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Virginia Challenge Wrestling College All-Americans

Barksdale_Arsenia
Arsenia Barksdale
Alma Mater: Kempsville High School (Virginia Beach, Va.)
College: Adams State College (Alamosa, Colo.)
Three-Time Division II All-American
2007 3rd Place – 125
2008 4th Place – 125
2009 National Champion – 125
VACW History: 3rd Place in 2000 MS States -105

 

 

 


Donahue-KevinKevin Donahue
Alma Mater: St. Christopher’s School (Richmond, Va.)
College: Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, Iowa)
Division III All-American
2009 7th Place – 141
VACW History: 2nd Place in 2003 Middle School States – 100

 

 

 


Jenkins_BubbaBubba Jenkins
Alma Mater: Cox High School (Virginia Beach, Va.)
College: Penn State University (State College, Pa.), Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.)
FILA Junior World Champion – 66kg
Division I All-American
2008 Runner-up – 149
2011 NCAA Division I Champion – 157
VACW History – 4th Place in 2000 MS States – 90; State Champion in 2001 MS States – 105; State Champion in 2002 MS States – 125.

 

 

 


BryanLenhardtBryan Lenhardt
Alma Mater: Gloucester High School (Gloucester, Va.)
College: Johnson & Wales University (Providence, R.I.)
Two-Time Division III All-American
2008 6th Place – 184
2009 6th Place – 184
VACW History – 5th Place in 2000 MS States -95; 4th Place in 2001 MS States – 100.

 

 

 


sheppardGeorge Sheppard
Alma Mater: Menchville High School (Newport News, Va.)
College: Campbellsville University (Campbellsville, Ky.)
NAIA All-American
2008 7th Place – 157
VACW History: State Champion in 2003 MS States – 140

 

 

 


Virginia Challenge Wrestling College All-Americans
2007
Arsenia Barksdale, Adams State, 125 – 3rd Division II (Kempsville High School)

2008
Arsenia Barksdale, Adams State, 125- 4th Division II (Kempsville High School)
Bubba Jenkins, Penn State, 149 – 2nd Division I (Cox High School)
George Sheppard, Campbellsville, 157 – 7th NAIA (Menchville High School)
Bryan Lenhardt, Johnson & Wales, 184 – 6th Division III (Gloucester High School)

2009
Arsenia Barksdale, Adams State, 125 – Division II National Champion (Kempsville High School)
Kevin Donahue, Cornell College, 141 – 7th Division III (St. Christopher’s School)
Bryan Lenhardt, Johnson & Wales, 184 – 6th Division III (Gloucester High School)

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