Wrestling: Rosewood Finishes As Regional Runner-Ups (PHOTO GALLERY)

Wrestling: Rosewood Finishes As Regional Runner-Ups (PHOTO GALLERY)

The Rosewood wrestling team hosted the third and regional championship round of the 1A Dual State Championship on Wednesday evening.

In their third-round matchup, the Eagles went up against Thomasville. Tyler Parrish, Mathew Wade, Jason Kennedy, T.J. Ruffino, Sebastian Blea, Logan Tortual, Michael Linko and Gavin Davis all won their matches as the Eagles flew out to a 44-0 lead.

With an insurmountable lead, Rosewood forfeited the last six matches, so the Eagles could be prepared for their showdown against Uwharrie Charter School.

At the start, it looked like the Eagles would pull off the upset.

Wade, Kennedy, Ruffino, Blea and Tortual all won the put the Eagles in front 28-0. However, Uwharrie battled back and won eight of the next nine matches to complete the comeback.

Rosewood will now shift its focus toward the 1A East Individual Regional, which starts on Feb. 11.