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.