The VHS wrestling team had two wrestlers qualify for the state tournament this past weekend at regions, Alisa and Orion Heller. Alisa Heller placed first with another dominant performance and a second round pin in the finals. Orion made it to the finals and lost in a sudden victory over time. Orion had to quickly wrestle for true second where he clinched his spot at the state tournament with a fall. The state tournament is scheduled for this Friday, December 16th through Saturday, December 17th at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
Jacob Porritt made his way to the finals suffering a tough loss and a concussion. Unfortunately, due to the concussion Porritt had to be pulled from the tournament resulting in a medical forfeit and falling one match shy of becoming a state qualifier.
JT Ginn wrestled a great tournament with a tough loss while fighting back in the consolation semifinals. Ginn fought all the way to the bitter end and I couldn’t be more proud. JT has grown significantly as a wrestler from last year to this year and with some off season training we look forward to his opportunity to shine at the state tournament.
Story Courtesty of VHS Wrestling Coach Tyler C. Thompson