Fishburne Military School shows well at East Rockingham Quad
Fishburne Military School was the dominant team at the East Rockingham Quad meet on Wednesday night. Host school East Rockingham was the only team that gave the Caissons a close match, as Fishburne opened by defeating Riverheads High School 63-9. The Caissons then blanked Buffalo Gap 78-0 before facing the East Rockingham Eagles. Fishburne never let East Rockingham catch them, winning their final team match-up 42-27.
“We wrestled hard and aggressive,” said Caissons head coach Terry Waters, who is in his first year with the Fishburne program. “There is still a lot of work to be done. The kids are learning the system and that’s going to take some time. I’m pleased with where we’re at right now. The mistakes that we’re making are correctible. We don’t lack intensity and we don’t lack aggressiveness. We’ll fix the technique in the practice room. A win is a win and we’ll take it.”
Coming into the final matchup, only three Fishburne wrestlers had seen action against both Riverheads and Gap. Matthew Sim (126), Matthew Farrar of Waynesboro (132) and Clayton Berry (145) all won by pin each time they stepped on the mat. Against East Rockingham, Farrar, Berry, Jakob Harrison (152), Christopher Ross (182), Aiden Davis (220) and Shaheen Alfarhan (285) all recorded pins. “Harrison saw his first action of the season and wrestled well,” noted Waters. Local wrestlers included Farrar of Waynesboro and Thomas Fosdick (120) of Staunton who dropped a 4-7 decision against Riverheads. Fosdick then won by forfeit against Gap and pulled out a 4-3 decision against East Rockingham. “I was pleased with the way Fosdick bounced back after a disappointing opening loss,” said Waters.
Fishburne travels to West Virginia on Friday to participate in the Ritchie Duals.