Manteo High School wrestling makes history with first all-female meet

By on November 17, 2023

Manteo’s Thalia Aguirre Gomez competes Wednesday in the first ever all female Wrestling meet in Northeastern North Carolina. (Photos by Left Field Photography)
Manteo Wrestling Coach Jim Metzinger (center) stands with Manteo Athletics boosters Fin Gaddy (left) and Billy McOwen (right). (Photos by Left Field Photography)
Hector Calderon of Manteo hooks his opponent during his match Wednesday versus North Pitt. (Photos by Left Field Photography)
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Manteo’s Thalia Aguirre Gomez competes Wednesday in the first ever all female Wrestling meet in Northeastern North Carolina.  (Photos by Left Field Photography)
Manteo Wrestling Coach Jim Metzinger (center) stands with Manteo Athletics boosters Fin Gaddy (left) and Billy McOwen (right).  (Photos by Left Field Photography)
Hector Calderon of Manteo hooks his opponent during his match Wednesday versus North Pitt.  (Photos by Left Field Photography)
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By Mike Brisson | Left Field Photography
Outer Banks Voice

The Manteo High School wrestling team welcomed North Pitt and Pasquotank for a Tri meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15. It was an historic occasion, as Manteo hosted the first all-female duals held in Northeastern North Carolina.

“I am so happy for the girls. They’ve gone through a lot to make girls wrestling a sanctioned sport, and now they get to wrestle against each other. We are committed to girls wrestling at Manteo, and I will do everything in my power to provide them the opportunities they deserve,” said Manteo Coach Jim Metzinger.

Prior to the meet, Billy McOwen of Mossy Oak Properties and Fin Gaddy, representing the Gaddy Family Endowment, were honored for their donations to the Manteo Wrestling Program and to Manteo Athletics in general. “Their contributions to the booster club allowed the wrestling team to purchase two new wrestling mats, to renovate the weight room, and to add cardio and functional training equipment,’ Metzinger explained. “Wednesday was a historic wrestling meet, and it was great to be able to do that on the new mats from Billy and Fin.”

As far as the competition was concerned, the Manteo women’s team won both of their matches. They defeated North Pitt 33-27 and Pasquotank 30-29. For their part, an up-and-coming Manteo men’s team lost both of their matches, but not without a fight.

Metzinger continued, “As a coach, I pride myself on how well the program gets new kids into the wrestling room with zero experience, and we build them from the ground up, right in front of us. They’re a good group that wants to learn, and they’ll be better every time they get on that mat.”

“I think establishing that mindset and creating a family culture is the reason Manteo currently has the largest female team in Northeastern North Carolina. Our combined roster for boys and girls is close to 40 wrestlers. I am very proud of both teams. This was the first ever all female meet, and our group goes 2-0…that’s a special moment in history.”

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