There isn't a lot that Rock Hill High twins Seth and Weston Beck haven't shared in their lifetime.
But never have the seniors felt the thrill of winning a state championships in the same season. They get that chance starting today at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Civic Center, where the individual state championship will be held for all classes. The will join 28 other local wrestlers and a gym-full in their quests for this year's title.
Their older brother Travis Beck won an individual championship in 2006. The next in line, brother Chad, ended his high school career with a title in 2009. Weston won his second that season as a sophomore.
Weston (66-1 this season) couldn't pull off the hat trick last season, but Seth (44-0) stepped up and finally got his title. So it all comes down to this weekend, and the verdict will be decided late Saturday afternoon.
"We never won it together," Weston said last week. "That is our goal."
Three tournaments will be going on - AAAA, AAA and AA/A - in each of the 14 weight divisions.
Eight wrestlers qualified for the Class AAAA tournament, seven from Rock Hill and Northwestern's Michael Allen. The Becks and Rock Hill's Thomas Perry won Upper State championships at the event Northwestern High School.
Five local teams are in six-team Region 4-AAA, and four schools advanced 21 wrestlers from last week's Upper State at Eastside High School. Chester moved along seven, Fort Mill six, South Pointe and York three each and Nation Ford two.
Fort Mill's champions were Seth Frase and Nick Sinicrope. Chester got championships from Dominick Davis and K.J. Dixon (42-1). South Pointe's Jonathan Cloud won his weight class.
Indian Land (Class AA) has the lone local wrestler competing. Rondreas Truesdale won the Upper State at 160 pounds.
The tournament, hosted by Westside High School, begins at 5 p.m. today with weigh-in, followed by several preliminary rounds. It starts back at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the championships tentatively scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The cost is $6 today and $8 Saturday.