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Greater PWC sends 32 wrestlers to state finals

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Greater PWC sends 32 wrestlers to state finals

There are 21 wrestlers from Prince William County and one from the City of Manassas set to compete this upcoming weekend at the Group AAA state championship.

Meanwhile, four wrestlers from Brentsville District qualified for the Group AA state championship. Jeffrey Walker (106 pounds), Brenden Velez (113) and Zach Roseberry (195) all won Region II titles last weekend in Aldie while Justice Jacobs (132) placed second.

Manassas Park also is set to send six wrestlers to the Group A state championship after the team placed second in the Region B tournament last weekend. Regional winners from Manassas Park include Zach Trueting (126 pounds), Isaiah Baker (160) and Corey Jenkins (220) and runners-up include Gilbert Rodriguez (120), Fabian Rodriguez (132) and Enrique Torres (285).

The Group AAA state tournament is set to be held on Feb. 15 and 16 in Chesapeake at Oscar Smith High School and it will be hosted by Great Bridge High School. The Group AA and A state tournaments are set to be held in Salem at the Salem Civic Center.

Six county wrestlers claim No. 1 seeds entering the Group AAA tournament after winning Northwest Regional titles. The 22 overall competitors represent eight area schools: Battlefield (four), Forest Park (seven), Hylton (three), Osbourn (one), Osbourn Park (two), Patriot (two), Potomac (one), Stonewall Jackson (one) and Woodbridge (one).

No wrestlers from Gar-Field or Freedom (Woodbridge) qualified for states.

The names, schools and weight classes for those wrestlers competing at the Group AAA state finals are listed below. Bolded names indicate No. 1 seeds:

106:
Tommy Aloi (Forest Park)
Matt Asper (Battlefield)

113:
Sean Badua (Osbourn Park)
Alec Schrauder (Battlefield)

120:
Brian Belcher (Stonewall Jackson)
Herbert Berios (Osbourn)

126:
Joe Kingett (Forest Park)
Chad Lehner (Patriot)

132:
Dennis Gustafson (Forest Park)
Caleb Peltzer (Battlefield)

138:
Jack Applegate (Forest Park)
Casey Bowers (Hylton)

145:
Justus Weaver (Battlefield)

152:
Thomas Rider (Forest Park)

160:
Alex Gowers (Osbourn Park)

170:
Brett Stein (Forest Park)
Codie Bowers (Hylton)

182:
Anthony Olsen (Patriot)
Lawrence Hunt (Hylton)

195:
Hayden Mosher (Forest Park)
Kayleb Frank (Potomac)

220:
(No local wrestlers qualified)

285:
Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge)

List by schools:

Battlefield (four): Matt Asper (106), Alec Schrauder (113), Caleb Peltzer (132), Justus Weaver (145)

Forest Park (seven): Tommy Aloi (106), Joe Kingett (126), Dennis Gustafson (132), Jack Applegate (138), Thomas Rider (152), Brett Stein (170), Hayden Mosher (195)

Hylton (three): Casey Bowers (138), Codie Bowers (170), Lawrence Hunt (182)

Osbourn (one): Herbert Berios (120)

Osbourn Park (two): Sean Badua (113), Alex Gowers (160)

Patriot (two): Chad Lehner (126), Anthony Olsen (182)

Potomac (one): Kayleb Frank (195)

Stonewall Jackson (one): Brian Belcher (120)

Woodbridge (one): Da'Shawn Hand (285)

Group AAA source: VirginiaWrestling.com

Brentsville District source: VHSL.org

Manassas Park source: Manassas Park Patch
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