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OCCOQUAN REGION

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WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

FEBRUARY

9 &-10 2018

2017 Region & Champion 6a State Champion

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Aaron Howell

ROBINSON SECONDARY SCHOOL , FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA


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Nik Gerard ROB 2017 Region Champion &

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6a State Runner up

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents …………………………………………………. Occoquan Region Championships 2018 ……………….. Welcome to Fairfax County Public Schools ….………. Welcome to Robinson ………………...……..………………… Robinson Secondary School ………………………………….. Tournament Schedule & Admissions …………………….. Tournament Personnel …………………………………………. Competing Schools, Rosters, and Coaches ……………. NFHS Rules, Scoring, and Signals……………………………. Rules Overview………………………………………… Tournament Scoring & Tiebreaker…………... Referee Signals ……………………………………….. 2017 Northern Region Results …………………………...…. 1967-2018 Northern Region Team Champions …..… Remembering Rick Jones & NWHOF Inductees…..…. VHSL Realignment ……………………………………………….. Tournament Throwback:1998 ………………….………….. 2018 District Championship Results ……………………… Tournament Sponsors ………………………………………….. Tournament Summary & Brackets…………………………

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Cover Art: Front- Photo Courtesy of Beth Elliot - Returning 106lb State Champion Aaron Howell of Robinson rolls Riverbend opponent to help lead Robinson to victory. Inside Front Cover: Nik Gerard from Robinson Back cover: Tyler Matheny from Lake Braddock photo by Greg Zelkin Program Design and Production: Drew Foster Acknowledgements: Special thanks Mike Johnson for providing statistics and analysis for the tournament program. Thanks to Marcia Bennett and the Robinson Wrestling families for coordinating the best hospitality room in the nation. A big thank you to Jeff Ferrell, DSA at Robinson and Matt Eline, Principal at Robinson, for their support of wrestling and student athletics in Virginia. Thanks to the 6A Occoquan Region for their support. A special note of thanks to Bryan Hazard, Robinson’s head wrestling coach, for the thousands of hours he has put into coaching and promoting the great sport of wrestling at all levels.

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Virginia High School League

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WELCOME James W. Robinson Secondary School Fairfax County Public Schools

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WELCOME TO FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS! On behalf of Fairfax County Public Schools we want to welcome you from around the region to the 2018 Virginia High School League Occoquan Region Wrestling Tournament being held at James Robinson Jr. Secondary School. Wrestling is one of the states oldest high school interscholastic activities and this tournament annually brings together the best from around the region This year is no exception; everyone has worked very hard this season to make this another marquee event and we appreciate the support demonstrated by your attendance. High school interscholastic athletics is a true laboratory for learning, practicing and evaluating skills in goal setting, self discipline, hard work and self control. National studies repeatedly report that participation in athletics is a key indicator of success later in life. Your participation either on the mat or in the stands is truly appreciated.

To all participants, wrestlers, coaches, cheerleaders, we extend to you our best wishes for a safe and successful tournament. To our spectators and guests, cheer loudly and loyally and in a manner that best represents your school, your community and for high school sports. Bill Curran Director of Activities & Athletic Programs for FCPS

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Thank you to the athletes and parents for the time and effort put into making this a successful season. Thank you coaches, administrators and certified athletic trainers who help guide young athletes. And thank you to all the spectators whose attendance is so critical to the success of these programs. We would also like to give special recognition and thanks to the staff of Robinson Secondary School and to the Virginia High School League for the time and effort they have put into organizing and hosting this year’s event.


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WELCOME TO ROBINSON Welcome to Robinson Secondary School. We are proud to host the 2018 VHSL Occoquan Region Wrestling Championships. Extracurricular activities are an essential part of the American educational experience and wrestling is a great character building sport. Lets support these fine young athletes and congratulate them for earning the honor to compete in this prestigious event. Matt Eline

Principal James W. Robinson Jr. Secondary School

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ROBINSON ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT STAFF Matt Eline Tracey Phillips Bill Evers Denise Lee Jennifer Miley Sharon Newcome Christopher Farmerie Debra Duncan Andy Jimmo Scott Turner Ann Wong Travis Hess Marty Riddle Jeff Ferrell John James Edna Clark Sandy Corbin

Principal Associate Principal Assistant Principal for Administrative Services High School Director of Student Services Middle School Director of Student Services Assistant Principal - 7th Grade Assistant Principal - 8th Grade Special Projects Administrator(7th - 12th grades) Systems of Support Advisor Assistant Principal - 9th Grade Assistant Principal - 10th Grade Assistant Principal - 11th Grade Assistant Principal - 12th Grade Director of Student Activities Assistant Director of Student Activities Administrative Assistant Security

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JAMES W. ROBINSON SECONDARY SCHOOL Robinson Secondary School opened in 1971 and was named in honor of Sergeant James W. Robinson, Jr., the first Virginia resident to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and heroism in the Vietnam conflict. The record of his performance is held in the highest regard by all members of the Robinson community, and provides a model for character and leadership that extends to all facets of our school program. At the high school level, Robinson strives to prepare students to successfully meet the many challenges of a global society. We recognize that those challenges include technological, cultural, environmental, ethical, and societal issues that, in turn, demand strong technical and interpersonal skills. Consequently, our curriculum is diverse and includes a broad range of courses in the humanities, arts, and sciences with an emphasis on the use of technology across the curriculum. Robinson's student activities program, composed of over 100 organizations and teams, supports a strong belief that a student's academic success and social development are strengthened through active involvement in school activities. In addition, Robinson Secondary is proud to be a member of the Robinson Community Coalition, a model program for cooperation and collaboration among all members of the community to address issues that affect its youth.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND ADMISSIONS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 09 Scales available

10:00 am

Weigh-ins all weights

12:00 pm

First Round

2:00 pm

First Round Consolations

6:15 pm

GYM WILL BE CLEARED AFTER CONSOLATIONS ARE FINISHED

Quarter Finals

8:00 pm

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Scales Available

7:30 am

Coaches Meeting

8:00 am

Weigh-ins all weights

8:30 am

Second Round Consolations

10:00 pm

Championship Semis & Consolation Quarters

11:30 am

Consolation Semifinals

1:30 pm

Consolation Finals (5/6, 3/4) Format 2-2-2

3:00 pm

GYM WILL BE CLEARED AFTER CONSOLATIONS ARE FINISHED CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

ADMISSIONS:

6:00 pm

ALL SESSION PASS

$24.00 (4 SESSIONS)

STUDENT ADMISSION(7-18YO)

$5.00 (PER SESSION)

ADULT ADMISSION

$7.00 (PER SESSION)

PASSES: THE FOLLOWING PASSES WILL BE HONORED: VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE HONOR GUEST PASS

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TOURNAMENT PERSONNEL Tournament Director: Assistant Tournament Director: Event Coordinator: Seeding Committee Chairperson: Ticket Chairperson: Tournament Athletic Trainers: PA Announcer: Student Personnel:

Jeff Ferrell Andy Jimmo Bryan Hazard Derek Donnelly Sandy Corbin Jeff Perry, Deb Cassidy, Virginia Lintot

Scott Wilson Robinson Junior Varsity Wrestlers & SGA

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Good Luck! To all of the Robinson Wrestlers at Regions on behalf of the

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Robinson Athletic Boosters 106– Ethan Reneger

132– Nik Gerard

195– Joe Ostrowski

113– Aaron Howell

138– Finn Odell

220– Thomas Mukai

120– Liam Gordon

145– Matt Park

283– Alex Hazard

126– Gino Gerard

152– Steven Bybee

Thomas Mukai ROB 2017 Region Champion & 6A State Champion

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Competing Schools, Rosters, and Coaches


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Annandale High School

Line up

Mascot: Atoms Coach: Derek Sweet

113 Uriel Sejas

160 Dylan Weaver

126 Hugo Amaya

170 Justin Scott

132 Robert Laator

182 Patrick Lee

138 Jonathan Ruiz

195 Joseph Neary

145 Allen Kokilananda

220 Cesar Lopez

152 Ryan Fowler

285 Kevin Reyes

Charles Colgan High School

Line up

145- Brett Flanders

Mascot: Sharks Coach: Doug Millburn

106- Jacob Reed 113- Keshav Shah 120- Seth Raymond 126- Dominik Duran 132- Levi Field 138- Brock MacGregor

152- Mohammad Ali 160- Mason Herring 170- Matt Lochli 182- Trever Ridley 195- Isaiah Causey 220- Joe McKeown

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285- Cesar Rodriguez

Fairfax High School

Line up

Mascot: Rebel Pride Coach: Tanner Sewell

106 – Hana Lee

160 – JT Thomas

120 – Anthony Portillo

170 – Francisco Vasquez

126 – Nicholas Chase

182 – Mason Koerner

132 – Stephen Everard

195 – Earl Brewer

138 – Lamin Sesay

220 – William Portillo

145 – Joselito Smith

285 – Vince Sharp

Forest Park High School

Line up

152 Kaden Hobt

Mascot: Bruins Coach: Thomas Aloi

113 Ethan Lambert

160 Ethan Johnson

120 Joel Torrres

170 Austin Lppez

126 Mike James

182 Mike Robinson

132 Brenden Marcy

195 Damion McRae

138 Josh Harmon

220 Armando Eversley

145 George Agyeman

285 Matt Jones

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Freedom High School (PW) Mascot: Eagles Coach:

Gar-Field High School Mascot: Indians Coach: Matt Haselton

Line up 106 – Jericho Musngi

160 – Jake Bringham

113 - Faran Rafi

170 – Max Marqunia

120 – Drake Jaques

182 – Adrian Romero

126 – Jerry Arugeta

220 – Alvin Florres

132 - James Harrell

Line up

Mascot: Hawks Coach: Roy Hill III

106 – Pat Maglathlin

160 – CJ Lipford

120 – Sullivan Ramsel

170 – Joseph Larson

132 – William Baldinger

182 – Michael Mensah

138 – Matt Pitts

195 – Matt Liechty

145 – Javier Hurtado

220 – Maxwell Mensah

152 - Sam Snoots

CD Hylton High School

Line up

Mascot: Bulldogs Coach: Leonard Jackson

113 Jason Blakely 120 Nicolas Lorenzo 126 Kyle Chan 132 Shawn Nonaka 138 Jaden Deristel 145 Daniel Puerto

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152 Mark Blakely 160 Donald Martinez 170 Calipso Sanders 182 Romeo Nathaniel 195 Carlos Chicas

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Hayfield High School


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Lake Braddock High School

Starting Lineup

Mascot: Bruins

106 – Caden Clark

Coach: Scott Matheny

113 – Ryan Lambird 120 – Tim Healey 126 – Gabe Fulton 132 – Ismael Vargas 138 – Braden Nauman

Mount Vernon High School

Starting Lineup

Mascot: Majors Coach: Anthony McDuffie

106 Ava Purfoy 113 Steven Kouevi 120 Anthony Amaya 126 Ethan Ricks 145 Farrakhan Muhammed

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152 Kyle Frost

James W. Robinson School

Starting Lineup

Mascot: Rams Coach: Bryan Hazard

106 Ethan Reneger 113 Aaron Howell 120 Liam Gordon 126 Gino Gerard 132 Nik Gerard 145 Matt Park

145 – Pehrson Timmons 152 – Roberto Gaballini 160 – Joe Murray 170 – Ayden Arca 182 - Tyler Matheny 195 - Gabe Haedt

160 Connor Greydanus 170 Ethan Boval 182 Anthony Mejia 195 Xavier Rubio 220 D’Marco Mobley 285 Chayse Tyler

152 Steven Bybee 160 Mason Ghodsi 170 Tristan Hoskin 182 Ben Osbourn 195 Joe Ostrowski 220 Thomas Mukai 285 Alex Hazard

South County High School

Starting Lineup

145: Joseph Morgan

Mascot: Stallions Coach: Sean Andersen

106: Valmik Rai

152: Elijah Johnson

113: Mike Reinhardt

160: Josh Baringer

120: Chloe Temple

170: Ivan Levin

126: Jack McMahon

182: Tyler Simms

132: Nick Dubravac

220: James Momon

138: Steven Martinos

285 : Mike Mesngon

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Jeb Stuart High School

Starting Lineup

Mascot: Raiders

106 Khalil Abu El Hawa

Coach: Donald Balsavich

120 Jamil Awadallah 138 Drakes Latham 145 Carlos Gonzales

182 Jake Beres 195 Ali Al-Ukaily 220 El Arbi Saleck Jafar 285 Brandon Ramirez

152 Meshaal Beyan 160 Tyler Stuart 170 Abdul Anderson

West Potomac High School Mascot: Wolverines Coach: James Hargrove

Starting Lineup

145 – Sammy Robinson

106 – Bryce Haverstick

152 – Welles McHenry

113 – Greyson Buchanan

160 – Colin Marcel

120 – Rielly Clautice

170 – Edwin Solano

126 – Conner Kiernan

182 – Gabriel Lyon

132 – Isaak Berrios

195 – Joel Diaz

138 – James Swanson

220 – Brian Flamenco 285 – John Holzworth

Starting Lineup

Mascot: Spartans Coach: Ben Fiacco

106 Renzo Ramos 113 Reggie Payne 120 Jeremy Nguyen 126 Ryan Brewer 132 Kyle Vanderlaan 138 Nick Rysewyk

145 Hanyu Qiu 152 JP Proellochs 160 Marcus Cyr 170 Jackson Elder 182 Braxton Ulmer 195 Gabe Mendelson 220 Tanner Traugutt 285 Robert Perry

T.C. Williams High School

Starting Lineup

Mascot: Titans Coach: Chris Marshall

106 Scott Lee 113 Yohannes Lemma 126 Uthman Muhammad 132 Lyidell Edwards 145 Joshua Del-Orbe 152 Carlos Villoroel-Cordova

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160 Daniel Alvarez-Canales 170 Yonas Melaku 182 Matthew Miller 220 Jayson Makon 285 Aaron King

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Woodbridge High School

Line up

Mascot: Vikings Coach: Ty Knepp

106 Bryan Nguyen 113 Chris Nguyen 120 Yousuf Hammad 126 Carter Lyda 132 Mitchell Gelband 138 Jack Brinson

145 Joel Diaz 152 Charles Bertrand 160 Jackson Woolridge 170 Sahm Abdulrazzaq 182 Mo Ibrahim 195 James Fluet 220 Kwadwo Acheampong 285 Antoine Sampah

W.T. Woodson High School

Line up

Mascot: Cavaliers Coach: Robert McCarthy

106: Wayner Burger 113: Joey Martin 120: Anthony Martin 126: Jeremy Zema 132: Tommy Dunn 138: Logan Baird

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145: Diego Pedulla-Smith

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152: Ryan Yoder 160: Max Sheehe 170: Drew Dougherty 182: Jack Swanton 195: Alex French 220: John Blumstein HWT: Maliq Green


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Rules, Scoring, and Signals


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AN OVERVIEW OF WRESTLING RULES The object of the sport of wrestling is to put your opponent on his back -- to pin your opponent. A pin (or fall) is when you put your opponent on his/her back with any part of both shoulders or both shoulder blades of your opponent in contact with the mat for two seconds. When you pin your opponent, the match is over and you are the winner. If nobody gets pinned, the winner is the wrestler who has scored the most points during the match.. There are five ways to score points in a wrestling match: 1) Takedown - (2 points) You score two points for taking your opponent down to the mat and controlling him/her. 2) Escape - (1 point) You score one point for getting away or getting to a neutral position when your opponent has you down on the mat. 3) Reversal - (2 points) You score two points when your opponent has you down on the mat and you come from underneath and gain control of your opponent. 4) Near Fall (Back Points) - (2 or 3 points) You get near fall points when you almost but not quite get your opponent pinned. A near fall (near pin) is when... both shoulders are held for two seconds within four inches of the mat, or... one shoulder touches the mat and the other shoulder is at a 45 degree angle coming down to the mat, or... the wrestler is held in a high bridge or back on both elbows. If a near fall lasts for two seconds, you get 2 points. If a near fall lasts for 5 seconds, you get 3 points. 5) Penalty Points - (1 or 2 points) Your opponent is awarded points if you commit the following infractions. 

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Illegal Holds - There are several holds that the referee will penalize you for without warning. (There are other holds called "potentially dangerous holds" which the referee might make you let go of but will not penalize you for). Technical Violations

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Going off the mat or forcing your opponent off the mat to avoid wrestling ("fleeing the mat.")

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Leaving the mat during the match without the referee's permission

Grabbing clothing, the mat, or the headgear Locked or overlapped hands: If you are down on the mat in control of your opponent, you cannot lock or overlap your hands, fingers or arms around your opponent's body or both legs unless you have met criteria for a near pin of your opponent, or your opponent stands up and has all his/her weight on two feet, or you have lifted the opponent off the mat. Figure 4 head scissors from the neutral position.

Reporting to the mat not properly equipped or not ready to wrestle, or equipment that is detected as being illegal after the match has started  Unnecessary roughness  Unsportsmanlike conduct  Flagrant Misconduct (ejection, the match is over)  Stalling (you get one warning before you are penalized and points are awarded).  Incorrect starting position or false start (You get two cautions before points are awarded). The first and second time you are penalized, your opponent is awarded one point. The third time you are penalized, your opponent is awarded two points. The fourth time you are penalized, you are disqualified. (Except for illegal starting position or false start - you are cautioned twice, then one point awarded for each infraction, but you will not be disqualified. In the event of Flagrant Misconduct, you are ejected from the match on the first offense, you lose the match, and 3 team points are deducted). From: National Federation of State High Schools Association http://nfhs.org

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TEAM SCORING AND SUDDEN VICTORY TEAM SCORING IN TOURNAMENT COMPETITION Below is the team scoring chart in tournaments this year: Tournament Team Scoring Chart Advancement Points: Championship Bracket - 2 points (Regular Decision) Consolation Bracket - 1 point (Regular Decision) Major Decision: 1 point Technical Fall: 1 1/2 points Fall, Default, Forfeit, & Disqualification: 2 points Bye followed by a win: Championship Bracket - 2 points Consolation Bracket - 1 point Tournaments with Eight Places: First Place - 16 points; Second Place - 12 points; Third Place - 9 points; Fourth Place - 7 points; Fifth Place - 5 points; Sixth Place - 3 points, Seventh Place 2 points, Eighth Place - 1 point.

SUDDEN VICTORY IN DUAL MEETS AND TOURNAMENTS Sudden Victory (Overtime Period): During tournament and dual meet action, when the wrestlers are tied at the end of the three regular periods, they will then wrestle an overtime period which will be one minute in length with no rest between the regular match and the overtime. The overtime period will begin with both wrestlers in the neutral position. The wrestler who scores the first point(s) will be declared the winner.

Tiebreaker I: The disk is tossed to determine the wrestler who has choice. The wrestler who wins the toss may choose top, bottom, or defer (Neutral cannot be chosen). Wrestler B wins the toss and selects down. As soon as the referee blows the whistle, Wrestler B scores an escape. At this point, the match continues to the conclusion of the of the thirty seconds. Before the end of the first tiebreaker, Wrestler B also scores a takedown. The score at this time is Wrestler B: 4 and Wrestler A: 1. Tiebreaker II: It is now Wrestler A's choice; he also selects down. During the second tiebreaker period, Wrestler A likewise scores an escape and a takedown. The score is tied 4 to 4. Ultimate Tiebreaker: At this point, Wrestler A is given the choice of position because he scored the first point (an escape) in the match. However, the wrestler whose opponent has received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at anytime during the match will have the choice of position. The unsportsmanlike conduct penalty will supersede the first points scored in the regulation match. There is no neutral, but the wrestler may defer. The Ultimate Tiebreaker winner is determined the same as in the past. The wrestler who scores the first point(s) in this 30-second tie-breaker will be declared the winner. However, if no scoring occurs during this time, the top wrestler will be declared the winner. If Wrestler A rides Wrestler B; Wrestler A wins with the ride out point. If Wrestler B scores, Wrestler B wins. From: National Federation of State High Schools Association http://nfhs.org

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If no winner is determined by the end of the one minute overtime period, 30-second tie-breakers in the referee's position will be wrestled.


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2017 Northern Region Wrestling Championships Group AAA

Fairfax HS, Fairfax VA February 10-11 2017

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Tournament Results


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2017 northern region championship results

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2017 team champions Robinson Rams

2017 individual champions 106 Aaron Howell (Rob)

138 Matthew Guilroy (Hay)

182 Tyler Matheny (LB)

113 Brandon Wittenberg (BF) 145 Zach Feight (BF)

195 Albert Mensah (SL)

120 Nik Gerard (Rob)

152 Brenden Grammes (MC)

220 Thomas Mukai (Rob)

126 Sam Book (Rob)

160 Michael Baldinger (Hay) HWT Phillip Pullen (BF)

132 River Curtis (BF)

170 Gavin Legg (MC)

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Northern Region Championships Group AAA & 6A

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Team Champions 1967-2018


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Past Region Team Champions 1967 Annandale

1992 Centreville

1968 Annandale

1993 Centreville

1969 Wakefield

1994 Centreville

1970 McLean

1995 Centreville

1971 McLean

1996 Fairfax

Robinson

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1972 TC Williams

1997 Herndon

Hayfield

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1973 Robinson

1998 Herndon

Centreville

4

1974 Robinson

1999 Hayfield

Westfield

4

1975 Robinson

2000 Hayfield

Woodson

3

1976 Lake Braddock

2001 Hayfield

Herndon

3

1977 Hayfield

2002 Herndon

Annandale

2

1978 Falls Church

2003 Hayfield

Battlefield

2

1979 Robinson

2004 Hayfield

McLean

2

1980 West Springfield

2005 West Springfield

West Springfield

2

1981 Robinson

2006 Hayfield

Falls Church

1

1982 Woodson

2007 Langley

Fairfax

1

1983 Robinson

2008 Westfield

Lake Braddock

1

1984 Robinson

2009 Westfield

TC Williams

1

1985 Robinson

2010 Westfield

Wakefield

1

1986 Woodson

2011 Robinson

1987 Robinson

2012 Westfield

1988 Robinson

2013 Robinson

1989 Woodson

2014 Robinson

1990 Robinson

2015 Battlefield

1991 Robinson

2016 Battlefield 24

2017 Robinson

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Remembering Rick Jones Rick Jones was a teacher and coach at Robinson Secondary School for over 20 years. Coach Jones began his wrestling career at Langley High and continued on at the collegiate level wrestling for the Iowa State Cyclones. Rick began his coaching career in Florida and soon returned to Northern Virginia where he began coaching at Thomas Jefferson High School. In addition to working with high school athletes Rick also helped youth wrestlers find success in folk style, freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling and made frequent trips across the country giving his time and expertise to contribute to the success of Team Virginia. Rick was most proud of his sons (Brent, Matt, and Wes), all of whom won either individual or team state championships with the Rams. The Jones boys combined for over 500 individual wins and numerous district, region, and state titles. They are recognized as one of the toughest wrestling families in the State’s history.

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Rick was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2016 and passed away shortly after the 2017 State Tournament. The Robinson Wrestling family, Virginia Wrestling, and the many thousands of athletes whose lives he touched and the many members of his family will fondly remember Coach Jones and his legacy in the sport. Rick’s lifetime of service to the sport will be recognized this spring when he will be enshrined into the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.


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VHSL GROUP 6A Alignment

Region Realignment 2017-18 marks a watershed moment for the VHSL as new district and region alignments have occurred. Some old rivalries will be renewed and new ones will be forged as district and region boundaries have been redrawn. The Occoquan Region(6C) brings together schools from the northeastern portion of Virginia. The boundaries stretch from Prince William County in the south to eastern portions of Fairfax County and Alexandria. The Gunston, Patriot, Cardinal and National districts will comprise the new region and will compete for the first ever Occoquan Region Title awarded this Saturday night.

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VHSL GROUP 6A Alignment

The Occoquan Region is comprised of 6A schools from 4 different districts all of whom have different compositions. Because of these variable factors the Patriot and Cardinal District will put the top 5 wrestlers from their district tournament into the region bracket. In the Gunston district the top 4 placers will qualify and in the National District if Jeb Stuart wrestlers earn a top 5 placement they will qualify. Tournament #1 seeds will be determined by head to head matchups, common opponents, and winning percentage. Runner ups from district tournaments will be placed on opposite sides of the bracket and byes will then be drawn in.

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Tournament Entries and Seeding


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Tournament

Throwback

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20 Years ago today the Herndon Hornets took home the Team Trophy, they were coached by Karl Spinnenweber. Paul Bjorlo of South Lakes HS (currently coaching at West Springfield) won the 140lb championship. John Eastman of Fairfax claimed the OW for the tourney.

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February 2-3, 2018

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District Championship Results


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Gunston District

Woodson High School 2/3/18

Hayfield High School 2/3/18

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

SCORE

1. ROBINSON

214.5

1. ANNANDALE

188.5

2. WEST SPRINGFIELD

1715

2. HAYFIELD

127.0

3. WOODSON

126.5

3. TC WILLIAMS

127

4. SOUTH COUNTY

115.5

4. MT VERNON

126

5. FAIRFAX

108.5

5. WEST PATOMAC

122

6. LAKE BRADDOCK

89.5

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

106

Ethan Reneger ROBINSON

106

Bryce Haverstick WEST POTOMAC

113

Aaron Howell ROBINSON

113

Yohannes Lemma TC WILLIAMS

120

Anthony Martin WOODSON

120

Uniel Sejas ANNANDALE

126

Gino Gerard ROBINSON

126

Conner Kiernan WEST POTOMAC

132

Nik Gerard ROBNSON

132

William Baldinger HAYFIELD

138

Finn O’Dell ROBINSON

138

Matt Pitts HAYFEILD

145

Matt Park ROBINSON

145

Alan Kokilananda ANNANDALE

152

Steven Bybee ROBINSON

152

Sam Snoots HAYFEILD

160

Joe Murray LAKE BRADDOCK

160

Dylan Weaver ANNANDALE

170

Jackson Elder WEST SPRINGFIELD

170

Ethan Boval MT VERNON

182

Tyler Matheny LAKE BRADDOCK

182

Patrick Lee ANNANDALE

195

Gabe Mendleson WEST SPRINGFIELD

195

Matthew Liechty HAYFIELD

220

James Momon SOUTH COUNTY

220

Cesar Lopez ANNANDALE

285

Robert Perry WEST SPRINGFIELD

285

John Holzworth WEST POTOMAC

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National District Results

Woodbridge HS 2/14- 2/15/14

Jeb Stuart HiS 2/3/18

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS (TOP 10)

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS (TOP 10)

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

SCORE

POTOMAC (5A)

235.5

MARSHALL (6A)

202

WOODBRIDGE

219.5

FALLS CHURCH

176

COLGAN

191.0

THOMAS JEFFERSON

165

C.D. HYLTON

145.5

WAKEFEILD

161.5

FORREST PARK

142.5

JEB STUART(6A)

150

GAR-FIELD

71

THOMAS EDISON

150

FREEDOM (Woodbridge)

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ROBERT E LEE

69.5

*Potomac will compete in the 5A division

*Only Jeb Stuart will compete in the Occoquan Region .

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

106

Matt Munoz POTOMAC

106

Sterling Luna EDISON

113

Devin Sweeney POTOMAC

113

Esau Alvarez MARSHALL

120

Yousuf Hammad WOODBRIDGE

120

Adam Bernfield FALLS CHURCH

126

Eriq Williams POTOMAC

126

Joseph Mack FALLS CHURCH

132

Syed Moaz PATOMAC

132

Connor Regen JEFFERSON

138

Jaden Deristel CD HYLTON

138

Steven Rochard WAKEFIELD

145

Murtadha Kareem PATOMAC

145

Vincent Galang WAKEFIELD

152

Mark Blakely CD HYLTON

152

Salifu Turay R.E. LEE

160

Angelo Garcia POTOMAC

160

Loranzo Rajaonarivelo WAKEFIELD

170

Sahm Abdulrazzaq WOODBRIDGE

170

Clayton Reppert JEFFERSON

182

Mohammad Ibrahim WOODBRIDGE

182

Will Han EDISON

195

Damion McRae FOREST PARK

195

Brandon Gonzalez MARSHALL

220

Denzel Porter POTOMAC

220

Yousef Hawala EDISON

285

Joshua Isaac POTOMAC

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Brandon Ramirez JEB STUART

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Tournament Preview Welcome to the first ever Occoquan Region Wrestling Championship, this tournament preview does not represent the views of the VHSL, nor Robinson Secondary. The views expressed will hopefully serve to entertain and provide insight into the respective weight classes at this year’s 6A Occoquan Wrestling Tournament.

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106: Robinson Sophomore Ethan Reneger gets the #1 Seed at this year’s tournament. On the other side of the bracket Brian Nguyen from Woodbridge and Halverstick from West Potomac could meet in the Semi’s to determine who makes it into the final. 113: Returning State Champ Aaron Howell from Robinson gets the #1 seed, he’ll bye into the quarters. On the other side Christophe Nguyen (WB) could see Yohannes Lemma from TC and square off in the semis. Whoever makes the final will have a tough road ahead in one of the Grappling Gals toughest weights in the State as the top 4 head down to the beach Its been over a decade since Firen next week. Gassman(Madison & Robinson) 120 WT Woodson’s Anthony Martin is a returning region placer and qualified for the AAA State Tourwill again look to climb the podium. The other side of the bracket nament. This year’s tournament could see Sejas from Annandale or Hammad from Woodbridge.as field has a couple of females who contenders for the title. Look out for a possible sleeper in Robinhave a chance to punch their tickson’s Liam Gordon who competed in Minnesota last season and et to the beach next week. brings a wealth of talent to the mats. At 106 lbs Fairfax’s 126 Another Ram claims the #1 overall seed in a bracket that has Hanna Lee spladled been impacted by injury. Several scratches were reported late, her way to the Patriot which opens sophomore Gino Gerard’s path to the title. Standing in district final last his way are Colgan’s Dominik Duran and Connor Kiernan from West weekend, she is curPotomac who could clash in a Saturday morning Semi match. rently the #3 ranked female in Virginia at 132 A few returning state qualifiers are in the field and both William the weight and loves to compete. Baldinger from Hayfield and Robinson’s hammer Nik Gerard hope to At 120 Chloe Temcompete for this year’s title. Shawn Nonaka from Hylton and Ismael ple, who started Vargas could also pose a threat as the #3 and #4 seeds. wrestling at 10 as 138 Hayfield’s Matt Pitts gets the #1 seed in another stacked weight her brothers’ pracclass. Hylton Bulldog Jaden Deristel and Robinson’s Finnegan O’Dell tice partner at could clash in the semis to determine who meets Pitts in the final. home, will compete in this year’s Logan Baird from Woodson could serve as a spoiler after finishing region tournament and hopes to second in the Patriot District last weekend. score some points for the South County Stallions. 145 Alan Kokilananda from Annandale is the #1 seed he brings a 33-3 record into the tourney and will bye into the quarters, he could meet Joel Diaz from Woodbridge for a brunch date in the semis to help determine who gets a ticket downstate next weekend. On the lower half of the bracket Colgan’s Brett Flanders and #2 seed Matthew Park could face off and finally solve the age old question- what happens when a ram meets a shark? 152 The Bulldogs from Hylton get the #1 seed in Mark Blakely, he could face off against Kyle Frost from Mt. Vernon in the semifinals on Saturday. The Hawks and Rams could see each other on the lower half and it could have major implications on the team race. The Rams senior Steven Bybee will be tested by Sam Snoots, an experienced grappler from Hayfield who is looking to extend his win streak from last weekend after finishing first in the Gunston District.

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Occoquan Region Wrestling Championships 160 Lake Braddock’s Joe Murray, the Patriot Champ and overall #1 seed, leads the field at this weight class. Gar-Field’s Jacob Bringham is the Cardinal Champ and the only champ representing the Indians in this year’s field. He could face off against Annandale’s Dylan Weaver in the Semis to see who gets a trip the Dollar Dome next weekend. 170 Sahm Abdulrazzaq from Woodbridge is the overall #1 at this weight and brings his 37-6 record into the tournament where he hopes to pick up some big team points in the bracket. Standing in his way are West Springfield’s Jackson Elder, Ethan Boval from Mt. Vernon, and Tristin Hoskin from Robinson. 182 Virginia Tech football commit and returning Region and 6A State Champ Tyler Matheny looks to build on his Bruin legacy and claim another region title before heading south to compete at Oscar Smith. He could face off against either Patrick Lee from Annandale or Mohammed Ibrahim from Woodbridge in what could be a tight finals match. 195 This might be the deepest weight in the tournament– The returning state finalist from Forrest Park, Damion McRae, is seeded #3. He could face off against West Springfield’s Gabe Mendelson in the Semis to determine who could face off against the overall #1 Matthew Liechty from Hayfield. Look out for Earl Brewer from Fairfax, he could be a possible sleeper in the weight class. 220 An African proverb states that when elephants fight it’s the grass that suffers– These big boys at 220 would make any lawn quiver. The weight is crowded with potential state medalists. James Momon (pictured right) is the one seed after defeating returning region and State Champ Thomas Mukai in the Patriot District final. Mukai is seeking his second region title in as many years. Anthony Eversley from Forest Park is the #2 seed and hopes to break up a Momon Mukai finals rematch.

Team Race: Five teams that could contend for the first ever Occoquan Region title include: 1.

Woodbridge– Bring a mix of lightweights and experienced upper weights into the field and will look to score a bunch of points in the consi rounds to make the team race close.

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Hayfield– The Hawks have 4-5 individuals who could go deep in the tournament and score a bunch of points they’ll need big quarters and semis performances to stay in the team race.

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Robinson– Defending Region champs bring a mix of youth and experience into the tournament and enter with several hammers and a few sleepers that should score some big points for the Rams.

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Annandale— Middle and upper weights power the Atoms. The Gunston District champions look to repeat last week’s success in the region tourney.

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West Springfield— Led by their heavyweight and some talented upper weight performers the Spartans hope to pick up enough points to make the team race more Salamis than Thermopylae.

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285 Last years state podium was dominated by a bunch of big name juniors– They have returned to be even bigger seniors. John Holzworth from West Potomac is the #1 seed and could see Cesar Rodriguez from Colgan in the Semis. One of the biggest heavyweights in the last decade wears a Spartan singlet and stands over 6’6”, he is Robert Perry and could face Holzworth in a rematch from last years State Tournament in the Region finals. Look out for Alex Hazard as a sleeper in the top half of the bracket.


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