With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend’s 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.
The Stallions from Rock Hill led the way with 251 points. Camden finished second, its best showing in the event, with 214 points while tournament host L-E was next with 212. Richland Northeast (171) and Hartsville (165.5) rounded out the top five scoring squads in the 12-team field at the Demons Den.
Camden had half its wrestlers finish in the top four with Caid Cokley, Jayden Pollard and Xavier White winning the championships in the 132-, 152- and 195-pound weight divisions. The Bulldogs’ Dymear Atkinson was second at 106 while Timmy King was third at 220 pounds. CHS received fourth-place finishes from Lindsay Pierce (113) and heavyweight Casey Jones.
L-E had seven of its 14 wrestlers end up in the top 10 with a trio of champions in Devin Wilson at 106 pounds with Bryan Robinson and Noah North winning at 120 and 138 pounds, respectively. The Demons received third-place finishes from Jacob Power (126) and Jason Grant (160) while Elijah Dixon and Seth Shoup were fourth at 120 and 220, respectively.
North Central had a runner-up in Tyler Small at 152 pounds. Knight teammates Michael Boone, Matt Frazier and Mason Gomez were third at 106 and 113 and 120 pounds, respectively.
Camden kicks off its Region 4-AAA season tonight with a tri-match at A.C. Flora, along with Chapin. Lugoff-Elgin will return to its home mat to take on Fort Dorechester and South Pointe while North Central hits the road for a Region 4-AA pairing with Buford. All the matches are set for a 6 p.m. start.