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Wrestling

Wakefield among teams trying to attract more female wrestlers

Since the Virginia High School League last month officially sanctioned girls wrestling as a separate varsity sport, Wakefield Warriors’ first-year head coach John Leinberger has been busy promoting the opportunity in his school and throughout Northern Virginia. He is trying...

Wrestling weight classes adjusted in state

Following approval from the Virginia High School League (VHSL) executive committee, wrestling weight classes will be tweaked for the upcoming winter season. There will continue to be 14 weight classes, with several adjustments. * The old weight classes were: 106 pounds,...

Marymount hires men’s wrestling coach

Roy Hill has been hired to be the head coach and start the men’s wrestling program at Marymount University. The first season for the Division III Saints will be the 2022-23 winter season. Hill brings more than 30 years of...

Two local wrestlers place second in state

There were no individual champions and two second-place finishers from the Sun Gazette’s coverage areas in the recent Virginia High School League Class 6 and Virginia private-school state wrestling tournaments. In the VHSL competition, Marshall High School’s Benjamin Levy was...

Local wrestlers place in region tourney

Led by individual champion Nick Murphy at 195 pounds, the Madison Warhawks finished third in the recent 6D North Region wrestling tournament. Murphy finished 3-0 with three pins to win his weight class in the high-school meet. Finishing second for Madison...

W-L’s Baker wins region wrestling title

Washington-Liberty’s undefeated John Baker (27-0) was the lone champion from an Arlington high school at the recent 6D North Region wrestling championships. Baker won the 182-pound weight class with a 3-0 record, including two first-period pins in 32 and 59...

Saxons win Liberty District wrestling title

With two individual champions, the Langley Saxons won the Liberty District wrestling tournament with 168 points, ahead of the second-place McLean Highlanders with 147 and the third-place Marshall Statesmen with 128. Langley’s individual winners were Jalmari Viitasalo at 120 pounds...

Arlington wrestlers win district titles

There were six individual champions overall from high-school teams in Arlington at the Liberty District championships. The Yorktown Patriots had the most winners with four. They were Cambyses Khani at 106 pounds, Max Apsel (138), Liam Gil-Swiger (152) and heavyweight...

Potomac School wrestlers third in MAC duals

The fourth-seeded Potomac School Panthers finished third in five-team the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Association dual-meet wrestling championships.  The Panthers finished with a 2-2 record in the high-school competition, defeating Sidwell Friends, 37-36, on a tiebreaker and St. Andrews, 60-15. Potomac School...

Yorktown wrestlers win county meet

With a 2-0 record the Yorktown Patriots won this season’s Arlington tri-meet with victories over the Wakefield Warriors, 54-18, and Washington-Liberty Generals, 39-36, in the high-school wrestling competition. Washington-Liberty finished second, defeating Wakefield, 51-27, for its win. Winning two matches each...
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