Young Wrestlers Third in TCIS; Head to States
Three other Oaks, all freshmen, earned second place finishes with strong efforts: Charles Bashara at 113 pounds, James Dublin at 138 pounds, and Chris Beck at 145 pounds.
Every member of the team finished fourth or higher and will be competing in the VISA state tournament in Glen Allen today and tomorrow.
For Buddy Curtis, the first year head coach, it was a successful tournament that bodes well for the future of Collegiate wrestling.
“Overall I thought that our team wrestled pretty well,” he said. “Noah Roistacher (170) dominated his weight class, going 4-0 with three pins. Our coaching staff was very proud of freshmen James Dublin (138) and Chris Beck (145) who won several tough, close matches against good upperclassmen en route to their second place finishes. I think that as a team we wrestled to about 80 percent of our full capabilities.”
” Going into the tournament we knew that we had a shot to win the whole thing, but we would need for everyone to wrestle at their best,” he added. “Unfortunately we lost too many key matches that we needed to finish first, but overall I thought our guys fought hard and did a good job. We only lose one senior and I am confident that next year we will be able to win the whole thing.”
Results by Weight Class:
106- Chris Bianchi- 3rd
113- Charles Bashara- 2nd
120- Necco Lawrence- 3rd
126- KJ Edmond- 3rd
132- Alex Sarris- 3rd
138- James Dublin- 2nd
145- Chris Beck- 2nd
152- Joey Conn- 4th
160- David Baldwin- 3rd
170- Noah Roistacher- 1st
182- Blake Sibley- 4th
195- Cody Bennett- 3rd
220- Jack Francis- 4th
1. Norfolk Academy 233; 2. Cape Henry 202.5; 3. Norfolk Collegiate 198.5; 4. Bishop Sullivan 147.5; 5. Peninsula Catholic 87; 6. Norfolk Christian 78.