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Riverside’s Jaden Davis adds another wrestling champion to the Pirates’ collection

Riverside's Jaden Davis wins 4A 195 wrestling title

The Pirates senior claims the NCHSAA championship.
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Jaden Davis became the latest Riverside wrestler to add to the storied program’s history of N.C. High School Athletic Association wrestling titles.

Davis (35-2) defeated Michael Johnson of Southeast Guilford 6-2 in the 4A 195-pound championship tilt that was a repeat of their regional final.

After a scoreless first period, Davis wailed Thompson for three points on a wicked cradle. Johnson got a reversal to narrow the score 3-2. Davis chose bottom for the final period, but Thompson told the ref to start from neutral, so Davis went up 4-2. Davis worked an underhook and just used his muscle and leverage to shrug Thompson by for one final takedown and 6-2 win.