Published On: Thu, Mar 13th, 2014

WRESTLING: Tribal members named to All-Conference team

Cherokee’s Levi Swearengin wrestles Chatham Central’s James Dagget, the eventual state champion, in the 126lb division at the 1A state wrestling finals in Greensboro.  Swearengin took fourth place in the division.  (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather photos)

Cherokee’s Levi Swearengin wrestles Chatham Central’s James Dagget, the eventual state champion, in the 126lb division at the 1A state wrestling finals in Greensboro. Swearengin took fourth place in the division. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather photos)

Several EBCI tribal members have been named to the Big Smoky Mountain All-Conference wrestling team including:  Levi Swearengin (Cherokee), Jaron Bradley (Cherokee), Nathan Craig (Robbinsville), Russell Bigmeat (Swain) and Spencer McCoy (Swain). 

Spencer McCoy, an EBCI tribal member from Swain, celebrates his second consecutive state title moments after he pinned Avery County’s Ryan Sheppard.

Spencer McCoy, an EBCI tribal member from Swain, celebrates his second consecutive state title moments after he pinned Avery County’s Ryan Sheppard.

Swearengin placed fourth in the 1A state meet in the 126lb division.  Both he and teammate Jaron Bradley (152lb) won conference championships.

McCoy repeated as 1A state champion at 195lb this season.  Craig placed third in the state meet at 170lb., and Bigmeat placed fourth in the state at 138lb.  All three also won conference championships in their respective weight divisions.

– Scott McKie B.P./One Feather staff

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