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Hoggard Viking Wrestling Team!

Hoggard Wrestling is a winter Varsity and JV sport at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Vikings of the Match

Carolina Duels

Mack Carson


Mack went 3-1 on the day with wins by Decision, Major Decision, and Fall.  His loss was a hard fought close Decision.  The highlight of the day coming when he upset a 2022-23 State Qualifier.  Well done!  Mack has made outstanding progress as only a second year wrestler.  Coach Peers, "This kid doesn't complain, studies the game, and is always looking for opportunities to improve."  Couldn't ask for more!

Topsail vs Hoggard - Varsity

Kilby Boone 

This was a hard choice to finalize... so many good matches against Topsail.  Ultimately, Kilby came out on top!  What a fantastic match!  Wrestled the full six minutes and delivered a Win against a state ranked opponent.  Have to mention Kilby ran a sweet Stack at the end too!  This move was recently focused on in practice.  Always great for the Coaching Staff to see implementation of the hard work in practice. 

Topsail vs Hoggard - JV

Rex Hendrix 

To be honest, there was some debate here too.  Hoggard JV showed a step change in effort and skill at Topsail compared to prior outings.  Excited for the future!  Rex has come a long way since stepping onto the mat the first time.  He works hard at practice and wants to learn.  Coach Zoller said that when setting up the JV matches Topsails Coach commented, "I have a first year kid, he's working hard, has improved, but not sure what he'll do on the mat."  Coach Zoller responded, "I have a similar wrestler."  Rex delivered!  He hit a Duck-under that brought his opponent to the mat, Rex got on top, immediately went for a Half, grabbed a leg to help roll the kid, and won by Fall.  Awesome! 

Blood Duels

Asef Ismail 

Asef went 8-0 over the holiday break. This included a conference win at Laney HS followed by 7-0 at the Blood Pernu Memorial Duals. At the Duals, Asef defeated two state ranked wrestlers. Asef, the nose guard on Hoggard’s football team, is just starting to round into wrestling form after having started the wrestling season very late following Hoggard football’s run to the state championship game.

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Including the Hoggard Athletic Booster Club 

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