Compiled by Bryan Harris and Jack West
In wrestling, as in theatre, the show must go on. This is exactly what happened on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Warren County High School. Despite the fact that none of the eight teams involved in Saturday’s Bull Run District wrestling tournament had gotten in more than two practices in the last week due to snow, the show went on.
It was a good show too, for George Mason High School. Out of deference to the team’s overall youth and inexperience, half of the normal starting line-up was away at a junior varsity tournament and thus did not participate. Of the six wrestlers competing on the Mustangs’ behalf, four finished in the top half and two wrestled in the finals on Saturday evening.
Freshman Sierra Sulc wrestled to fourth in the district, junior Andrew Coulson took home a third place medal and senior captains Jack Dana and Hunter Sulc made it to the championship round. Dana came in second place in his weight class while Hunter Sulc took home the Bull Run District Championship in his division.
On Friday, Jan. 29 George Mason Hockey suffered a tough 6-0 loss against T.C. Woodson High School. The game was extremely physical and Mason goalie, Sam Allen, was under heavy pressure throughout the entire game. The team’s next game will be this Friday, Feb. 5 against West Springfield High School.
Boys & Girls Swimming
On Saturday, Jan. 31 George Mason Swim Team faced off against five other teams in the Bull Run District Meet. The boy’s team won with a whopping 154 points and the girl’s team also winning with 123 points. Nearly every Mason Swimmer was awarded with a Districts medal for placing in the top three of their event.
Mason Swimmers also set three new records for the Bull Run District. Junior Justin Britton in the Boy’s 100 Butterfly (56:19); Senior Miller Surette in the Boy’s 100 Breaststroke (1:01:86); and the Boys’ 200 Freestyle Relay (1:31:53).
Nearly every Mason Swimmer had a decrease in their times, notably Junior Hannah Hiscott dropping 14 seconds in the Girls’ 200 IM (2:45:04) and Sophomore Noah Surette dropping 9 seconds in the Boys’ 500 Free (5:36:07).
Freshmen TJ Roche was also awarded with the High Point Award for the 2016 Bull Run District Championship for finishing first in both of his individual events and being part of two winning relay teams.
Mason Swim will have its next meet this Saturday, Feb. 6 against John Paul the Great High School.