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Northern Region Wrestling Re-Scheduled
Northern Region Wrestling Re-Scheduled

The Northern Region wrestling championships are tentatively scheduled for February 16 and February 17 at Fairfax High School, if enough officials are...

Northern Region Wrestling Results
Northern Region Wrestling Results

Team and individual weight class results for the 2009 Northern Region Wrestling Championship.

TJ at NOVA Classic

The TJ Wrestling team competed in the 2-day NOVA Classic held at Fairfax High School on December 5th & 6th. The team had their best performance...

Northern Region wrestlers keep chipping away

Though the state tournament has been dominated by other areas of Virginia for the last 20-plus years, Northern Region wrestlers once again made great...

Herndon Wrestling Report

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Hornets hosted a double dual meet against West Potomac and district rival Robinson. Herndon dropped both matches, losing...

Hornet Grapplers Take Home Hardware From Holiday Tournament

The Herndon wrestling team traveled to the Lee-Davis Holiday Classic last weekend at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Va. The Hornets placed...


Banner Year for Wrestling at Thomas Jefferson High School

February 23rd, 2009

Districts:  The TJ wrestling team placed 2nd at the 2009 Liberty
District Championships, with eight medalists: The three District
champions were Matt Becker (285 lb weight class), Mike Howard (140)
and Alex Shmorhun (145). The two District finalists were Joe Latta
(215) and Kevin Zigadlo (160). Also continuing on to the Regional
Championships are third place finishers Matt Lamb (125) and Stuart
Maier (103) and fourth place finisher Devan Samant (112) and District
Alternates Myles Cook (119), Ashley Miller (135) and Sam Zhang (130).

Regions:  Mike Howard took 1st place at the Northern Regional
Wrestling Championship in the 140 lb weight class. This is the first
time TJ has had a regional winner since 1989 and only the second time
in the school's history. Senior Matt Becker (285 lb), who only began
wrestling as a sophomore, placed 2nd in the Region losing a 1-point
match to Chantilly's Chris Cabe in the finals. Junior Alex Shmorhun
placed 4th in a tough 145 lb weight class.  TJ placed 9th among all
teams in the region, and for the first time in school history, TJ sent
three wrestlers to the State Championships.

States:  Senior Mike Howard (123-20) took 5th place at the 2009
Virginia AAA State Wrestling Championships.  The only wrestler from
the Northern Region to place among the top eight at the state
tournament in the 140 weight class, Howard is a three-time Liberty
District Champion, two-time Northern Region finalist and was Northern
Region Champion in 2009.

Matt Becker  (Herndon)
Mike Howard  (McLean)
Alex Shmorhun  (McLean)
Joe Latta (Alexandria)
Kevin Zigadlo  (South Riding)
Matt Lamb (Springfield)
Stuart Maier (Centreville)
Devan Samant (McLean)
Myles Cook (McLean)
Ashley Miller (Fairfax)
Sam Zhang  (Herndon)

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