Wrestling: Rosewood’s Tortual Wins State Title

Wrestling: Rosewood’s Tortual Wins State Title

Rosewood’s Logan Tortual endured a tough 120-pound bracket at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A state wrestling tournament over the weekend held at Uwharrie Charter School in Asheboro.

Tortual pinned Avery County’s Grant Reece to win the state championship. He pinned his way through the entire tournament and completed an undefeated season in the process.

Tortual will end the season with a 23-0 record.

Jason Kennedy also had a strong performance on the mat for the Eagles. The freshman advanced all the way to the championship round before he lost a tough match to Robbinsville’s Luke Wilson in the 106-pound championship finals 7-4.

Kennedy finished in second place and ended the season with a 29-1 record.

Also competing for the Eagles was senior Braeden Reiss, who defeated Uwharrie’s Byan Lackey by technical fall,18-3, in the consolation final at 132-pound bracket to finish in third place. Reiss will finish the season with a 28-2 record.

Sebastian Blea, William Kimball, Gavin Davis, Giovani Rivera, Kaleb Davis, Elijah Joyner, Tyler Parrish, Matthew Wade all performed well for the Eagles at the state tournament.

As a team, Rosewood finished in fifth place in the team standings. Avery County claimed the team state championship, Robbinsville wound up in second place, Uwharrie came in third place, while Mt. Airy finished in fourth place.

In the 3A state tournament held at East Guilford High School in Gibsonville, C.B. Aycock’s Omar Tucker, William Carter, and Turner Bass all competed in the state championship tournament.