Rosewood wrestling finishes 3rd in own regional individual tournament

Rosewood High School hosted the 2019 NCHSAA 1A Eastern Regional Individual Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

When all the bouts had concluded the Uwharrie Charter Academy Eagles claimed the team championship with 202.5 points.

They were followed by South Stokes High School in second with 178 points and host team Rosewood High School finishing in third place with 159 points.

Rosewood had six of its wrestlers qualify for the state tournament which will be held next weekend in the Greensboro Coliseum.

Those six included four regional champions: Christian Decatur (113 lbs), Chris Hill (126lbs), Timothy Decatur (132lbs), and Jordan Todd (145 lbs). Heavyweight Nyterrius Williams finished as regional runner up and freshman Logan Tortual (106 lbs) punched his ticket to the big show with afourth-place finish.

“We certainly expected the five kids that wrestled in the championship finals to qualify for States. We hoped that we might get two or three more kids in but the competition was tough so to get one and having two others lose in the blood round wasn’t too bad of a showing,” said Rosewood head coach Hal Kilpatrick. “I was particularly excited to see senior Jordan Todd win his fourth regional title while earning his 200th career win. Our kids are excited to be going to Greensboro this weekend. This is what they have been working for all season long, to showcase their talent on the big stage!”

Prep boys basketball

Correction: Goldsboro 95, Wallace-Rose Hill 65

Christian Bullock scored 28 points as Goldsboro dominated Wallace-Rose Hill.

Isaiah Wilder added 17 points, Sileek Warren scored 13 points and JaeQuan Graham finished with 10 points.