Polk County's Efrain Rivera took top honors Wednesday in the 106-pound class

Polk County brought home two individual titles and a fourth-place team finish Wednesday from the North Knight Invitational at North Henderson.

Freshman Efrain Rivera won the 106-pound class and junior Jacob Ed took the 150-pound class to lead the Wolverines, who finished behind Pisgah, Byrnes (S.C.) and North Henderson in the 16-team field.

Making his Polk County debut, Rivera scored a 6-4 decision over Kaden Clopton of Science Hill (Tenn.) in the 106 final. Rivera recorded a pair of pins and a major decision in reaching the championship match.

Ed rolled through the 150-pound class with three pins, then decisioned North Henderson’s Nate Guerrero 6-3 in the final.

The Wolverines also had a pair of second-place showings as Zalen McCraw grabbed second at 175 pounds and Jadyn Virgil finished second at 215.

Full JV tournament results weren’t available, but Polk had class winners in Evan McCraw (126), Conner Ahlert (132), Zach McCraw (165 A) and Kaden Vandenploeg (165 B).

The Wolverines will make their home debut on Wednesday, hosting Blue Ridge (S.C.) and Shelby for a non-conference tri-match.

Polk County’s Jacob Ed topped the 150-pound class Wednesday (photo courtesy Polk County wrestling)


Round 1 – Efrain Rivera (Polk County) p. Navy Ritcharatphan (Maiden) (Fall 0:18)
Round 2 – Efrain Rivera p. Levi Curtis (Pisgah) (Fall 2:55)
Championship Bracket – Efrain Rivera maj. dec. Justin Reyes (West Henderson) 10-1
1st Place Match – Efrain Rivera d. Kaden Clopton (Science Hill) 6-4

Round 1 – Brody Wolfe (Polk County) p. Shepard Jordon (West Henderson) (Fall 2:38)
Round 3 – Brody Wolfe p. Ben Glaister (T.C. Roberson) (Fall 5:18)
Championship Bracket – Logan Anderson (James F Byrnes) d. Brody Wolfe, 5-2
3rd Place Match – Brody Wolfe won in tie breaker – 1 over Steven Baynes (Maiden) (TB-1 6-4)

Round 1 – Amon Villarreal (Polk County) p. Matthew Barton (Rosman) (Fall 3:19)
Round 3 – Kail Burnette (Pisgah) p. Amon Villarreal (Fall 4:00)
Consolation Bracket – Amon Villarreal p. Tristin Cison (Brevard) (Fall 4:56)
5th Place Match – Amon Villarreal (Polk County) tech. fall Daniel Reyes (Hendersonville), 15-0

Round 1 – Aiden Billings (Polk County) p. Gavin Coggins (Smoky Mountain) (Fall 0:46)
Round 2 – Christian Wylie (Maiden) p. Aiden Billings (Fall 0:27)
Round 3 – Aiden Billings p. Joshua Thompson (A.C. Reynolds) (Fall 0:49)
Consolation Bracket – Aiden Billings maj. dec. Devin Toms (West Henderson), 14-2
5th Place Match – Bryson Mcfalls (Mitchell) p. Aiden Billings (Fall 4:25)

Round 1 – Carter Wade (Polk County) p. Curtis Carver (North Henderson) (Fall 2:32)
Round 3 – Jacob Cruz-Reyes (Pisgah) p. Carter Wade (Polk County) (Fall 3:19)
Consolation Bracket – Bryson Merriotte (James F Byrnes) p. Carter Wade (Fall 3:21)
7th Place Match – Kreed Smith (Rosman) p. Carter Wade (Fall 3:53)

Round 2 – Aidan McCloud (Asheville) p. Shatter Johnson (Polk County) (Fall 2:13)
Round 3 – Conner Beaudin (James F Byrnes) won by injury default over Shatter Johnson

Round 2 – Peter Wilkerson (Asheville) p. Mykah Hills (Polk County) (Fall 3:59)
Round 3 – Job Brown (T.C. Roberson) p. Mykah Hills (Fall 3:18)

Round 2 – Jacob Ed (Polk County) p. Cameron Swangim (Rosman) (Fall 1:45)
Round 3 – Jacob Ed p. Tyson Silver (Pisgah) (Fall 3:50)
Championship Bracket – Jacob Ed p. Camden Brock (Watauga) (Fall 3:13)
1st Place Match – Jacob Ed d. Nate Guerrero (North Henderson), 6-3

Round 1 – Styler Blackwell (Polk County) p. Jake Youngblood (Hendersonville) (Fall 0:48)
Round 2 – Harrison Cash (Asheville) d. Styler Blackwell, 12-10
Round 3 – Jesse Phillips (Brevard) p. Styler Blackwell (Fall 0:26)

Round 1 – Donte Tingling (Polk County) p. Jack Spagnuolo (Asheville) (Fall 0:19)
Round 2 – Isaiah Warren (Pisgah) p. Donte Tingling (Fall 2:51)
Round 3 – Jaxon Turner (Brevard) p. Donte Tingling (Fall 0:59)

Round 1 – Zalen McCraw (Polk County) maj. dec. Collin Fowler (T.C. Roberson), 15-5
Round 2 – Zalen McCraw d. Sean Scott (Science Hill), 6-0
Round 3 – Zalen McCraw p. Landon Moss (Maiden) (Fall 0:54)
Championship Bracket – Zalen McCraw won in sudden victory – 1 over Felix Montiel (North Henderson)(SV-1 4-2)
1st Place Match – Connor Reese (T.C. Roberson) p. Zalen McCraw (Fall 3:31)

Round 2 – Jadyn Virgil (Polk County) p. Luka Francis (Pisgah) (Fall 0:17)
Round 3 – Jadyn Virgil p. Eddie Pretrick (Asheville) (Fall 0:55)
Championship Bracket – Jadyn Virgil p. Tytus Bridges (Pisgah) (Fall 1:08)
1st Place Match – Reese Meadows (North Henderson) p. Jadyn Virgil (Fall 1:03)

Round 1 – Zakariyyah Lowe (A.C. Reynolds) p. Lucas Johnson (Polk County) (Fall 2:00)
Round 3 – Colten Riddle (East Henderson) p. Lucas Johnson (Fall 0:33)


Champ. Round 1 – Grace Settles (Polk County) d. Nicole Mejia (East Henderson), 7-2
Quarterfinal – Alicia Reyes (Hendersonville) p. Grace Settles (Fall 0:29)
Cons. Round 1 – Grace Settles maj. dec. Tiffany Lin (Smoky Mountain), 18-8
Cons. Semi – Kaeli Cross (Science Hill) p. Grace Settles (Fall 2:26)