After being ranked 1st in the state for most of the season, according to polls at www.virginiawrestling.com, and cruising through a one loss season, junior Corey Leonard (138) won the 6A State Championship in his weight class.
Hard work, preparation and the will to win are key in any sport. In wrestling, perhaps, the will to win is all one may have when one is seconds away from being pinned and has to get their shoulders off the mat.
Coming into the season as a favorite to make a run into the state tournament, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks had several chores to get done first. Winning the first ever Conference 12 tournament was one of those tasks. Bird defeated a surprising Prince George squad 75-57.
Richard Anderson, L.C. Bird, high jump
D’Angelo Boston, Matoaca, high jump
Matoaca Wrestling is your 5A South Region Champions, coming from behind on day one to surpass Kellam and Princess Anne High Schools en route to the regional championship. The Warriors edged Princess Anne for first by a count of 176.5- 172.5. Great Bridge finished third with 163 points.