North Henderson just graduated a wrestler who was at the top of his class in Western North Carolina.
Another one may be coming up.
Rising Knights freshman Josh Blatt became an All-American on Monday at the USA Wrestling Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman tournament in Fargo, N.D.
Blatt came in seventh place among 100-pound wrestlers with a pin in his final match at 100 pounds. He was representing North Carolina at the tournament. Blatt is believed to be one of the youngest USAW All-Americans in Western North Carolina history.
Blatt wrestled in the 98-pound weight class for Flat Rock Middle School last winter.
He could be the successor at North Henderson to two-time Citizen-Times All-WNC Wrestler of the Year Mitchel Langford. Langford finished his career last winter with three state championships (2012, 2013 and 2014) and school records for wins (196) and pins (132).
Langford and Blatt have both wrestled for the Strong and Courageous Club based out of Henderson County. Blatt has been with the club for nine years.