Parkwood High’s Kyle Simpson is making a big splash as a freshman. Simpson’s 20-2 record gives him the most wins of any wrestler in Union County.

Janyd Houghton, a senior who wrestles in the 195-pound weight class for Weddington High, has a Union County-best 19-0 record. Houghton was a 3A state qualifier in the 195-pound class as a junior, finishing with a 27-4 record. Weddington’s Devin King, a senior 145-pounder, is 18-2 this season. King was a state qualifier last season at 138 and finished the year 22-3.

Weddington has three other wrestlers with more than 15 wins this season: junior 152-pounder Bennett DiCarlo is 17-4, sophomore 106-pounder Alex King is 18-1 and junior 120-pounder Carter Bockenstedt is 16-4.

Piedmont junior 113-pounder Noah Cauble, a 3A state quarterfinalist last season, has a 16-4 record.

Other County wrestlers with more than 15 wins this season include: Piedmont junior Aaron Goodman (18-1) and Marvin Ridge sophomore 182-pounder Sam Bartholomew (19-3) and Piedmont junior 182-pounder Dalton Renfroe (18-6).

Union County 2021-22 Wrestling Honor Roll

Updated as of Dec. 20, 2021

Following are the top performers of each weight class based on win percentage:

106-pound weight class

Alex King Sophomore 18-1 Weddington

Zoey Green Junior 6-5 Porter Ridge

113-pound weight class

Jaden Tartaglia Sophomore 11-1 Piedmont

Noah Cauble Junior 16-4 Piedmont

Ethan Keziah Freshman 6-3 Piedmont

Jackson Smith Sophomore 8-4 Cen.Academy

Garrett Gainer Freshman 7-5 Cen. Academy

120-pound weight class

Mariel Mayo-Perez Junior 9-1 Parkwood

Antonio Renda Junior 14-2 Cuthbertson

Kyle Simpson Freshman 20-2 Parkwood

Carter Bockenstedt Junior 16-4 Weddington

Alexis Templin Senior 8-7 Monroe

126-pound weight class

John Gibson Senior 15-7 Weddington

Trey Hinson Sophomore 10-5 Piedmont

Keith Jenkins Freshman 7-5 Cuthbertson

Khaliq Butler Sophomore 8-8 Porter Ridge

Parker Hatch Freshman 4-6 Piedmont

132-pound weight class

Kyle Montaperto Junior 14-0 Cen. Academy

Dayne Duke Senior 10-2 Marvin Ridge

Chayton Tala Junior 16-5 Parkwood

Orlando Perez Junior 11-5 Monroe

Joseph Courtney Sophomore 13-6 Por. Ridge

138-pound weight class

Elijah Harris Senior 14-1 Central Academy

Christian Hasty Junior 11-4 Porter Ridge

Aidan Nasta Junior 11-4 Cuthbertson

Ethan Lucado Junior 14-9 Weddington

Grant Tarlton Senior 9-10 Piedmont

145-pound weight class

Brianna DeLeon Freshman 4-0 Weddington

Devin King Senior 18- 2 Weddington

Logan Fite Junior 14-1 Cen. Academy

Khaleal Henson Sophomore 14-7 Por. Ridge

152-pound weight class

Marissa De La Cruz Senior 11-0 Parkwood

Caleb Simpson Senior 13-1 Parkwood

Bennett DiCarlo Junior 17-4 Weddington

Daniel Freeman Junior 16-4 Marvin Ridge

Sage Tala Junior 17-5 Parkwood

160-pound weight class

Connor D’Apice Senior 15-2 Parkwood

Sinan Kirali Senior 9-3 Cuthbertson

Colin Lutz Freshman 13-3 Cen. Academy

Tyler James Senior 6-2 Un. Academy

Alexander Contreras Senior 12-4 Monroe

170-pound weight class

Aiden Curry Senior 10-0 Central Academy

D. Batyrshayev Senior 15-2 Porter Ridge

Isaac Williams Senior 7-3 Union Academy

Michael Culpeper Junior 15-5 Marvin Ridge

Anthony Marrufo Senior 12-8 Weddington

182-pound weight class

Savannah Bramhall Junior 12-0 Parkwood

Luke Plummer Junior 7-1 Union Academy

S. Barthlmew Sophomore 19-3 Marvin Ridge

JD Cupp Senior 15-6 Porter Ridge

Dalton Renfroe Junior 18-6 Piedmont

195-pound weight class

Janyd Houghton Senior 19-0 Weddington

Brady Ross Senior 14-0 Central Academy

Josh Keller Junior 10-4 Central Academy

Aidan Chew Senior 7-6 Porter Ridge

Jesus Jarquim Freshman 9-6 Monroe

220-pound weight class

Andrew Macchiavello Senior 4-0 Sun Valley

Nathan Carnes Sophomore 15-1 Porter Ridge

William Robison Junior 7-3 Union Academy

Xander Dixon Junior 6-2 Sun Valley

Morgan Bramhall Senior 9-5 Parkwood

285-pound weight class

Cody Hardy Senior 8-0 Parkwood

Montavious Waters Senior 13-3 Monroe

Aaron Goodman Junior 18-5 Piedmont

Marllory Ortiz Freshman 4-5 Parkwood

Alex Juckoski Freshman 5-6 Cen. Academy

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