Washington-Liberty High School wrestler John Baker finished second in the recent Virginia High School League Class 6 state championships at the 182-pound weight class.
Baker finished with a 3-1 overall record in the competition. His wins included a pin and a major decision. Baker lost in the title match by a 6-0 score.
Baker entered the state meet as the 6D North Region and Liberty District individual champion.
Yorktown High School heavyweight Blake Buchert finished third in the state. His teammate Liam Gil-Swiger placed fourth.
A number of other wrestlers from Arlington high-school teams participated in the state meet, like Washington-Liberty’s Jack Myers at 145 pounds and Wakefield’s Rhys Carlson at 160, but they did not place in the top four.