February 24, 2008

WVSSAC 08 A-AA Championships

My son, Derrick, placed 3rd overall in the State Championships this weekend. Wooo hooo!! Here are the final standings for his weight division (215 lbs):

1st: Zac Yeager, Calhoun Co Sr 32- 9
2nd: Jonsen Edens, Sissonville Sr 40- 4
3rd: Derrick Rovira, Weir Jr 23- 11
4th: CD Cox, St Marys Fr 29- 13
5th: Patrick Nary, Herbert Hoover Fr 37- 3
6th: Casey Hogg, Point Pleasant Fr 40- 20

We are all so proud of him. Stay posted for news reels and pictures!!! I am so excited for him!!! Love you Derrick!!!!

West Virginia State High School Championship Results


{Weirton Daily Times}
The Red Riders saw one of their own place at the tournament and ironically it was the wrestler who had not been on the mat since he was 9 years old. That grappler, Derrick Rovira, finished third in Class AA-A at 215 pounds.

Rovira defeated Jamie Poe of Phillip Barbour in just 27 seconds in the first round. In the quarterfinals, he lost a 5-4 squeaker to Point Pleasant’s Casey Hogg. He fought back in bottom bracket, pinning Oak Glen’s Justin Greathouse in 3:33. He won the consolation finals, 3-2, against C.D. Cox of St. Marys.

“Derrick came out because he wanted to get better at football and wrestling can help you do that. He’s a great linebacker and as it turns out a great wrestler too,” Pernell said. “It was a great surprise to have Derrick come out for the team this year and he did a nice job. My assistant coach (Justin Pernell) really pushed Derrick hard and it all paid off.”

Rest of article can be found here: Weirton Fares Well at States

{Action Images}

Friday AM Round Photo 1
Friday AM Round Photo 2
Saturday AM Round Photo 1
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