Polk County senior Trey Thompson battled to a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Falcon Frenzy wrestling tournament at West Henderson.
Competing in the 195-pound class, Thompson won his first two matches to reach the semifinals, where he lost to Robbinsville’s Kyle Fink. Jaxon Hoetzel of Madison County, Ga. then defeated Thompson in the consolation final.
The Falcon Frenzy is considered one of the top wrestling tournaments in the area and this year featured 29 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Collins Hill of Georgia won the team title with 255.5 points, ahead of Enka (173) and West Henderson (171.5).
Polk County’s Preston Burnett placed fifth at 126 points, the next best Wolverine finisher.
Polk County will next be in action on Wednesday, traveling to Chase for a tri-meet with the Trojans and East Rutherford.
Polk County results
Champ. Round 2 – Logan Wilson (Erwin) p. Collier Foster
Cons. Round 3 – Foster p. Brandon Ropp (Rosman)
Cons. Round 4 – Walker Mains (Hendersonville) p. Foster
Champ. Round 2 – Preston Burnett (PC) p. Jesus Hernandez-Guzman (T.C. Roberson)
Quarterfinal – Joseph Felix (Collins Hill) d. Burnett, 10-4
Cons. Round 4 – Burnett dec. Robert Cleto Salsado (North Henderson), 9-3
Cons. Round 5 – Burnett dec. Hunter Martin (Lebanon), 6-2
Cons. Semi – Hunter Dover (Chase) maj. dec. Burnett, 12-4
5th Place Match – Burnett won by forfeit over Jayden Nowell (Robbinsville)
Champ. Round 2 – Zaid Miller (Travelers Rest) p. Deacon Nodine (PC)
Cons. Round 3 – Riley Rundell (Asheville) p. Nodine
Champ. Round 2 – Mente Bridge (Collins Hill) dec. Jacob Knighton (PC), 8-2
Cons. Round 3 – Nick Lyons (East Henderson) p. Knighton
Champ. Round 2 – Trey Thompson (PC) p. Robert Dorsey (J.L. Mann)
Quarterfinal – Thompson dec. Christian Keough (Maryville), 6-1
Semifinal – Kyle Fink (Robbinsville) p. Thompson
Cons. Semi – Thompson dec. Jadon Mintz (Tuscola), 6-5
3rd Place Match – Jaxon Hoetzel (Madison County, Ga.) p. Thompson
Champ. Round 2 – Killian Cook (J.L. Mann) p. Harrison Waddell (PC)
Cons. Round 3 – Jarcee Woods (East Rutherford) won by forfeit over Waddell