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Four area wrestlers strike state gold

Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad, shown here on top versus Woodgrove’s Joe Candelaria during the LCPS Championships, was one of four area wrestlers to win a state championship. Jafaryzad pinned Fisher Evans of Lee-Davis in the first period of the Group 5A 152-pound championship match.—File Photo
A total of 15 area wrestlers placed among the top six in their weight class Feb. 17-18 at the Virginia High School League Group 5A and Group 4A state wrestling tournaments.

Broad Run's duo of Michael Battista (170 pounds) and John Birchmeier (220), along with Stone Bridge senior Arsam Jafaryzad (152) struck state gold in the Group 5A tournament.

Elijah Boldin of John Champe won the 285-pound state crown at the Group 4A level.

Broad Run produced the best team finish among Loudoun schools, placing fifth in Group 5A. Group 4A schools Freedom, John Champe and Woodgrove each finished in the top 20, as did Stone Bridge in Group 5A.

Group 4A tournament

-106 pounds
4. Trevor Lemaster, Freedom

-120 pounds
6. Jarrett Tardiff, Woodgrove

-126 pounds
2. Sean Crumbliss, Freedom
4. Derek Shockey, Woodgrove

-138 pounds
3. Robert Creamer, Dominion

-182 pounds
5. Zach David, Loudoun Valley

-220 pounds
4. Zach Stanley, Woodgrove
6. Ahmed Elfiky, Rock Ridge

-285 pounds
1. Elijah Boldin, John Champe

Group 5A tournament

-106 pounds
3. Njim Murshidi, Briar Woods

-138 pounds
3. Nicholas Taylor, Broad Run

-145 pounds
2. Daniel Giglio, Broad Run

-152 pounds
1. Arsam Jafaryzad, Stone Bridge

-170 pounds
1. Michael Battista, Broad Run

-220 pounds
1. John Birchmeier, Broad Run


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