Polk County wrestlers will begin their quest Friday for a individual state championship during action in the first day of the 1A West Regional tournament in Mount Airy.
Competition at Mount Airy High School is slated to begin at 5 p.m. The tournament will continue on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to next week’s 1A state championship meet in Greensboro.
Nine Polk County wrestlers are listed as entrants in the 1A West Regional. They include:
106: Tori Strickland (26-17)
First match: vs. Cherryville’s Scott Stroupe (26-24)
113: Collier Foster (33-17)
First match: vs. Swain’s John Parton (21-18)
120: Satchel McCoy (29-13)
First match: vs. Andrews’ Sean Padgett (10-15)
132: Preston Burnett (39-9)
First match: vs. Murphy’s Marcus Kephart
138: Deacon Nodine (9-18)
First match: vs. Mount Airy’s Connor Medvar (32-1)
145: Bryson McCraw (20-22)
First match: vs. North Stokes’ Levi Collins (13-5)
152: Jacob Knighton (23-22)
First match: vs. Robbinsville’s Kamron McGuire (14-8)
182: Gage McSwain (22-7)
First match: vs. East Wilkes’ Charles Collins (20-22)
195: Trey Thompson (33-10)
First match: vs. East Surry’s Domenico Coppola (7-20)