SW Open       University of Tennessee at Knoxville 18 v University of Memphis 24       MTSU Alumni Duals       Cumberland University 21 v Middle Tennessee State University 18       Huntingdon College (AL) 49 v University of Memphis 6       Middle Tennessee State University 53 v Huntingdon College (AL) 0       Ramapo College of New Jersey 24 v Rutgers - The State University of NJ 18       University of Memphis 24 v University of Tennessee at Knoxville 18       Rowan University 46 v Ramapo College of New Jersey 16       Middle Tennessee State University 53 v University of Tennessee at Knoxville 9       

The Apprentice School Team Press Releases

NCWA Wrestlers Named To VASID All-State Wrestling Team

05/04/2009 -
LYNCHBURG, VA. – More honors were announced on Friday for the Apprentice School and Southern Virginia wrestling teams after this years 2009 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships. Two Apprentice School and one Southern Virginia wrestlers were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association All-State wrestling team. This is the only team produced by the state association that combines University Division (NCAA Division I) and all other College Division athletes.

Senior heavyweight Cecil Lee was named to the first team at heavyweight. The Portsmouth, Va. native had a record setting senior season as he finished 46-9 and won the NCWA National Championship. Lee’s 46 wins broke the school single-season victories record and his 124 career wins also gave him the career victories mark.

Peter Rose was named to the first team at 157lbs for the second year in a row. Peter took home his second Collegiate National title for the Knights in as many years finishing the season 29-1.

Sophomore Will Harcum earned second team honors at 165 pounds after he finished with a 34-16 record. The Williamsburg, Va. native finished fifth at 165 pounds in the NCWA Nationals to earn All-American honors and had a team high 18 wins by fall.

This marks the first year that the Builders have earned spots on the VaSID All-State team.
2009 VaSID All-State Wrestling Team



VaSID All-State First Team
125 - James Nicholson, Old Dominion
133 - Kyle Hunter, Old Dominion
141 - Ryan Williams, Old Dominion
149 - Pete Yates, Virginia Tech
157 - Peter Rose, Southern Virginia
165 - Chris Brown, Old Dominion
174 - Chris Henrich, Virginia
184 - Tommy Spellman, Virginia Tech
197 - Jesse Strawn, Old Dominion
HWT - Cecil Lee, Apprentice School

VaSID All-State Second Team
125 - Jarrod Garnett, Virginia Tech
133 - Christian Smith, Liberty
141 - Tim Harner, Liberty
149 - Joey Metzler, Old Dominion
157 - Jesse Dong, Virginia Tech
165 - Will Harcum, Apprentice School
174 - Mendbagana Tovuujav, George Mason
184 - Rocco Caponi, Virginia
197 - Brent Jones, Virginia
HWT - David Marone, Virginia Tech

Wrestler of the Year: Ryan Williams, Old Dominion
Rookie of the Year: Jarrod Garnett, Virginia Tech
Coach of the Year: Steve Martin, Old Dominion


Builders compete at Pembroke Classic

11/14/2007
PEMBROKE, N.C. - The Apprentice School wrestling team made its annual trek to Pembroke, N.C. on Saturday to compete in the 2007 Pembroke Classic and had a few wrestlers fare well in the 30-team event. Senior Eric Lybarger was one round from wrestling for fifth place as he went 4-2 at 1....

Builders take NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference title

03/02/2008
BALTIMORE, MD. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team won the 2008 National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference title on Saturday scoring 200.5 points en route to the team title at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Six wrestlers won their weight classes....

Builders 9th after First Day of Nationals

03/17/2008
The Apprentice School wrestling team currently sits in ninth place after day one of the 2008 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships at the George Jenkins Arena in Lakeland, Fla. Three wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals in their weight classes. Senior Jus....

Apprentice Goes 2-0 in Opener

11/02/2008
MORRISVILLE, NY - The Apprentice School wrestling team opened their 2008-09 season with a pair of dual match victories at the Morrisville State College Duals on Saturday. In their first match the Builders faced the hosts Morrisville State Mustangs and came out with a 23-22 victory. Th....

Apprentice & UMBC Place wrestlers at Spartan Invitational

12/07/2008
YORK, PA. - In a standout field with for nationally-ranked NCAA Division III teams and a pair of NCAA Division I squads, the Apprentice School wrestling team finished tied for fifth out of 10 teams in the York Spartan Invitational on Saturday in York, Pa. They finished behind the national....

Spruill Takes First As Builders Tangle In VMI Open

11/06/2011
LEXINGTON, Va. – Junior Kyle Spruill topped four Apprentice School wrestlers in the top three by winning the 149-pound bracket at the VMI Rat Open held Saturday at Cocke Hall on the Virginia Military Institute campus. Spruill went 3-0 to win his bracket, while sophomore Ty Ford was 1-1 to....

Apprentice at Virginia Duals this weekend

01/08/2009
The Apprentice School wrestling team will see action this weekend (Jan. 9-10) in the 29th annual Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. On Friday the Builders will face Roger Williams University (R.I.) at 11 am in the first round of the American College Division. Roger Williams is th....

Apprentice's Cecil Lee Defeats DI Opponent for 100th Victory

01/09/2009
HAMPTON, VA. --- What a way to become a centurion on the wrestling mat. -- Apprentice School senior Cecil Lee entered the final bout in the Builders dual with Wagner College on Friday needing a win to not only give the Builders a team victory, but to join a rare group with 100 career wi....

Builders Finish Second In Home Invitational

01/24/2009
NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed on the home mats for the first time this season and took second place out of 14 teams in the 29th annual Apprentice School Invitational on Saturday. The Builders had a pair of champions in junior Matt Perry (Chesapeake, ....

Apprentice Wrestlers Go 1-2 at Scranton Quad

02/08/2009
SCRANTON, PA. - The Apprentice School participated on Saturday in a quad-match at the University of Scranton and went 1-2 in the event. They defeated the host Royals 45-3, while falling to Oswego State 22-14 and 18th-ranked NCAA Division III The College of New Jersey 39-7. Senior Ceci....

Builders Knock Off Generals and Knights In Tri-Match

02/11/2009
LEXINGTON, VA. -- Sophomore Daniel Hare's pin with 46 seconds left in the 184-pound match gave the Apprentice School a 22-21 victory over Washington & Lee University in a dual match on Wednesday night in Lexington. In their other match on Wednesday night, the Builders defeated National....

Apprentice Wins MAC Title for Eighth Straight Year

03/01/2009
BUENA VISTA, VA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team scored 177 points on Saturday with five conference champions to win the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference title at Southern Virginia University. The win marked the eighth straight conference title ....

NCWA Wrestlers Named To VASID All-State Wrestling Team

05/04/2009
LYNCHBURG, VA. – More honors were announced on Friday for the Apprentice School and Southern Virginia wrestling teams after this years 2009 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships. Two Apprentice School and one Southern Virginia wrestlers were named to the Virginia Sports Information ....

Trading Up: Shumaker led Apprentice to uncharted waters

07/15/2009
The Newport News Apprentice School is the most unique wrestling experience in the country. Why? The small trade school is owned by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and has been fielding athletics teams since the days it was founded. One of the winningest programs in the school’s history h....

Apprentice Opens Season by Winning Electric City Duals

11/01/2009
SCRANTON, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team opened its 2009-10 season on Saturday by winning four matches and knocking off American International College 22-19 for the championship of the Electric City Duals at the University of Scranton. The first two duals on the day were ag....

Apprentice Tackles top 15 DIII Teams

12/06/2009
YORK, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed in probably its toughest tournament thus far and finished eighth in the New Standard Spartan Invitational hosted by York College. Four teams that are ranked in the current NCAA Division III Top 15 and two perennial nationally-ranke....

BUILDERS SWEEP TO TITLE AT UMBC RETRIEVER DUALS

12/12/2009
BALTIMORE, MD. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed on Saturday at the UMBC Retriever Duals hosted by the University of Maryland Baltimore County and went 4-0 on the day to claim the championship. They opened the event facing Renssalear Polytechnic Institute from Troy, N.Y. ....

Apprentice Captures 30th Builder Invitational

01/23/2010
NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- For the first time in three years, the Apprentice School wrestling team captured the team title at the 30th annual Apprentice School Invitational on Saturday. The Builders amassed 146.5 points to outdistance two-time champion University of Central Florida with 131....

Chevres Earns Fourth All-American Honor

03/12/2012
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team is competing in the 2012 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida this weekend and currently sit in 11th place out of 79 teams. Senior Marcus Chevres became the second four-time....