Days after finishing the regular season with a perfect 28-0 record, the Rosewood wrestling team hosted the 1A Eastern Regional tournament on Tuesday morning.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class earn the right to compete in the state championship tournament at Glenn High School in Kernville on June 26th.
The Eagles placed second in the team point standings to finish as regional runners up, while their nemesis, Uwharrie Charter School, came in first place.
11 Eagles will advance to the state tournament.
Jason Kennedy (106 lbs) finished in first place with a 4-2 decision over the defending 1A state champion. Logan Tortual won his championship match by technical fall, 16-0, against second-ranked Ricardo Bustos of Albemarle High School, while Tyler Parrish won in the first period with a pin against his opponent.
Braeden Reiss (132 lbs) and Eli Joyner (182 lbs) came in second place. Sebastian Blea (113 lbs) and Matthew Wade (285 lbs) finished in third place. Rounding Rosewood’s state qualifiers were William Kimball (126 lbs), Gavin Davis (138 lbs), Giovani Rivera (145 lbs) and Kaleb Davis (152 lbs).
The 11 state qualifiers is a new school record. The 2015 Rosewood wrestling team had 10 state qualifiers.