Deese: He does it for West Meck wrestling

by Chris Hunt, C. Jemal Horton and Aaron Garcia

West Mecklenburg High School wrestler Santonio Deese left the MEGA 7 3A/4A conference tournament with a championship on Feb. 5.

Deese finished first in the 152-pound weight division and played a key role in the Hawks’ fourth-place finish in the team standings.

East Gaston won the event with 221 points, followed by Charlotte Catholic (172.5), Olympic (165) and West Meck (115).

Deese advanced to the 4A Western Regional tournament, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at Charlotte’s Bojangles’ Coliseum.

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