Woodward Wrestling Captures Area Title
Gene Patterson

Woodward Academy’s Wrestling team captured the Area 4-AAAA Championship last Saturday.  Woodward hosted the all-day event in Champions gym with seven schools competing for a shot at the Area title and a trip to the State Dual Championships.  After a first round by as the #1 seed in the tournament, the War Eagles cruised to a 72-12 win over Hampton High School.  Woodward’s win set up a championship round match against rival Eastside High School.  Eastside took the first match of the duals before the War Eagles would reel off several consecutive pins.  In the end Woodward Academy dominated the Eagles winning 58-20 and capturing the Area Championship. 

The War Eagles will now advance to this weekend’s AAAA State Dual Championships in Macon, GA.  Woodward enters the championships as the #2 seed in the entire AAAA bracket with the War Eagles looking to make a state championship run.