The first Cedar Ridge Red Wolf of the Week for the winter sports season is sophomore wrestler Joe O’Melia. On November 17, O’Melia scored three pins as the Red Wolves wrestling team defeated Jordan, Person and Panther Creek to open the season. O’Melia pinned Jordan’s Daniel Maxwell in 1:38 as the Red Wolves defeated Jordan 60-24. O’Melia pinned Panther Creek’s John Dube in 59 seconds as the Red Wolves defeated the Catamounts 52-25. Against Person in the Red Wolves’ Central Carolina Conference opener, O’Melia pinned Victor Rodriguez in 5:44 which led to the Red Wolves beating the Rockets 42-33. Last week in Raleigh during a tri-match at Wakefield High School, O’Melia pinned Thomas Kenner of Sanderson. He also pinned Wakefield’s Frankie Nehilia in 3:18. Thus far on the season, O’Melia has won eleven matches with seven pins. Starting on Friday, O’Melia and the rest of the Red Wolves wrestling team will compete in the WRAL Invitational at Knightdale High School. It will be a two-day event featuring over 40 other schools.

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