Polk wrestlers set to begin action at 1A West Regional

Polk County's Dillon Knighton

A dozen Polk County wrestlers will begin competition Friday in the 1A West Regional tournament at Avery High School in Newland.

More than 200 wrestlers are slated to compete in the two-day event, which will begin Friday at 2 p.m. Competition continues on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the state 1A tournament, set for Saturday, Feb. 3 in Greensboro.

Polk County wrestlers scheduled to take part in the regional tournament include:

Preston Burnett
Dillon Knighton
Evan Miller
Devin Panchyshyn
Abdias Ramirez
Chris Rickman
Hayden Shumate
James Smith
Trey Thompson
Triston Watkins
Brennan Worthington
Mitchell Yoder