The Transylvania Times -

By Robbie Robertson
Sports Editor" 

Rosman's Zach Whitman Places Fifth At State Finals

 

Rosman's Will Baynard attempts an escape in the opening round of the state wrestling tournament held in Winston-Salem last weekend.(photo by Robbie Robertson)

Rosman's Zach Whitman finished fifth in the 145-pound weight class at last weekend's state wrestling championships.

Whitman was the only other county wrestler to join the "March of Champions" before the finals Saturday night. (Brevard's Eric Evanger was the other).

On Friday, Whitman pinned his opponent in the opening round, then lost a heart-breaker 1-0 in the second round, bumping him down to the consolation bracket.

Whitman rallied to win 8-2 on several near-falls and battled back through the bracket to finish fifth.

In the 160-pound class, Matt Pace scored a 1-0 win in the opening round...



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