Demetre Kostis had a pretty productive day on Friday at the Class 4A State Wrestling Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The Watauga High advanced to the state finals by knocking off Kollin Wade (43-4) of Cary 5-4 in the 132 pound weight class in the state semifinals.
Kostis will face Garrett Hinton of Jack Britt in the state finals tonight at 6 p.m.. It will be the first match on tonight's championship card. Hinton (46-3) defeated Austin Jamison of Northwest Guilford 6-4 in overtime in his semifinal match.
Kostis (55-1) becomes the first WHS wrestler to reach the state finals since his older brother, Savva, and Jacob Earp made it back in 2008. Travis Coffey and Jacob Earp were WHS' last state champions in 2006.
Class 4A Semifinals:
Garrett Hinton, Jack Britt DEC Austin Jamison, NW Guilford, 6-4 OT
Demetre Kostis, Watauga DEC Kollin Wade, Cary, 5-4
Class 1A Semifinals:
Breyer Owen, Rosman MAJOR Solomon Duncan, Mitchell, 11-1
Ty Franklin, Avery DEC Michael Tanahey, Bishop McGuinness, 9-3
Ryan Sheppard, Avery, DEC Garrett Stokes, Starmount, 4-1
Spencer McCoy, Swain County DEC Creed Lovin, Robbinsville, 8-1
Class 2A Semifinals:
Brody McGrath Croatan FALL Paul Carson, Hunter Huss, Fall 5:40
Michael Elliott Ashe County DEC Angel Najar, North Pitt, 4-1
Photo Courtesy: Demetre Kostis, Stephanie Kostis