Panther grapplers to compete at regionals

After a successful campaign this winter season that saw the North Johnston wrestling team come in third place in the Eastern Plains Conference, eight Panther grapplers have qualified to compete at Croatan High School on Feb. 9-10 in the 2A individual regionals competition.

Cameron Gupton, Hunter Jones, Austin Lee, Alex Logan, Justin Pilkington, Alton Pratt, Justin Richardson and Graham Walston have all qualified to represent North Johnston in the two-day tournament that features wrestlers from 25 schools.

The North Johnston wrestling team defeated Farmville Central and Beddingfield in the last week of the regular season to finish in third place in the Eastern Plains Conference.

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