Monday, April 25, 2011

State wrestling champ signs with UNC Pembroke

Concord senior Nathanael Torrence signed to continue wrestling at UNC Pembroke Thursday.

Torrence, who won the 3A 145-pound state championship earlier this year, had a standout Spider career. A three year Concord starter, he finished high school with a 139-20 record, including a 72-2 pin record. Torrence qualified to states all three years on varsity, finishing third in the 140-pound class last season.

He was named All-South Piedmont Conference twice and NCHSAA Scholar Athlete three times.

Front row (from left): Sam Helms (step father), Debra Cook (mother), Nathanael Torrence, Mike Torrence (father), Shirley Torrence (step mother); Top row (from left): Concord High principal Carla Black, athletic director George Walker, wrestling coach Michael Carty, assistant coaches Paul Proper and Dave Fowlie. Photo courtesy of CHS.