Polk County’s Collier Foster and Preston Burnett each won titles Saturday at the East Rutherford Fastway Challenge wrestling tournament in Forest City.
Foster captured the 120-pound weight class and Burnett took top honors at 132 for the Wolverines. Polk also received a third-place finish from Satchel McCoy in the 126-pound class.
Still missing a number of starters who have been competing with Polk County’s football team, the Wolverines tied A.C. Reynolds for sixth in the team standings. R-S Central won the team title, with Boiling Springs and East Gaston rounding out the top three.
Foster defeated Boiling Springs’ Rilee Douglas by pin and then decisioned Hendersonville’s Jack Miller 5-3 to claim his weight class. Burnett pinned Hendersonville’s Jajuan Givens and then decisioned Boiling Springs’ Ethan Westall 5-0 to take the win at 132 pounds.
McCoy lost to Chase’s Hunter McCoy in his first match, but the rolled through the consolation bracket, winning an 8-2 decision over Boiling Springs’ Juan Zorilla and then pinning A.C. Reynolds’ Anthony Triplett and East Rutherford’s Clayton Wright.
Also competing Saturday for the Wolverines were:
145: Bryson McCraw finished 1-2, pinning Chase’s Dylan Greene for his victory before being eliminated in the consolation semifinals
152: Malakye Chavez finished 1-2, pinning Chase’s Charles Head in his first match, but falling to East Gaston’s Todd Carlson in the semifinals
160: Jack Jennings finished 90-2
182: Bryan Tuffill finished 0-2
195: Nathan Ruff finished 0-2
Polk County is slated to compete Wednesday in the North Knight Invitational and Lady Knight Invitational at North Henderson.