State qualifiers

Local athletes who will compete in this weekend’s individual state wrestling championships:

Class AAAA

106

James Sass, Summerville

Albert Ednilao, Cane Bay

113

Levi Joly, Bluffton

Tyre Wright, Fort Dorchester

William Spann, Beaufort

120

Alex Cullen, Wando

Tyler Fachko, Summerville

126

Gavin Perkins, Summerville

Ben Crutchfield, Wando

132

Nicholas Young, Stratford

138

Austin Farmer, Bluffton

145

A.J. Alford, Fort Dorchester

Forrest Kimbrell, Beaufort

152

Chad Wood, Summerville

Michael Meyerink, Bluffton

Michael Holmes, Beaufort

160

Trey Arant, Beaufort

Anthony Collins, S’ville

170

TJ Deveaux, Stratford

Zach Armstrong, Ashley Ridge

Jacob Hutchinson, Fort Dorchester

182

Matt Rudy, Cane Bay

Codrian Smalls, Beaufort

Noah Shuler, Stratford

195

Clint Wright, Beaufort

Tyler Moore, Ashley Ridge

220

Daniel Dees, Stratford

Kentrell Seabrook, Beaufort

285

Tyler Wilson, Beaufort

Class AAA

106

Matt Levy, Hilton Head

113

Tyler Fick, Hilton Head

120

Di’Andre Robinson, Berkeley

126

Dominick Gadsen, Berkeley

Brock Massey, Hilton Head

132

Label Lewis, Hilton Head

138

Haven Horleback, Hanahan

Dustin Pack, Georgetown

145

Frank Cromwell, James Island

Brian Joseph, Hanahan

152

Forest Bowman, Hanahan

Trevon Rawls, Hilton Head

160

Zorrie Green, Stall

Cole Zakis, Hanahan

Alex King, Berkeley

170

Dennis Flores, Hanahan

182

Alonzo McGill, Berkeley

195

J.C. Graham, Hilton Head

220

Jacob Garibay, Hanahan

Jalil Smith, Georgetown

285

Chris Flynn, James Island

Class AA-A

106

Mikey Pascual, St. John’s

Joseph Cuevas, Battery Creek

Austin Rentzel, Timberland

113

Andrew Collins, Bishop England

120

Mario DellaRosa, Bishop England

126

Josh McDermett, Academic Magnet

132

Ivan Wiggins, Military Magnet

138

Brian Labean, Battery Creek

Davontae Wilder, Burke

145

Sterling Campbell, Garrett Tech

152

David Sottile, Bishop England

Rashawn Lowry, Burke

160

DeAndre Johnson, Battery Creek

Brooks Morgan, Timberland

Tramaine Carroll, Baptist Hill

170

Bernard Harmon, Timberland

182

Leonard Brown, Baptist Hill

195

Isaiah Sloan, Battery Creek

220

Malcolm Nazon, Bishop England

285

Johnathan Wright, Battery Creek

The South Carolina High School League holds its individual state wrestling championships this weekend, but there will be plenty of team drama between two longtime rivals.

Summerville and Rock Hill each enter the event with 90 individual state champions.

That could change by the time the two-day competition concludes Saturday at The Anderson Civic Center. Summerville has five wrestlers in action this weekend and three could claim gold medals: James Sass (106), Gavin Perkins (126) and Chad Wood (152). Rock Hill has nine wrestlers competing, but none are serious contenders for individual titles.

“The rivalry has simmered down the last few years,” Summerville coach Darryl Tucker said. “It used to be us or them. We would win the state title one year, and they would win it the next. But over the years, Hillcrest, Lexington and other teams have emerged and won state titles. Summerville versus Rock Hill has died down a little bit, but you can still feel the temperature rise when Summerville and Rock Hill meet on the mat.”

Tucker has coached some of the best wrestlers in state history, including Jordan Wigger and Aaron Hansen. Both wrestlers were four-time state champions at Summerville.

Tucker graduated from Summerville High in 1993.

“I understand the history and want to keep the winning tradition going,” he said. “I want to keep the momentum moving in a positive way.”

Two Hanahan wrestlers will attempt to defend their state titles: Dennis Flores and J.J. Johnson. Flores (152) defeated Chesnee’s Dustin Martin, 12-1 last year, and Johnson (120) cruised to victory over Buford’s Dylan Altman, 18-1.