Eloheim Palma of Cary is ranked No. 3 in the country among all heavyweight high school wrestlers by Win Magazine.
Palma, who is also a lineman on the Imps football team, was national runner-up last spring at the National High School Coaches Association Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va. He lost in overtime in the finals.
He is a two-time state champion and was undefeated last season. He lost once in 2007. He has a 167-8 career record.