Feb 8, 2014
It wasn’t easy, but Winston-Salem Parkland extended its streak of state dual team wrestling championships to eight on Saturday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A final in front of its home crowd.
Parkland outlasted Fayetteville Jack Britt 30-24, winning four of the final five matches and finally clinching the crown after the 170-pound match gave the champs an insurmountable 30-21 lead. Parkland has now won five straight 4-A crowns after winning three 3-A titles.
Parkland kept its record perfect in dual team matches this season at 52-0 and improved its incredible all-time playoff record in dual team wrestling to 57-8.
The match started at in the 195-pound class and Britt eventually built a 21-12 lead before Parkland came back. Marcus Cross of Parkland at 145 pounds was named the championship match MVP.
Britt, which fell to Parkland in a tightly contested final last year, lost its first dual team match after 31 straight wins.
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