Vikings start off the New Year!

The Whitman Wrestling team recently traveled down to Northern High School in southern Maryland for the Patriot Classic. Paced by two champions and 8 overall placers the Viking squad finished second to a talented St. Marks team from Wilmington Delaware.

Finishing as champions for the Vikings were Aaron Norris (160 lbs.) and Eric Beverly (140 lbs.). Both wrestlers wrestled very well in the finals and each won by major decision. Taylor Leighton (171 lbs.) also advanced to the finals but lost to Justin Bowersox from Thomas Stone.

Also wrestling very well over the January 4/5 weekend were third place finishers Danny Lee (215 lbs.) and Richard Dahan (145lbs.). Danny’s only loss was to the eventual 215 champ and Richard’s was to the runner up in his weight class.

Other placers include: Joe Hancher (4th at 119), Andrew Follmann (5th at 112), and Steve Fisher (6th at 152).

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