Cavaliers are at a crossroads South Carroll HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING PREVIEW

December 06, 1992|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Talk to South Carroll wrestling coach Pete Olson about the Cavaliers' 1992-93 season and the catch phrase "turning the corner" often enters the conversation.

Olson says he has five proven wrestlers he can count on to get points.

He also believes there's a few more on the roster who are ready to "turn the corner" -- going from average wrestlers to consistent winners. They will determine whether the Cavaliers have a good season or a great season.

The Cavaliers have 10 wrestlers returning from last season's 9-5 squad, led by senior co-captains Matt Crill (152 pounds) and Andy Hohman (160), and junior Jeff Irvine (119).

"There's nothing flashy with Crill, he just seems to always walk off the mat with a pin or win," Olson said. "Andy [Hohman] feels he has something to prove this season. After an excellent start last year, he fizzled a bit at the end. He assured me it wouldn't happen again this season."

After only two years, Irvine is already seventh on the school's all-time win list with 40.

Olson also is expecting big things from sophomores Danny Peiffer (112) and Steve Yokay (145). Some of the wrestlers Olson hopes can emerge are senior Jim Farrell (140), a three-year letter winner; Jim Hinsche, who is wrestling at 135 after competing at 125 pounds last season; and senior Eric Campbell (130).

Junior Charles Setters, a transfer from Chesapeake in Baltimore County, hasn't wrestled in a few years but pound for pound is one of Olson's strongest wrestlers. Other probable starters are freshman Chris Heard (103), sophomore Matt Stephenson (125), senior Leo Fryrear (189) and senior Bill McGrew (heavyweight).

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