‘Four Horsemen’ take wrestling by storm

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 01:02 AM

At a March 5 assembly, accolades were given to four Trinity High School wrestlers known as the “Four Horsemen” who represented the school at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association wrestling finals held March 1-2 at Greensboro Coliseum.

Cheers welcomed senior Chaas Delgado, who brought home the state 2A heavyweight championship; Tyler Myers, second place in 126 class; James Ryan, second at 152.

Still recovering from a previous injury, Alex Guevara, at 145, earned fifth place.

One of 66 schools represented at the finals, Trinity tied Piedmont for third place in 2A.

“We took third place this year and only took four guys,” said Trinity varsity wrestling head coach Kyle Spencer, who was named 2A Coach of the Year. “We accomplished a lot with not a lot of guys.”

Delgado, who is the son of Sean and Leslie Delgado of Archdale, began wrestling in seventh grade.

“I think I’ve really come a long way from last year. said Delgado, a second-year varsity wrestler. “I’m proud to be a part of this team.”

Spencer said that when this year is over he will especially miss the senior wrestlers who are part of an elite group. During this group’s high school career, Trinity clinched the state title their junior year, second place their sophomore year and third place this year. They have also played a role in in earning two conference championships, three regional championships and a sectional championship.

“Alex and Tyler are the first four-time state qualifiers in school history,” said. Spencer. “Tyler is the first three-time finalist and the first four-time state placer.”

Guevara is the fourth person ever to place three times in a state tournament.

Myers has amassed a total of 147 career wins and Guevara 152.

Spencer said it had been particularly helpful for the wrestlers who are willing to participate in off-season camps and tournaments.

“They’ve been really committed and dedicated,” he said. “Because they’ve participated in bigger platforms and gotten a lot of exposure out of state, this wasn’t intimidating for them.”