Direction to St. Christopher’s School (in Richmond)

Here are directions to St. Christopher’s in Richmond:

– take 95 South
– take exit 79 (64 West)
– take first exit, #185 (Staples Mill Road East; take the exit, then keep left)
– take the first RIGHT onto Bethlehem Road, then go about 0.4 miles
– turn LEFT onto Libbie Ave, then go about 1.4 miles
– turn RIGHT onto Patterson Ave, then go about 0.4 miles
– turn LEFT onto St. Christopher’s Road

The school will be on your left after 0.2 miles.

The match begins at 4pm tomorrow (Friday 2/1).

See you there!

Final Friday Wrestling Match

Updates on the last few days of the season:

– Thursday 1/31: No practice (student holiday).

– Friday 2/1 @ 4pm: Match at St. Christopher

Because Friday was changed to a student holiday, wrestlers will need to find a ride to CMS.

We will still be taking a bus to the match and will be leaving at 2pm.

Please be at CMS by 1:45.

If parents need to drop off students, they can do so beginning at noon.

– Monday, 2/4 @ 5:30 Home match vs. Locust Grove (at CHS)


I just received word from the coach in New Kent that their county is being cautious and canceling the tournament due to the impending weather.

I will try to make some phone calls Friday and let everyone know. If you see this, please email me at and let me know.


The home match against Locust Grove has been rescheduled for Monday, February 4th at 5:30pm.

Have a great weekend!

VMI Match Trip Canceled

There was a misunderstanding on my part about why the buses fell through.

Because of the late return time, we will need to cancel the trip.

Thank you for those willing to drive and support our kids with this. 🙂

Home Match Postponed & Saturday Field Trip Update


Orange County, where Locust Grove Middle School is located, is letting out early today in anticipation of inclement weather. Our match is postponed and is in the process of being rescheduled.


Our plans for taking a bus for the VMI wrestling match has fallen through. If we’re still going to the match, we will need 3-4 parents to drive personal vehicles.

A letter is being sent home today. Please contact me asap if you are able to drive.

If school is closed on Friday, the trip will be canceled.

Match Today & Picture Day on January 23rd

Here are directions to the match today being held at Louisa Middle School.

Also, wrestling team & individual pictures will be held during practice on Wednesday, January 23rd. Picture forms will go home on Monday, January 14th, and can be turned in to Coach Brightwell at any time.

CLARIFICATION FOR WRESTLING FIELD TRIP: We will be taking a school bus to the VMI wrestling match in Lexington. Also, wrestlers will not have to pay an admission fee, but adults chaperoning will need to pay $5.

Important Updates!

Sorry it’s been a while; here are some very important things happening in the next couple weeks:

– Thursday, January 10: match against Locust Grove & Fork Union Military Academy. Click here for directions to Locust Grove Middle School.

– Friday, January 11: Our Friday league match this week is being held at Louisa, not Collegiate.


On Saturday, January 19, we will be taking a field trip to see a college wrestling match. After looking at various schedules and colleges with NCAA teams, we decided to make the trip to Lexington, VA for the VMI vs Duke match.

Wrestlers need to be at CMS by 2:45pm that Saturday so that we can leave by 3pm. The meet doesn’t start until 7:30, so we will not likely be back until almost midnight.

We will eat before the meet, so pack a lunch and some snacks. Admission is $5 for the match to kids over 13, but I’m checking on that to see if we can get a deal on the admission tickets.

Middle School Recognition at High School Match Next Week

The athletic director at CHS has asked for middle school wrestlers who are interested in being recognized at the high school home match next Wednesday, January 9th.

The wrestling team was informed of this yesterday at practice. Just a heads up, the end of next week is gonna feel long because we have back-to-back away matches: a tri-meet at Locust Grove and our Friday league will be at Louisa (not Collegiate).

Also, we’re looking at the possibility of an informal road trip to go see a college wrestling meet. Right now the event we’re eyeing is VMI vs. Duke in Lexington, VA. Expect a notification letter coming home with your wrestler early next week.