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County Grapplers Turn In Podium Finishes


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Trey Hemphill (right) grapples with an opponent at the state wrestling championships in Greensboro on March 5. (Courtesy photo)

All three wrestlers from Transylvania County who qualified for the state tournament the first weekend in March finished on the podium.

Brevard senior Trey Hemphill finished second in the heavyweight class. Two wrestlers from Rosman finished fourth: senior Justin Whitman and junior T. James Henderson.

Hemphill, the number-two seed out of the Western Region, marched through the bottom half of the bracket on a collision course with Polk senior Tyler Philpott.

Hemphill won a 6-1 decision to start the tournament and followed that with a pin in the second round.

He then won by pin in the semifina...

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