One of the longest running high-school sporting events of any sport in Northern Virginia is the annual NOVA Classic wrestling tournament, held at Fairfax High School, and usually over two days.

The event isn't a scrimmage or exhibition, but serves as a preview and indicator of whats to come for the rest of the season. Many teams, usually more than two dozen participate, and the action is good and often with a surprise or two.

The tournament ended this year on Dec. 8 and the Wakefield Warriors of Arlington were a surprise by placing sixth with three individual champs. The finish was maybe Wakefield's highest ever, but certainly in years.

We'll see what the rest of the season brings for Wakefield and other local wrestling teams.

– Dave

dfacinoli@sungazete.net

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