Hough wrestling

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 […]

Lake Norman 2nd in 4A heading into Saturday’s wrestling finals

Here are the local results from the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the individual state wrestling championships. The consolation brackets are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday with the finals later in the day at the Greensboro Coliseum. The unbeaten wrestlers will vie for their respective state titles. With 84 points, Lake Norman High was a distant second in 4A with […]

Hough, Lake Norman win wrestling regionals

With five weight-class champions, Hough took the 4A West Regional championship Feb. 12. The Huskies garnered the most success from its middleweights to achieve its third straight regional title. Brandt Fajerman took another regional crown at 132 pounds, followed by Tyler Caldwell at 138 and Jason Sanders at 145. Freshman Jackson Rowling took top honors at 106 pounds. Hough finished […]

Fajerman relishes travel, bonding in milestone year

Despite losing an all-time great, the Hough wrestling team still has a returning state champion on its team. Brandt Fajerman took gold at 126 pounds as a sophomore in June, and reached 100 career wins in his 132-pound third-place match at the Holy Angels Invitational over the holidays. The son of former UNC Greensboro coach Marty Fajerman, he guided Hough […]

Treanor steps away after third state title

KERNERSVILLE – In the ultimate ending to a legendary prep career, Richard Treanor exited the building June 26 to immediately head to the next step in his life. The Hough 138-pounder defeated Northwest Guilford’s Drew Pepin in a 8-4 decision to win his third individual state wrestling championship and cap off a second undefeated season during his high school career. […]

Lake-area wrestlers vie for more state championships

Mooresville led all local schools with nine state qualifiers to the 4A individual state wrestling championship, an event that’s been won by a Lake Norman-area school each of the last three years. The Blue Devils’ were led by regional gold-medal performances by Jake Emmert at 152 pounds and Luke Goodin (160) at the Mallard Creek High School gym June 15. […]

Treanor elevates weight, Fajerman for Hough swan song

CORNELIUS – Richard Treanor has accomplished basically all there is for a high school wrestler. He’s a two-time individual champion, helped Hough win both the dual-team and individual team titles last winter, and competing for a club team in April he became the first wrestler from Mecklenburg County to win the senior national title.  So what does Huskies coach Tripp […]

2020 sports stories of the year, Part 1: The Champions

Hough claims wrestling glory Richard Treanor was already one of the most-decorated wrestlers in the state. Coming into his junior season in 2019-20, he was a state champion with an undefeated record as a sophomore and picked up a bronze his freshman year. But his most monumental win came against Cardinal Gibbons in the 4A dual-team state title match. The […]

Hough’s Rogers named NC wrestling coach of the year

In a year full of accolades, the Hough wrestling team has another state award. Coach Tripp Rogers has been named National Wrestling Coaches Association High School Boys Head Coach of the Year for North Carolina. In doing so, Rogers is a finalist for the NWCA Section 3 Coach of the Year Award. The Huskies won the 4A dual-team and individual […]

State title season: Championships keep building for Hough wrestling

GREENSBORO – Even entering as the dual-team state champions, coach Tripp Rogers knew claiming the individual team title wasn’t a given for the Hough wrestling team. After all, he’s witnessed conference foe Mooresville win the previous two 4A individual titles after coming home empty in the traditional team-bracket format. “It’s extremely hard,” Rogers said. “It gets even weirder when Thursday […]