1990-91 Anne Arundel County Wrestling At A Glance

Old Mill Patriots

December 12, 1990

Head coach: Mike Hampe (16th season).

1989-1990 record: 12-0, two-time Class 4A-3A state tournament champs.

Top wrestlers: Seniors, Bob Sugden (125), Brent Layman (140) and Sun Park (171); juniors, Steve Lundstrom (103), John Bliss (145), Brian Layman (160), Ernie Longazel (189) and Don Marco (Hvy).

Coach's outlook: "The 45 kids that came out for this year's team were the lowest ever. We may have scared some kids off because of our past success. We've got the bulk of our kids back, but I've got some holes in the lineup. We hope that we can be at our peak for the big tournaments and the big matches against Arundel, Broadneck and North Carroll."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: Even though he has a 148-21-3 career record, a 26-match winning streak and is returning eight starters from last year's squad, Hampe, as usual, is downplaying his team's ability. The Layman brothers, Brent and Brian, both were county and regional champions last year. Brent finished as a state runner-up at 130 and Brian placed third at 152. Heavyweight Don Marco took second in the county and fourth in last year's regional. Bliss was fourth in the county, regional and state tournaments. Also returning are Lundstrom (fourth in the region), Sugden (fourth in the county) and Park (fourth in the county). The Patriots and North Carroll are deemed the state's top two 4A-3A teams, and Hampe stands a strong chance of getting a third state title -- a feat accomplished only by Dick Slutzky, coach of Harford County's 2A-1A Aberdeen Eagles, last year.

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