Published: Dec 14, 2011 02:02 AM
Modified: Dec 14, 2011 03:49 PM
DURHAM - UPDATE: There was an error, discovered on Monday, in scoring one of the matches at Saturday's Bull City Classic.
It turned out to be very important, as Panther Creek -- not Holly Springs -- won the event. The coaches will have to trade trophies.
Panther Creek had 246 points, just one more than what Holly Springs had.
The following was the report from the event that day, as Holly Springs was mistakenly named the champion.
Without one of its top wrestlers in the 285-pound class, Holly Springs coach Brandon Inge knew the other weight classes needed to excel at the Bull Durham Holiday Classic.
He left the tournament with "some real surprises."
The Hawks earned points in 12 of the 14 classes en route to the team championship on Saturday at Jordan High School. Holly Springs finished first with 248 points, followed by Panther Creek with 243 points and host Jordan with 189.5 points.
"I'm really proud of our guys," Inge said. "Along with Panther Creek, we really pulled away. I'm glad we were able to pull it out."
Matt Hannah at 120 pounds, Javon Johnson at 132 pounds and Austin Galati at 160 pounds each received wins and helped lead the Hawks to the team championship.
Hannah won 7-5 in a back-and-forth battle against Western Harnett's Nathan Zak.
"He was really tough - he had me on the run for quite a while," Hannah said. "But in the end, I had enough heart to win."
In addition to Holly Springs' three individual titles, Panther Creek also notched three individual wins.Aaron Chan had an overtime win in the 220-pound class while Kevin Ruiz (138) and Mike Sutton (285) both won with pins; Sutton's pin took only 14 seconds.
"That was quick," Sutton said after the match. "I made my move early and it was over right away."Kernersville Bishop McGuiness' Alexander Preudhomme won the 126 class 6-4 against Panther Creek's Joe Faustyn.