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NC Top 50

2019 Top 50 Challenge Front

Are you ready for THE CHALLENGE? The Top 50 Challenge for 2019 features several new events and, back by popular demand, BONUS POINTS for participating in two special events!

FINAL UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW the FINAL Top 50 Standings of the 2018-2019 series.

Top 50 Award Winners join an elite group of wrestlers in North Carolina! Wrestlers will be recognized at the 2020 Elementary and Jr High State Championships, and will receive an "I DID IT" T-shirt that lists the Top 50 wrestlers on the back! PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SHIRT THIS YEAR!

Top 50 Series Events

The Top 50 Challenge Series is designed to test the skill and commitment of North Carolina Wrestlers. The series begins each year at the Elementary and Jr. High State Championships. The Annual Headlock On Hunger Tournament held in conjunction with the ACC/SoCON Championships are also a folkstyle favorite in the series.

Several "local" Freestyle & Greco-Roman events are part of the series each spring (at least 1 in Eastern NC, 1 in Western NC). The series rounds out with the Tar Heel State Classic and the State Freestyle & Greco-Roman Championships.

BONUS POINTS can also be earned by participation in the Powerade State Games, and/or the Beach Wrestling National Championships!

Points will be tabulated and updated throughout the spring. Winners will receive special recognition and a custom "Top 50" T-shirt at next year's Elementary & Jr High State Championships!!

Do you have what it takes to be among NC's BEST? Join the Top 50 Challenge this year!


2018 Top 50 Update (FINAL EDITION)

The 2018 Top 50 saw over 1500 wrestlers from across North Carolina earn points in this year's series! The series continues to expand and grow and making the list has become quite an accomplishment! All total wrestlers earned over 17,000 points!

Congratulations to all who participated, and good luck as the 2019 series kicks off soon!

2014 Top 50 Results!!

Below are the 2014 Top 50 Challenge Series Results. The list below is THE TOP 50, but EVERY WRESTLER who participated is really a winner! We hope the competition and training that each wrestler participated in has improved your wrestling skills and motivated you to work even harder next year!

1.  Drew Sisk – Greenville Wrestling Club
2.  Gavin Bipes – Goon Squad
3.  Hunter Carpenter – Top Dawg
4.  Phifer Ozimek – Greenville Wrestling Club
5 - T.  Drew Mizell - Greenville Wrestling Club
          Marco Pangallo - Greenville Wrestling Club
7 – T.  Ethan Lenyszyn - Greenville Wrestling Club
           Dylan Millson – RS Central
9.  Will Carpenter – Top Dawg
10.  Cole Clark – Eastern Randolph Destroyers
11 – T.  Cannon Bridges – Top Dawg
       George Carpenter – Cardiac Kids
       Dalton Clark – Eastern Randloph Destroyers
       Drake Daughtry – Greenville Wrestling Club
       Carl Guess – Punisher
       Rayden Watson – Mooresville
17 – T.  Zant Parker – Ground Attack
       Zach Thomas – Greenville Wrestling Club
19.  Robbie Hallman – Top Dawg
20 – T.  Toney McGee – McDowell Titan Takedown
        Britt Weaver – Alleghany Wrestling Club
22.  Ryan Ashley – Rocky Mount Wrestling Club
23.  Burke Wilson – Freedom Wrestling Club
24.  Nathan Hull – Top Dawg
25 – T.  R. Hudson Price – Cardiac Kids
        Greg Purvine – DareDevils
27.  Michael Hughes – RoCo Wrestling
28 – T.  Aaron Bancroft – Rocky Mount Wrestling Club
       Joey Cannon – Cardiac Kids
       Jonathan Eggers – East Gaston
       Samuel Kincaid – RoCo Wrestling
       Ethan Shell – Dogtown Wrestling
       Wilson Smith – Rocky Mount Wrestling Club
       Jordan Wilson – East Gaston
35 – T.  James Joplin – Nighthawk Wrestling Club
       Ishman Martino – McDowell Titan Takedown
37 – T.  Christopher Jones – The CREW
       Mason Kincaid – RoCo Wrestling
       Garrett Ward – Freedom Wrestling
       Tony Woodward – William A. Hough Wrestling
40 – T.  Chandler Ebeling – Greenville Wrestling Club
       River Griffith – Dogtown Wrestling
       Nikolas Morris – Hardcore
       Will Paul – Cherokee
       Darren Williams – RoCo Wrestling
46.  Richard Treanor – Team Cabarrus
47 – T.  Kevion Chunn – RoCo Wrestling
       Tanner Ebeling – Greenville Wrestling Club
       Jax Forrest – Hurricanes
       Gabriel Kincaid – RoCo Wrestling
       Jackson Sisk – Greenville Wrestling Club
       Peyton Tipton – Goon Squad Greco Club