4th Annual Beach Wrestling State Championship wraps up at Carolina Beach


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The 2012 North Carolina USA Wrestling State Beach Wrestling Championship was contested on Saturday on the beach in front of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Results are listed below from the 4th Annual Beach Wrestling Championship. Click the play video icon to see highlights from the event.

Results of the 4th Annual North Carolina Beach Wrestling State Championships

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North Carolina USA Wrestling
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, NC
June 16, 2012

10 and under Lightweights
1st-Logan Scott (Lumberton)
2nd-Jack Dillon (Wilmington)
3rd-Callie Reitzel (Kure Beach)

10 and under Heavyweights
1st- Cody Deterding (Georgia)
2nd-Marie Duncan (Spruce Pine)

11-14 Lightweights
1st-Aidan Hicks (Hampstead)
2nd-Piero Tenorio (Apex)
3rd-Jacob Toms (Eden)

11-14 Middleweights
1st-Thaddeus Poore (Castle Hayne)
2nd-Joe Dan Hicks (Hampstead)

11-14 Heavyweights
1st- Hunter Starling (Wilmington)
2nd-Matt Lusher (Holly Springs)
3rd- Keith Blake (Durham)

15-18 Lightweights
1st- Tavarius Hall (Lumberton)
2nd-Daniel Wilson (Wilmington/Hoggard HS)
3rd-David Wilson (Wilmington/Hoggard HS)

15-18 Heavyweights
1st- Keith Neal (Raleigh)
2nd-Jonathan Stinnard (Gastonia)
3rd-Tate Correll (Wilmington/Laney HS)

19 and over Lightweights
1st-Donny DePalto (Jacksonville/USMC)
2nd- Lee Reitzel (Kure Beach)
3rd-Chris D’allesandro (Wilmington)

19 and over Heavyweights
1st-Tyler Wozniak (Eden)
2nd- Ike Okoli (Hopkins, SC)
3rd-Jeremy Martin (Wilmington)

Beach Wrestling was added as a style of international wrestling in 2005. Athletes compete on sand, in a style that features takedowns within a ring. The sport has been growing in popularity across the nation and world.

USA Wrestling has sanctioned Beach events since 2005, and held its first U.S. Beach National Championships and World Team Trials in 2006. FILA hosted the first World Championships in 2006 in Antalya, Turkey.