SMITHFIELD, N.C. – Alex Gonzalez, an 11th grader at Neuse Charter School, advances to the 1A State Championship Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Greensboro, N.C.
Gonzalez is the son of Amanda and Amulfo Gonzalez of Wilson Mills.
The charter school junior competes in the 138lb weight class and has an overall record of 43-15.
“Alex should be the first wrestler in school history to get to 100 wins if he can stay healthy his senior year,” said Chase Crocker, NCS wrestling coach.
Gonzalez is the first wrestler in the school’s 10-year history to pass the 20, 30 and 40 wins milestone.
“We had high expectations for Alex this year and he has met and exceeded many of his goals,” Crocker said. “We’re proud he’ll be representing Neuse Charter at the state tournament.”
Gonzalez competes on Sat. Feb. 18 in Greensboro Coliseum. His first round match will be against Braedon Riley Denton of Avery County High School. Denton is the number one seed from the West. Gonzalez is the only state qualifier from Neuse Charter this year and only the third in school history.
“I’m honored to be representing my school at the state championship,” said Gonzalez. “I plan on doing my best to bring home a state championship.”