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Conner Johnson, Mark Samuel, and Hunter Campbell in the Port City Pirates Practice room. (Courtesy of Dan Willis)

WILMINGTON — Three members of the Port City Pirates, Wilmington’s premier wrestling club, traveled to St.Louis, Missouri to wrestle on the North Carolina National Team at the NCAA Middle School Showcase.

Mark Samuel (90 lbs), Hunter Campbell (112 lbs), and Conner Johnson (120 lbs) not only got to wrestle this weekend, but they also got to watch the NCAA Division 1 National Wrestling Championships.

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The North Carolina Middle School National Team in St. Louis, Missouri. (Courtesy of  Dan Willis)

Hunter went 4-0 for the weekend, Conner went 2-2, and Mark went 1-3.

About the Port City Pirates: Port City Pirates offers wrestling for elementary and middle school aged athletes. The goal of the Port City Pirates is to introduce the sport of wrestling to athletes at a young age through practice, training, and competitions. Coaches will provide a fun and exciting atmosphere through top level coaching. Training will focus on providing basic techniques and fundamentals by a variety of coaches with more than a combined 30 years of experience.

For more information on the Port City Pirates visit their website at, or contact Coach Dan Willis at

-Content provided by Coach Dan Willis, Port City Pirates Wrestling

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