Seidman nears county mark Scorpions senior has 97 career wins

December 14, 1992|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Among the 85 wrestlers ranked last week by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, nearly half (41) were from the Baltimore area.

There were 13 from the Maryland Scholastic Association, 10 from Baltimore County, nine from Anne Arundel County, four from Carroll County and three each from Harford and Howard counties.

Howard County's ranked wrestlers are Wilde Lake's Mike Green (171, fifth) and Nate Casella (189, fourth) and Oakland Mills' Adam Seidman (145, sixth).

After checking the Scorpions official records, Oakland Mills coach Steve Carnahan has found that Seidman (6-1, three pins) had 91 career victories entering his senior season.

Add that to his current victory total, and the three-time county champion needs nine wins to break the county record of 106 set by former Scorpion and three-time state champion Jeff Rosenberg.

Seidman leads the Scorpions (0-2) into a tough tri-meet at McDonough of Charles County tomorrow, with McDonough and Riverdale Baptist, the MSWA's Nos. 4 and No. 1-ranked teams.

This weekend, the defending county-tournament champion Scorpions will again travel to Charles County -- but they'll be joined by county dual-meet champion Hammond for the Lackey High Invitational.

After an excellent effort in a season-opening tri-meet victory over then No. 12 Loyola and Westminster, No. 10 Wilde Lake (2-0) suffered through a fifth-place finish at the Frederick Douglass tournament over the weekend.

Coach Rich Jackson watched Green get pinned and Casella lose his second match of the season, 10-4, to the champion, as his two best prospects for a 2A-1A state title placed third in a competitive field.

Three other Wildecats wrestlers, Talib Moreland (103), Fennell Howell (125) and Tony Crawford (140), were fourth. Crawford was in complete control of his match, when he initiated a pinning maneuver called "the guillotine," but it backfired.

"He leaned back a little too far and pinned himself," said Jackson.

A bright spot for the Wildecats was senior Sylvester Briggs-Hall, who was jayvee last season. Hall was pinned in the first round on Friday, but wrestled through five matches -- three on Saturday -- in the loser's bracket to take third place.

"He eventually met the kid who pinned him, and this time he beat the kid, 8-0," said Jackson. "Sylvester can have a temper, but what was nice is that he stayed under control when some of the kids got physical."

The Wildecats face Good Counsel of Montgomery County today and South Carroll on Thursday.

"We're a little banged up, so I'm hoping we can get through this week staying healthy," Jackson said.

With six individual champions, top-ranked Mount St. Joseph easily captured the Cougar Invitational over the weekend.

Top-ranked county residents Kevin Neville (152, 11-0) and Danny DeVivo (160, 11-0) added the crown to the ones they captured at the Annapolis tournament and the Maryland Invitational at Archbishop Curley.

DeVivo -- who edged Old Mill's 4A-3A state champion Marc Procaccini, 6-4, in overtime at Annapolis -- had a much easier time with his 4-0 victory over Frederick's fifth-ranked Randy Suter (4-1). "The guy [Suter] wasn't initiating any offensive moves -- not even a stand-up," said DeVivo.

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