Yesterday afternoon, Rocket wrestling head coach Mark Litchfield Jr. sent 10 of his wrestlers to regionals this weekend, starting 5:30 p.m. today at Cape Fear High School.
Person wrestlers who advance to Saturday weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., and wrestle at a time to be determined.
The Rockets’ 106-lb. wrestler, Derrick Laycock, 113 Payne Garrett, 120 Diego Jimenez, 132 Jailin Smith (who will be wrestling at 138 this weekend), 152 Dawson Thibodeau, 160 Alex Martinez, 182 Karson Evans, 196 Zackery Lieske, 220 Keith Thompson, and 285 Marcus Vincent all live on for one more weekend.
In order to qualify for the state championship, which takes place at Greensboro Coliseum Feb. 20-22, Person wrestlers need to finish in the top four.
“I believe that each one has the ability to qualify (for the state championship),” and it will be amazing if they do,” said Litchfield.