Wolverine wrestlers test mettle in Blue Ridge Battle

Published 2:58 pm Monday, March 20, 2023

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Members of Wolverine Wrestling Club took part Saturday and Sunday in The Blue Ridge Battle wrestling tourmanent in Hendersonville.


Team members competed in both the individual tournament and a six-team dual match tournament for high school-age teams. The WWC high school team placed third in Sunday’s dual event, falling 36-15 to Smoky Mountain Wrestling Club and 48-12 to Hendersonville Wrestling Club but scoring a 34-15 win over Blue Devil Wrestling Club.

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Hendersonville swept the competition to win the dual title.


In individual competition, Efrain Rivera scored the lone first place for local wrestlers with a win in the Middle School 98 class. Wolverine wrestlers did claim a number of podium finishes, though, including five second-place efforts.


Several Wolverine Wrestling Club members will travel Friday to compete in the Demon Style Duals in Winston-Salem.