Carson Floyd

Mooresville wrestlers receive scholarship from local business

MOORESVILLE – Two of the area’s top wrestlers were selected for the Dry Tech Commercial Roofing scholarship. The $2,500 is awarded annually to one senior wrestler each from Mooresville and Lake Norman high schools, this time going to Carson Floyd (Lake Norman) and Samson Sokolski (Mooresville). The scholarship is chosen based on recommendation letters, an application and essay about “How […]

Floyd’s heavyweight title propels Wildcats to runner-up finish


GREENSBORO – Carson Floyd took the final step for his high school wrestling career by winning the 4A state title Feb. 19. But Floyd, who was runner-up last season at 195 pounds, did so to make it even more impressive. After competing in the 220-pound weight class for much of the year, he moved up to heavyweight (285) for the […]

Wildcats hope interchangeable heavyweights lead postseason charge


MOORESVILLE – After the final match in the dual-team showdown between Mooresville and Lake Norman, there wasn’t celebration from either side – at least not at first. The home Wildcats capped off a furious comeback, but the score was still tied at 36. State officials went into a deliberation to determine which of the local rivals would advance to the […]

Goodin feels support in climb to the top


KERNERSVILLE – Luke Goodin was prepared for his state semifinal match to be his most difficult on the road to a state title. But that’s not how things went for the Mooresville senior. Facing an undefeated opponent, the 160-pounder totally dominated Jack Britt’s Joseph Lock for a 15-4 major decision. From there, everything he had worked for throughout his career […]

Floyd, Wildcats shine under literal spotlight


MOORESVILLE – The lights go off, and only a single spotlight shines down on the floor. Athletes emerge from a giant inflatable head surrounded by smoke with late rapper DMX blaring from the speakers. They circle the mat, at first jogging then rolling, as if executing a primal hunting ritual. This is not the introduction to an NBA All-Star game, […]