Woodward Wrestling Captures 2019 Area Title
Gene Patterson

The Woodward Academy Wrestling team, fresh off their AAAA State Dual Championship performance, competed in the Area Traditional Tournament last weekend at Eastside High School.  Once again the War Eagles dominated the tournament capturing nine individual titles and three 2nd place finishes. In all, Woodward qualified all 14 wrestlers for the upcoming AAAA Sectional Tournament, which will be hosted by Woodward Academy on February 8th and 9th.  Finishing first at the Area Tournament were Michael Rinker (106), Cornell McBride (113), Nick Masters (126), Michael Kilic (132), Mathew Singleton (138), McCoy Pace (145), Malachi Wiley (152), Hays Ogletree (160) and Malcolm Wiley (195).  Connor Phillips (120), Ben Valdes (170) and Brandon Smith (182) finished as Area Runners-up.

The top eight wrestlers from the upcoming Sectionals Tournament will qualify and advance to the AAAA State Championships in Macon, GA on February 13th-16th