Wigger among 6 area state champs

Jordan Wigger

PHIL BOWMAN

ANDERSON -- The Anderson Civic Center erupted with applause Saturday after Summerville's Jordan Wigger pinned Stratford's Nick Young in the 120-pound weight class with five seconds to go in the first period to give Wigger his fourth straight state wrestling championship.

It was the second year in a row that Summerville produced a four-time state champion, and the first time a Class AAAA school has ever produced consecutive four-time state champs.

Wigger was leading Young, 7-0, when scored a pin.

"It feels great," said Wigger as he was congratulated by teammates and fellow wrestlers and coaches.

Wigger said that he kept in touch with Aaron Hansen, last year's four-time champion from Summerville, and that Hansen had worked out with him a couple weeks ago.

Wigger hanked Chad Wood and Gavin Perkins for being his workout partners and pushing him to be his best.

The match between Wigger and Young was a rematch from the Lower State championships, where Wigger said Young landed hard on his head and the match had to be stopped.

Summerville head coach Darryl Tucker said Wigger and the team made him very proud.

Several other area wrestlers brought back state championships.

Fort Dorchester's Myles Moultrie (285) defeated Wren's John Michael Pritchett, 3-2, and the Patriots' Daquan Wilson (152) defeated Ashley Ridge's Zach Armstrong, 2-1.

Wando's Jason Huger (126) defeated Spartanburg's Chris Armstrong-McIntyre, 3-0.

Hanahan's Dennis Flores (152) defeated Chesnee's Dustin Martin, 12-1, and the Hawks' J.J. Johnson (120) cruised to victory over Buford's Dylan Altman, 18-1.