ASHEBORO — Back on the mats over the weekend, the Real Wrestlers Real Heroes Wrestling Club competed in the Zombie Mentality tournament on Saturday.
Held at Uwharrie Charter Academy, the Richmond County travel program saw 14 wrestlers compete. Nine of those wrestlers earned medals throughout the day.
The program had two wrestlers win their respective weight class — Gregory Estridge took first place in the bantam 80-pound class, while Shia Lloyd won the girls 145-pound bracket.
Two others took home second place. They were Joseph Patterson (high school, 145-pound) and Jakaydon Ivory (elementary, 100-pounds).
A total of five wrestlers across several divisions earned third place.
Marcus Pyatt and Zyair Bellamy each placed third in the high school 145-pound bracket. Isaac Nunley was third in the elementary 125-pound match, followed by Alijah Goodwin in the elementary 75-pound contest.
Rounding out the day’s medals was K’Mauri Morgan, who placed third overall in the high school 220-pound division.
“This was a great performance for the guys as they faced really tough competition,” head coach Earl Nicholson said.
“I want to give a shout out to K’Mauri Morgan who had to wrestle three matches in less than a 30-minute period. Without making any excuses, he battled through fatigue to win all three matches to earn his third-place medal.
RWRH’s next practice will be held on Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy.
“We are still accepting wrestlers,” Nicholson added. “We need more middle and high school wrestlers in all weight classes.”