The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Sports Editor 

Seven Area Wrestlers Qualify For State Championships – Transylvania County NC


February 13, 2017

Five members of the Brevard wrestling team qualified for the state championships at this past weekend's 2A regional tournament. Pictured are Daniel McJunkin (152 pounds), Cole Galloway (126 pounds), Tanner Ellenberger (220 pounds), Logan Roth (160 pounds) and Keenan Hawkins (170 pounds). Ellenberger took first place in the tournament, with his championship match win giving him 100 career victories. (Courtesy photo)

From school records to 100th career victories to regional first-place winners, this past weekend's individual regional wrestling tournaments had a little bit of everything – including seven county wrestlers who earned the right to move on to the state tournament.

Heading the list are Brevard's Tanner Ellenberger and Rosman's Cody Swangim, who both took first place at their respective tournaments.

Swangim earned a bye in the first round of the 1A West regional's 170-pound bracket and secured pinfall wins in the quarter and semifinal matches.

In the championship match, Swangim faced Juan...

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