Stokes County’s wrestling teams finished just outside the top five in the conference tournament at North Surry over the weekend.
South Stokes finished in sixth place with 112 points, just behind Bishop McGuinness. Further down the list was North Stokes with 35 points and West Stokes with 31 points.
North Surry took the conference team title with four top finishes, and Surry Central’s Wes Brown was voted wrestler of the year.
The coaches voted Brown to the top honor, then he went out and beat Mount Airy’s Isaiah King in the 285-pound final of the Northwest Conference Tournament held at North Surry Saturday.
The Greyhounds’ five seniors took four first places and a narrow finals loss for second place in amassing 223 team points.
North Surry’s Dalton Golden pinned East Surry’s Mitchell Flynt in the second period. Then he faced North Stokes’ Cody Bennett who beat him a week earlier 4-3.
At 132, North Surry’s Austin Rozier got a nearfall on South Stokes’ Morgan Bagley and went up 5-2. Bagley reversed Rozier and earned back-time points for a 7-6 win.
The 160 title went to Surry Central’s Zack Martin by injury forfeit. North Stokes’ Matt Chesnet was hurt in his semifinal win over South Stokes’ T.J. Whaley.
An assistant coach said Whaley picked Chesnet up and brought him down to the mat, but Chesnet’s head struck the mat first. Chesnet was unable to continue, and the referees gave the win to the injured wrestler.
Bishop’s Nick Castellano outpointed South Stokes’ Christian Artis 11-3.
The Sauras’ Scott pinned North Surry’s Cody Slate at 220.