Published On: Sun, May 11th, 2014
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WRESTLING:  McCoy wins MAAC Award

EBCI tribal member Spencer McCoy, a junior at Swain County High School, won the White & Williams Co. Award for the top 1A/2A Male Athlete in an Olympic Sport at the 53rd Annual MAAC (Mountain Amateur Athletic Club) Awards Banquet.  (Photo courtesy of McCoy family)

EBCI tribal member Spencer McCoy, a junior at Swain County High School, won the White & Williams Co. Award for the top 1A/2A Male Athlete in an Olympic Sport at the 53rd Annual MAAC (Mountain Amateur Athletic Club) Awards Banquet. (Photo courtesy of McCoy family)

EBCI tribal member Spencer McCoy, a junior at Swain County High School, won the White & Williams Co. Award for the top 1A/2A Male Athlete in an Olympic Sport at the 53rd Annual MAAC (Mountain Amateur Athletic Club) Awards Banquet.

“It is a great honor to have received this award,” said McCoy.  “I would be where I’m at today if it wasn’t for the support of my family and friends and, most of all, my lord and savior Jesus Christ.  I was up against some serious athletes in the voting, and when the MAAC chose me, it was very humbling.”

He completed the 2013-14 wrestling season with an undefeated record of 29-0, and he is currently the two-time defending NCHSAA 1A Regional and State Champion.  McCoy has also collected three straight Smoky Mountain Conference Championships and has a career record of 97-12.

Additionally, he received an Honorable Mention in the March 2014 issue of Wrestling USA Magazine.  The publication ranked the Top 30 high school wrestlers from across the nation in the 195lbs. weight class.  Wrestling USA also added a special mentioning of McCoy as one of 16 rising names for the tough 195lbs. division.

– One Feather staff report

Spencer McCoy, an EBCI tribal member from Swain, celebrates his second consecutive state title moments after he pinned Avery County’s Ryan Sheppard at this year's 1A state wrestling championship.  (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

Spencer McCoy, an EBCI tribal member from Swain, celebrates his second consecutive state title moments after he pinned Avery County’s Ryan Sheppard at this year’s 1A state wrestling championship. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather)

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