year. Cast your vote here:
Alex Bray of Croatan wins the 12th Annual 2013 James Johnson Award. The Award for the top senior scholastic wrestler in eastern North Carolina. This season Bray won his 4th Regional Championship, placed for the 4th year at States, won the 120 Lbs. State Championship and was named the TDR Top 12 top wrestler at his weight class for the 3rd year. Bray is the record holder for best career placing in the TDR Top 12 with a 2nd place in the only year he was not top ranked. More details will be announced when arrangements are made for the presentation.
Previous winners have been; 2012 – Jon Wiley of South Brunswick, 2011 – Marquin Hill of Washington, 2010 – Brandon Lietz of J.H. Rose, 2009 – Mamour Camara of Louisburg, 2008 – Anthony Rogers of Knightdale, 2007 – Ngu Tran of C.B. Aycock, 2006 – Victor Hojillo of West Carteret, 2005 – David Pelsang of White Oak, 2004 – Raymond Jordan of New Bern, 2003 – Shaun Sheffield of Havelock and 2002 – Paris Dottery of White Oak.
James Johnson started wrestling in his junior year for D.H. Conley High School in Greenville with Milt Sherman as his coach. James was Coney’s 1st state champion in any sport in 1976. He was North Carolina’s 1st Eastern Junior National Champion in 1975 and North Carolina’s 1st Junior Nationals All-American with 3rd in 1976. He went on to start four years at the University of Kentucky. He is now a sports consultant and coach for the Phoenix-based Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club. He also specializes in developing unique training for people of all fitness levels with a broad background in public speaking, sports training techniques, and health and fitness. He was inducted as an “Outstanding American” in the North Carolina State Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Before developing James Johnson, Inc., James served as a Public Relations/ Community Speaker for Sunkist worldwide. He was on the USA National Wrestling team for 12 years, winning 3 National Championships, USA Athlete of the Year, AIM Christian Athlete of the Year, Olympic Team Alternate, and numerous accolades worldwide. He has been an Ambassador for the United States Olympic Committee, USA wrestling and The Sunkist Kids Wrestling organization for over 16 years. More information at or http://jjchamp3x.com/
Matteson “Tate” Correll of Topsail High School has been named the 2013 Roy Heverly Award winner as the top underclassman this season in eastern North Carolina. The Junior won the 2A 1522 lbs. state championship and finished the season with a (57-3) record. More details will be announced when a date is arranged for the trophy presentation.
Previous Award winners have been : 2012 – Nick Quillen of Rosewood & Tyler Ross Jacksonville,
2011 – Jake Smith of Havelock, 2010 – Marquin Hill of Washington, 2009 – Ryan Blackwell of Croatan,
2008 – Charlie Millea of Havelock, 2007 – Frank Hickman of Wilmington-Laney H.S., 2006 – Jake O’Laker of Croatan High, 2005 – Eddie Sawyer of Currituck County H.S., 2004 – Bryan Lashomb of Currituck H.S., 2003 – Raymond Jordan of New Bern
The award is named in honor of former state champion Roy Heverly, a 4 time state medallist at West Carteret and three time All-American at The University of North Carolina-Pembroke. The TakeDown Report, an on-line publication promotes amateur wrestling in eastern North Carolina, sponsors these Awards. “These awards recognize the most successful wrestlers in the area each year.” Fleming noted, “It encourages the young men from the teams in the eastern part of the state with another opportunity for fans to realize the hard work, determination and discipline it takes to be a top wrestler,” he added. It has been awarded each year to the top underclassman wrestler in eastern North Carolina for the year.
The following 35 players are the tops in eastern North Carolina for the 2012-2013 season. Eventually each will receive a personalized wooden plaques with their name and weight class.
106 – Zack Howard, C.B. Aycock (6th-3A), 113 – Victor Sosa, Ashley (2nd-4A), 120 – Alex Bray, Croatan (1st-2A), 126 – Nick Quillen, Rosewood (1st-1A), 126 – Tyler Ross, Jacksonville (1st-3A), 132 – Alex Monaco, First Flight (1st-2A), 138 – Chris Halstead, West Carteret (1st-3A), 145 – Eric Milks, New Bern (1st-4A), 152 – Matteson “Tate” Correll, Topsail (1st-2A), 160 – Zach Winegardner, SW Onslow (3rd-1A), 170 – Jorge Martinez, Ayden-Grifton (2nd-1A), 182 – DeAndre Jones, New Bern (2nd-4A), 195 – Kyle Colburn, Croatan (2nd-2A), 220 – Trent Allen, South Brunswick, (3rd-3A), 285 – Shuler Phillip, SE Raleigh (1st-4A)
106 – Darius Dunn, Corinth-Holders (4th-2A), 113 – Grayson Millis, Croatan (4th-2A), 120 – Brandon Armstrong, Ayden-Grifton (2nd-1A), 132 – Ryan Davis, Havelock (3rd-3A), 132 – Joby Armenta, SW Onslow (1st-1A), 138 – Brody McGrath, Croatan, (3rd-2A), 145 – Alexander Knight, Rocky Mount (2nd-3A), 160 – Devon Van Cura, Washington (6th-3A), 170 – Levincent Clark, SE Raleigh (3rd-4A), 182 – Alex Jones, Beddingfield (3rd-2A), 195 – Brian Capps (3rd-4A), 220 – Trey Eason, Northside (3rd-1A), 285 – Demarcus Whitehurst, North Pitt (5th-2A)
132 – Angel Najar, North Pitt (2nd-2A), 138 – Dakota Hill, Cleveland (3rd-3A), 45 – Chad Hoff, Pamlico Co. (2nd-1A), 195 – Tyler Hudson, Dixon (2nd-1A), 220 – Chris Alex Lopez, Ayden-Grfton (3rd-1A), 220 – Joseph Sculthorpe, Topsail (2nd-2A), 285 – Justin Brown, Ayden-Grifton (2nd-1A)
There will not be any Shirts printed this season. We still have over 200 available from the 2004-2011 seasons and welcome those interested in purchasing some.
|1||Phillip, Shuler||12||4||SoEAST Raleigh||39||0||1.000||1st||1st|
|2||Whitehurst, Demarcus||12||2||North Pitt||55||3||0.948||1st||5th|
|4||Williams, Larry||12||4||Laney (Wilm. )||42||7||0.857||4th||3rd|
|7||Brown, Marquis||11||3||West Brunswick||23||7||0.767||3rd||w2|
|8||Moore, Malik||11||4||Hoggard (Wilm.)||32||8||0.800||3rd||w1|
|11||Williams, Jordan||12||2||Greene Central||20||12||0.625||4th||L2|
|12||Tyson, Trey||11||3||South Central||20||15||0.571||4th||L2|
|HM||Langley, Samuel||12||2||Roanoke Rapids||29||9||0.763||w3|
|HM||Hill, Colby||10||3||South Brunswick||26||13||0.667||w3|
Shuler Phillip stakes out the top spot for the biggest man’s division with his undefeated season and his 1st year to be included on the TDR Top 12 list. Phillip is the only state champion at this wait but he is joined by 4 other state placers. Whitehurst posted a strong season before stumbling at the end with two losses at the big show in Greensboro. He takes 2nd spot. He took 3 of 4 matches with Brown to move Brown down to 3rd on the list. Williams and Doherty also placed at state and finish at 4th and 5th. Rigsby takes 6th and Brown 7th based on head to head match results with others below them on the list. The final Awards to the top senior and top underclassman will be announced next this weekend.
|1||Allen, Trent||11||3||South Brunswick||33||1||0.971||1st||3rd|
|3||Lopez, Chris Alex||12||1||Ayden-Grifton||39||5||0.886||3rd||3rd|
|5||Cogar, Todd||12||1||East Carteret||41||5||0.891||1st||4th|
|6||Mills, Sterling||12||3||D.H. Conley||29||6||0.829||2nd||6th|
|7||Campbell, Sam||10||4||West Johnston||42||10||0.808||2nd||L2|
|9||McRainey, Bobby||12||3||West Brunswick||28||9||0.757||3rd||w1|
|11||Person, Jeffery||11||3||Rocky Mount||37||12||0.755||4th||w1|
Allen is clearly the best at 220 in eastern North Carolina. With 6 other state placers the weight class is strong. The head to head results sorted out the top 8 spots with Campbell edging Harris for 7th based on 2 wins. Allen beat Eason and Sculthorpe earlier in the season while Lopez topped both Sculthorpe and Cogar yet lost to Mills.
|2||Capps, Brian||11||4||Laney (Wilm. )||46||4||0.920||3rd||3rd|
|4||Collins, Travis||12||3||Southern Nash||32||9||0.780||1st||w1|
|7||Mendozza, Humberto||12||1||Pamlico County||30||8||0.789||2nd||w1|
|8||Barrett, Jamel||11||3||Eastern Wayne||27||8||0.771||2nd||w1|
|9||Coley, Keyaad||11||3||Rocky Mount||29||8||0.784||3rd||w1|
|11||Shaw, Christopher||11||2||North Pitt||46||15||0.754||4th||w1|
|12||Smith, Dakota||11||3||West Brunswick||28||10||0.737||4th||L2|
|HM||Stephenson, Hunter||12||2||North Johnston||46||8||0.852||w3|
Colburn takes the top spot again as he finishes his scholastic career as a 3x Regional Champ, 2x State Finalist and 3xState Placer. This is his 3rd year on the Top 12 list. Capps and Hudson also placed at state and are the only other repeat wrestlers on the TDR Top 12.
|1||Jones, DeAndre||11||4||New Bern||40||6||0.870||2nd||2nd|
|3||Tanquay-Penn, Demion||12||3||West Carteret||27||7||0.794||1st||6th|
|5||Segura, Homero||12||2||North Brunswick||34||10||0.773||1st||w2|
|8||Stanton, Brian||11||2||North Pitt||39||13||0.750||2nd||L2|
|10||Ricks, Devonte||12||3||Rocky Mount||28||10||0.737||4th||L2|
|12||Leonard, Marquise||11||3||Nash Central||23||7||0.767||w2|
This weight class was the closest in determining the top wrestlers. Had to recheck the results and votes with 4 state placers with 1 in each division. When looking at head to head matches and state placings DeAndre Jones of New Bern takes the top spot in the TDR Top 12. Alex Jones of Beddingfield has a good record but with very few matches at the weight class he has no head to head results. Tanquay-Penn looked to place high at the end before running into a stunning blow which caused him to injury default at states. Martinez placed 2nd in the 1A Division and finishes 4th on the Top 12 list. All 4 wrestlers repeat from last years list.
|2||Clark, Levincent||12||4||SoEAST Raleigh||31||2||0.939||2nd||3rd|
|4||Burns, Marcell||12||4||Laney (Wilm. )||44||6||0.880||3rd||5th|
|5||Battle, Anthony||12||3||Rocky Mount||32||15||0.681||1st||w1|
|8||Rodrigues, Jordan||12||2||First Flight||21||6||0.778||2nd||L2|
|9||Chilton, Matthew||11||1||East Carteret||30||14||0.682||3rd||w1|
|10||Gatling, Grant||12||3||Hertford County||36||6||0.857||4th||w1|
|HM||Winstead, Alcindor||11||3||Fike (Wilson)||34||2||0.944||dnw|
With 4 state placers the 170 lbs. weight class we have a close finish at the top with Martinez edging out Clark for the top spot. All four have been on the Top 12 list once before. Clark defeated Burns twice but of the top 3 it looks as if they did not lose to any wrestlers in the east who finished the season. Possibly the best wrestler was Winstead, as he defeated Martinez twice yet Winstead did not compete in the Regional tournament.