Wolverine Wrestling Club athletes score top-four finishes at Carolina Winter Nationals

Wolverine Wrestling Club members made the most of two days of wrestling against tough competition on home ground.

WWC competitors scored a handful of top-four finishes during the Carolina Winter Nationals, held Saturday and Sunday at Tryon International Equestrian Center. The K-8 event included Sunday action only for wrestlers with limited experience.

WWC’s Rhys Jackson had the lone first-place effort on Saturday, winning the 10U 85 division, while Jayvin Clark produced a division win on Sunday in the middle school 106/113 class.

Kash Mitchell, far left, took second place Sunday in the 8U 55 division at the Carolina Winter Nationals (photo courtesy Jatana Mitchell)

WWC got second-place showings on Saturday from Efrain Rivera (middle school 98), Zach McCraw (middle school 145) and Styler Blackwell (middle school 152/160) and another on Sunday from Kash Mitchell (8U 55).

Jace Williams had a third-place effort on Sunday in 12U 80/90 while WWC got fourth-place efforts on Saturday from Dominic Ramirez (6U 40), Williams (12U 105), Clark (12U 112), Mason Jackson (middle school 90), Evan McCraw (middle school 120) and Talon Ramsey (middle school 192/215).

More than 300 wrestlers were registered to compete during the two days of action at TIEC.

Carolina Winter Nationals
Wolverine Wrestling Club Results
Saturday
6U 40

Quarterfinal – Luke Rodriguez (Buffalo Valley Wrestling Club) p. Dominic Ramirez (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Cons. Round 1 – Dominic Ramirez p. Jacob Samuels (Port City Pirates)
Cons. Semi – Dominic Ramirez d. Jaxon Rader (TNWA), 14-8
3rd Place Match – Eli Crowe (Soddy Daisy wrestling) p. Dominic Ramirez

10U 65
Champ. Round 1 – Jensen Cross (TNWA) p. Eric Ramirez (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Cons. Round 2 – Ryan Hill (SPARTANBURG WRESTLING CLUB) maj. dec. Eric Ramirez, 12-2

10U 85
Round 1 – Rhys Jackson (Wolverine Wrestling Club) p. Waylen Douglas (MP Ambush)
Round 2 – Rhys Jackson won in sudden victory – 1 over Luke Brindley (Haywood Elite) (SV-1 6-4)
Round 3 – Rhys Jackson p. Landon Reed (Combat Athletics)

12U 90
Quarterfinal – Adrian Feliciano (Darkhorse Wrestling) p. Mason Jackson (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Cons. Round 1 – Mason Jackson p. Samuel Whisnant (Westside Wrestling Club)
Cons. Semi – Coley Pruitt (Mat Masters) d. Mason Jackson, 2-0

12U 105
Round 1 – Steven Faubion (K-Vegas Elite) p. Jace Williams (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Round 2 – Bryson Davis (Thomas Jefferson) p. Jace Williams
Round 3 – Zachary Noe (Port City Pirates) p. Jace Williams

12U 112
Round 1 – Jeremiah Hall (Eagle Talon) p. Jayvin Clark (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Round 3 – Isaac Young (Haywood Elite) p. Jayvin Clark
Round 4 – Tristan Eziekiel Queen (Blue Devils Wrestling Club) p. Jayvin Clark
Round 5 – Jayvin Clark won by forfeit over Canon Morton (Madison Wrestling Club)

Middle School 76
Quarterfinal – Carson Raper (Darkhorse Wrestling) p. Silas Amorelli (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Cons. Round 1 – Bella Johnson (Port City Pirates) p. Silas Amorelli

Middle School 90
Round 1 – Cade Riddle (Haywood Elite) p. Mason Jackson (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Round 2 – Bryson Chappell (Haywood Elite Wrestling Club) p. Mason Jackson
Round 3 – Landry Webb (Haywood Elite) d. Mason Jackson, 4-0

Middle School 98
Quarterfinal – Efrain Rivera (Wolverine Wrestling Club) d. Christian Williams (Maverick Wrestling Club), 2-0
Semifinal – Efrain Rivera (d. Sheppard Homan (Blue Devils Wrestling Club), 7-6
1st Place Match – Luke Richards (Wolfpack Wrestling Club) p. Efrain Rivera

Middle School 113
Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Young (Haywood Elite) p. Jayvin Clark (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Quarterfinal – Ayden Sumners (K-Vegas Elite) p. Jaxtyn Virgil (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Quarterfinal – Nathaniel Moungsiharat (Soddy Daisy wrestling) d. Connor Ahlert (Wolverine Wrestling Club), 6-5
Cons. Round 2 – Jaxtyn Virgil p. Jayvin Clark (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Cons. Round 2 – Connor Ahlert p. Shawn Farmer (McDowell)
Cons. Round 3 – Jaxtyn Virgil won by forfeit over Cooper White (Blue Devils Wrestling Club)
Cons. Round 3 – Aaron Goodman (Port City Pirates) p. Connor Ahlert
Cons. Semi – Nathaniel Moungsiharat (Soddy Daisy wrestling) d. Jaxtyn Virgil, 6-5

Middle School 120
Round 1 – Alex Goodman (Port City Pirates) won in sudden victory – 1 over Evan McCraw (Wolverine Wrestling Club) (SV-1 9-4)
Round 2 – Evan McCraw p. David Albright (Eagle Talon)
Round 3 – Tristin Cison (Blue Devils Wrestling Club) maj. dec. Evan McCraw, 9-0
Round 4 – Campbell Tufts-Piercy (RAW Raleigh Area Wrestling) p. Evan McCraw

Middle School 145
Round 1 – Zach Mccraw (Wolverine Wrestling Club) p. Drew Teeter (Believe 2 Achieve Wrestling Cl)
Round 1 – Michael Mauro (Darkhorse Wrestling) maj. dec. Chester Wilson (Wolverine Wrestling Club), 11-0
Round 2 – Zach Mccraw won by disqualification over Garrett Young (KLAW) (DQ)
Round 2 – Chester Wilson p. Loren Jones (Blue Devils Wrestling Club)
Round 3 – Zach Mccraw p. Loren Jones (Blue Devils Wrestling Club)
Round 3 – Drew Teeter (Believe 2 Achieve Wrestling Cl) p. Chester Wilson (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Round 4 – Zach Mccraw p. Chester Wilson (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Round 5 – Michael Mauro (Darkhorse Wrestling) d. Zach McCraw, 5-0
Round 5 – Garrett Young (KLAW) p. Chester Wilson

Middle School 152/160
Round 1 – Karl Burg Jr (Darkhorse Wrestling) d. Styler Blackwell (Wolverine Wrestling Club), 5-0
Round 2 – Styler Blackwell p. Garrett Young (KLAW)
Round 3 – Styler Blackwell p. Iker Ramirez (Haywood Elite)
Round 4 – Styler Blackwell d. Ethan Giberti (Montgomery Central), 11-4
Round 5 – Styler Blackwell p. Benson Hillier (Believe 2 Achieve Wrestling Cl)

Middle School 192/215
Round 1 – Lane Crawford (Smoky Mountain Youth Wrestling) p. Talon Ramsey (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Round 2 – Robert Thomason (Madison Wrestling Club) p. Talon Ramsey
Round 3 – Diesel Chambers (Haywood Elite) p. Talon Ramsey

Sunday
8U 55

Round 1 – Kash Mitchell (Wolverine Wrestling Club) won by forfeit
Round 2 – Kash Mitchell p. Ellis Farley (Darkhorse Wrestling) (Fall 1:52)
Round 3 – Kash Mitchell p. Anchor Earley (Mooresville )
Round 5 – Kash Mitchell p. Kali Athey (B2A)
Round 6 – Kash Mitchell d. Rito Baca (Great Bridge Wrestling Club), 9-5
Round 7 – Kash Mitchell p. Colton Gregg (Haywood Elite)
Round 8 – Ellis Rader (TNWA) p. Kash Mitchell
Round 9 – Brazden McGilvery (KLAW) p. Kash Mitchell (Wolverine Wrestling Club)

12U 80/90
Round 1 – Hawk Shearon (Lost Boyz) p. Jace Williams (Wolverine Wrestling Club)
Round 2 – Reece Feltz (Maverick Wrestler Club) p. Jace Williams
Round 3 – Jace Williams (Wolverine Wrestling Club) p. Kaidence Davis (East Rutherford)

Middle School 106/113
Round 1 – Jayvin Clark (Wolverine Wrestling Club) won by forfeit over Hans Strobl (Darkhorse Wrestling)
Round 2 – Jayvin Clark d. Shawn Farmer (Unaffiliated), 4-3
Round 3 – Jayvin Clark d. Brady Tate (TNWA), 5-4