MSA senior all-stars win 7 gold medals WRESTLING

March 06, 1991|By Lem Satterfield

The Maryland Scholastic Association's senior all-stars defeated both the 3A-4A and 1A-2A contingents last night, capturing their first Senior All-Star classic in the five-year history of the event.

The MSA edged the 3A-4A team, 28-23, and the 1A-2A team, 34-24, and captured seven gold medals for wrestlers, with two victories. The 1A-2A defeated the 3A-4A, 35-19, as the 3A-4A team went 0-2 for the first time in the event's history.

Overlea's two-time state champion Kevin Heid went against Poly's two-time MSA champion Phil Pass in a 112-pound grudge match.

Pass, who beat Heid, 16-2, in an earlier bout, took a 3-0 lead and held on to win, 5-2, this time. He then decked Eleanor Roosevelt's Voltaire Valle in just 1 minute, 21 seconds to win the gold.

"I knew Heid was going to be a tough match because I killed him the first time, and I knew he'd come after me," Pass said. "I knew we had a real good team. Our practices were tough, and we did a lot of wrestling."

In another grudge match at 125 pounds, Mount St. Joseph's Jon Mack handed Chesapeake's top-ranked state champion Brian Eveleth his first loss of the season, 8-3, to capture the gold. Mack, who was fifth in the national prep tournament, had dropped an overtime loss to Eveleth earlier.

In a match between two slick wrestlers, Old Mill's state champion Brent Layman overcame a 5-1 deficit and led, 8-6, with 19 seconds left before Khris Reina, Mount St. Joseph's national prep champion, scored a takedown to tie the match, 8-8, in the closing seconds.

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