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Varsity Wrestling Excels at VISAA State Championships

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Becky Cullinan
Jeremy DeLaVille ’25 subdues an opposing O’Connell Knight

This past weekend, February 16 to 17, Potomac Varsity Wrestling surpassed expectations in the VISAA State Championship, which our school hosted at the Spangler Center. Led by captains Jason Seeber ’25, Jeremy DeLaVille ’24, and Richard Perry ’25, the team placed 12 out of 30, a remarkable achievement given the team’s small size. Of the teams with less than a full roster, Potomac scored the highest by far and was competitive with teams that filled all of the weight classes.

With seven wrestlers, the Panthers scored 80 points, finishing narrowly behind Catholic High School. The wrestling team was also voted to receive the Team Sportsmanship Award by opposing coaches, a testament to the team’s cohesion and good spirit. In addition to a great team result, six individual wrestlers placed very well on their own and captured All-State titles – the most Potomac competitors to do so in the last 10 years. 

Led by DeLaVille, who placed sixth in the 138 weight class, freshmen Robbie Pence and Evan McNamara took fifth in the 144 and 113 weight classes, respectively. Adar Weinman ’25 took eighth in the 132-pound division, Seeber also took sixth at 190, and Perry took seventh at 150.

Weinman told us “It was a great weekend and our team worked hard.” He also praised McNamara’s remarkable performance, especially as a first-year wrestler, and his excellent final standing. Anthony Cipriani ’25 said, “Maybe the real 2024 VISAA State Tournament was the friends we made along the way.” 

In addition to the VISAA tournament, In the MAC tournament, Potomac had four champions in their weight classes, three second-place finishers, and five all-MAC wrestlers – and an overall second-place finish.

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Charlotte Gabriel
Charlotte Gabriel, Sports Editor and Assistant Managing Editor
Charlotte is a junior at Potomac and enjoys swimming, cross country, robotics, orchestra, and lacrosse. Outside of school, she loves playing with her dog, being outside, and taking care of her aquariums!