It only took him 27 seconds to dispatch Butler’s Matthew Bennett, as the Lake Norman senior claimed his third consecutive state title (this time in the 215-pound weight class) to cap a standout career.
Honeycutt, who has signed with N.C. State, has now won 147 of the last 148 matches of his career, with all four matches in the state championship meet coming by pin.
“I wouldn’t have wanted to end my career any other way,” Honeycutt said. “It feels pretty good to win it again. But I’ve got a lot more goals I want to accomplish in college.”
Saturday night, Honeycutt saved his best for last as he used what is called a “spladel” to pin Bennett before most of the crowd had even settled into the match.
“I don’t want to sound cocky, but I knew he was going to dominate,” Lake Norman wrestling coach Morgan Fore said. “He had been wanting to use the spladel. I told him to wait and do it in the finals. He was pretty special tonight.”