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Burnett, Thompson lead Polk contingent at Royal Viking Classic

Polk County’s Preston Burnett and Trey Thompson each earned top-four finishes Saturday at the Royal Viking Classic wrestling tournament at North Wilkes.

Burnett finished in a tie for third at 126 pounds and Thompson placed fourth at 195 to lead the Wolverines to a 10th-place finish in the 13-team field. Burnett earned a tie as North Wilkes’ Cody Billings couldn’t wrestle the consolation final after reaching the maximum number of matches allowed in a day.

Polk County’s Bryson McCraw and Jacob Knighton each won two matches during the day.

West Forsyth win the team title in the event.

Polk County is slated to return to the mat on Thursday, wrestling Mitchell in a match to be held at Gardner-Webb University. Start time is 5 p.m.

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Champ. Round 1 – Dallas Walser (Central Davidson) won by fall over Tori Strickland (Polk County) (Fall 1:20)
Cons. Round 2 – John Courson (Oak Grove) won by fall over Tori Strickland (Fall 3:27)

113
Quarterfinal – Chase Kohnstamm (North Iredell) won by decision over Collier Foster (Polk County) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Collier Foster won by major decision over Robert Taylor (Mt Airy) (MD 15-5)
Cons. Round 3 – Parker Wells (North Wilkes) won by fall over Collier Foster (Fall 1:14)

120
Quarterfinal – Abel Gonzalez (West Forsyth) won by major decision over Satchel McCoy (Polk County) (MD 11-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Satchel McCoy won by fall over Tripp English (Oak Grove) (Fall 1:41)
Cons. Semi – Coy Reid (St. Stephens) won by fall over Satchel McCoy (Fall 1:47)

126
Quarterfinal – Preston Burnett (Polk County) won by major decision over Cody Billings (North Wilkes) (MD 12-2)
Semifinal – Caleb Roland (West Wilkes) won by decision over Preston Burnett (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Semi – Preston Burnett won by major decision over Kole Lambert (East Wilkes) (MD 10-1)

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Quarterfinal – Dalen Milligan (St. Stephens) won in overtime over Brennan Worthington (Polk County) (OT 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Brennan Worthington won by fall over Dawson Faw (North Wilkes) (Fall 2:17)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Lister (North Iredell) won by decision over Brennan Worthington (Dec 7-4)

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Champ. Round 1 – Bryson McCraw (Polk County) won by fall over Ryan Taylor (Oak Grove) (Fall 2:23)
Quarterfinal – Brayden Guess (Bunker Hill) won by fall over Bryson McCraw (Fall 0:37)
Cons. Round 2 – Bryson McCraw won by fall over Giovanni White (Alexander Central) (Fall 0:10)
Cons. Round 3 – Brycen Deaton (North Iredell) won by fall over Bryson McCraw (Fall 0:55)

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Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Knighton (Polk County) won by fall over Trace Aufderhar (Central Davidson) (Fall 1:31)
Quarterfinal – Patrick Mahaffey (North Iredell) won by major decision over Jacob Knighton (MD 16-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Knighton won by fall over Riley Fortner (Alexander Central) (Fall 2:57)
Cons. Round 3 – Chandler Luffman (East Wilkes) won by decision over Jacob Knighton (Dec 9-3)

160
Champ. Round 1 – Noah South (North Wilkes) won by decision over Kaden Jobe (Polk County) (Dec 14-12)
Cons. Round 2 – Jason Clapp (Oak Grove) won by fall over Kaden Jobe (Fall 2:44)

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Quarterfinal – Trey Thompson (Polk County) won by fall over Julian Lopez (West Forsyth) (Fall 0:24)
Semifinal – Andre Britt (St. Stephens) won by fall over Trey Thompson (Fall 3:46)
Cons. Semi – Trey Thompson won by major decision over Zane Williams (Oak Grove) (MD 10-1)
3rd Place Match – Isaac Powell (North Wilkes) won by fall over Trey Thompson (Fall 2:00)