SUBMITTED BY KATHY LITTLEJOHN
LEXINGTON – Six North Carolina high school wrestling teams met in Lexington on Saturday, Dec. 12. Cherokee High School varsity came home with a second place trophy and several top place winners.
The six schools competing included: Rosman, Thomasville, North Lincoln, West Rowan, Forestview, Cherokee and East Burke.
Wrestling for Cherokee were: Michael Montelongo ( 1 win) Will Gator Bird (4w,1L) Sam Wahnetah (1L,1W) Grace Bird (1L,1W by Forfeit), Jessica McCoy (1L, 1W by forfeit), Kayla Bigmeat (1L,), Billy Brady(2W, 2L) John Roper (3W,1L) Justice Littlejohn (4W,1L) Ed “Hawk” French(1W,1L) Christian Crowe(4W), Tavia Riveria (4W), Justin Parris(2L,1W), Stephan Gammon (1L, 1W), Spirit Lossiah(2L), James Wilnoty (1W, 1L) , Derrick Taylor(3L),Buddy Arch(2W) Michael Wolnoty(3W,1L) Arron Fritts (1L,2W), and Robert Washington(1L,3W).
Christian Crowe and Tavi Rivera both took 1st place in their division and Gator Bird, John Roper, Robert Washington, and Justice Littlejohn all won 2nd place in their division.