Ike Podell of Daleville (pictured) won 5th place in the National Prep wrestling tournament at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania on February 22nd and 23rd, 2013. The top 8 places from approximately 200 nationwide eligible college prep schools are designated as “All-American.” Podell qualified for the national tournament by winning the State VISAA championship in Richmond on February 16th.
Ike was introduced to wrestling by Coach Buzzy Toliver in the Botetourt Wrestling Club and attends Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg. He also won championships at the “Big Blue” in Christiansburg, “Titan Toughman” at Hidden Valley and “Knights of the Round Table” at Cave Spring during the season.
Submitted by Dana Podell