Led by a nucleus of five wrestlers who have each won more than 20 individual matches, BHS wrestling has completed the regular season and is now preparing for the post season. The Caps have picked up conference dual victories over rivals Sanderson, Enloe, Wakefield and Heritage.
Individually the team boasts a core group of elite ranked wrestlers:
Senior 152 lb. Braxton May-Nicholson who returned to BHS after a year at Middle Creek where he was a State Qualifier is currently 24-2 and has racked up individual tourney Championships at the Buzzard Brawl hosted by Campbell University and at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt Memorial at Broughton. Braxton also was the runner-up both at the Boneyard Bash at Jack Britt and at the prestigious WRAL Holiday tournament.
Junior 145 lb. Nash Philbeck, a returning State Qualifier, has rolled to a 26-4 record with a Championship at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt. Nash also enjoyed runner-up finishes at WRAL, Wilder Invitational in Rocky Mount, and the Buzzard Brawl. He also placed at the Boneyard. Nash is closing in on the coveted 100-win mark with 90 career victories.
Junior 132 lb. Nic Valdespino also a returning State Qualifier has pushed his record to 25-4 with a Championship at the Buzzard Brawl. Nic also earned hardware by placing at the the Boneyard, WRAL and the Matthews/Griffin/Burt. Nic's career win total is also closing in on 100 with 91 career victories.
Junior 160 lb. Christian Hite has emerged as one of the area's best with a 23-6 record and secured Championships at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt and the Wilder Invitational. Christian also was the runner-up at the Boneyard.
Junior 138 lb. Patrick Maxwell has been a constant grinder in the lineup and also has hit the 20 win mark with a record of 21-8. Patrick has gotten to the podium by placing at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt, Wilder and at the Buzzard. Other big contributors for the Caps are 120 lb. Dominic Ashford with 17 wins and 170/182lb Andrew Maxwell with 10 wins as he has fought back from an early season injury.
The Caps will be in action this weekend at the Cap 8 Conference Tournament and then again at the NCHSAA 4A Mideast Regionals for individual births to the State Championship.
|Braxton May-Nicholson is having|
a stellar senior season
|Nic Valdespino took 1st at the Buzzard Brawl|
at Campbell University and has 91 career wins
|Nash Philbeck leads the |
2017 Caps in wins with 26
|Patrick Maxwell has been a constant grinder |
on this year's squad
|Christian Hite as emerged as one of the area's best|
|Caps ready to compete at the Boneyard Bash at Jack Britt HS|