West Potomac wins Gunston District wrestling title

Coaches and team together in front of Gunston District banner
(Image courtesy of Gloria McGee)

West Potomac won the Gunston District wrestling championship last week, the school’s first district title in the sport in 24 years.

Wolverine wrestlers placed 1st or 2nd in nine of the 14 weight classes and finished with 196 points — nearly 40 more than second place Annandale.

West Potomac’s Vernon Dudley won the 126-pound weight class, while teammate Edward Lewis took first at 138 pounds. Steven Haverstick (120), Conner Kiernan (132), Nikolas Visikides (145), Welles McHenry (152), Dylan McGee (170), Zachary Holzworth (195) and Steven Mackall (220) were all runners-up in their respective weight classes for the Wolverines.

West Potomac coach Miguel Arroyo, now in his second year as head coach after serving as an assistant for two seasons, said the team has worked hard to close the gap between the Wolverines and the other teams after a tough campaign in 2019. Arroyo said he’s also worked to build the level of interest and excitement generated by the sport closer to where it is in his native New Jersey.

“The goal for the team each year from when I was an assistant coach has been to earn a district title for West Potomac and ultimately bring more attention to the sport in the school and community,” Arroyo said.

Other individual winners from the Richmond Highway area included Hayfield’s Patrick Maglathin (113), Mount Vernon’s Donovan Miller (120), Hayfield’s Dylan Board (160) and Mount Vernon senior Anthony Mejia, who repeated as champ at 195.

Final team results:

  1. West Potomac: 196.0
  2. Annandale: 159.0
  3. Hayfield: 158.0
  4. T.C. Williams: 126.0
  5. Mount Vernon: 108.0

Individual results:

106 pounds

  1. Calvin Wiedemer, T.C. Williams
  2. Mateo Hernandez, Hayfield
  3. Ava Purifoy, Mount Vernon
  4. Devyn Ours, West Potomac

113 pounds

  1. Patrick Maglathin, Hayfield
  2. Eva Gomez, Annandale
  3. Jason Cousin, Mount Vernon
  4. Adam Bao, West Potomac

120 pounds

  1. Donovan Miller, Mount Vernon
  2. Steven Haverstick, West Potomac
  3. Jimmy Ralis, T.C. Williams
  4. Breydon McAnney, Hayfield

126 pounds

  1. Vernon Dudley, West Potomac
  2. Mohammed Fofona, Mount Vernon
  3. Johathan Tejada-Rodriguez, Annandale
  4. Steven Salazar, Hayfield

132 pounds

  1. Uthman Muhammad, T.C. Williams
  2. Conner Kiernan, West Potomac
  3. Tyson Nguyen, Annandale
  4. Zach Arsala, Hayfield

138 pounds

  1. Edward Lewis, West Potomac
  2. Yanni Abbou, Hayfield
  3. Alessandro Lopez, T.C. Williams
  4. Alejandro Orellano, Annandale

145 pounds

  1. Liam Courtney, Hayfield
  2. Nikolas Visikides, West Potomac
  3. Josh Graf, T.C. Williams

152 pounds

  1. Ryan Fowler, Annandale
  2. Welles McHenry, West Potomac
  3. John Hood, Mount Vernon
  4. Jamie Markel, T.C. Williams

160 pounds

  1. Dylan Board, Hayfield
  2. Farrakhan Muhammod, Mount Vernon
  3. Noah SeGraves, West Potomac
  4. Abdel Abdelsadig, T.C. Williams

170 pounds

  • Dylan Weaver, Annandale
  • Dylan McGee, West Potomac
  • Kevin Orellana, Hayfield
  • Stephen Ralis, T.C. Williams

182 pounds

  1. Pat Lee, Annandale
  2. Ben Santos, Hayfield
  3. Mamadou Diallo, T.C. Williams
  4. Mark Hardy, West Potomac

195 pounds

  1. Anthony Mejia, Mount Vernon
  2. Zachary Holzworth, West Potomac
  3. Joe Neary, Annandale
  4. Lauay Abdelsadig, T.C. Williams

220 pounds

  1. Glory Nseka, Annandale
  2. Steven Mackall, West Potomac
  3. Nana Akrah, Hayfield
  4. Nick Winkel, T.C. Williams

285 pounds

  1. Michee Nseka, Annandale
  2. Ivan Ramirez, T.C. Williams
  3. Joshua Gyamfi, West Potomac
  4. Lamar Robinson, Hayfield


  1. Christine Beal
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