|FCHS defends dual tournament crown|
Franklin County’s varsity wrestling team poses with the championship plaque it captured by winning the Appalachian Duals at Skyline High School in Front Royal. (Photo by Gary Holden)
Monday, December 24, 2012
FRONT ROYAL -- For the second year in a row, Franklin County's varsity wrestling team has captured the championship of the Appalachian Duals at Skyline High School.
The Eagles (8-1 in dual matches) bested Loudoun County for the championship, 56-12, Saturday.
FCHS swept Friday pool competition by routing Briar Woods, 74-3, Mountain View, 67-6, and Osbourn, 60-15.
In Saturday's quarterfinals, the Eagles whipped Kettle Run, 58-9, and dominated Woodgrove, 52-18, in the semifinals.
In Friday's victory over Mountain View, senior 126-pounder Ryan Clingenpeel notched his 100th career win.
Clingenpeel, who missed half of his junior year because of injuries sustained in a car accident, won his final bout Friday and posted three more victories Saturday to take his career total to 104.
Clingenpeel was a Western Valley District champion and a Group AAA state qualifier as a sophomore.
FCHS returns to action Saturday, Jan. 5 in the annual Spencer Chang Duals at Martinsville Middle School.