Woodbridge successfully defended the Commonwealth District championship, defeating James Wood and regular season champion Gar-Field. Osbourn continued its domination of Region II with its fourth consecutive regional crown. Brentsville, which lost the Bull Run District championship to Manassas Park by half a point, edged the Cougars by one point to win the Region B championship.
Commonwealth District: Woodbridge, which finished second in the regular season, had four individual champions and 141.5 points to capture the tournament title, last weekend at Stafford.
Only three other Woodbridge wrestlers qualified for this week's regional, but the Vikings managed to repeat as tournament champions.
Gar-Field, which went undefeated in nine regular season district matches, finished third with 111.5, behind second-place James Wood (120).
Woodbridge had excellent strength in the upper weights, winning three of the final four weight classes. A. J. Johnson scored a pin at 167, Ben Ramirez defeated Gar-Field's Greg Simcic at 185, after losing to Simcic by injury default in the dual meet two weeks ago, and Reggie Mincey won at unlimited. Shannon Hazzard was the Vikings' other chmpion at 126.
James Wood's second-place finish was keyed by three individual champions. Kris Kelican took first at 105 pounds, Travis Walker at 132 and Eddie Hillyard at 155. The Colonels also qualified three other wrestlers for this week's regional tournament.
Gar-Field had two champions -- Kevin Haller at 98 and Kenny Kerr at 145. The Indians had a big break go against them when 132 pounder Butch Eicher, a top seed entering the tournament, was forced to withdraw because of a death in his family.
Other champions were Travis Harris of Potomac at 112, Adrain Joye of Stonewall Jackson at 119, Ashton Hildreth of Potomac at 138 and Jack King of North Stafford at 176.
The Northwestern Regional Tournament is tomorrow and Saturday at James Wood High School.
Region II: Osbourn captured its fourth straight regional title by 20 points over runnerup Orange County, 141 1/2-121 1/2, last weekend at Osbourn. The Eagles, who have won three of the last five AA state championships, captured four individual championships, and had four more wrestlers qualify for the state tournament by placing second, third and fourth.
Champions for Osbourn were Chris Hughes at 105, Ryan Patterson (126), Trent Gibson (132) and Kelly Kirspel (185).
Broad Run, which upset Osbourn in a dual meet earlier this season, finished third with 112 1/2 points. The Spartans had four individual champions, led by heavy-weight James Lucas, who pinned Mike Kidd of Handley in the finals. Other champions from Broad Run were Robert Puterio at 98 pounds, Ken Parsons (155) and Dylan Lawlor (167).
Orange had three wrestlers win individual crowns. Lee Mills captured the 112-pound title, Ray Roebuck scored a technical fall against Park View's Adam Crippen to win at 119 pounds, and Mike Foy pinned Handley's Manuel Tederick 28 seconds into the third round to win the 138-pound championship.
The state tournament is tomorrow and Saturday at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.
Region B: Brentsville, which finished a half-point behind Manassas Park in the Bull Run District tournament two weeks ago, had four champions last week and edged Manassas Park by one point to win the regional tournament last weekend at Brentsville. Manassas Park lost one point for unsportmanshiplike conduct.
Brentsville's Thad Kiesnowski (145 pounds) had lost in the district to Strasburg's Andre Martoncik, but reversed that loss with a 14-11 decision. Other champions for the Tigers were Brett Arbogast at 155, Donovan Goode at 176 and Matt Cornwell, who also reversed a loss from the district meet, at 188.
Carl Gentry of Manassas Park remained unbeaten by pinning George Mason's Gabe Garcia in the finals in 1:35. Other champions for the Cougars were Timmy Tibbs at 98, Steve Cook at 105, Tony Pearson at 132 and Roy Hall at unlimited.
The other champions were Strasburg's Neil Ramey (112) and Kevin Hoffman (126) and George Mason's Jamie Freeman (119) and Jared Gukenbergr (138(.
The state tournament is tomorrow and Saturday at Natural Bridge High School in Central Virginia.