Local wrestlers hit mat for final time at North-South

The state’s top senior wrestlers hit the mat for the final time this weekend in the 30th annual S.C. North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic.

“It’s a really big honor,” said Carolina Forest’s Noah Sritan of the event held at North Myrtle Beach High School on Friday and Saturday. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Looking up to some of my teammates, when they [were seniors] they did it, so it’s kind of a tradition.”

Sritan (138) plans to join the Marine Corps Reserves. He also hopes to wrestle at a collegiate level at The University of Mount Olive.

“We’ve been talking to the coaches and trying to iron something out,” he said.

He looks back on his time as a Panther fondly.

“It’s changed me in so many ways,” he said. “I’ve learned so much from the sport, especially in Carolina Forest. It’s something I’ll always remember until the day I die.”

Stritan was part of the 5A/2A South squad that defeated the 4A/3A South team on Saturday.

“It feels pretty good to be considered one of the best in the state,” said Socastee High senior Tyler Ward, who wrestled at 113 pounds for the 5A/2A team and defeated David Kelley of Marion on Saturday. “It definitely was not going to be easy because it is all All-Stars. I wrestled to win, not to pin.”

He hope to wrestle in college and plans to consider offers that come his way. He recently received a letter from Appalachian State University.

Curtis Wolfe (220) of North Myrtle Beach High competed on the 4A/3A South team. He lost his two matchups Saturday against Bamberg-Ehrhardt High’s Kesean Brown and Tim Whitley of Carolina High School.
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He said he enjoyed just getting to compete.

“It’s awesome,” he said. “It’s a big opportunity for us. We’ve been working hard.”

Getting to wrestle in the high school he attends this weekend was especially satisfying, Wolfe added.

His goal is to attend college and major in criminal justice. Wolfe said Saturday he’s been in talks with small schools such as the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Coker College.

“This is a learning experience for me,” he said of the event. “I can look back and know what I need to work on.”

The three seniors weren’t the only locals to wrestle during the Classic. Aynor High senior Drake Carroll (170) wrestled on the 4A/3A South team, losing his match against William Butler of River Bluff High School.

Photo by Viraj Naik

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