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!
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!
Top 50 Award Winners join an elite group of wrestlers in North Carolina! You wll 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!
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!
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