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Wakefield hosts first freestyle Warrior Classic wrestling event

Close to 175 grapplers participated in 14 weight classes
The Wakefield High School wrestling team had many participants in the Warrior Classic freestyle event the school hosted April 13.

With nearly 175 wrestlers participating, Wakefield High School hosted the first Warriors Classic freestyle tournament in an all-day event Saturday, April 13.

Youth in grades 8 through 12 competed in 14 different weight classes. There were 24 girls entered.

In the girls 152 to 175 weight class, Yorktown High School’s Charlotte Bowman finished second with Wakefield’s Cameron Millsapps third. Both won by pins and technical fall in some of their matches.

The two were top female wrestlers during the winter’s high-school season, when girls wrestling was a varsity sport in Northtern Virginia and state wide.

The Warrior Classic competition was a round-robin format in each weight bracket. Wrestlers competed in three or four matches.

Every Arlington high-school team was represented at the event, including 10 wrestlers from Wakefield.

Wrestlers from other high-school teams in the GazetteLeader’s coverage areas also were present and participating.

Marymount University head wrestling coach Roy Hill was on hand with some of his wrestlers to help referee.

The classic was sanctioned by USA Wrestling. It is separate organization from high-school competition, which is held during the winter and is not a freestyle format.