Virginia Independent Schools State Wrestling Tournament (VISWA) results
February, 2001
@Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, Va.)

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

  Team scores: 1) Bishop O’Connell 251.5   2) Woodberry Forest 195.0   3) Collegiate 187.0  4) Paul VI 181.0   5) St. Christopher’s 162.5   6) St. Stephen’s / St. Agnes 143.5   7) Episcopal 121.0   8) Norfolk Academy 110.5   9) Bishop Ireton 95.0   10) Randolph-Macon Academy 94.0   11) Catholic 92.0   12) Virginia Episcopal 88.5   13) Fork Union Military Academy 81.0   14) Potomac 73.5   15) Lynchburg Christian 72.0   16) Norfolk Collegiate 69.0   17) Hargrave Military 58.5   18) Fishburne Military Academy 55.0   19) Benedictine 52.0   19) Blue Ridge 52.0   21) Cape Henry Collegiate 42.5    22) St. Anne’s-Belfield 37.0    23) Peninsula Catholic 36.0   24) Miller School 26.0   25) North Cross School 23.0   26) Christchurch 18.0    27) Greenbriar Christian 13.0   28) Norfolk Christian 7.0   29) Covenant 0.0   30) Tandem 0  31) Nansemond Suffolk 0  32) Eastern Mennonite 0 33) Trinity Episcopal 0.0  34) New Covenant (Lynchburg): 0.  (NOTE: not all Va. prep schools with wrestling traditions sent contestants this year. Meanwhile, Massanutten Military Academy recently added wrestling and will compete at the VISWA's starting in February of 2003)

Championship Finals
103 Zach Weisberg (Norfolk Academy) major dec David Janati (Randolph Macon)11-2
112 Joe Carpenter (Paul VI) major dec Dan DeLalla (Norfolk Academy) 10-0
119 Steve Sica (Collegiate) pin Will Kerrigan (Bishop Ireton) 2:35
125 Mike Dulinawka (Fork Union) dec Dan Yates (Bishop O'Connell) 4-3
130 Chris Miosi (St.Stephen's) major dec Mac Fridell (Collegiate) 18-7
135 Steve Ratley (Bishop O'Connell) major dec Derek Melvin (Norfolk Academy)13-1
140 Matt Horton (Paul VI) dec Ben Guerrina (Woodberry Forest) 6-5
145 Reed Carpenter (Bishop O'Connell) tech fall Rob Carpenter (Paul VI) 5:29
152 P.J. Worosz (Paul VI) pin Neil Loughrie (Collegiate) 3:15
160 Thomas Wilson (Episcopal) major dec Nick Sigalas (Bishop O'Connell) 10-1
171 Burton Fuller (St.Christopher's) dec Ed Watkins (Paul VI) 9-2
189 Brian McGurk (St.Christopher's) dec Ted Zimmerman (Woodberry Forest) 6-5
215 David Buckingham (Bishop O'Connell) pin John Biddle (Episcopal) 1:25
275 Jordan Anderson (Lynchburg Christian) dec Mike Bregman (Blue Ridge) 11-4

3rd-4th Finals
103 Dan Smith (Lynchburg Christian) dec Connor Locke (St.Stephen's) 8-2
112 Brendan Pauls (Bishop Ireton) pin Jaime Robertson (Collegiate) 3:13
119 John Pennington (Woodberry Forest) dec Peter Donohoe (St.Stephen's) 6-1
125 Max Brandon (Woodberry Forest) def Ken Chernauska (St.Anne's-Belfield)
130 Landon Lane (Virginia Episcpal) dec Graham Long (Epicopal) 5-4
135 Chris Wilcox (Virginia Episcopal) dec Trey Duncan (Miller School) 10-5
140 Keith-Williams Parker (Bishop O'Connell) dec Hunter Moore (VirginiaEpiscopal) 2-1
145 Bo Hurst (Collegiate) dec Nevin Carr (Cape Henry Collegiate) 8-6
152 Mike Liss (St.Stephen's) dec Nick Cornwell (Benedictine) 6-3
160 Ethan Wirt (Collegiate) dec Alex Cheek (Potomac) 12-6
171 Thomas Payne (Catholic) pin Chris Browne (Hargrave Military) 2:39
189 Joe Yates (Bishop O'Connell) dec John Campbell (St.Stephen's) 2-0 (OT)
215 Erik Kelso (Randolph Macon) dec Peter Knowles (St.Christopher's) 16-9
275 Seth Lotts (Collegiate) dec John Thacker (Randolph Macon) 8-3

5th-6th Finals
103 Brian Herod (St.Christopher's) dec Norman Anderson (Bishop O'Connell)5-0
112 Mattius Mueller (Peninsula Catholic) dec R.J. Constantine (BishopO'Connell) 3-0
119 Eric Young (Bishop O'Connell) dec Andy Lincoln (Fishbure Military) 3-2
125 Joey Chunta (Catholic) dec Hunter Carpenter (St.Christopher's) 3-1
130 Joe Manzi (Catholic) forfeit Nick Nardone (Bishop O'Connell)
135 Greg Dyson (Woodberry Forest) pin Joe Doty (Norfolk Collegiate) 3:58
140 Ryan Robertson (St.Christopher's) pin Josh Viola (Norfolk Collegiate)0:49
145 Conner Gentil (Woodberry Forest) dec Matt Kline (Potomac) 7-5
152 Ben Soroka (Catholic) dec Marc Langer (Potomac) 8-3
160 Seamus Owens (Bishop Ireton) forfeit William Sehierer (Paul VI)
171 Jimmy Favareau (Woodberry Forest) pin Wade Swanson (Fork Union) 2:57
189 Andre Dobbins (Cape Henry Collegiate) major dec Shea Hart (Paul VI) 15-5
215 Dave Anderson (Fork Union) pin Marcus Gregg (Norfolk Academy) 2:38
275 Scott Kennamer (Norfolk Collegiate) pin Ben Locke (St.Stephen's) 4:14

Outstanding Wrestler: Matt Horton (Paul VI)
Most Pins in least amount of time: Burton Fuller (St.Christopher's) (4 in 4:53)

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.

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?

   Richmond's Trinity Episcopal High School will reinstate 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 $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 this Summer's 2004 Olympics in which women's freestyle wrestlers will participate).

     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?  

Va. Prep League Championships
February, 2001
@Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, Va.)

Team Scores: 1. Woodberry Forest 197   2) St. Christopher's 170   3) Collegiate 138   4) Virginia Episcopal 99   5) Norfolk Academy 93.5   6) Blue Ridge 87.5   7) Fork Union Military 85   8) St. Anne's Belfield 31   9) Christchurch 9

103 Zach Weisberg (Norfolk Academy) tech fall Brian Herod (St.Christopher's)18-3
112 Dan DeLalla (Norfolk Academy) dec Jamie Robertson (Collegiate) 13-8
119 Steve Sica (Collegiate) major dec John Pennington (Woodberry Forest)14-5
125 Mike Dulinawka (Fork Union) dec Max Brandon (Woodberry Forest) 5-4
130 Mac Fridell (Collegiate) dec Landon Lane (Virginia Episcopal) 5-1
135 Morgan Crocker (Blue Ridge) dec Derek Melvin (Norfolk Academy) 5-2
140 Hunter Moore (Virginia Episcopal) dec Ryan Robertson (St.Christopher's)6-0
145 Ben Guerrina (Woodberry Forest) dec Bo Hurst (Collegiate) 12-5
152 Neil Loughrie (Collegiate) dec Conner Gentil (Woodberry Forest) 9-4
160 Andrew Barber (Blue Ridge) pin Lowry Pressley (Woodberry Forest) 0:10
171 Burton Fuller (St. Christopher's) tech fall. Jordan McIlvain (VirginiaEpiscopal) 17-2
189 Ted Zimmerman (Woodberry Forest) dec Brian McGurk (St.Christopher's) 6-2
215 Peter Knowles (St.Christopher's) dec Will Collier (Woodberry Forest) 4-2
275 Mike Bregman (Blue Ridge) dec Seth Lotts (Collegiate) 8-3

103 Joe Lawson (Collegiate) pin Trevor Thornton (Woodberry Forest) 2:58
112 Sam Redd (St.Christopher's) pin Bryon Nelson (Woodberry Forest) 3:33
119 Michael Copley (St.Christopher's) tech fall Brian Irey (VirginiaEpiscopal) 26-9
125 Ken Chernauska (St.Anne's-Belfield) dec Hunter Carpenter(St.Christopher's) 9-2
130 Patrick Brooks (Woodberry Forest) dec BrittonLatulippe (Fork Union) 4-3
135 Chris Wilcox (Virginia Episcopal) pin Thomas Hovis (St.Christopher's)4:58
140 Marshall Ruffin (Woodberry Forest) dec Emmanuel Greg (Norfolk Academy)11-7
145 Ian McDonald (St.Christopher's) pin Jack Eelman (Blue Ridge) 2:25
152 Josh Ferguson (St.Anne's-Belfield) dec Ed Ivey (Virginia Episcopal) 4-2(OT)
160 James Peery (Fork Union) pin Gordon Fairservice (Collegiate) 3:22
171 Wade Swanson (Fork Union) dec Jimmy Favareau (Woodberry Forest) 5-1
189 Marcus Gregg (Norfolk Academy) pin Josh Jones (Fork Union) 0:45
215 Dave Anderson (Fork Union) dec Jake DeFord (Blue Ridge) 8-1
275 David Williams (Woodberry Forest) dec Jeb Pinkerton (St.Christopher's)4-3

Most Valuable Wrestler - Ben Guerrina  
Most Pins - Brian McGurk (St. Chris.) 2 in 2:02

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 1997 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
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