Wakefield Wolverine Challenge

Sanderson edges Cary for second at the Wakefield Wolverine Challenge

CorrespondentDecember 16, 2013 

  • Team Scores

    1. Jack Britt 235.5

    2. Sanderson 151

    3. Cary 143.5

    4. Rocky Mount 120

    5. Cleveland 110.5

    6. Pinecrest 100.5

    7. Wake Forest 89

    8. West Johnston 81

    9. Northern Nash 71

    10. Clayton 62.5

    11. Southern Vance 48

    12. N.C. School of Science and Math 44

    13. Garner 37

    14. Southeast Raleigh 25.5

    15. Hunt 21.5

    16. Wakefield 19

    17. East Chapel Hill 4

    T18. Kerr-Vance Academy 3

    T18. Rolesville 3

— Despite out-of-town Fayetteville Jack Britt running away with the top spot, two Wake County schools battled it out for the second and third spots in the 2013 Wakefield Wolverine Challenge wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon at Wakefield High.

The Sanderson Spartans claimed second with 151 points to Cary’s 143.5. Britt won the title by nearly 80 points ahead of its competition, with a score of 235.5.

“I believe we’re a stronger dual team,” said Sanderson head coach Jeremy Barefoot. “So to finish this high in a tournament gives me great feelings about my team.”

Sanderson had six wrestlers in the finals (four in the championships, two in consolations) while Cary had five (three in the championships, two consolations).

While the Spartans won in the points, Cary wrestlers in the finals favored better as all five wrestlers won.

“(We are) very pleased with the results in the finals,” said Cary Taylor Cummings. “Parker Ragsdale wrestled wide-open during the finals, but didn’t put himself into dangerous situations.”

Besides winning the title in the 126-pound weight class over last year’s state champion from Jack Britt, Richard Tolston, Ragsdale was also awarded the most outstanding wrestler award for the tournament.

Cary’s Will Clark and Mark Mulligan, Clayton’s Chad Sprouse and Wake Forest’s Nashid Barrow were also crowned champions.

Wake Forest was seventh with 89 points, while Southeast Raleigh was 14th and Rolesville tied for 18th.

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