Locals wrestlers shine in Upper State meet

SIMPSONVILLE -- Region 3-AAAA will be well represented next Friday as 19 wrestlers qualified for the state individual tournament at Irmo.

Fort Mill led the way with seven wrestlers heading to the championship. James Brotemarkle and Cody Melton both took home Upper State champion honors for the Yellow Jackets.

Not to be outdone, Rock Hill will be sending five to vie for titles, including Weston Beck, Seth Beck and Chad Beck, who all took home Upper State gold.

The state individual tournament will be held next Friday and Saturday (Feb. 22-Feb. 23) at Irmo High School.