Monday, March 7, 2011

Tigers Place 20th out of 110 Teams at National Prep Tournament

The varsity wrestling team ended its season placing twentieth out of 110 teams at the National Prep Tournament this weekend. Brandon Walker, Duke Pickett, Taylor Reuss, and Cary Jones represented Woodberry in this tournament, in which they competed against the best private school wrestlers in the country.

Cary Jones went 2-2 over the weekend against wrestlers who placed first and sixth at Nationals.

Freshman Brandon Walker finished one match away from placing in the tournament.

Taylor Reuss wrestled well, scoring some very tough wins to make it to the semi-finals. Because of a shoulder injury, he “injury defaulted” on the advice of medical trainers and finished in sixth place, but still earned the title of Prep All American.

Duke Picket wrestled well in a very tough weight class placing fourth and earning two-time Prep All- American honors.

Duke ended his Woodberry wrestling career with an overall record of 156 wins and 29 losses. He broke the record for most wins in a season with 48 wins this year. Duke also shattered an eight-year-old Woodberry record for consecutive dual meet wins. Previously the record was 30consecutive wins, but Duke tallied 44 consecutive wins over the past two seasons. He also broke the record for career wins, which previously stood at 134, with a new record of 156. Lastly, Duke posted 100 career pins, breaking the previous record of 95. Very impressive!

Please join us in congratulating all of the Tigers on their strong finish this season.