Avery County High School had never won a state championship in any team sport until last Saturday, February 8.
That’s when on a day fueled by emotion and punctuated with ultimate joy, the Vikings defeated Uwharrie Charter 35-30 to conclude a dream season and claim the North Carolina High School Athletics Association (NCHSAA) 1-A Dual Team Wrestling State Title.
The State Wrestling Tournament finals were held in the Greensboro Coliseum Field House Annex.
“The community support has been amazing,” Avery head coach Matthew Dunn said. “These wrestlers have worked so hard for this and we are so proud of them.