Seven of nine George Mason High School wrestlers qualified for the Regional Tournament after strong performances at the Bull Run District Championships last Saturday. The Mustangs finished fourth overall as a team in the meet, with first place going to host Manassas Park.
Among the winners for Mason was senior Ramsey Hanna, who took home first place for his 160-lbs. weight class. After pinning his opponent from Rappahannock in 1:01, Hanna won 20-2 against a Madison County wrestler before defeating a foe from Strasburg in the final, 5-4, to capture the top spot.
Juniors Barrett Kennett and Steve Parks, wrestling at the 171- and 189-lbs. weight classes, as well as senior captain Rick Schumann (215 lbs.) all took home second place finishes in the meet and will join Hanna in the Region B Tournament.
Also placing for the Mustangs were sophomore Jake Schwind, who took home a third place finish in the 140-lbs. weight division. Senior Andy Millar returned from recent knee surgery and posted an impressive fourth-place finish. Sophomore Manny Yusopov, senior Roger O’ Brien and sophomore Tim Hillegass rounded out the Mason squad with finishes of fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
The Region B tournament will take place this Saturday at Strasburg High School.