Wrestling, Quiz Bowl on ice?

All this snow is messing up the postseason schedules for Rappahannock County High School’s athletic teams.
The Scholastic Bowl team does not know if and when it will play its Bull Run District tournament, while the wrestling team awaits word of the format that the Region B championships will take.

Tuesday night, Rappahannock County head Scholastic Bowl coach David Naser said that no decision regarding the upcoming district tournament had been made.

The tournament had been scheduled for Saturday morning at Rappahannock County, but heavy snow postponed the event. With most schools throughout the Bull Run District closed the first three for the whole week, Naser said no decision had been made regarding the rescheduling of the district tournament.

George Mason is the No. 1 seed and owns the automatic berth to the Region B tournament, which is set for Saturday at Randolph Henry High School. Clarke County is the second seed, with Rappahannock County at No. 3.

The district could elect to send the top two regular season finishers to the regional tournament. If that occurs, then George Mason and Clarke County would go.

“Because there are other teams affected (by the weather),” Naser said, “they could push it all back a week, and have regionals on Feb. 20.”

The state Scholastic Bowl tournament is Feb. 27 at The College of William & Mary.

As for the Rappahannock County wrestling team, it awaits a decision made by Region B officials as to what format the regional tournament will take. Because of the snow, the regional championships will be Saturday and Sunday at Strasburg.

Rappahannock County head coach Jamie Harris said Tuesday night that the regional officials could run a 16-man bracket for each weight class. Thus, every wrestler on every team would qualify. The other option does not favor Rappahannock, he said.. Regional officials could decide to take just the top four seeds based on district competition. If that were the case, only C.J. Sidrow (103 pounds), Julius Lucas (140) and Daniel Clement (145) would be eligible.

“We are definitely tired of the snow,” Harris said. “We need to get our tournaments in.”

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