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King George High School senior Wesley Berry is an inspiration to everyone around him. His love for baseball, golf, hunting, basketball, and practically anything that involves competition is well known throughout the King George community.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, at the King George Family YMCA, nearly a hundred kids of all shapes and sizes gathered to honor Berry, in the second annual Tri 4 Wesley Triathlon.
Funds raised from the event were donated to the American Cancer Society. While Berry’s battle against cancer is ongoing, his courage in the face of adversity is a story of heroism.
The Berry celebration resonated into the KGHS golf program, where he was honored during a special senior celebration on Tuesday afternoon, at Cameron Hills Golf Course.
The following athletes had the top five times in their age groups:
3-5 year olds biathlon: Benjamin Tidwell, male, age 5, King George, 4:32; CJ Crocker, male, age 5, King George, 5:28; Dylan Koch, male, age 5, King George, 5:30; Dolan Braguner, male, Port Tobacco, MD, 6:13; Liam Irvin, male, King George, 7:05.
6-10 year olds triathlon: Katherine Calvert, female, age 10, Fredericksburg, 57:44; Amelia Gilley, female, age 10, Fredericksburg, 58:22; Becca Tidwell, female, age 9, King George, 59:40; Virginia Beringer, female, age 9, Fredericksburg, 1:02:04; Brenna Futrell, female, age 9, Fredericksburg, 1:02:23.
11-14 year olds triathlon: Laura Wick, female, age 13, Fredericksburg, 27:03; Bulldogs relay team, males, Fredericksburg, 28:24; Nathaniel Wilson, male, age 12, King George, 28:30; Logan Kraisser, male, age 13, King George, 29:13; Greg Campfield, male, age 11, Fredericksburg, 29:32.
Sponsors for the event included: Access Eye Centers, King George Welding, Exit Realty Expertise, Tanglez Hair & Tan Studio, Gautier’s Auto Body, True Value Hardware Store, King Automotive, NSWC Federal Credit Union.
Leonard M. Banks