Harrison Honeycutt (No. 6 @ 215) Named the R&L County Wrestler of the Year
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Harrison Honeycutt?s (No. 6 @ 215) consecutive wins streak ended this season, but his most important streak continued. That would be a streak of three.
As in, three consecutive state championships.
The Lake Norman senior shook off the first loss since his freshman year ? it came due to injury, by the way ? and blitzed through the 215-pound bracket at the 4A state championships in February. His opponent in the finals, ranked No. 2 in the state, didn?t stand a chance.
?I was just ready to go,? Honeycutt said. ?I was saving up this crazy move that I hit ? it?s called a banana split, or a split. It?s not something I do all the time, but I had to use it in the championship.? Harrison used it to perfection. Twenty-seven seconds later, the state title was his after a stunningly quick pinfall.
?I wouldn?t have wanted it any other way,? Honeycutt said. ?Getting a quick win in the state championship match is the best way to end it. And I did.?
Good things must come in threes for Honeycutt.
He?s the R&L County Wrestler of the Year for the third consecutive season after a career in which he rewrote the Lake Norman record book. In addition to three state titles, he leaves with 183 career wins.
Honeycutt is headed to N.C. State to join the Wolfpack.
?It?s definitely a program that is quickly turning around,? Honeycutt said. ?I believe we?re going to have a really good time. This is a good time to be with N.C. State.?
So, Honeycutt hopes to be a key cog in a wrestling program that, despite some tough times recently, is on the mend.
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