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North Charleston's Lawson repeats as state champ in wrestling

Joseph Lawson North Charleston High School's star wrestler Joseph Lawson didn't get to participate in a full season this year due to the pandemic, but the senior made the most of the matches he competed in.

Lawson finished a perfect 8-0 on his way to winning the South Carolina High School League AAA 195-pound state championship on March 6, 2021, at Dreher High School. He defeated Kyle Decker of Gilbert by major decision, 13-4, in the final round to capture his second straight state title. Lawson won the SCHSL AA 195-pound championship last year.