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Originally published: 2014-02-21 21:09:20
Last modified: 2014-02-21 21:09:20

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.