Wrestling - Varsity
VES wrestlers excel as individuals and as a team, displaying a sound and aggressive style.
We are in one of the most competitive private school leagues in the state, the Virginia Independent Conference (VIC). While we train hard to remain competitive within our conference, we also are strongly commitment to each athlete’s development as a student and a person. Our wrestlers build character and confidence by learning the importance of teamwork and discipline.
We take pride in coaching boys just coming to the sport by instructing them in the fundamentals, as well as providing outstanding development and competitive opportunities to support the championship aspirations of our veteran wrestlers.
A place of tremendous tradition, Barksdale Gym is our team's home.
Wrestlers Find Success at 2020 State Tournament
Our Bishops fought hard in all their matches. On day 1, Tucker Olmert, Will Barnes, Reilly Holleran, Nana-kofi Obeng-Mensah and Neguens Ovincy all picked up one or more wins on the day—a huge accomplishment for their season.
Exciting matches: Nana beat the no. 2-seed wrestler from Saint Christopher's with a literal last second take down, winning the match 3-1. Neguens went the distance and more in a triple-overtime match. He ultimately lost 2-1, having left everything he had on the mat.
On day 2, after several intense rounds of wrestling, three Bishops came away with medals:
- Reilly Holleran at 170 earned his way to a 7th place finish.
- Nana at 195 earned his way to a 3rd place finish.
- Neguens wrestled tough in his last match and finished 4th.
Both Nana and Neguens earned their way to the Prep League State Tournament at Lehigh University February 20-22! Go Bishops!