LEXINGTON — North Surry and Surry Central have several wrestlers still in contention at the massive King of the Mat Tournament at North Davidson High.
Three wrestlers have reached the semifinal rounds with three-straight wins. Central’s Wes Brown is alive at heavyweight. North Surry’s Austin McMillian (120) and Tristen Brannock (126) also will wrestle this morning for a shot at the finals.
McMillian has a tough matchup, going against two-time 4A state champion Drew Turner. Still, McMillian split two matches with Turner last year, so he knows he can beat him, said Coach Eric Jessup.
North’s Austin Collins (152) and Levi Slate (195) won two matches, but lost in the quarterfinals. So did Central’s Uriel Secundino (132). Those three will have their first consolation matches this morning and have a chance to rise all the way to third place if they win out.
Also still alive in the consolation brackets are Central’s Kevin Pack (120), Zack Martin (160) and Bryant White (195).
For North, those still competing are Saige Wolfe (106), Austin Rozier (132), Corbin Bullins (170) and Blake Dollyhite (220).
North’s Devyn Green won his first match and was wrestling well in the second when he became terribly ill, noted Jessup. He had to forfeit the match and his consolation match.