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Warriors to host second Dohey tournament

The Nansemond River High School wrestling team will host the second annual Doug Dohey tournament Saturday.

Nansemond River will have 12 teams in the gym for its second annual Doug Dohey tournament. The tournament was created in remembrance of Doug Dohey, who was the first wrestling coach at Nansemond River High School. He died of brain cancer, so the Warriors created the tournament in his memory.

“It should be a pretty good tournament. We have some good competition coming in,” Coach James ‘Tripp’ Seed said. “The field is tougher this year than it was last year, which should provide for some good matches this weekend. We wanted to make sure we had a nice tournament to honor Doug’s name.”

The Warriors have competed well recently in the early part of the season. Last weekend, they went down to South Carolina to wrestle in the Kingsley Classic and finished fourth overall as a team, with seven guys finishing in the top three of weight classes.

“We saw a lot of the top teams in South Carolina down there as well as some other states,” Seed said. “We finished third, but we weren’t too far behind the top two finishers, and we only had 11 guys down there. So, it went well, and we wrestled well.”

The second annual Doug Dohey tournament will start at 10 a.m. Saturday. King’s Fork High School will be among the schools competing.