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