The fifth annual Cobia East Coast Championship raised $40,000 for Gloucester High School Wrestling and Guerrilla Youth Wrestling this year. The event was held out of Legasea Marine in Yorktown on June 17 and saw an event record of 126 boats compete for a grand prize of $36,000.
Event director and head coach for the GHS wrestling team and for Guerrilla Youth Wrestling Kyle Bell said the winning fish was caught by the Bad Company crew of Gloucester locals Kyle Flippin, Larry Brown, Hagen Witt and Cory Maley. The four hauled in a cobia of 87.3 pounds.
The tournament had a wide area of participation with five other weigh stations located in Hampton, Capeville, White Stone and two in Virginia Beach. Planning by Bell and co-director LeAnne Gerehart took around six months.Money raised from the event will be split between GHS and Guerrilla Wrestling. Bell said the funds will be used to purchase new practice and competition mats. He said the mats the teams have now are old and hard. The ...
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