Saturday, February 13, 2010

Concord Robinson wrestling state final ppd til Monday

For most of the last year, the Concord Robinson wrestling team has worked to get back to this point.

Now, the Bulldogs will have to wait a little longer as their 3A state championship match was postponed until Monday at 6 p.m. at Orange High School.

Robinson made it all the way to the 4A state semifinals in last year's state tournament before falling to Butler.

This year, the Bulldogs hope to win it all, but will have to beat two-time defending state champion Orange.

But Robinson is used to good competition as the Bulldogs have won their last three playoff matches by a total of seven points, beating Anson County (37-35), Southwest Randolph (35-33) and Enka (33-30). Robinson also won the 3A Western Regional title.

The Bulldogs are led by coach Dave Parisi and his son, Dominic. The younger Parisi is a two-time individual state champion at the 112-lb. and 119-lb. weight classes. Parisi, who is being recruited heavily by American, Appalachian State and Virginia Tech, won 139 consecutive matches between the beginning of his sophomore year and this year (senior year), the fifth longest streak in state history.
--Jay Edwards