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Parkwood freshmen duo Aurora Efird (left) and Savannah Bramhall both won state wrestling titles on Feb. 8, 2020. Andrew Stark/WW photo

CHAPEL HILL – Parkwood High School had two wrestlers win and two wrestlers place third in their weight classes at the N.C. High School Athletic Association's third annual Women’s Wrestling Invitational at Glenn High School.

Aurora Efird, of Parkwood, won the 126-pound class. She defeated wrestlers from Cary, Dixon and Hoke County. The first place match was decided by injury default, while her other victories were by pin.

Savannah Bramhall, of Parkwood, won the 170-pound class. She pinned wrestlers from Pisgah, Thomasville and Purnell Swett during the invitational. Her fastest fall was 26 seconds.

Mackenzie Eller, of Parkwood, placed third in the 145-pound class after pinning a Swain County wrestler and earning a decision over a Clayton wrestler.

Marissa De La Cruz, of Parkwood, placed third in the 152-pound class after pinning a Mitchell wrestler.

Mariel Mayo-Perez, of Parkwood, and Anna-Isabella Ancheta, of South Mecklenburg, each won matches in their weight classes. Hannah Bahasuan, of Weddington, and Leyla Cius, of Ardrey Kell, also qualified for the invitational.

More than 130 participants from across the state competed in 13 weight divisions.

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