He has 100 wrestling match victories, but he will not go to regions. Weightlifting sent him to a new weight class. Lord Botetourt senior Seth Carlton came in 5th at the Blue Ridge District Wrestling tourney. “In his senior year he wrestled 160 for the first time,” said Coach Bob Haynie. “In three previous years he was in 132. He wrestled against what will likely be the top four in the state at 160 in our district tourney.”
He comes from a wrestling family. Seth is the son of a state champ from Culpepper John Carlton and his mother Trisha is also very proud of his wrestling career. All of his paternal uncles were wrestlers, too. Over the four year period he wrestled to what averages to 25 victories per year and is one of the few LBHS wrestlers to ever win 100 victories in the school’s over 50 years.
Carlton hopes to attend Virginia Tech next year and has a 3.8 grade point average.
He said, “Coach Haynie promised us a District Championship four years ago and we shared it this year. I have worked hard to get where I am in wrestling.” Haynie remarked. “It is all about attitude. Seth was one of our Captains this year and his work ethic and attitude were everything.”