The Union Pines Viking wrestling team finished in fifth place at the NCHSAA state 3-A individual wrestling championships that concluded Saturday evening in Greensboro.
Union Pines advanced six wrestlers to the state 3-A individual championship while grabbing a third-place finish Saturday in the Mideast 3-A Regional tournament held at Morehead High in Eden.
It all came down to one match for Union Pines to advance to the third round of the state dual team wrestling playoffs Tuesday in Cameron.
Union Pines rode six individual championship performances Saturday to claim the Cape Fear Valley Conference wrestling tournament.
It all came down to one match for Union Pines in an attempt to advance to round three of the state dual team wrestling playoffs Tuesday at Bob Ward Gymnasium in Cameron. Ultimately the Vikings suffered a pin in the final match of the evening, in the 152-pound bout, to fall short by a tally of 38-36 to West Brunswick in the second round of the NCHSAA 3-A dual team playoffs.
Union Pines juniors Cassidy Fry and Patrick O’Sullivan both did enough last weekend at the 3-A East Regional swim meet at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary to qualify for state finals competition.
The Union Pines wrestling program held a tri-school nonconference dual meet with South View and Southern Alamance Saturday in Cameron at Bob Ward Gymnasium.
Union Pines was simply too much for Southern Lee to handle Wednesday evening at Bob Ward Gymnasium in Cameron as the Vikings picked up a 66-18 dual team league meet wrestling victory.
It took a phenomenal second-half performance, but the Union Pines Vikings wrestling team preserved its longstanding dual-meet league winning streak Wednesday evening with a 37-33 victory over Gray’s Creek in Cameron.
The Union Pines wrestling team won its league opener Wednesday in Fayetteville against the Douglas Byrd Eagles.