Good news for every NCHSAA 3-A wrestler at 106 pounds.
Enka rising sophomore Phil Daub is still growing.
The bad news for every nearby weight class?
Jets coach Mark Harris isn’t sure exactly where the youngest state champion in school history will compete when the 2015-16 season rolls around.
“If you asked Phil right now, he could go as high as 120 (pounds),” Harris said.
“None of us really know, but he’s gotta be ready to handle it.”
The opposition should be concerned about what’s coming, too.
Daub went 55-1 last winter at 106 pounds and won seven tournaments with 41 pins. The freshman shut out previously-unbeaten Parker Walton from Weddington in the state finals, 4-0.
It’s not uncommon for high school wrestlers to move up one weight class a year, but two would be a big jump for Daub.
Daub and two other Enka wrestlers recently attended the J Robinson 14-day intensive camp in Edinboro, Penn.
“The camp is the gold standard. It’s pretty hardcore and a year ago Phil did the 28-day camp,” Harris said.
“That’s his life. He has other interests and goals, but Phil loves wrestling.”