The 2011 Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State Wrestling team was announced on Friday and three Builders were recognized. That marked the first time that three wrestlers were honored by the association in its only team that combines all state schools into one honor team.
Ricky Anderson became the third Builder to win first-team honors behind Chevres and Cecil Lee. He was recognized after a junior season that saw him re-write several records for the program. Anderson finished with a 51-8 record as he became the first Builder wrestler to finish a season with 50 wins or more. Another record he set was winning a remarkable 43 of those by fall which broke his previous school record for single season falls of 28. He had a 16-match and an 11-match winning streak during the year in which all but one of those was by fall. His 86.4% winning percentage was the sixth highest in school history and his 103 career wins ranks him fourth heading into his senior campaign. Anderson is from Chesapeake, Va. and is an outside machinist apprentice.
Marcus Chevres took second team honors at 133 pounds after winning first team honors in 2010. He finished third at nationals to take his third straight All-American honor and finished the year 45-10. Chevres had a nine-match and a seven-match winning streak during the year. He joined the Builder Centurion Club when he won his first match at nationals for his 100th career victory. Chevres finished tied for third in single season wins all-time (45) and is now third in career wins (104). He is from Norfolk, Va. and is an outside machinist apprentice.
Freshman Willy Crawford took second team honors following a freshman campaign that saw him place fourth at 184 pounds in nationals to earn All-American honors. He won his first five collegiate bouts and had a 13-match winning streak during the year. For nearly a three month span he won 28 of 31 bouts including the NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference title. Crawford is from Fluvanna, Va. and is a rigger apprentice.
Apprentice School Honorees On VaSID All-State Wrestling Team2008-09: Cecil Lee – 1st; Will Harcum – 2nd 2009-10: Marcus Chevres – 1st; Ty Holley – 2nd 2010-11: Ricky Anderson – 1st; Marcus Chevres – 2nd; Willy Crawford – 2nd