Josh Zinner, Nash Philbeck, Braxton May, Di Rahlan and Manny Robinson made it to day two of the tournament which was packed with state placers and ranked wrestlers. In addition, Senior Lamont Burt and Freshman Nic Valdespino each fought their way to the consolation finals with each placing 4th in what is arguably the toughest tournament in the state.
Burt defeated 4A #6 ranked Miles Kent from Panther Creek and took Blake Hohman, 2014 Virginia state runner-up and VMI recruit to overtime during his march to the podium. Valdespino defeated 4A #5 ranked David Bostian (Laney HS) and 4A #8 ranked Ben Long (Alexander Central) to get to the consolation finals as well. The Caps will be in action again on Saturday, January 3rd at the Jaguar Duals at Athens Drive.
Lamont Burt on the podium at the WRAL Invitational
Nic Valdespino on the podium at the WRAL Invitational