COACH JERRY WINTERTON - 19X STATE CHAMPION
STATISTICS & HONORS
Coach Jerry Winterton was 540-3 overall in regular-season dual meets at Cary. If you include the playoffs, the Imps went 620-16 in his 29-year run. Couple that with 11 state tournament championships and eight state dual-team crowns, throw in other mind-boggling stats like 166 tournament wins, 28 consecutive conference championships, 265 consecutive home regular-season wins and going undefeated in regular-season dual meets in 27 of 29 years, and it becomes easy to recognize: Winterton is one of the best coaches North Carolina has ever seen.
- Winterton’s teams won 94.9 percent of their dual meets, a mark unmatched by any wrestling coach in the country with at least 350 wins.
- He went 621-16 at Cary (642-34 overall with some years at East Wake High) and is among the top 20 in the nation in career victories.
- His Imps won 28 consecutive conference championships and had 138 consecutive victories. His clubs won a total of 19 NCHSAA state titles (11 state tournament championships, eight dual-team championships).
- Cary was 540-3 in the regular-season under Winterton, who led the team from 1981-2010.
- Cary won state tournament championships in 1987, '88, '89, '97, 2000, '03, '05, '06, '07, '08 and 2009.
- The Imps were also runner-up six times.
- Cary also won the dual-team championship in 1993, '96, '97, '98, '2005, '07, '08 and 2009 and were runner-up seven times.
- Cary was undefeated in regular-season dual meets in 27 of 29 years that Winterton was head coach. They posted a national-best 166 tournament wins, 28 consecutive conference championship and 265 consecutive home regular-season wins.
- He coached 32 All-Americans and 44 state champions.
- 2006 USA Wrestling's Dream Team Coach - Dapper Dan Classic
- 2007 NHSCA National Coach of the Year
- 2009 NWCA National Coach of the Year
COMPLETE DUAL MEET RECORDS