by Aaron Garcia
On Feb. 18-19 the Class 3A Midwest Regional individual wrestling tournament was held at Charlotte’s Bojangles’ Coliseum, and four Union County wrestlers advanced to this weekend’s state tournament with top-four finishes. Marvin Ridge’s Nathan Mullins, a 145-pounder, won his weight class by outscoring Concord’s Nathaniel Torrence, 6-1. Joe Centrella, Weddington’s 171-pounder, pinned Northeast Guilford’s Ridge White in 1 minute, 22 seconds. Marvin Ridge’s Nat Napoleone took third place in the 130-pound class with a pin of Kannapolis Brown’s Nathaniel Sexton (2:45) while teammate Chad Mullins claimed second in the 140-pound finals after falling to Concord Robinson’s Davante Andujar, 3-1.
The Class 3A state finals are Feb. 24-26 at Greensboro Coliseum. The Class 1A and 2A regionals also took place on Feb. 18-19, but the results were not available at press time.