Greensboro – Swain’s Jonas Trejo won the NCHSAA 1A State Championship in the 126 pound weight class this past Saturday. Trejo won three matches over 2 days to secure the championship. In the first round he faced Austin Kennedy of Uwharrie Charter, who entered as the #4 seed in the East. Trejo, who entered as the #1 seed in the West, pinned Kennedy to advance to the Championship Semi-finals.
In the semi-finals Trejo faced Jonah Hayes (49-9) from Avery County, who had advanced with a 8-5 decision over Brice Browning of Tarboro. Trejo punched his ticket to the finals with a thrilling 7-6 win over Hayes.
The finals pitted the #1 seed from the East, Chandler Steel (32-6) from Chatham Charter, and the #1 seed from the West in Jonas Trejo (40-8). Trejo recorded a pinfall at the 1:31 mark to take the title.
Swain’s Nate Brock finished as the NCHSAA State Runner-Up in the 138 pound weight class. Brock defeated Elliot Sullivan (Neuse Charter) and Evan Wagoner (Alleghany) on his way to the finals. In the finals Brock dropped a major decision to Nathan Fisher of Robbinsville.