Caissons Wrestlers Bring Home Hardware

Fishburne Military School Wrestling Strong in NC

recap from Coach Waters –
The Fishburne Military School Wrestling team traveled to North Carolina to battle with some of the best teams in that state on Saturday and held their own.

Fishburne Military School Wrestling Team's Silvio Dionisotti (FMS file photo)

Fishburne Military School Wrestling Team’s Silvio Dionisotti in action (FMS file photo)

Wrestling against mostly 5A schools, Fishburne sent 4 wrestlers to the semi finals pushing 3 into the Finals.
Junior Brennan MCBride (Coatesville, PA) won his first three matches in convincing fashion by 2 pins and 18-2 win to earned his spot in the finals. Leading 4-0 McBride wrestling that states State Champion got too low working legs and reversed to his back where he was pinned.  “We have been stressing forward pressure to this young man when working the leg ride, he is very good with legs, but he got caught out of position with them. Still he represented us well,” noted FMS Coach Terry Waters.
Sophomore Alex Takacs (Walpole, MA)  wrestled perhaps the best all day as he defeated TWO state-ranked wrestlers en route to earning a spot in the fianls (where he lost a hard fought match to a returning state champ).  “Alex maintain great composure and gave great effort the entire tournament. He came through a tough bracket to earn his trip to the finals. Very proud of the young man,” said Waters
Sophomore Jon Smith (Fredericksburg, VA) opened the tournament with an upset win over the number 3 seed. Smith went on to beat  two others before losing in the semi-finals to the eventual champion.
Senior Silvio Dionsinotti (Sudbury, MA) earned his trip to the finals with three first period pins. In the finals, he fell in a 3-2 match.  “I felt Silvio did about all he could do to win the match; it was close against a worthy opponent,” said Waters later.
Freshman John Sawn (Glen Allen, VA) also wrestled well finishing just on win from the medal round.
Next up, The Caissons will be at home for Senior night on Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm. If you can, please come out and support the cadets.
Celebrating 100 years as a US Army JROTC unit, Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built on the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation accredited by US Army Cadet Command.