Annapolis pins Broadneck, 31-26, tightens race Wrestling

January 31, 1991|By Lem Satterfield

Annapolis beat Broadneck, 31-26, last night, likely forcing a three-way tie for the Anne Arundel County wrestling title between Old Mill, Annapolis and Broadneck.

Broadneck, ranked No. 3 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, is 8-1 overall, 5-1 against the county. The Bruins were coming off a 31-28 upset over two-time defending 3A/4A state champion Old Mill (8-1), then ranked No. 1.

No. 8 Annapolis (9-1, 5-1) had lost to Old Mill, 41-21.

Annapolis led, 28-26, after Brandon Tinker and Cliff McClain battled to a 3-3 draw at 189 pounds. Annapolis heavyweight DeMond Galloway held on for a 2-0 triumph to secure the victory.

Another important match came when Chip Cochran (19-1), normally a 140- or 145-pound wrestler, moved up to 171 and scored a second-period pin to put his team ahead, 26-24.

"I've been working out with big guys all week, so I guess I was prepared for it," said Cochran, whose only loss this season was to Mount St. Joseph's No. 6-ranked Kris Reina, 6-5.

A turning point came when Broadneck's No. 3-ranked Duke Koblinsky (135) suffered an ankle injury and had to default to Ford Baumgardener, making the score 15-12.

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