McDowell Titan senior 126-pounder Toney McGee is headed to the State 4A wrestling championship for the third consecutive season.
McGee (57-0) defeated Logan Maher of Middle Creek 6-0 in the semifinals Friday at Greensboro Coliseum. McGee was the runner-up last season and won the state championship as a sophomore. He is trying to become the first McDowell wrestler to win two state titles.
He will meet another undefeated wrestler in the finals. Jaxon Maroney (23-0) of Holly Springs pinned Ragsdale's Ahmad Smith in the other semifinal.
McGee pinned Elijah Phillips of South Central in his first-round match Thursday evening. He advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals with a 15-0 technical fall over Strawn Wilson of High Point Central. McGee hasn't been scored upon in the state tourney.
The finals are set for tomorrow afternoon at the coliseum. The parade of champions begins at 4:30 with consolation finals and then championship finals to follow.
Junior 120-pounder Alldyn Conley also qualified for the state tournament, but dropped his first two matches.
Conley lost a 7-4 decision to Aaron Wilkie of Holly Springs in the first round. In the consolation bracket, Conley was pinned by Darrin Akers of New Bern. He finishes the season 32-15.