Winter Sports

Winter sports at Woodgrove are well underway now.  With many successful teams, Wolverine sports have become a huge, competitive element of the Dulles District.

Wrestlers have gone big this season, with a team record of 16-7 in dual meets.  So far, eight wrestlers have qualified for the finals and the team won the Sterling Lions Invitational at Park View High School.  This great success requires a lot of hard work and practices for the team are very challenging.  They do warm ups, drills, and live wrestling.  The future is looking good for the team as they enter into post-season matches with Districts, Regionals, and States.

“I can never tell the future, but I’m hoping for the best,” said sophomore wrestler Dylan Shockey.

The swim team has also been victorious this season with two more regular season meets yet to come.  The team practices at Claude Moore or Ida Lee two to three times a week, and swims almost 2,500 yards a night.  Victories have come for the swim team as they already have two state-qualified swimmers in both the 50 and 100 free.

“I think the rest of the season will go really well.  Hopefully a few more people will qualify for states,” said junior swimmer Kaitlin Jungles.

The boys’ basketball team is hard at work to find their rhythm on the court.  Being a young team, competing in the tough Dulles District has made it difficult to gain wins.  With two wins in the books, the boys put in tremendous effort at every practice.

“We work hard at practice and just prepare for our next opponents,” said junior basketball player Luke Stup.

The girls’ basketball team continues to carry out their history of winning.  With sixteen wins and three out- of-district losses, the girls remain first in the Dulles District.  Practices are difficult, but sometimes consist completely of competitions—with a reward at stake, of course.  The Lady Wolverines look forward to coming out with a victorious season yet again and are excited to continue to play into the post-season games.

“Hopefully we’ll go far like last year.  We need to continue to play like we have been,” said junior basketball player Linsey Fagan.

The winter cheerleaders have continued to spark energy and excitement for the fans at the basketball games.  With only five girls, the team does a great job of performing their well-practiced cheers and delivering their impressive stunts.

The gymnastics team has had six meets this winter and has two more left.  The girls have practiced hard to perfect their routines on the floor, beam, vault, and uneven bars.  This practice has paid off too.  Wolverine gymnasts took home second place in an invitational, and already have state-qualified gymnasts, including Olivia Becker who qualified for all around in her first meet.