Stanly County wrestlers perform well in state championships

Athletes of the Week: Stanly County wrestlers

Six local wrestlers finished in the top four at last week’s NCHSAA 1A state wrestling championships. Albemarle sophomore Ricardo Bustos (120 pounds) and South Stanly freshman Renfere Garcia (132 pounds) both won matches against Polk County opponents to earn third place in their respective weight classes. Both teams were knocked out of the team competition by eventual champion Uwharrie Charter, but the Bulls secured a sixth-place team finish in tournament. South Stanly had three juniors earn individual fourth-place finishes: Trent Hunter (145), Hunter Barrier (152) and Tony Rogers (220). Albemarle senior Unique Carvahlo finished fourth in the 285-pound division. 


Ranfere Garcia — Photo by Starla Whitley
Trent Drake — Photo by Starla Whitley
Tony Rogers — Photo by Starla Whitley
Hunter Barrier — Photo by Starla Whitley