|Captain Will Medick|
This past weekend the Tigers wrestled in the Peninsula Catholic Tournament. This was an individual tournament against 10 other VISAA teams in Newport News, VA. The wrestling team fielded competitors in 8 out of 14 weight classes and finished the tournament overall in 3rd place, a fantastic finish considering most of the other schools had full lineups! Below is how each individual finished the day for their respective weight classes:
Taft Gantt wrestled his best tournament of the year. In his last match of the day, Taft Gantt had a tremendous win for the Tigers and pinned his opponent from Norfolk Academy in the second period. Overall, Taft went 1-1 for the day and took second place at 106 lbs.
|3rd Former Taft Gantt|
Senior Will Harris made great strides on the mat and placed sixth at 132 lbs.
|6th Former Will Harris|
Senior Captain Will Medick wrestled an excellent tournament, seeded first in the 138 lb. bracket. Will entered the tournament with an unblemished record of 8-0. Will continued his success and effectively calculated every offensive and defensive move. In the second round of his finals match, Will hurt his elbow in a reversal. He pushed through the remainder of the match and lost by a mere few points. Will took 2nd place at 138 lbs. for the day.
|Captain Will Medick|
Will Thomas had one of his best weekends of wrestling, upsetting the second seed in the semifinals in the tournament. He would go on to place second after a close match loss in the finals at 145 lbs.
|Fourth Former Will Thomas|
Fifth Former Ward Bissell took fourth this past weekend at 152 lbs.
|5th Former Ward Bissell|
Fourth Former Cameron Beck wrestled his hardest and faced some very good opponents. By the end of the day he placed 6th at 160 lbs.
|4th Former Cameron Beck|
Davis Smith continues his dominance on the mat, earning a first place finish in the 170 lbs. weight class, pushing his overall record to 10-0.
|4th Former Davis Smith|
Bill Clark pinned all of his opponents on Saturday on his way to a first place finish in the heavyweight division. He placed first at HWT.
|4th Former Bill Clark|
The entire team had a solid weekend of wrestling and I am so proud of their hard work, commitment, and dedication to getting better every day. Next up for the Tigers is the Atlee Raider Duals tournament, a public school tournament held in Richmond before everyone goes home for Christmas Break.