Young Wrestlers Third in TCIS; Head to States

DSC_4331A young Collegiate wrestling team finished third in the TCIS Tournament last weekend with Noah Roistacher, a junior, dominating the 170 pound class with three pins in four matches to win the title.

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

Team scores

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.

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Posted on February 15, 2013, in wrestling and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Good Luck at State Oaks………… You can do it.

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