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Four W&L grapplers crowned district champs

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 12:07 am

Washington & Lee’s James Snieder was crowned Northern Neck District Champion in the 126-pound weight division. See photos and video report online at www.westmorelandnews.net.

In last Wednesday’s Northern Neck District Wrestling Championships held at Washington & Lee High School, Lancaster edged out Washington & Lee for the team title.

In the team competition, Lancaster won the final four weight classes to out point W&L, 171-168.5. Northumberland took third with 113 points and Essex fourth at 92.

Individual champions with their weights were 106-pound Sergei Minor (W&LE); 113 lbs. Clifton Bundy (ESSX); l20 lbs. Moses Oveido (W&LE); 126 lbs. James Snider (W&LE), 132 lbs. Kenique Stewart (LANC); 138 lbs. Aaron Curry (NUMB); 145 lbs. Sam McGill (W&LE); 152 lbs. Brad Smith (LANC); 160 lbs. Sam Friday (LANC); 170 lbs. Philip Harrison (NUMB); 182 lbs. Shane Chambers (LANC); 195 lbs. Kai Antonio (LANC); 220 lbs. Colton Hayden (LANC); 285 lbs. Sam Bouis (LANC).

Most Outstanding Lower Weights went to Moses Oveido (W&LE); Middle Weight to Brad Smith (LANC); and Upper Weight to Kai Antonio (LANC).  Craig Oren of Lancaster was the Coach of the Year.

The following wrestlers were named to the Northern Neck District All-Academic Team. This honor is given to those students who have maintained a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

Lancaster’s Shane Chambers, Thomas Hyde, Benjamin Nickerson, William Smith, Samuel Friday, Bradley Hudson and Daniel McGrath;

Washington & Lee’s Elijah DeAtley, Nick Brown, Emone Fisher, Tyler Isbell, Gabe Loesel and Manoa Wurth; Northumberland’s Noah Kramer, Trent Newsome and Warren Tallent; and Essex’s Anthony Shoukas and Kainen Phillips.

Teams will travel to Northampton High School for the regional championships Feb. 8-9.