Virginia Independent Schools Wrestling Association (VISWA)
State Tournament Results
February 21-22, 1997
-held at Virginia Episcopal [VES], in Lynchburg, Virginia-

Here are the results for the 2008 Virginia Independent Schools state wrestling tournament championships...

Team Scores:
1. Woodberry Forest 229.5
2. Collegiate 195.5
3. St. Christopher’s 186.5
4. Episcopal 182.5
5. Paul VI 154.5
6. Virginia Episcopal 154
7. Blue Ridge 125.5
8. Potomac 116.5
9. Norfolk Academy 111.5
10. Fork Union Military Academy 101
11. Hargrave Military 99.5
12. St. Stephen’s / St. Agnes 92.5
13. Bishop Ireton 85.5
14. Catholic 71.5
15. Christchurch 58
16. Norfolk Collegiate  56.5
17. St. Anne’s-Belfield 52
18. Cape Henry Collegiate 51
19. Greenbriar Christian 47
20. Fishburne Military Academy  44
21. Benedictine 39
22. North Cross School 36
23. Lynchburg Christian 28
24. Peninsula Catholic 19
25. Randolph-Macon Academy 17
26. Miller School 8
27. Tandem 0
28. Covenant 0
29. Nansemond Suffolk 0
30. Eastern Mennonite 0
31. Trinity Episcopal 0
(NOTE: not all Va. prep schools with wrestling traditions sent contestants this year.)

How do these Virginia prep school wrestling (VISWA) individual & team rankings look to you?

*´s Virginia private school results, rankings and forums page... 

The VISWA finally gets to participate in the A, AA & AAA Virginia Challenge.  Can we rise to the challenge?

  Are Trinity Episcopal High School & Wakefield School adding wrestling like Westover Christian Academy, Seton School & Massanutten Military Academy fairly recently have, and Timberlake Christian has considered doing?

    Incidentally, Richmond's Trinity Episcopal High School reinstated football during the Fall of 2004. Why not wrestling, though? They had a National Prep All-American in Will Seger (1984) [4th place, 185 lbs.] and some All Prep and state medalist wrestlers since then. Nevertheless, that Richmond-area nonboarding school which charges at least $12,500 per year in tuition still has no DEFINED plans to reinstate humanity's oldest sport which doesn't discriminate on the basis of blindness, deafness, amputee status, size or gender (as of the Summer of 2004 Olympics in which women's freestyle wrestlers participated).

     What's more influential than questioning from aspiring students and parents, or even from folks in the community who are simply concerned about this seemingly discriminatory decision of Trinity's? Here's their contact data:

Might you know any alumni who would call or write in, too? 

    Incidentally, very few people seem to realize just how affordable an education at an independently run school in Virginia can be.   For more information on vouchers (which neighboring Washington D.C. already offers its taxpayers' youth), please click  here .  And if you're interested in asking an elected official in Virginia what (s)he thinks, feel free to click here:   Can you believe that Virginia is one of the only states not to even offer "open-enrollment" in exchange for our tax dollars?  

VISWA Record:  
*A Collegiate 119 pounder became the first FEMALE to win a match at the states!! 

State Finals:
103 Brotherton (VES) tf. Landry (Potomac) 19-3 (4:09)
112 Ingram (Norfolk Academy) d. Marconyak (Catholic) 6-4
119 Kolb (Woodberry Forest) d. Rolfe (St. Christopher’s) 7-6
125 Long (Paul VI) d. Boswell (Collegiate) 6-3
130 Gehres (Blue Ridge) d. Thompson (Cape Henry) 6-5
135 Carr (Collegiate) md. Inman (Episcopal) 13-4
140 Foote (St. Stephen’s)-Saint Agnes d. Harney (Potomac) 5-2
145 Wilson (Blue Ridge) p. Bowmer (St. Christopher’s) 2:36
152 McClod (Collegiate) p. Davis (Paul VI) 1:59
160 Stock (Potomac) tf. Yates (Greenbriar Christian) 17-2 (5:19)
171 McLain (Blue Ridge) p. Clary (St. Christopher’s) 5:38
189 Webster (Episcopal) d. Harris (Woodberry Forest) 7-2
215 Waldron (Woodberry Forest) p. Studebaker (St. Christopher’s) 1:57
275 Bogle (St. Christopher’s) p. King (Hargrave Military) 1:28

Other VISWA97 placewinners.

For the 2002-2003 season's latest prep school dual meet scores (which one can post for free here) please click here.  Meanwhile, for the latest tournament scores (which one can post for free here) please click here.

List of colleges with wrestling teams (despite Title IX complications)

   *site dedicated to coaching jobs available in Virginia and elsewhere...

    On January 19th & 20th, the 2002 Middle School AAU State Wrestling Tournament took place in Richmond, Virginia @ Collegiate.  Details...

    Folks will now get to watch an increasing quantity of amateur wrestling matches live (or archived)

    How many high school state championships did multiple Olympic wrestling champion Bruce Baumgartner (the U.S. flag bearer in Atlanta in '96) win?   Answer: 0

*A female wrestler from which pioneering Virginia high school became the first female, statewide, ever to win a match in the VISWA state tournament?   Answer: Collegiate's  Sunny Clemons '97.

*Title IX (and how a lack of gender equity has forced our increasingly popular self defense-oriented sport to lose several hundred  official college teams).

*Considering the USA's record-high $5.9 trillion dollar national debt, which is straining law enforcement budgets nationwide like never before, would self defense-oriented sports (even at the mere exhibition level) not seem more potentially useful than ever to already diet-conscious women?   Don't traveling overseas (especially where handguns are outlawed), and at night here in the USA already involve enough inherent risks for ambitious & career-oriented folks?  Women's amateur wrestling is an Olympics sport now, and may become an NCAA and high school one at the rate it's growing.  Wouldn't that seemingly help our sport rebound from Title IX?

*InterMat´s women´s amateur wrestling site
*'s women's amateur wrestling site

*National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA, the rapidly growing college club league).
*Off-season Virginia wrestling tournaments (courtesy of Mat Talk Online)
*Off-season wrestling camps (courtesy of InterMat)
*´s private school results & rankings page.  
*Prep Page
*InterMat´s very comprehensive Virginia wrestling site.

*Year 2000 and Year 2001 National Prep Wrestling tournament results.  Year 2002 official National Preps page.
*Year 2000  Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
*Year 2001 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
*Year 2002 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
*Year 2003  Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
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*Year 2006 Virginia Independent Schools state touranment results.
*Year 2007 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
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*Year 2010 Virginia Independent Schools state wrestling tournament results.

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