Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WCDC Invitational



"Melee at the Metro'
                   Saturday, February 13, the Woodberry Forest wrestling team participated in the inaugural WCDC (Washington Coalition District of Columbia) Invitational. 'Melee on the Metro' was held at Trinity University in DC and featured some of the best wrestlling teams from Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia! The Tigers brought wrestlers to the tournament to compete in their respective weight classes, and although it was not a full lineup the Woodberry ended up placing an impressive 7th out of 22 teams. Due to the high number of participants, wrestlers were limited to five matches those who lost before the semifinals could only wrestle back to 5th and 6th place. Although there was a two match loss limit, six wrestlers ended up placing sixth or better.This achievements of this weekend's tournament showed incredible effort and development of each Tiger. Recognition of the team's hard work is visible in the overall standings, where Woodberry Forest finished as the highest placing Virginia school out of all twenty-two participating teams!
Clayton Noyes '17
Captain Andrew Holmes '16
   
Will Harris '17
Mack Daniels '19


   

      Mack Daniels had his best tournament yet going 4-1 on the day and taking 5th place in the tournament.  Mack won all 4 of his matches by pinning every single one of his opponents he faced, dominating the matches from start to finish!

           




Captain Will Medick '17
2nd Place
Captain Will Medick '17


    

Will Medick had his best weekend of wrestling so far this year and took 2nd place overall at 132 lbs! Will wrestled his way to the finals by going   3-0, winning both by decisions and pinning his opponents in his weight class.






            Team Captain Andrew Holmes wrestled well this past Saturday giving up very few points and only one loss. Andrew fought back from his loss in the semifinals by pinning his opponent from Landon in the second period in the consolation finals! Overall he placed 3rd overall in a very competitive weight class of 152lbs
            Davis Smith had a great return from an injury (which kept him out of the lineup for 2 weeks) and placed 6th overall in the 160lb weight class.  Davis defeated wrestlers from both Bishop Ireton and Woodrow Wilson schools by decisions.


Roy Toston '16
5th Place





Roy 'En Fuego' Toston pinned 3 of his opponents on his way to earning 5th place in the tournament at 170lbs.  Roy lost a close first round match by decision before wrestling all of the way back to 5th place in his 'En Fuego' fashion.  







Captain Darby Henagan '16
3rd Place

             The anchor in Woodberry's lineup, Darby Henagan,.  Darby earned 3rd place in the tournament by winning a close consolation finals match by a score of 2-0 against his opponent from Bullis School. 






  The Tigers will next square off in the VISAA state meet, held at Deep Run High School in Richmond on Friday and Saturday. 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Virginia Prep League Tournament

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               The Woodberry Forest Tigers competed in the Virginia Prep League Wrestling tournament, hosted by Norfolk Academy, on Saturday Feb 6th. The Tigers wrestled the following teams in the Virginia Prep League throughout the tournament:
  1. Norfolk Academy
  2. St. Christophers
  3. Trinity Episcopal
  4. Collegiate
  5. Fork Union Military Academy
              Woodberry Forest brought wrestlers filling thirteen of the fourteen weight classes for this tournament.Woodberry crowned 2 Virginia Prep League Champions: Roy Toston and Darby Henagan, at their weight classes of 170 and 285 (Heavyweight). Over the day, nine wrestlers placed either third place or better! Roy Toston, a senior, won his first Prep League title and is the new 170 lbs. Prep League Champion. As a second year participant in the tournament, Darby finished the day undefeated and is now a 2X Prep League Champion! Congratulations Darby!!!
Roy Toston '16

           Mack Daniels wrestled back from a tough loss to pin his final opponent from St. Christopher's in the 3rd period, earning himself a strong 3rd place finish in the tournament! Will Medick had a deep 132 pound weight class. Will started of the day wrestling at a very high level skill set and finished the day placing 2nd in the Prep League Tournament. Kent Walker finished up wrestling one of his best tournaments of the year so far! Kent finished third in his (145 lbs.) weight class. Andrew Holmes also faced some really good competition at the 152lb weight class.  Andrew faced a similar opponent from Norfolk Academy in last week's State Prep Duals, and Andrew earned the same result.  Andrew pinned the Norfolk Academy wrestler while wrestling to a 2nd place! Roy 'En Fuego' Toston is back on the mat after a concussion. Roy worked his way through the 170lb weight class in less than 2 mins over the course of the day.  Roy pinned a FUMA wrestler in 56 seconds while then St Christopher's opponent in 59 seconds. Overall, as one of the most dominant wrestlers out on the mat, at 170 lbs. Roy Toston became a new Prep League Champion! Both Clayton Astore and Clayton Noyes had solid tournaments as well.  They both finished up placing 3rd overall in the Prep League for Woodberry! For both of their first seasons participating at VA Preps, both Noyes and Astore were impressive. Jackson 'Legs' Case earned second place in the Virginia Prep League Wrestling Tournament.  He wrestled a good match against Trinity where he was able to pin his opponent, but was unable to beat his opponent from St. Christopher's in the next round.  Jackson had a good tournament at Norfolk Academy where he finished up in second place! Dominic Pinion, Catesby Jones, Will Harris, and Caleb Simmons also competed for the Tigers at the Prep League Tournament.  Even though none of these individuals placed within the top three of the tournament, all had good matches for the Tigers and learned a lot from this experience.  

The following nine Tigers placed in the Virginia Prep League Tournament for Woodberry Forest:
Mack Daniels '19-3rd
Will Medick '17-2nd
Kent Walker '18-3rd
Andrew Holmes '16-2nd
Roy Toston '16-1st
Clayton Astore '18-3rd
Clayton Noyes '17-3rd
Jackson Case '16-2nd
Darby Henagan '16-1st
                                                                         Team Score:

St Christopher 278
Norfolk Academy 206
Woodberry Forest 154
Collegiate 117
FUMA 55
Trinity Episcopal 26
Jackson Case '16
3rd Place
Captain Andrew Holmes '16
2nd Place
Clayton Astore '18
3rd Place
Clayton Noyes '17
3rd Place
Captain Will Medick '17
2nd Place
  
                                                         
                                                                     Captain Darby Henagan '16
                                                                   1st Place





Thursday, February 11, 2016

Woodberry Forest School vs. Episcopal High School

                 "The Dual"
Kent Walker '18
       
      Last Tuesday, February 2, the Woodberry Forest Tigers hosted the EHS Maroons in what is being increasingly labeled and called by many as 'The Dual.'  This was the final home match for Woodberry seniors-Andrew Holmes, Keeling Wood, Roy Toston, Jackson Case, Darby Henagan- and in front of one of the best crowds all season long, the Tigers did not disappoint and came away with a resounding 60-14 victory against the school's rivals.
Andrew Holmes '16



Roy Toston '16
        Wins for the Tigers came early in the match and continued throughout the entirety of the whole meet.  After drawing for the beginning weight class prior to the meet, the dual match began at 182 lbs. with Clayton Astore who lead the team off with a victory by decision, 4-3. EHS recieved their first win of the night with their 195 lb. wrestler over the Tiger's Clayton Noyes, dropping a decision 5-2.  That win would be the last for EHS for quite some time as Woodberry won the next 8 matches (Sy Duke, Mack Daniels, Dominic Pinion, and Will Harris all accepting forfeits) with Jackson Case, Darby Henagan, Catesby Jones, and Will Medick winning their matches. Kent Walker wrestled well against a tough opponent but ended up losing by fall. Andrew Holmes and Keeling Wood claimed the next two victories for the Tigers, and both by pins! Roy Toston was the last to wrestle in 'The Dual' after being off of the mat due to a concussion which lasted multiple weeks. Although Roy lost by a technical fall, it is great to have him back and competing again!

              The energy in the room was incredible and hearing everyone cheer for the Tigers was at an all time high! It was a fantastic atmosphere and the entire team truly appreciated everyone's enthusiasm and support throughout the entire dual match! The Tigers looked impressive and wrestled at an optimistic level entering tournament season.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

VA Prep Duals

                  On January 30, the Woodberry Forest wrestling team travelled to St. Christopher's in Richmond, Virginia to compete in the Virginia Prep Duals against five other teams in five consecutive dual meets. Here, Woodberry went face to face with St/ Christopher's, Norfolk Academy, Covenant, Benedictine, and Norfolk Collegiate.  Throughout the day the Tigers wrestled challenging teams collecting a day's record of 2 wins, 3 losses.
The night before the VA Prep Duals, Woodberry spent the evening at dinner and then a movie.
                 St. Christopher's School was the first team to meet Woodberry Forest out on the mat. Going into this dual meet, the Tigers knew that defeating St. Christopher's was not going to easy. Woodberry Forest began the day with a tough dual meet loss finishing 69-6 against the Saints earning only one victory at the hands of team captain Darby Henagan.
                                                 
                 Determined to come back after this, Woodberry would wrestle Norfolk Academy. Early forfeiting two weight closes the Tigers would not let this hold them back from victory. Beginning with the momentum of team captain Andrew Holmes second round win, the team went on to win four back to back matches each from pin amassing a 48-33 victory.


                 Feeding off of the dual meet win over Norfolk Academy, Woodberry would then face Covenant. Back and forth, both teams exchanged almost alternating individual wins and losses.
Although the team ended with an upsetting loss at 285, Woodberry still overcame Covenant 37-36. The last two teams that Woodberry wrestled were Benedictine and Norfolk Collegiate. Woodberry would wrestle well against both Benedictine and Norfolk Collegiate. Unfortunately the overall score did not represent the accomplishments achieved by individual wrestlers as Benedictine would defeat WFS 76-0 and Norfolk Collegiate narrowly escaped with a victory of 35-30.
             
           

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


      
        The Woodberry Forest wrestling team competed in the Atlee Raider Duals on Saturday December 19th in Richmond. As the school returned home for Winter Break, Woodberry Wrestlers stayed behind practicing in preparation for the Atlee Raider Duals.  
Friday December 18, the team took a trip to Short Pump Mall in Richmond for Christmas Shopping
Left- Will Harris '17,  Jackson Case '16, Roy Toston '16, Davis Smith '19 

         The Tigers participated in five dual meets against Atlee, Prquoson, Matoaca, Chancellor, and N. Stafford. Kent Walker '18 had one of his best weekends of the season so far and produced 4 pins for the Tigers.  Keeling Wood '16 was another standout for the team and had 3 pins, finishing up 4-1 on the day.  Andrew Holmes '16 and Roy Toston '16 continue wrestle at a high level in the middle of the lineup for the Tigers, Andrew wrestled to a 4-1 record and Roy matched that as well, pinning 3 opponents on to a 4-1 record on the day. Jackson Case '16 had a breakout performance for his weekend as well, earning 2 pins and finishing up with a 3-2 record. Darby Henagan '16 continues to dominate his opponents in the heavyweight division week in and week out, pinning 4 of his opponents and receiving a forfeit, ending the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record. The Tigers finished the day with a solid 3-2 record. Each member of the team had good matches throughout the day and there were many highlights from the team during the tournament. Overall the team wrestled well and proved to be moving closer towards success this February!

Woodberry Forest after a long day at the Atlee Raider Duals

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

   

The Tiger wrestling team participated in the 'Opening Day at the Park'/Forest Park Duals this past weekend.  It was a 12 team dual meet tournament with most of the public schools hailing from northern Virginia.  The wrestlers did a great job for their first tournament of the year and continued to make great strides each and every time they stepped on the mat.  It was great to get back on the mat and get our first competition under our belt.
The team will be participating in the Richmond Invitational Tournament this upcoming weekend, held at Hermitage High School in Richmond Virginia.  Wrestling will begin at 6pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday.  Come out and cheer on the Tigers this weekend!
The address of the school is located below:

            Hermitage High School             
            8301 Hungary Spring Road      

            Richmond, VA 23228    
               

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Forest Park Duals Dec 4th and 5th 2015

This Friday and Saturday the varsity wrestlers will be competing at the Forest Park Duals, Dec 4th and 5th.  The tournament is scheduled to begin at 6pm on Friday and noon Saturday due to the SAT's. being given.  We are excited to get the season started with our first competition this weekend as the boys have been working hard this season.  The address of the tournament is:
Forest Park HS
15721 Forest Park Dr
Woodbridge VA 22193
Come out and support the Tiger wrestling team!