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NCHSAA recognizes 2019-2020 Wells Fargo state cup winners

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, released the final standings in the 41st annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2019-2020 academic year. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The 2019-2020 season was cut short, due to COVID-19, and therefore, no spring sports points were awarded in this year’s competition.

This year Cardinal Gibbons was the only back-to-back winners of the cup, claiming the 4A State Cup for the second year in a row. Weddington outpaced Marvin Ridge for the 3A classification. In the 2A classification, Carrboro reclaimed the cup after Croatan slipped by them a season ago. In the 1A classification, the Lincoln Charter earned the school’s second state cup win all-time.

4A State Cup: Cardinal Gibbons takes the top spot in the 4A ranks edging Green Hope by a 40-point margin. The Crusaders did not capture a state championship as a team this year, however, they finished second in dual team wrestling and men’s cross country while making the school’s first appearance in an NCHSAA football state championship game where they fell to Vance in the 4A championship game.

4A Wells Fargo Cup final standings

1 – Cardinal Gibbons – 375
2 – Green Hope – 335
3 – Pinecrest – 305
4 – Panther Creek – 297.5
5 – West Forsyth – 242.5
T6 – Broughton – 240
T6 – Hough – 240
8 – Myers Park – 235
9 – Hoggard – 215
10 – Ardrey Kell – 197.5