Woodbridge won the Northwestern Region Tournament while Osbourn finished second in AA state tournament. Manassas Park was fourth in the A state tournament.
Northern Region Tournament: Woodbridge defended its Virginia AAA Northwestern Region title with 148.5 points to Cave Spring's 127.5 The Wolverines' Reggie Mincey and Shannon Hazzard won individual titles in the unlimited and 126-pound categories. Chris Kelican of James Wood, last year's state runnerup in the 98-pound class, won the 105-pound title in a 6-4 decision over Bobby Saunders of Patrick Henry.
Gar-Field's Kevin Haller (98), Potomac's Travis Harris (112) and Ashton Hildreth (138), Stonewall's Adrian Joye (119) and Courtland's Mike Rinker (155) each won individual titles. The top four finishers in each weight class advanced to this weekend's state tournament at Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond.
AA State Tournament: Grundy High School of Southwestern Virginia rolled to its second consecutive AA state title. The Golden Wave had 10 wrestlers reach the finals and won seven championships. Osbourn (see related story) finished second with 102 points, 158 points behind Grundy.
Osbourn's Ryan Paterson (126 pounds) was the only Northwestern District wrestler to win a title. Other area wrestlers placing high were: Pat Funkhouser of Handley (second at 132 pounds); Dylan Lawlor of Broad Run (second at 167); Chris Hughes of Osbourn (second at 105); Kelly Kispell of Osbourn (second at 185) and Doug Esquerra (fourth at 126).
A State Tournament: Brentsville's Brette Arbogast avenged last year's loss in the Virginia A state final in the 145-pound class by defeating Glenvar's Dallas Neel 2-1 in the 155 class lat weekend to win the title. A mistake by Arbogast (see profile) in last year's match enabled Neel to score a pin in 4:26 and win his second straight title.
Carl Gentry of Manassas Park won his second consecutive state championship in the 167-pound class with a pin over Carson Cadwell of J.J. Kelly (Wise, Va. near the Kentucky border) in 4:19. Gentry scored two other pins in the preliminary rounds of the dmeet. Gentry, a senior, has been undefeated for two years. Teammate Timmy Tibbs was the 98-pound champion, as he decisioned Ralph Bundy of Essex (near Richmond), 11-6. Manassas Park finished fourth in the meet with 83 1/2 points. Brentsville was sixth with 62 1/2.