Benedictine's wrestling team will go to Hampton Roads for Virginia Duals. "I'm happy to be in the Virginia Duels," said Coach Yost. "I'm hoping we make some noise. Our lineup should be the healthiest it has been all year."
Their season started when some members went to the Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament in Ohio, while others went to the NOVA Classic, then going to the Beast of the East at the University of Delaware all before Christmas.
They picked up the pace by going to the Colon E Baker Classic at Great Bridge Christian, prior to a trip to Colonial Forge, that got them to this point. "It (The Virginia Duels) will be tougher than the last two tournaments ( The Colon E Baker Classic and Colonial Forge,) but it will not be the toughest one overall," said Coach Yost.
In the Beast of the East tournament, one that invites teams from all over the East Coast, Sam Slate '20 went 4-2, while CJ Griffith '20 went 3-2. The team then won the Colon E Baker Classic behind Brendan Barnes '21, Zane Cox '22, Ryan Tremain '21, Slate and Brian Daughtry '20. At Colonial Forge, the Cadets only finished in second place, but Barnes and Cox received the "Outstanding Wrestler Award," an award only given to two wrestlers in the entire tournament. "We are reaching our peak at the right point in the season, so we can compete for a championship in February," said Coach Yost.
The matches at Hampton Roads will take place on January 10, 2020 as Benedictine continues to push through the schedule and try not to look past this, since potential revenge on St. Christopher's will come on January 25.