First Flight, Manteo wrestlers advance in playoffs

By on January 29, 2023

First Flight High School Wrestling Team (Credit: First Flight Wrestling facebook)
Manteo High School Wrestling Team. (Credit: Manteo Wrestling Club facebook)
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Both the First Flight and Manteo High School wrestlers moved deeper into the state championship tournament by winning their first- and second-round matches this weekend. Here are the details.

The Manteo High School wrestling squad, seeded No. 5 in its group, advanced to the third round in the 2A state championships with two wins over the weekend. The team romped 70-9 over Northeastern in the first round followed by a victory over Seaforth (36-34). The team now moves on to a third-round contest on Feb. 1 against Bunn.

No. 4 seed First Flight High School advanced to the third round of the 3A Dual Team Wrestling State Championships with first- and second-round victories this weekend.  The first-round win came against South Johnston (55-21) followed by a victory over West Brunswick, 43-24. The squad will next play against Union Pines in a third-round contest on Feb. 1.

FIRST FLIGHT PLAYOFF ACTION: First Flight junior Nathan Canning (top) waits for the referee to call his pin against South Johnston Austin Sterling. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight senior Trevor Schweitzer (top) switches around South Johnston Nash Ellis. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight senior Jacob Kresicki (right) puts South Johnston Ethan Brownlee in a bulldog headlock. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight sophomore Gavin Hanks (top) holds South Johnston Israel Guerra in a half nelson. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight sophomore Dominic Vanacore (right) does a double leg takedown on West Brunswick Luke Connick. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight freshman John Martinez (left) does a single leg takedown on West Brunswick Nick Chrurco. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight sophomore Everest Ouellette (top) puts West Brunswick Christian Hardy in a cowboy craddle. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight wrestling team celebrates after gaining enough points to win the second round of playoffs against West Brunswick. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
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Good luck to both teams.






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