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TDR Top 12 Team at 160 Lbs. Plaques

The ranking of all the wrestlers at 160 lbs. in the TDR Top 12.  State Champion Angel Najar of North Pitt  in the 2A State Championships and is the top ranked wrestler in eastern N.C.

1 Najar, Angel North Pitt 160 2A 12 59 1 0.983 1 1st
2 Scott, Anthony Croatan 160 2A 12 46 16 0.742 2 4th
3 Smith, Cameron Corinth Holders 160 3A 10 24 5 0.828 1 w2
4 Higgs, Austin South Granville 160 2A 11 31 8 0.795 1 L2
5 Vaccaro, Dakota West Carteret 160 3A 11 33 13 0.717 2 w1
6 Younger, Devin Franklinton 160 2A 11 36 14 0.720 2 L2
7 Henderson, Alexander Rocky Mount 160 3A 11 37 12 0.755 4 w1
8 Nelson, Michael West Brunswick 160 3A 11 29 10 0.744 3 L2
9 Carlock, Johnathan Southern Vance 160 2A 12 23 10 0.697 4 w1
10 Decker, Jared First Flight 160 2A 12 24 12 0.667 3 L2
11 smith, jamarris Tarboro 160 1A 12 21 9 0.700 4 L2

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May 23, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TDR Top 12 Team at 152 Lbs. Plaques

The ranking of all the wrestlers at 152 lbs. in the TDR Top 12.  P.J. Connors of Currituck County placed 5th in the 2A State Championships and is the top ranked wrestler in eastern N.C.

1 Connors, PJ Currituck 152 2A 11 49 4 0.925 1 5th
2 Gabriele, Austin Ashley 152 4A 12 42 6 0.875 2 6th
3 McCann, John Northside (Jacksonville) 152 2A 12 33 7 0.825 4 6th
4 Garay, Kevin Havelock 152 3A 12 43 10 0.811 1 w2
5 Walker, Anthony North Brunswick 152 2A 12 40 8 0.833 3 w1
6 Studebaker, Beau East Carteret 152 1A 9 41 9 0.820 3 w1
7 Edwards, Travonye Farmville Central 152 2A 12 34 7 0.829 2 L2
8 Wallace, Josh CB Aycock 152 3A 10 42 8 0.840 4 L2
9 Morris, Dylan Jacksonville 152 3A 12 41 13 0.759 2 L2
10 Hall, William Bunn 152 2A 12 19 6 0.760 3 L2
11 Reiss, Evan Rosewood 152 1A 12 40 13 0.755 4 L2

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May 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Carolina Beach Resident, Ashley High Wrestler, Joe Mondragon Receives James Johnson Award

By Neal Dorow, TDR Representative
Ashley High School wrestler and Carolina Beach Resident, Joe Montragon has been named by The TakeDown Report as the recipient of the 2015 James Johnson Award, recognizing him as the Most Outstanding Scholastic Wrestler in all of Eastern North Carolina.
The TakeDown Report is an on line publication that promotes amateur wrestling in Eastern North Carolina by reporting wrestling results and encouraging media coverage of the sport.

The James Johnson Award is named in honor of North Carolina native James Johnson who was a 3-time Greco-Roman Wrestling National Champion and Olympic Team Alternate during his 12 years on the USA National team.   Johnson was a coach for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and in 1976 was the first state champion for D.H. Conley High School in any sport.
Joe grew up in Utah, but in 2013 his family moved to the east coast where they landed in Carolina Beach and at Ashley High School.  Joe fell in love with the sport of wrestling in grade school, and his passion guided him to four consecutive state age-group titles from fifth to eighth grade.  In 2011 he earned All-American honors in Greco Roman style as he placed 7th in the USA Wrestling Cadet National Championships.  As a freshman in high school, Joe placed 2nd in the Utah state championships. He finished that season with a record of 52 wins and 8 losses.   He was unable to participate in the postseason his sophomore year but that season he had a record of 23 wins and no losses before his season ended.
As a junior at Ashley HS, Joe was undefeated going into the conference tournament but had missed the previous month of wrestling due to an insect bite that became infected and required his hospitalization and treatment with strong antibiotics.  He resumed training just a day before the conference tournament where he sustained his first loss in the finals, losing to a wrestler that he had beaten previously 7-0.  Nevertheless, Joe went on to place 2nd in the East Region and earned 5th place in the NCHSAA State Championships.  Despite missing a full month of wrestling he still completed his first season at Ashley HS with a record of 25 wins and 4 losses.
This year, Joe was Mid-Eastern Conference champion but in the regional finals he suffered a severe ankle sprain that contributed to a 6-1 loss in the finals match.  Despite suffering from the effects of the ankle injury, Joe won four straight matches at the NCHSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships, taking the gold medal with a 4-3 decision in his final match.  Joe finished the season with 48 wins and only 2 losses.  His 2-year record at Ashley HS high school is 73 wins and 6 losses and he completed his high school career with an overall record of 148 wins and 14 losses.  Joe also established new records for Ashley High School for the most wins in a single season, 47, and the most pins in a single season, 34.  This past spring Joe was selected to the “All Area Wrestling Team” and was named the “All-Area Wrestler of the Year” by the Wilmington Star News and the top ranked 132 lb. wrestler in Eastern North Carolina by The TakeDown Report.
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May 20, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TDR Top 12 Team at 145 Lbs. Award Plaques

The top 2 wrestlers ranked at this weight class earned TDR Top 12 plaques as being one of the best 42 wrestlers.  With 14 weight classes that averages to 3 per weight yet the best 42 overall are selected.
Senior Kevin Cagle of Dixon took the top spot at 145 with his victory in the finals over 2nd ranked Patrick Burton of North Brunswick.  It was their 4th match this season and Cagle won 3 of them including the State Championship.

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May 20, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TDR Top 12 Team at 145 Lbs.

The ranking of all the wrestlers at 145 lbs. in the TDR Top 12.

1 Cagle, Kevin Dixon 145 2A 12 32 6 0.842 1 1st
2 Burton, Patrick North Brunswick 145 2A 10 48 7 0.873 3 2nd
3 Talley, Bryce South Granville 145 2A 10 41 6 0.872 1 4th
4 Hopkins, Quadarrius Tarboro 145 1A 10 33 7 0.825 1 4th
5 Brown, Caleb Triton 145 3A 12 35 8 0.814 1 6th
6 Morris, Nicholas New Bern 145 4A 11 43 7 0.860 2 6th
7 Whitaker, Clinton Southern Nash 145 3A 12 38 8 0.826 2 w2
8 Loken, Trevor Clayton 145 4A 11 46 10 0.821 2 w2
9 Santiago, Reuben Franklinton 145 2A 11 38 13 0.745 2 w2
10 Powell, Raquan Farmville Central 145 2A 12 44 8 0.846 2 L2
11 Valadez, Jorge Pamlico 145 1A 11 33 12 0.733 2 w1
12 Cypher, Sander Wake Forest 145 4A 10 38 14 0.731 4 w1
13 Harrison, Austin Laney 145 4A 10 43 11 0.796 3 L2

May 20, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

National Wrestling Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma had this year’s induction on Sunday May 17th at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.  Seven new members were included to bring the total to 70 for the North Carolina chapter.  This was the 13th Annual event.  The first was in 1997 and the second was not until 2004 and they have been held every year since then.  This year the following were recognized.

Dennis Barbour, long time coach at Grimsley H.S. and official.  First became involved in wrestling in a class at ECU taught by Hall of Famer John Welborn (class of 2004). First Mat News Coach of the Year.
David Culbreth who was a state champion wrestler and then state champion coach at 71st in Fayetteville.  He has been an official at the state tournament for past 15 years.
Bobby House – long time East Davidson coach, wrestled at Catawba for Meyer.
Jay Lineberry – long time coach at Central Davidson, wrestled at Elon and UNC.
Frank “Dutch” Meyer (1924-2008) – started wrestling programs, coached at Appalachian State and Catawba College (1969-1983)
Cecil Mock – long time state tournament official, coached at Eastern Randolph and Asheboro.
Ricky “Rick” Stack – coached at Charlotte Catholic, Charlotte Country Day, winner of many awards including having the new wrestling room at his school named after him.

Bob Mauldin (HOF class of 2004) — was also recognized in Memoriam.  He made a big impact on all and was often mentioned.  He passed away in March.

Frank Rader (HOF class of 2004) — attended and appeared in good health yet as has been noted in other news services he passed away at home before the next morning.

May 19, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TDR Top 12 Team at 138 Lbs. Award Plaques

The top 3 wrestlers ranked at this weight class earned TDR Top 12 plaques as being one of the best 42 wrestlers.  With 14 weight classes that averages to 3 per weight yet the best 42 overall are selected.

State Runner-ups Champion Ernest Sutton of Northeastern (2A) and Jacob Butler of Swansboro (3A) and third place finisher Samuel Drew of Rosewood (1A) have been named to the TDR Top 12 team and have been awarded plaques.

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May 19, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TDR Top 12 Team at 138 Lbs.

The ranking of all the wrestlers at 138 lbs. in the TDR Top 12.

1 Sutton, Ernest Northeastern 138 2A 12 30 1 0.968 1 2nd
2 Butler, Jacob Swansboro 138 3A 12 46 6 0.885 4 2nd
3 Drew, Samuel Rosewood 138 1A 12 35 6 0.854 2 3rd
4 Alspaugh, Campbell West Brunswick 138 3A 12 34 5 0.872 1 6th
5 Young, Hunter Triton 138 3A 12 37 5 0.881 2 w2
6 Miller, Jonathan Laney 138 4A 12 40 6 0.870 1 w2
7 Bulla, Douglas Northside (Jacksonville) 138 2A 12 45 7 0.865 3 w2
8 Royster, Joseph Franklinton 138 2A 12 26 7 0.788 3 w2
9 Meaney, Austin Croatan 138 2A 12 42 15 0.737 2 w1
10 Cooke, Cody West Craven 138 3A 12 32 11 0.744 3 w1
11 Hawkins, Josh New Bern 138 4A 11 37 7 0.841 4 w1
12 Bayles, Martin Princeton 138 1A 12 37 15 0.712 4 L2

May 19, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TDR Top 12 Team at 132 Lbs. Award Plaques

The top 3 wrestlers ranked at this weight class earned TDR Top 12 plaques as being one of the best 42 wrestlers.  With 14 weight classes that averages to 3 per weight yet the best 42 overall are selected.

State Champion Joe Mondragon, State Runner-Up Mathew Cruz-Cruz and District Champion Josh Dixon Have been named to the TDR Top 12 team and have been awarded plaques.

Matthew Cruz-Cruz of Cleveland

Matthew Cruz-Cruz of Cleveland

Joe Mondragon of Ashley H.S.

Joe Mondragon of Ashley H.S.

Josh Thomas of Dixon

Josh Thomas of Dixon

 

May 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

TDR Top 12 Team at 132 Lbs.

The ranking of all the wrestlers at 132 lbs. in the TDR Top 12.

1 Mondragon, Joe Ashley 132 4A 12 45 2 0.957 2 1st
2 Cruz-Cruz, Mathews Cleveland 132 3A 11 42 1 0.977 1 2nd
3 Thomas, Josh Dixon 132 2A 11 45 3 0.938 1 w2
4 Daughtry, Michael Princeton 132 1A 11 36 7 0.837 1 4th
5 Blash, Damonte Southern Vance 132 2A 11 30 13 0.698 1 4th
6 Howard, Zack CB Aycock 132 3A 12 44 8 0.846 2 6th
7 Lowry, Alex Franklinton 132 2A 11 40 9 0.816 2 w1
8 Penny, Wayne North Lenoir 132 2A 11 30 10 0.750 2 w1
9 Smith, Dustin West Carteret 132 3A 12 38 9 0.809 3 w1
10 Guthrie, Drew Croatan 132 2A 12 38 21 0.644 3 w1
11 Settles, Rae`sae Fike 132 3A 10 43 7 0.860 4 L2
12 Hernandez, Alexie South Granville 132 2A 11 35 12 0.745 4 L2

May 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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