UPDATE Kostis makes the finals of state tournament
by Staff Reports
GREENSBORO -- Watauga's Demetreus Kostis reached the finals of the state 4-A wrestling tournament following his third victory of the event.
Kostis, wrestling in the 132-pound bracket, beat Kollin Wade of Cary 5-4 Friday night. Wade is the No. 1 seed from the mideast region. His individual record slips to 43-4.
Kostis, who has never advanced to the state finals in three previous state tournaments, takes on Garrett Hinton of Fayetteville Jack Britt. Hinton beat Northwest Guilford's Austin Jamison 6-4 in overtime in the other bracket.
Kostis ran his record to 50-1. He is the No. 1 seed from the west regional, which he won by winning four matches.
Hinton is the No. 1 seed from the east bracket. Hinton is 47-3 this season.
Kostis started the tournament with a 15-2 victory over Raleigh Sanderson's David Losada. Kostis followed Friday morning with a 9-3 win over Joe Mondragon of Wilmington Ashley.