Historic wrestling win
Published 11:08 pm Friday, January 15, 2010
Nansemond River swept three Southeastern District wrestling rivals for a historic night for the Warrior program on Wednesday at Great Bridge High School.
The Warriors defeated 18-time state champion Great Bridge for the first time in NR wrestling history, beating the Wildcats 39-31. Nansemond River defeated Grassfield, the defending champion in the district, 42-33; and the Warriors defeated city rival King’s Fork 67-3.
“The wins are coming from the team committing to wrestling this season and working hard in the practice room,” said Nansemond River head coach Tripp Seed.
Email newsletter signup
“I have a great group of kids this year who work hard and feed of each other’s energy,” Seed said. Seed thought NR’s win over Great Bridge is a first for any Suffolk school. Great Bridge’s 18 state titles have all come since 1987.
Nansemond River is 16-5 overall in dual matches this season and Wednesday’s 3-0 night made the Warriors 4-1 in the district. The Warriors won the team title in December at the Presidents Cup Tournament at Wilson. The Warriors also went 2-2 at the Virginia Duals in Hampton earlier this month.