The Lancer wrestling team won the Region 4D Championship on its home mat last Friday and Saturday with 227 points.

William Byrd and Jefferson Forest high schools followed with 209 points and 192 points. A pair of Lancers won regional titles: Landon Childress in the 160-pound weight class and teammate Wade Wheeler in the 220-pound class.

A record number 11 Amherst grapplers qualified to move on to the state championships, which will be held Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 at Riverside High School in Leesburg. 

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Representing the Amherst Lancers at the state championships:

» Brandon Franklin: 113 pounds

» Kyle Martin: 120 pounds

» Gordon English: 126 pounds

» Hayden Berkey: 138 pounds

» Samari Brogdon: 145 pounds

» Landon Childress: 160 pounds

» Parker Hoden: 170 pounds

» Joshua Brooks:182 pounds

» Donald Perry: 195 pounds

» Wade Wheeler: 220 pounds

» Damonte Sandidge: 285 pounds

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