VISAA State Wrestling Tournament

Wrestling- CHC 3rd

Cape Henry Collegiate hosted the 2019 VISAA State Wrestling Tournament over the weekend, and after the two-day event came to a close, the Dolphins earned an impressive 3rd place finish. Cape Henry finished behind two large and perennially talented programs in St. Christopher’s (1st) and Benedictine (2nd). However, the Dolphins remained in the conversation of most talented programs in the state after earning 24 pins across the 56 Cape Henry matches throughout the event. The entire Dolphin roster wrestled the top competition around the state, and seven wrestlers from Cape Henry Collegiate earned a place on the podium as the tournament came to an end. Highlighting the outstanding Dolphin finish, Brendan Hawley reached the semifinals of the championship bracket before falling in the 3rd place matchup to his Peninsula Catholic counterpart. Brendan’s 4th place marked the highest Dolphin finish and earned Hawley a place in the National Prep competitions. Seniors Aedan Somers, Jackson Kassir, and Reed Truxell each wrapped up their Cape Henry Collegiate wrestling careers with 5th place finishes, while Colin Sharp wrestled his last match for the Dolphins to earn a 6th place finish. In Aiden Altamura’s first State Tournament as an 8th grader, Altamura brought home an 8th place finish. Colby Kassir wrapped up the Dolphin place winners, finishing the weekend in 5th place Rounding out the awards for Cape Henry Collegiate, Joe Harvich was voted by his peers as the Assistant Coach of the Year for his efforts with the Team Sportsmanship award-winning Dolphins. The Dolphins’ Brenda Hawley will compete in the National Prep Tournament at Lehigh University on Friday, February 22.