FERRUM, Va. – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) released its 2019 All-State Wrestling team on Thursday evening and Washington and Lee junior Rexx Hallyburton (Bishop, Ga. / Oconee County) was among those honored.
Hallyburton garnered second team recognition, one of just six non-Division I athletes among the 20 wrestlers honored. It was his first selection to the all-state team in his three seasons at W&L.
The 184-pounder adds the award to a list that already includes NWCA All-Academic honors, Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference and Centennial Conference Honor Roll laurels.
Hallyburton finished his junior campaign with an 18-8 overall record, qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time in his career. He placed third at the Centennial Conference Championship at 184 pounds and went on to win the same weight class at the NCAA Southeast Regional. He will enter his senior season with a 42-20 career mark.
Virginia Tech first-year 165-pounder Mekhi Lewis earned VaSID Player and Rookie of the Year honors after winning the NCAA Division I title and earning Most Oustanding Wrestler accolades at the NCAA Championship. Virginia Tech's Tony Robie was also named the VaSID Coach of the Year.
Washington and Lee completed the 2018-19 season with a 12-4 overall record, just one win shy of the program record and the most wins since 1985. The Generals appeared in the NWCA Division III rankings for the first time in program history, and set records for the best finish at both the Centennial Conference Championship (2nd) and the NCAA Southeast Regional (6th).