Holly Springs No. 1 in final N&O wrestling rankings

mblake@newsobserver.comMarch 3, 2014 

Holly Springs senior Aaron Redus, left, represented the No. 1 Golden Hawks on the All-Metro team.

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  • Final N&O dual-team rankings

    TeamRecord
    1. Holly Springs39-3
    2. Cary15-2
    3. Sanderson18-2
    4. Orange24-3
    5. West Johnston23-4
    6. Panther Creek19-5
    7. Knightdale12-4
    8. Western Harnett17-9
    9. Cleveland11-7
    10. Riverside14-5
    11. Chatham Central19-5
    12. Millbrook20-6
    13. Northern Durham15-5
    14. Carrboro22-7
    15. Chapel Hill19-5

Six southwestern Wake wrestlers were named to The News & Observer 2014 All-Metro wrestling team on Sunday.

Will Clark of Cary won the 138 4A title and pushed his two-year mark to 104-2, including a 49-1 record this season.

Ian Siegal of Cary Academy was the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association champion at 152 pounds.

Holly Springs won The News & Observer dual-team wrestling rankings for the greater Triangle area. Holly Springs, which had finished No. 2 last year and No. 3 the year before, went 11-0 against other top-15 teams.

The Golden Hawks, which placed 120-pounder Aaron Redus (third in 4A, 52-6) on the All-Metro team, had three losses that came to two eventual state championship teams and one runner-up.

Cary, last year’s No. 1, fell to Holly Springs by a point during the regular season and is second.

The Imps also placed 113-pounder Nick Tarvin (second in 4A, 50-8) on the team as well as 132-pounder Kollin Wade (third in 4A, 45-4).

Apex junior Chance Davis (52-6) also made the All-Metro team with his runner-up finish in the 4A 120-pound division. Seventeen wrestlers made the All-Metro team in all.

Panther Creek earned a No. 6 ranking in the final dual-team rankings.

Blake: 919-460-2606; Twitter: @JMBpreps

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