Johnson, Messick, Simmons earn VaSID All State Honors

Johnson, Messick, Simmons earn VaSID All State Honors

Kolin Johnson, Colton Messick and Chad Simmons have all been named to the VaSID All State Team for their achievements this past season. 

This is sophomore Johnson's first VaSID All-State recognition.  He pinned Brendan Hazelton of Grand Valley with eight seconds remaining in the national finals to avenge his only NCWA loss of the season.  He is a 2X All-American, finishing in 5th place as a freshman.  His 22 pins this season were the 5th most in school history.

Messick's 2nd team All-State recognition is the second consecutive All-State selection, also being selected to 2nd team after winning the NCWA title at 125 lbs as a junior.  He is a 2X national finalist.  His 45 wins this season tied him with coaches Amrozowicz, Chevres and Harcum for the 3rd most single season wins in school history.

Simmons has been selected to the All-State team for his third consecutive year, after being selected first team All-State as a junior, and 2nd team as a sophomore.  Chad finished his career as a 3X All-American, placing 5th at 165 lbs as a sophomore and 2nd his last two seasons.  His 127 career wins rank him 3rd most in school history.

Congrats to our Apprentice Wrestler's for their hard work this season!

All-State First Team

125 – Jack Mueller, Virginia

133 – Kolin Johnson, Apprentice

141 – Mitch Moore, Virginia Tech

149 – Tejon Anthony, George Mason

157 – Larry Early, Old Dominion

165 – Mekhi Lewis, Virginia Tech

174 – David McFadden, Virginia Tech

184 – Zack Zavatsky, Virginia Tech

197 – Jay Aiello, Virginia

285 – Matthew Voss, George Mason


All-State Second Team

125 – Colton Messick, Apprentice

133 – Levi Englman, Ferrum

141 – Brandon Woody, Averett

149 – Ryan Blees, Virginia Tech

157 – Chad Simmons, Apprentice

165 – Colston DiBlasi, George Mason

174 – Neal Richards, Virginia Military Institute

184 – Rexx Hallyburton, Washington and Lee

197 – Tom Sleigh, Virginia Tech

285 – Billy Miller, Virginia Tech