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February 26, 2014

Guevara win 113-pound state title

TARBORO — Tarboro Viking David Guevara had big dreams headed into his final season as a high school wrestler. The senior dreamed for four consecutive seasons that he would win the 113-pound NCHSAA state wrestling championship. That is something his brother, Stephen Berrera, was unable to do in his high school career.

That dream became reality Saturday when Guevara defeated Eddie Nunez of East Surry High School in a 10-7 decision to earn the 1-A state champion in his division. The first thing Guevara did was call his brother and give him the good news.

"I was just relieved and excited," Guevara said of winning the championship. "I wanted to cry, but I couldn't. I was just so happy I got it all over with. Four years of hard work finally paid off."

Monday, Guevara walked through the hallways at Tarboro High sporting his NCHSAA state championship T-shirt and his championship medal.

He said he was so relieved that his dream came true. There's no more sleepless nights for the Vikings senior.

"I am just relieved and I can sleep better now," Guevara said. "Sometimes I would be up all night and be thinking about winning the state title. I laid there just thinking what I could do this year compared to past years. I am just finally relieved now, because I won a state championship."

For the complete story, see today's print edition of The Daily Southerner.

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