Tuesday, April 21, 2009

All-Southwestern 4A wrestling team

Butler's Tom Puckett and East Mecklenburg's Ron Howard are the All-Southwestern 4A Co-Wrestlers of the Year. Both finished fourth at the state tournament in their weight classes.

Butler's Billy Puckett is the conference coach of the year.

The all-conference team:
103 pounds: Kush Shah (Butler)
112: Jeffrey Stevenson (Ardrey Kell) and Peter Baseda (East Mecklenburg)
119: Tom Puckett (Butler)
125: Sam McArthur (Myers Park)
130: Mark Judy (Ardrey Kell)
135: Dalton Cunningham (Butler)
140: Joe Alkurd (Providence)
145: Ron Howard (East Mecklenburg)
152: Wes Kepley (Providence)
160: Nate Charest (Butler)
171: Ali Shirzad (Myers Park)
189: Austin Bumgarner (Butler)
215: George Haddock (Myers Park)
285: Nathan Bernstein (Providence).

The all-conference second team:

103: Ben Asefa (East Mecklenburg)
112: Garrett Woods (South Mecklenburg)
119: Peter McArthur (Myers Park)
125: Will Burch (Weddington)
130: Samir Hafiz (Providence)
135: Brian Snyder (East Mecklenburg)
140: Dillon Parker (Myers Park)
145: Austin Long (Butler)
152: Alan Braun (Butler)
160: Cody Hall (Ardrey Kell)
171: Jordan Nevseta (Ardrey Kell)
189: Bobby Warren (Myers Park)
215: Matt Bennett (Providence)
285: James Briggs (Butler)

- Cliff Mehrtens