1990-91 Anne Arundel County Wrestling At A Glance

Annapolis Panthers

December 12, 1990

Head coach: Dave Gehrdes (11th season).

1989-1990 record: 10-3, Class 4A-3A state tournament runners-up.

Top wrestlers: Seniors, Mike Bousman (112), Pat Flynn (145), Jemal Minatee (152), Brian Paul (160) and Ben Antkowiak (Hvy); juniors, Ira Robbins (125), Seth Robbins (130), Tom Sfakiyanudis (135) and Chip Cochran (140).

Coach's outlook: "We had 50 kids come out for wrestling this year, and that's the most we've ever had. A few of the underclassmen on last year's team are back, and they have gained some maturity, strength and experience.

Plus, a lot of the kids that beat them last year have graduated. As usual, there are a lot of tough teams in the league, so we'll have to let the chips fall where they will."

Anne Arundel County Sun outlook: The Panthers return eight wrestlers from last year's team, and Gehrdes received a gift from St. Mary's High when Cochran transferred from the Saints' program. The Panthers' top returner is state runner-up Flynn, a county and regional champion. Minatee, who was third in the regional tournament, wrestled to a 16-10 record across three different weight classes, but settles in at 152 this year. Ira and Seth Robbins are wrestling confidently. Bousman and Paul were 9-3 and 4-0, respectively, when their seasons ended prematurely last year due to injuries. Both are healthy now. Antkowiak is among the county's top heavyweights, while Gehrdes calls Sfakiyanudis a sleeper in his weight class. Flynn should win an individual state title, but Annapolis again will ride shotgun to Old Mill.

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