Seaforth, 12 Chatham County wrestlers win conference titles at Mid-Carolina 1A/2A tournament

Seaforth wins its third consecutive conference championship.


Seaforth hosted the 2024 Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference wrestling tournament Saturday and won its third consecutive conference title.

The Hawks had 11 individual conference champions and totaled 281 points as a team. North Moore finished second with a score of 127, and Northwood came in third with a score of 107.

Seaforth’s individual champions included Gabe Rogers (106), Jordan Miller (113), Josh Miller (120), Layne Armstrong (126), Cody Mattox (132), William Bass (150), Alex Hinchman (165), Judge Lloyd (175), Harrison Compton (190), Ethan Kuball (215) and Palmer Moad (285).

Northwood’s Coltrane Northington, who competed in the 144-pound weight class, took home the only conference title for the Chargers.

Outside of the first place finishers, 13 other Chatham County wrestlers placed in their respective weight classes.

Gavin Vanderford (Chatham Central, 106), Sunday Oo (Northwood, 120), Cole Shambley (Northwood, 126), Caden Brewer (Seaforth, 144), Elijah Farrow (Northwood, 165), Jakari Blue (Jordan-Matthews, 190) and Aidan Holton (Chatham Central, 285) all finished in second place.

Third place finishers included Aiden Hernandez (Chatham Central, 126), Ayden Terwilliger (Jordan-Matthews, 132), Benjamin Johnson (Seaforth, 138), Karl Ferm (Seaforth, 157), Stephen Silhan III (Chatham Central, 215) and Mason Powell (Northwood, 285).

In the team results, Chatham Central finished fifth and Jordan-Matthews finished eighth in the tournament.

Brackets for the NCHSAA wrestling playoffs will be released Thursday.