Rosewood High School’s wrestling team traveled to Athens Drive High School in Raleigh to participate in the 47th Annual WRAL Highschool OT Invitational Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. This tournament typically is one of the biggest and strongest events in the state. Rosewood entered eleven wrestlers into the tournament and seven of those came home with medals. Powerful Oscar Smith High School from Chesapeake, Virginia won the team title, followed by 4A Wilmington Laney in second, 3A Fayetteville Cape Fear in third and 1A Rosewood in fourth.

Rosewood captured three individual titles. Christian Decatur at 113 lbs, Timothy Decatur at 132 lbs, and Nyterrius Williams at 285 lbs all won gold medals. Finishing second for the Eagles was Jordan Todd at 145 lbs. Chris Hill at 126 lbs and Patrick Jones at 182 lbs placed sixth, and Logan Tortual at 106 lbs won the seventh place medal.

“We knew coming into this event that the competition was going to be the toughest we have seen so far this season. I hoped that we could finish in the top ten and place higher than arch rival Wilson Fike. I guess I underestimated our kids, a fourth place finish was huge considering the level of competition,” said Rosewood head coach Hal Kilpatrick. “We did accomplish our goal of placing higher Fike as well. The Golden Demons finished seventh in the team standings. I was extremely pleased with our wrestling performance. Even in our losses, the coaching staff saw improvements in many of our young men. The hard work is paying off and they see it and hopefully this will drive them to work that much harder.”

Rosewood will host a tri match on today with Ayden-Grifton and county foe C.B. Aycock. On Friday they will make the trek across the river to participate in C.B. Aycock’s Falcon Invitational.

Rosewood’s individual results were as follows:

Christian Decatur (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Christian Decatur (Rosewood) over Daniel Kloeffler (Harnett Central) (Fall 0:46)

Quarterfinals - Christian Decatur (Rosewood) over David Bragg (Oscar Smith) (Dec 5-3)

Semifinals - Christian Decatur (Rosewood) over Maximus Buico (Leesville Road) (Dec 7-3)

1st Place Match - Christian Decatur (Rosewood) over Noah Johns (Clayton) (MD 12-2)

Timothy Decatur (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Timothy Decatur (Rosewood) over Jose Paz (Cape Fear Senior) (TF 18-3 2:25)

Quarterfinals - Timothy Decatur (Rosewood) over Dylan Wilman (Rolesville) (Dec 5-1)

Semifinals - Timothy Decatur (Rosewood) over Cameron Robinson (Landstown) (MD 8-0)

1st Place Match - Timothy Decatur (Rosewood) over Connor Johnson (Laney) (MD 14-0)

Chris Hill (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Chris Hill (Rosewood) over Jermiah Mattocks (Clayton)(Fall 3:49)

Quarterfinals - Chris Hill (Rosewood) over Jackson Desaulniers (Cleveland) (Fall 3:51)

Semifinals - Triston Chapman (Cape Fear Senior) over Chris Hill (Rosewood) (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Semis - Benjamin Lance (Wake Forest HS) over Chris Hill (Rosewood) (Fall 4:30)

5th Place Match - Seth Thomas (Laney) over Chris Hill (Rosewood) (For.)

Dylan Hubbard (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Justin Moyer (Athens Drive) over Dylan Hubbard (Rosewood) (Fall 1:17)

Cons. Round 1 - Spencer Reese (Pine Forest) over Dylan Hubbard (Rosewood) (Fall 0:39)

Gael Jaramillo (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Bobby James (Rolesville) over Gael Jaramillo (Rosewood) (Fall 0:36)

Cons. Round 3 - Gael Jaramillo (Rosewood) over Chase Barham (West Johnston) (For.)

Cons. Round 4 - Jonathon White (Laney) over Gael Jaramillo (Rosewood) (TF 15-0 5:00)

Aaron Jarvis (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Logan Nichols (Washington) over Aaron Jarvis (Rosewood) (Fall 0:46)

Cons. Round 3 - Bryce Graves (Clayton) over Aaron Jarvis (Rosewood) (Fall 0:40)

Patrick Jones (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Christian Whitney (Washington) over Patrick Jones (Rosewood) (Fall 1:25)

Cons. Round 3 - Patrick Jones (Rosewood) over Collin Macall (Hickory Ridge) (Dec 6-1)

Cons. Round 4 - Patrick Jones (Rosewood) over Malik Jenkins (South Central) (Fall 3:47)

Cons. Round 5 - Patrick Jones (Rosewood) over Corey Pollock (Laney) (For.)

Cons. Semis - Kevin Pate (Cape Fear Senior) over Patrick Jones (Rosewood) (Fall 3:54)

5th Place Match - Bryan Aragao (North Brunswick) over Patrick Jones (Rosewood) (Fall 3:23)

William Kimball (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - William Kimball (Rosewood) over Jaelen Fernandez (Rolesville) (Fall 2:45)

Champ. Round 2 - Richie Rizzuto (Leesville Road) over William Kimball (Rosewood) (Fall 0:20)

Cons. Round 2 - Jaylon Pemberton (Hickory Ridge) over William Kimball (Rosewood) (TF 16-1 5:00)

Jordan Todd (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Jordan Todd (Rosewood) over Joseph Arrowsmith (Pine Forest) (Inj. [time])

Quarterfinals - Jordan Todd (Rosewood) over Swahib Beitazzam (Oscar Smith) (Fall 4:21)

Semifinals - Jordan Todd (Rosewood) over Jeremiah Smith (Cape Fear Senior) (Dec 5-1)

1st Place Match - Bryce Sanderlin (Landstown) over Jordan Todd (Rosewood) (Dec 8-2)

Logan Tortual (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Cole Bentley (Oscar Smith) over Logan Tortual (Rosewood) (Fall 1:46)

Cons. Round 3 - Logan Tortual (Rosewood) over Andrew Woodard (Fike) (Fall 0:46)

Cons. Round 4 - Logan Tortual (Rosewood) over Jalen Mills (Northern Durham) (Fall 5:00)

Cons. Round 5 - Cole Bentley (Oscar Smith) over Logan Tortual (Rosewood) (Fall 2:51)

7th Place Match - Logan Tortual (Rosewood) over Isaac Campbell (Washington) (Fall 1:51)

Nyterrius Williams (Rosewood) - DNP

Champ. Round 2 - Nyterrius Williams (Rosewood) over Zachary Palochak (Knightdale) (Fall 2:57)

Quarterfinals - Nyterrius Williams (Rosewood) over Emmanuel Bell (Laney) (Fall 3:38)

Semifinals - Nyterrius Williams (Rosewood) over Jonathan Saravia Martinez (Rolesville) (Fall 3:09)

1st Place Match - Nyterrius Williams (Rosewood) over Tyler Magazine (Apex Friendship) (Dec 8-6)