Apex senior Chance Davis was named the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference wrestler of the year for the 2014-15 season by SWAC coaches. The awards voting took place immediately after the regular season.
Davis ended the year runner-up in the NCHSAA 4A tournament for the second straight season but it’s his first SWAC wrestler of the year award. Cary senior Will Clark, a back-to-back state champ, had won the award in two previous seasons.
Athens Drive coach Sean Finkbeiner was voted coach of the year after leading the Jaguars to a school-record 27 wins.
SWAC champion Holly Springs (26-1, 7-0) landed senior Joe Meyers, junior Cam Devers, junior Nick Connochie, senior Travian Cooke, senior Josh Richardson, senior Shane Newman and senior C.J. Toogood on the team.
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Cary (31-4, 5-2) had four: senior James Gressett, junior Alex Zuniga and state champs junior Kollin Wade and Clark.
Athens Drive (27-4, 5-2) had just one all-conference pick in senior Grant Finkbeiner.
Panther Creek (15-6, 5-2) had two selections – Miles Kent and Ryan Callahan – as did Fuquay-Varina (18-10, 3-4) with Daniel Cockerill and Josh Arrington.
Three Green Hope (7-13, 1-6) wrestlers – Michael Eastwood, Jourdan Leroux and Ryan Sollod – were named to the team and only Davis represented Apex (8-12, 1-6) on the all-conference team.
Middle Creek (7-18, 1-6) did not have anyone on the all-conference team but did have one honorable mention selection.
Twelve of the 20 all-conference picks were seniors.
Wrestler of the Year: Chance Davis, Apex
Coach of the Year: Sean Finkbeiner, Athens Drive
106: Michael Eastwood, senior, Green Hope
120: Daniel Cockerill, senior, Fuquay-Varina
120: Jourdan Leroux, junior, Green Hope
126: Joe Meyers, senior, Holly Springs
132: Chance Davis, senior, Apex
138: Will Clark, senior, Cary
138: Cam Devers, junior, Holly Springs
145: Grant Finkbeiner, senior, Athens Drive
145: Kollin Wade, junior, Cary
152: Nick Connochie, junior, Holly Springs
152: Miles Kent, junior, Panther Creek
152: Ryan Sollod, junior, Green Hope
160: Alex Zuniga, junior, Cary
170: Josh Arrington, junior, Fuquay-Varina
170: Travian Cooke, senior, Holly Springs
170: James Gressett, senior, Cary
182: Josh Richardson, senior, Holly Springs
195: Ryan Callahan, senior, Panther Creek
220: Shane Newman, senior, Holly Springs
285: C.J. Toogood, senior, Holly Springs
106: Daniel Meyers, sophomore, Holly Springs
113: Faris Busisou, sophomore, Athens Drive
113: Josh Lehr, freshman, Panther Creek
120: Roman Flaherty, senior, Holly Springs
126: Fawaz Busisou, senior, Athens Drive
132: Adonis Adkins, senior, Panther Creek
138: Taylor Highsmith, senior, Fuquay-Varina
145: Anthony Young, senior, Panther Creek
160: Jeremiah McCoy, junior, Fuquay-Varina
160: Elijah Geniesse, junior, Holly Springs
182: Hunter Therrien, junior, Fuquay-Varina
195: Jack Young, senior, Athens Drive
220: John Royal, junior, Fuquay-Varina
285: Jovan Jarrett, junior, Cary
285: Christian Rodriguez, senior, Middle Creek