Polk County's John Wright, third from left, finished fourth in the 170-pound class at Wednesday's North Knight Invitational (photo courtesy Polk County wrestling)

Top-four trio paces Polk wrestlers at North Knight Invitational

Polk County earned an 11th place showing Wednesday at the North Knight Invitational at North Henderson, with three wrestlers delivering top-four finishes.

The Invitaitonal drew a field of 21 teams from three states. Pisgah won the team championship, followed by Hendersonville and Science Hill, Tenn.

Leading the way: Polk’s Jaydn Virgil finished third at 182 pounds while Alex Martin (113) and John Wright (170) each had fourth-place showings.

JV highlights: All of Polk’s entrants in the North Knight JV tourney – Carter Wade, Myka Hills, Isaiah Wilmoth, Tanner McKinney, Lucas Johnson, Kam Montgomery, and Chris Wilmoth – won at least one match. Hills won the tournament with a 3-0 record.

Next up: Polk County will host Owen and Madison on Nov. 30, the tri-match beginning at 5 p.m.

North Knight Invitational
Polk County results

Quarterfinal – Alex Martin (Polk County) p. Sully Kean (Walhalla)
Semifinal – Seth Eden (North Henderson) p. Alex Martin
Cons. Semi – Alex Martin p. Isaac Hensley (Watauga)
3rd Place Match – Christian Gibson p. Alex Martin

Round 1 – Amon Villarreal (Polk County) p. Laine O`Brien (A.C. Reynolds)
Round 2 – Hampton Higdon (James F Byrnes) p. Amon Villarreal
Consolation Bracket – Amon Villarreal d. Gavin Coggins (Smoky Mountain), 6-2
5th Place Match – Brady Mathis (East Henderson) p. Amon Villarreal

Round 1 – Shatter Johnson (Polk County) p. Cole Cubbison (Brevard)
Round 3 – Kavan Wilson (Smoky Mountain) p. Shatter Johnson
Consolation Bracket – Izick Thao (Maiden) p. Shatter Johnson
7th Place Match – Logan Anderson (James F Byrnes) p. Shatter Johnson

Round 1 – Devin Haynes (T.C. Roberson) p. Logan Nodine (Polk County)
Round 2 – Walker Mains (Hendersonville) p. Logan Nodine
Round 3 – Ryan Touati (Science Hill) maj. dec. Logan Nodine, 13-4

Round 1 – Zalen McCraw (Polk County) d. Uistean Anderson (Asheville), 8-3
Round 2 – Zalen McCraw p. Diego Gallegos (Maiden)
Round 3 – Dennis Waters (Hendersonville) p. Zalen McCraw
Consolation Bracket – Hunter Lusk (Walhalla) p. Zalen McCraw
7th Place Match – Alex Rodriguez (Smoky Mountain) p. Zalen McCraw

Round 1 – Carson Smith (Watauga) p. John Wright (Polk County)
Round 2 – John Wright p. Hunter Nelson (Pisgah)
Round 3 – John Wright p. James Beck (Science Hill)
Championship Bracket – Alex Ashley (Hendersonville) p. John Wright
3rd Place Match – Jaxon Turner (Brevard) p. John Wright

Round 1 – Jadyn Virgil (Polk County) p. Aydan Evett (Travelers Rest)
Round 3 – Jadyn Virgil p. Koltt McCall (Brevard)
Championship Bracket – Landon Pope (Pisgah) d. Jadyn Virgil, 7-1
3rd Place Match – Jadyn Virgil won in sudden victory – 1 over Da`quan Pretrick (Asheville) SV-1 2-0)

Round 1 – Ray Laney (Brevard) p. Dakota Ridings (Polk County)
Round 2 – Camron Cook (Mitchell) p. Dakota Ridings
Round 3 – Dakota Ridings p. Mason Bryant (James F Byrnes)

Round 1 – Nathaniel Diaz (Franklin) p. Obed Najera (Polk County)
Round 3 – Reese Meadows (North Henderson) p. Obed Najera

Round 1 – Kendall McEntyre (Polk County) p. Diego Menjivar (A.C. Reynolds)
Round 3 – Garrett Jackson (East Henderson) p. Kendall McEntyre
Consolation Bracket – Eli Greene (Watauga) p. Kendall McEntyre
7th Place Match – Kendall McEntyre p. Chandler Niven (Brevard)