This weekend marked the 25th anniversary of northern Virginia’s best seasonal wrestling event – the Northern Region Classic aka the NOVA Classic. At the helm of it all is Dick Adams, longtime Annandale wrestling coach, football coach, Athletic Director and everything else that involves getting kids moving in the right direction. Coach Adams is again serving as the Tournament Director of this great event.
Folks, “I demand a recount!” “What! That was two points, anybody could see that!” “You must be an idiot!” Ah, the words and emotions that will get you kicked out of a tournament – and the state championships no less. We’ve all seen it. Unfortunately, when you kicked out of an event, you lose all your team points and any placement you might otherwise have earned. I’m sure you learned from it, so let’s put it behind us and move on. Continue reading
We have just released the first edition of The History of Virginia Wrestling. This publication provides, for the first time ever, a comprehensive listing of the state champions and state placers for Virginia high school wrestling.
From 1949 to 1970, the state had one state tournament for all schools, including the private schools. Starting in 1970, the state was divided in three divisions (AAA, AA, A) for the public schools and the private schools developed their own league (VISAA). This book covers the combined states from 1949-1970 and follows the AAA division from 1971-2012. We’ll be releasing other divisions in the near future.