Student-athletes representing Broad Run, Loudoun County, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools won individual titles at the 2021 Virginia High School League State Wrestling Championships.
Broad Run's Simon Fossett (160 pounds) and Alex Birchmeier (285), Loudoun County's Bryson Rios (106) and Tuscarora's Bobby Philpot (113) won Class 4 state championships, while Charlie Lausten (126) of Stone Bridge took home a Class 5 state title.
Dulles District and Region 4C champion Loudoun County earned the best team finish among Loudoun schools, placing third in the Class 4 team standings. Region 5C champion Woodgrove finished seventh in the Class 5 standings.
Second-year Independence and first-year Lightridge both had wrestlers earn top six finishes at the state tournament for the first time in the brief history of their programs. Independence placed 11th in the Class 3 team standings.
The Class 4 and Class 5 state tournaments were contested Saturday at the Virginia Beach Sports Center, which also hosted the Class 6 state tournament on Sunday. The Class 3 state tournament was contested Sunday at the Salem Civic Center.
Here is a listing of Loudoun wrestlers who earned a podium finish at the VHSL State Championships.
CLASS 3 TOURNAMENT
5. Nicholas Marck (Lightridge)
3. Sam Johnson (Independence)
6. Sam Cooper (Independence)
CLASS 4 TOURNAMENT
1. Bryson Rios (Loudoun County)
1. Bobby Philpot (Tuscarora)
5. Zach Rios (Loudoun County)
5. Timmy Faber (Loudoun County)
2. Patrick Smith (Heritage)
2. Luke Roberts (Loudoun County)
3. Santiago Pena (Dominion)
2. Logan Jones (Dominion)
4. Matthew Roberts (Loudoun County)
1. Simon Fossett (Broad Run)
6. George Hasway (Dominion)
4. Jacob Jimenez (Dominion)
2. Caleb Graham (Loudoun County)
1. Alex Birchmeier (Broad Run)
CLASS 5 TOURNAMENT
4. Nic Dimond (Stone Bridge)
4. Andrew Woodley (Woodgrove)
1. Charlie Lausten (Stone Bridge)
3. Jake Beyer (Freedom)
5. John Angel (Potomac Falls)
6. Jackson Bissessar (Briar Woods)
6. Thomas Brooks (Stone Bridge)
5. Cameron Owens (Woodgrove)
5. Gabriel Thompson (Riverside)
6. Amiel Diaz (Stone Bridge)
3. Michael Harrigan (Riverside)
3. Joe Jovene (Woodgrove)
5. Ilias Cholakis (Rock Ridge)
4. Yousef Cherrat (Briar Woods)
6. Caspian Bell (Freedom)
4. Finn Gustavson (Woodgrove)
5. Wyatt Singer (Freedom)
3. Bryan Guzman (Freedom)
5. Matt McKim (Woodgrove)
CLASS 6 TOURNAMENT
3. Jordan Villareal (John Champe)