2 weekends, 2 titles for Mount St. Joseph Wrestling

December 10, 1990|By Lem Satterfield

Mount St. Joseph wrestling coach Paul Triplett smiled as he stood in the Annapolis High gymnasium Saturday evening.

His Gaels had won five individual titles to take the Annapolis tournament title -- dethroning two-time defending champion Old Mill. Last week, they won the Catholic Invitational at Archbishop Curley with six titlists.

The Gaels scored 191 points to Old Mill's 134.5 .

"We're wrestling really well, and I'm obviously pleased," said Triplett, in his fourth year coaching at his alma mater.

Shane McCarthy (119), John Mack (125), Kevin Neville (152) and Steve Cooper (189) are 8-0 and won titles for the second consecutive week.

Chad Votta (135), who finished third last week, won, 9-5, over Curley's Gary Mryncza. Mryncza had beaten Votta, 8-6, a week earlier.

Khris Reina (140), a champion at Curley, lost to Old Mill's Brent Layman, a state tournament runner-up last year, 13-7, in the best bout of the night.

"He was better than I thought he was," said Layman, who is 4-0 and ranked No. 1 in his weight class by the Maryland State Wrestling Association. "He countered my shots real well, and I didn't expect that."

Old Mill's other champion, Steve Lundstrom (103), is ranked No. 2 in his weight class. Heavyweight Don Marco was a runner-up for the Patriots.

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