"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|
|Will Harris '17|
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!
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|
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|
The Tigers will next square off in the VISAA state meet, held at Deep Run High School in Richmond on Friday and Saturday.