Josh Stanley

Lake Norman wrestler secures state Women’s gold; pushes for change

Caleigh Suddreth’s final two matches were over in less than 2 minutes combined en route to a state Women’s Invitational gold medal.  The Lake Norman sophomore pinned her semifinals opponent in 45 seconds, then in the finals against Jack Britt’s Sophia Ozanich, Suddreth took down her opponent in 57 seconds for the 152-pound crown. It capped off an undefeated season […]

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, […]

Stanley hopes experience, depth pays off for Wildcats

MOORESVILLE – As the regular season draws to a close in his first year at Lake Norman, wrestling coach Josh Stanley doesn’t want to focus on records. Stanley has taken last year’s four state-qualifiers to some of the toughest tournaments in the country, including recently to California for the Doc Buchanan Invitational and Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament in Ohio. With […]