Virginia Independent Schools Wrestling Association (VISWA)
State Tournament Results

February 14-15, 2003
Hosted by Norfolk Collegiate at Old Dominion University

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

Team Scores:
1.St. Christopher’s 276.5
2.Woodberry Forest 165.0
3.St. Stephen’s / St. Agnes 151.5
4.Norfolk Collegiate  138.5
5.Virginia Episcopal 134.0
6.Hargrave Military  111.0
7.Norfolk Academy  105.5  
8.Paul VI 104.5
9.Bishop Ireton 102.5
10.Lynchburg Christian 101.0
11. Bishop O’Connell 98.5
12. Fork Union Military Academy 87.0
13. Collegiate 77.0
14. Randolph-Macon Academy 73.5
15. Norfolk Catholic 59.0
16. Blue Ridge55.0
17. Episcopal 53.0
18. Cape Henry Collegiate 47.0
19. Greenbriar Christian 45.0
20. Potomac School 41.0
21. Miller School 37.5
22. Fishburne Military Academy 36.0
23. Roanoke Catholic 30.0
24. St. Anne’s-Belfield 26.0
24. Covenant 26.0
26. Peninsula Catholic 19.0
27. Massanutten Military Academy 16.0
28. Benedictine 11.0
29. Tandem  10.0
30. Christchurch 5.0
31. Norfolk Christian 3.0

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

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

NOTE: Not all Va. prep schools with wrestling traditions sent contestants this year.  Among the no-shows for 2003 were: North Cross School (Roanoke); New Covenant (Lynchburg); Nansemond Suffolk Academy; Eastern Mennonite; &  Trinity Episcopal.  Feel free to e-mail them and ask them if they think they're doing all they should for the one sport that doesn't discriminate on the basis of blindness, deafness, amputee status, size, or even gender (as of the 2004 Olympics).   We'd welcome your please letting us know what they say, too.      Meanwhile, congratulations go to Massanutten Military Academy & Tandem for their first VISWA appearances.  Winners seldom quit, and quitters seldom win.

    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?      

Championship Finals:
103 Grant Giordano (Norfolk Academy) dec Mark Malloy (Bishop Ireton) 5-3 (OT)
112 Brian Herod (St.Christopher's) dec John Horbaly (Bishop Ireton) 3-1 (OT)
119 Brendan Pauls (Bishop Ireton) pin Thomas Nielsen (Woodberry Forest) 2:25
125 Jamie Robertson (Collegiate) dec Conner Locke (St.Stephen's) 7-6
130 Joe Doty (Norfolk Collegiate) pin Dan Smith (Lynchburg Christian) 3:47
135 Dan Delalla (Norfolk Academy) tech fall Kris Park (Bishop O'Connell) 24-9
140 Dirk Hurrin (St.Stephen's) dec Conrad Macon (Norfolk Collegiate) 7-1
145 Chris Wilcox (Virginia Episcopal) pin Rich Meredith (Norfolk Collegiate) 3:35
152 Mike Liss (St.Stephen's) dec Case Anderson (Episcopal) 7-4
160 P.J.Worosz (Paul VI) pin Richard Rudolph (Blue Ridge) 2:56
171 Dominic Clark (Hargrave Military) dec Kirk Adamson (St.Christopher's) 4-2
189 Conner Gentil (Woodberry Forest) major dec Thomas Hovis (St.Christopher's) 11-2
215 Tyler Schmidt (St.Christopher's) dec Kent Patton (Randolph Macon) 2-1
275 Jeb Pinkerton (St.Christopher's) pin Marcos Maldonado (Virginia Episcopal) 2:48

3rd-4th Consolation Finals:
103 Jimmy Mackey (St.Christopher's) dec Phil Glass (Catholic) 9-4
112 Rob Hyatt (Catholic) dec John Telfeyan (Norfolk Collegiate) 5-1
119 Zack Rolfe (St.Christopher's) pin Jordan Pokross (Miller School) 3:41
125 Hunter Carpenter (St.Christopher's) dec Norman Anderson (Bishop O'Connell) 8-2
130 Andy Curran (Fork Union) over Dan Molochko (Cape Henry Collegiate) 6-2
135 Dan Summers (Lynchburg Christian) dec Reed Blair (Collegiate) 11-5
140 Hunter Macdonald (St.Christopher's) dec Hardwick Caldwell (Virginia Episcopal) 4-3
145 Sean Ganley (St.Stephen's/St.Agnes) dec Lee Stokes (Greenbrian Christian) 7-6
152 Josh Viola (Norfolk Collegiate) pin Bose Bratton (Woodberry Forest) 2:44
160 Nick Creger (Fishburne Military) pin Ryan Robertson (St.Christopher's) 4:09
171 Sean Geary (Fork Union) dec Tom Haid (Randolph Macon) 5-1
189 Mike Shotwell (St.Stephen's/St.Agnes) dec Harlan Work (Potomac) 7-3
215 Rorey Bosek (Blue Ridge) def Cam Arnett (Woodberry Forest) 3-2
275 Jeff Marcy (Paul VI) dec Warren Negri (Bishop O'Connell) 5-1


125 Kwinten Brown (Bishop Ireton) def Zach Rosenberg (Virginia Episcopal)
152 Brandon Nunnally (St.Christopher's) dec Will Gordon (Virginia Episcopal) 10-6
160 Sterling Hill (Woodberry Forest) def Hunter Higginbotham (Virginia Episcopal)
171 Alan Miller (Collegiate) dec Chris Joseph (Episcopal) 7-4
215 Harry Ludeman (Collegiate) dec Ryan King (Hargrave Military) 5-2

Outstanding Wrestler: Dan Delalla (Norfolk Academy)
Most Pins: Brendan Pauls (Bishop Ireton) [3 Pins in 8:29]

Upcoming VISWA tournament locations:
2005: Paul VI
2006: St. Christopher’s

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?

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

*site dedicated to coaching job openings (and aspiring coaches) for Virginia and elsewhere...

*2003 Prep League tournament results (courtesy of

*Year 2000, Year 2001 & Year 2003 National Prep Wrestling tournament  results.  Year 2002 official National Preps page.

( Does it make sense to continue NOT rotating that "national" tournament's venue, while also not counting post-graduates' contributions separately like they last did in 1975 when Blue Ridge H.S. (in St. George, Va.) won it all?   Here's a discussion thread involving those two potential reforms.)

*Year 1997 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
*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.
*Year 2004 Virginia Independent Schools state touranment results.
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*Year 2006 Virginia Independent Schools state touranment
*Year 2007 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.

*Year 2008 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
*Year 2009 Virginia Independent Schools state tournament results.
*Year 2010 Virginia Independent Schools state wrestling tournament results.

*Year 1997 AAA state tournament results (won by a Western Branch team with merely 17 participants on its November '96 roster)

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

*site dedicated to coaching job openings (and aspiring coaches) available in Virginia and elsewhere...

Folks will now get to watch an increasing quantity of amateur wrestling matches live (or archived)
online! has compiled some evolving VISWA rankings.  They're available from here.

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.

*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
* (with a great discussion forum devoted to wrestling in Central Va., etc.)
*InterMat´s very comprehensive Virginia wrestling site.


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