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Cougars finish runner-up at conference wrestling tournament

Wolverines take third place

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KNIGHTDALE - Corinth Holders took first place at the NAC 6 conference wrestling tournament Saturday at Knightdale, establishing their dominance to pair with their regular season conference championship.

The Pirates had six wrestlers win first place in their respective weight class. They also had two participants place second and three claim third. Their 11 wrestlers placed in the top three was the most out of any school.

Wake Forest was right behind Corinth Holders with four wrestlers who finished first place. The Cougars also had one athlete finish second and another finish third.

Benjamin Lance won the 138-pound championship match by pinning Corinth Holders' Joseph Palmer in the second period.

Connor Voelker won first place for the Cougars in the 160-pound class after a 5-1 decision over Wakefield's Andrew Fanelly. 

Caleb Beaty earned a win for Wake Forest in the 170-pound weight class after a forfeit from Corinth Holders. 

Ronnel Wilson rounded out the Cougars with a victory over Knightdale's Jimmy Mullen in the 182-pound weight class after a 5-3 decision.

For Wakefield, they had two wrestlers finish in first place, four come in second place and two wrap it up at third.

Wakefield's two first-place winners were Terry Edwards in the 145-pound weight class and Andrew Meyer in the 152-pound weight class.

Heritage came in fourth place with two first-place winners, two second place wrestlers and one third place finisher. The Huskies finished second in the NAC 6 conference for the regular season.

The two first-place wrestlers for the Huskies were Cael Bergquist in the 106-pound weight class and John Helmers in the 120-pound weight class.

Rolesville had three wrestlers come in second place and four finish third. Knightdale had two competitors finish second and three come in third.

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