CATA wrestling

Central Academy, coached by Mike Jacobus, is sending a Union County-high eight wrestlers to the individual 2A state tournament. CATA easily won the Midwest 2A Regional.

MONROE — Central Academy of Technology and Arts will be sending a Union County-high eight wrestlers to the individual 2A state tournament after winning the Midwest Regional on Wednesday.

Representing coach Mike Jacobus’ Cougars at the state tournament on June 26 will be: 113-pounder Grant Haney (13-1 record), 120-pounder Kyle Montaperto (10-0), 126-pounder Elijah Harris (15-0), 132-pounder Hunter Ross (13-0), 138-pounder Logan Fite (15-1), 145-pounder Colin Lutz (11-2), 160-pounder Aiden Curry (12-0) and 170-pounder Brady Ross (15-0).

Montaperto, Harris, Curry, Hunter Ross and Brady Ross each won an individual regional title.

The top four finishers in each weight class qualified for the state tournament. Union County had 25 total wrestlers qualify for states across the four classifications.

Cuthbertson will send four wrestlers to the state tournament, third-highest among Union County schools. Grant Kahlenberg (14-2) placed second for the Cavaliers, while 106 Ashton Schutz (18-5) placed third, 152-pounder Jake McDermid (12-1) placed third and 145-pounder Noah Zandy (17-6) finished fourth.

Porter Ridge 220-pounder Nathan Carnes won the Midwest 4A Regional and kept his record undefeated at 21-0. He will be joined at the 4A state tournament by teammates Christian Hasty (20-1), who placed third at 132, and 138-pounder Syler Weber (18-4), who was fourth.

Union Academy’s Isaac Williams (20-4) qualified for the 1A state tournament by placing third in the 160-pound weight class.

Union County 2A Midwest Wrestling State Qualifiers

CATA

113 — Grant Haney (13-1) — 3rd Place

120 — Kyle Montaperto (10-0) — 1st Place

126 — Elijah Harris (15-0) — 1st Place

132 — Hunter Ross (13-0) — 1st Place

138 — Logan Fite (15-1) — 3rd Place

145 — Colin Lutz (11-2) — 4th Place

160 — Aiden Curry (12-0) -1st Place

170 — Brady Ross (15-0) — 1st Place

3A State Qualifiers

Parkwood

138 — Caleb Simpson (30-2) — 2nd Place

285 — Cody Hardy (21-1) — 2nd Place

Piedmont

120 — Jake Cauble (32-2) — 3rd Place

126 — Tripp Collins (33-0) — 1st Place

145 — Colby Locklear (29-3) — 1st Place

160 — John Lewis (30-4) — 2nd Place

195 — Jerrett Rayfield (26-3) — 2nd Place

220 — Ryan Whetzel (31-3) — 2nd Place

Sun Valley

220 — Andrew Macchiavello (17-0) — 1st Place

Weddington

138 — Devin King (22-2) — 3rd Place

195 — Janyd Houghton (27-3) — 4th Place

3A West State Qualifiers

Cuthbertson

106 — Ashton Schutz (18-5) — 3rd Place

138 — Grant Kahlenberg (14-2) — 2nd Place

145 — Noah Zandy (17-6) — 4th Place

152 — Jack McDermid (12-1) — 3rd Place

4A Midwest State Qualifiers

Porter Ridge

132 — Christian Hasty (20-1) — 3rd Place

138 — Syler Weber (18-4) — 4th Place

220 — Nathan Carnes (21-0) — 1st Place

1A West State Qualifier

Union Academy

160 — Isaac Williams (20-4) — 3rd Place