West Brunswick High School standout Harrison Campbell was named recipient of the ‘Roy Heverly Award’ given each year to the top scholastic wrestler in eastern North Carolina.
Campbell, the 2106 3A State Champion at 120 pounds, was presented with the 14th edition of the award and becomes the third area grappler to receive the distinction in the last four years, joining Topsail products Joe Sculthorpe (2014) and Matteson Correll (2013). In his final match of the season, he defeated the defending individual state champion by a strong 8-3 margin. Campbell also led his team to a fifth place finish in the team scoring at the 3A NCHSAA Championship.
Other notable wins this season included a victory over Southeast Guilford High School state champion David Crumby at the prestigious Tiger Holiday Classic at Chapel Hill High School. He won his 100th match of his high school career and has 108 triumphs over the last three years combined after moving from Pennsylvania, where he was a state qualifier. Campbell finished his junior campaign with a 42-1 in his first season in North Carolina. His only setback came to 4A state champion Bradley Wanovich of Jack Britt.
He also recently won the North Carolina USA Freestyle and Greco State Championships to clinch a spot on the North Carolina team headed to USA Nationals this July in Fargo, North Dakota
The Roy Heverly Award is named in honor of former state champion Roy Heverly, a four-time state medalist at West Carteret in Morehead City and three time All-American at The University of North Carolina-Pembroke.