Hilton Head Island’s Billy Christie was named the SC Wrestling Coaches Association’s Class 4A Wrestler of the Year over the weekend at the 30th Annual SC North/South All-Star Classic held at North Myrtle Beach High School.
Christie won his third state title last month in Class 4A, 170-pound class.
“It’s an extreme honor, and I’m very thankful to Coach (Mike) Newton and teammates like Alex Braden and James Roberts,” Christie said.
Braden also won his third state title this year, in the Class 4A 145-pound class, to join Christie in being only the second and third three-time champion in school history.
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More than 70 wrestlers from every high school division in the state competed in the North/South All Star Classic. Christie was joined by Braden and James Roberts to give the Hilton Head Seahawks three all-stars. Ahman Smalls and Khalil Chisholm represented Battery Creek High School, and Justin Campbell represented Beaufort High School.
Christie defeated 5A State Champion Noah Reynolds and 3A State Champion Jacob Callahan to post a 2-0 record. Braden, Ahman Smalls and Justin Campbell also went 2-0 over the weekend while Khalil Chisholm went 1-1, and Roberts was sidelined with an injury.