Just a few years ago when Hugo Vazquez was an 8th grader at Stanford Middle School, he wasn’t in the starting lineup for the Chargers. Now, Vazquez is the heavyweight champion of the Jim King Invitational. On Saturday, Vazquez defeated Person’s Trevquan Gray 8-2 to win the title at Orange High School. It was Vazquez’s first appearance in the Jim King/Orange Invitational. In the semifinals, Vazquez defeated the top-seed in the heavyweight tournament, Devon Thompson, in 3:39. In the opening round, Vazquez pinned Aidan Holton of Chatham Central in 54 seconds. Vazquez started this season by pinning Western Alamance’s David Day in 44 seconds. He also defeated Northwest Guilford’s Trey Tuggle in a sudden victory round 4-2. Vazquez will look to maintain his undefeated record on Wednesday when Orange faces Cedar Ridge and Jordan-Matthews in a quad meet. Orange will look to improve to 4-0 in the Central Carolina Conference having already beaten Western Alamance, Person and Walter Williams.

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