North Carolina crowns champions at first ever NCHSAA Girl's Wrestling Invitational | Youth1

North Carolina crowns champions at first ever NCHSAA Girl's Wrestling Invitational

Source: (Sunday 2/3)

History was made in Winston-Salem on Saturday.

For the first time ever, the N.C. High School Athletic Association hosted the NCHSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. The field, which was made up entirely of female wrestlers, consisted of 87 participants in 11 weight classes.

The first-ever girls wrestling champion came from Parkwood when Amber Parker defeated Butler's Elisa Cox in a 9-4 decision to win the 138-pound weight class. Parker won a 7-4 decision over Asheboro's Lindey Otero in the quarterfinals and pinned Rosman's Willow Chance in the semifinals.

A number of local girls won championships at the invitational too.

In the 113-pound classification, Havelock's Brooke Hermel won a 10-3 decision over Mallory McDonald of Jacksonville. Hermel defeated South Granville's Katerina Pendergrass in the semifinals in a 3-1 decision, while McDonald beat Clayton's Sophia Forquer with a pin.

McDonald's teammate, Jacksonville's Teah Chunn, managed to claim a championship in the 120-pound class. Chunn pinned Broughton's Aaliyah Schell in the championship after beating Corinth Holders' Savanah Goad-Cortes in the semifinals in a 7-5 decision.

Jack Britt's Madajah Trapier won the 152-pound weight class in a four-person round robin. Trapier pinned Hoke County's Melanie Jones, Overhills' Jasmine Davis, and Hoke County's Madeline Ramella. Davis finished second, Ramella finished third, and Jones placed fourth.

The NCHSAA combined the 160-pound and 170-pound weight classes at the competition. LaSean Boyd of Overhills pinned Anamaria Bailey of Pine Forest in the championship match. Boyd had beaten Broughton's Elisa Holly with a pin in the semifinals while Bailey pinned Ashley Boggess of Pisgah...

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