Tarboro Vikings grappler David Guevara is looking to become a 1-A NCHSAA state wrestling champion when he heads to Greensboro Thursday to wrestle in the state championship. Guevara, who will be the No. 1 seed out of the East, qualified Sunday when he won the Eastern Regional 113-pound weight class at Rosewood High School in Goldsboro.
Guevara dominated the mats and never gave up a take down during his three matches, Tarboro coach Andy Harding said. He defeated Rosewood's Malique Boyd for the fourth time this season, which earned him the top seed.
"We have talked all season about David becoming a state champion," Harding said. "And now he is on the cusp of achieving that goal."
Guevara, who was the No. 2 seed in the Regional, will be competing for the first time in the state event, but it is his second time qualifying. Last year, he qualified for the states in 2-A, but was unable to wrestle because of a concussion he sustained in the week leading up to the event.
"He is the No. 1 seed, but there is some very good wrestlers in our region and out of the West region," Harding said. "But I believe David is the favorite to win the 113-pound title."
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