Haywood County Wrestling Club finishes strong

Local grapplers spend three intense months on the mat
By Talina Royer | Jun 27, 2013
Photo by: Talina Royer Haywood County Wrestling Club’s Jeremiah Royer, top, pins his opponent to win the 160-pound title at the Tarheel State Classic, Greco.

Wrestlers from the Haywood County Wrestling Club, which is affiliated with USA Wrestling, enjoyed a tremendous season traveling to area tournaments from March to May.
In March and April, the HCWC competed in several of the state’s top tournaments, such as the Warhorse Stampede (Owen High School), the Mountain Mauling (Tuscola), the St. Stephens Tournament in Hickory, the Top Dawg in Lincolnton, the Highland Challenge (Mitchell High), the Tar Heel State Classic (Pembroke) The Battle for LA in Lenoir and the Central Iron Man in Rutherfordton.
In May, the Haywood County Wrestling Club competed at the North Carolina State Tournament in Morganton and the Spartan Clash in Hudson.
During the state tournament, every wrestler, coaches, official and several fans posed for a group photo to support their cause to keep wrestling in the Olympics.
The final tournament the local wrestling club competed in was the Southeast Regional in Atlanta May 25-26.