Lancaster wins district wrestling championship

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi




Lancaster’s Brendan Walker takes down Will Biddlecomb of Northumberland. Walker had two pins last Wednesday night as a district gold medalist. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster had 11 gold medalist and claimed the Northern Neck District wrestling tournament championship with 332.5 points last Wednesday.

Host Northumberland was the runner-up with 99 points, Washington & Lee was third with 77 and Essex fourth with 44.

Lancaster’s Brendan Walker (170), Mike Bennett (220) and Tate Wilmore (HWT) had two pins each to win their weight classes.

“I like seeing some consistency from Tate,” said LHS coach Craig Oren. “When he’s hot, he’s hot and that’s the Tate I’m hoping to see as we go into the region and state tournaments.”

T. Wilmore pinned Northumberland’s KJ Ball in round one and…[to-view-more]