Wrestling Watch

Woodward wrestling captures area title, poised for big season next year.

The Woodward Academy wrestling team had one of its best seasons in 2017-18. After traveling around the Southeast seeking out the best competition, the Woodward wrestling team finished with a 28-8 dual meet record. In addition, the War Eagles captured the area dual title and placed in the top six at the State Duals. In the traditional format tournament, Woodward placed 4th at the state championships. Individually, eight wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, with five state placers, four state finalists, and three state champions. Special recognition goes to all those who placed in state, which included Malachi Wiley (5th), McCoy Pace (2nd), Nick Masters (state champion), Vincent Mannella (state champion), and Malcolm Wiley (state champion).  Woodward has a very bright future, as all state qualifiers will be returning for a run at another team state title next season.