Two Bulldogs bring titles home for holidays

Published 5:40 pm Friday, December 30, 2011

King’s Fork’s Austin Wall, at 138 pounds, and Ethan Banks, at 220 pounds, won individual titles as the Bulldogs competed in the Cavalier Classic at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax Wednesday-Thursday.

King’s Fork sophomore Austin Wall won the 138-pound class title at the Cavalier Classic in Fairfax Wednesday-Thursday. Wall went 3-0, winning the final match by an 11-0 score. The Bulldogs finished sixth as a team in the 12-school event.

Wall went 3-0 and won a majority decision, 11-0, over Monticello’s Forrest Thomsen-Diggs in the championship match.

Banks went 3-0 with all three wins by pins. Banks pinned Peter Reischer of Thomas Jefferson 3:10 into his final bout.


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The Bulldogs finished sixth out of the 12 schools in the tournament.

Cavalier Classic

at W.T. Woodson, Fairfax

King’s Fork’s results

113 pounds

Dakota Johnson (McLean) pin Michael Street (KF) 3:09, Street dec. Francis Nierman (Falls Church) 12-9, Mahmoud Awadallah (Jeb Stuart) pin Street 4:49

120 pounds

Bailey Wall (KF) forfeit Joe Shupp (Mills Godwin), Josh Granadeno (Yorktown) dec. Wall 6-1, Taylor Yohe (Thomas Jefferson) dec. Wall 5-3

132 pounds

Josh Ramirez (KF) tech. fall Michael Au (Falls Church) 15-0, Ryan Brown (Monticello) tech. fall Ramirez 15-0, Ramirez dec. Joey Ungerleider (Mills Godwin) 6-3, Ramirez dec. Ahmed Kotb (Jeb Stuart) 4-0, Cody Cummings (Yorktown) pin Ramirez 2:01

– Josh Ramirez finished in fourth place.

138 pounds

Austin Wall (KF) pin Adam Saloune (Jeb Stuart) 1:36, Wall dec. Joe Bull (Mills Godwin) 8-2, Wall dec. Forrest Thomsen-Diggs (Monticello) 11-0

– Austin Wall won first place.

145 pounds

Aaron Hommell (KF) dec. Matt Chung (McLean) 21-14, Alex Via (Monticello) pin Hommell 0:56, Hommell pin Spencer Hawkins (McLean) 2:21, Brett Simon (St. John’s) pin Hommell 3:39

160 pounds

Gabe Sutherland (McLean) pin Steffon Bruce (KF) 0:52, Dan Parmenter (St. John’s) tech. fall Bruce 18-1, Kal Martindale (KF) pin Dan Parmenter (St. John’s) 2:24, Garrett Brown (Monticello) pin Martindale 2:27, Sutherland dec. Martindale 6-5

170 pounds

Matt Hommell (KF) pin Joseph Gilbert (Monticello) 1:59, Hommell pin Bryson Davis (McLean) 0:48, Patrick Wenzlaff (St. John’s) dec. Hommell 4-3

– Matt Hommell finished in second place.

220 pounds

Ethan Banks (KF) pin Owen Wolfe (South Lakes) 5:30, Banks pin Tom McNamara (St. John’s) 1:48, Banks pin Peter Reischer (Thomas Jefferson) 3:10

– Ethan Banks won first place.


Team scores

1. South Lakes 116.5

2. Yorktown 115

3. Mills Godwin 112.5

4. Jeb Stuart 102

5. Monticello 99.5

6. King’s Fork 97.5

7. Massaponax 88.5

8. McLean 75

8. W.T. Woodson 75

10. Falls Church 64

11. St. John’s 61.5

12. Thomas Jefferson 58