Polk County's Bryson McCraw placed second in his weight class at Wednesday's North Knight Invitational

Polk County’s wrestling squad continued its early-season action on Wednesday, competing in the North Knight Invitational at North Henderson High School in Hendersonville.

Fielding seven wrestlers in the varsity class, the Wolverines placed 10th in the 19-team field. Pisgah squeaked past North Henderson to claim the team title, with Byrnes finishing third.

Bryson McCraw led Polk County’s varsity group, reaching the championship match before falling to Asher Fink of Byrnes. Polk’s Collier Foster and Jacon Knighton each placed third in their weight classes.

In the junior varsity division, Logan Rhodes and Jaydyn Virgil each won their classes, with Banks Barber, Dakota Ridings and Chris Wilmoth placing second.

Polk County will next be in action on Dec. 1, hosting Madison and Cherryville in a non-conference tri-match.


Round 2 – Satchel McCoy (Polk County) p. Greyson Reece (Pisgah)
Round 3 – Satchel McCoy p. Tyas Nelloms (Walhalla)
Championship Bracket – Brady Mathis (East Henderson) d. Satchel McCoy, 10-8
3rd Place Match – Henry Portella (North Henderson) 3-1 p. Satchel McCoy

Round 3 – Mason Maybin (East Henderson) p. Shatter Johnson (Polk County)
Consolation Bracket – Lincoln Rogers (A.C. Reynolds) won by forfeit over Shatter Johnson
7th Place Match – Daviane Priester (T.C. Roberson) won by forfeit over Shatter Johnson

Round 2 – Collier Foster (Polk County) p. Rylan Burrell (East Henderson)
Round 3 – Collier Foster maj. dec. Brent Eudy (Travelers Rest), 10-2
Championship Bracket – Harrison Cash (Asheville) p. Collier Foster
3rd Place Match – Collier Foster p. Koen Kiser (Rosman)

Round 2 – Bryson McCraw (Polk County) p. Kolby Duncan (A.C. Reynolds)
Round 3 – Bryson McCraw d. Sam Frederick (Hough), 10-4
Championship Bracket – Bryson McCraw maj. dec. Boston Duval, 14-6
1st Place Match – Asher Fink (James F Byrnes) maj. dec. Bryson McCraw, 9-1

Round 1 – Judson Weaver (Brevard) p. Deaken Nodine (Polk County)
Round 3 – Charlie Rizutto (Hough) 4-3 p. Deaken Nodine

Round 1 – Jacob Knighton (Polk County) p. Chico Vega (North Henderson)
Round 2 – Jacob Knighton p. Gilberto Rivera (Hendersonville)
Round 3 – Jacob Knighton d. Jacob Stockton (Brevard), 13-6
Championship Bracket – Elijah Brown (A.C. Reynolds) p. Jacob Knighton
3rd Place Match – Jacob Knighton p. Luke Cuthbert (Watauga)

Round 1 – John Wright (Polk County) p. Eli Simms (T.C. Roberson)
Round 3 – Perry Tate (Science Hill) p. John Wright
Consolation Bracket – John Wright p. Rodolfo Tiazan (North Henderson)
5th Place Match – Bo Schiano (Hough) p. John Wright

Final finishes only

106 – Banks Barber – 2nd
113 – Carter Wade – 3rd
132 – Adison Broyles – 3rd
160 – Logan Rhodes – 1st
182 – Jaydyn Virgil – 1st
182 – Dakota Ridings – 2nd
195 – Chris Wilmoth – 2nd