Walbrook reaches tournament maximum, will sit out MSAs Wrestling notebook

January 11, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Walbrook has reached the maximum number of tournament (six) that the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association allows and will not be participating in this year's Maryland Scholastic Association tournament.

"We've wrestled in the Chesapeake and Salisbury Christmas invitationals and will wrestle in the [Jan. 23] Friends tournament," said coach Wavie Gibson, whose defending B Conference champion Warriors (3-0) take on Edmondson Wednesday and Carver Thursday.

He said the District 9 tournament will be the equivalent of the county tournament for the city schools, leaving only the regionals and state tournaments to be wrestled, and that several other city schools may be affected.

"We're under the auspices of the MSA, but we're more involved with the states," said Gibson. "We knew that we were going into the states and didn't find out definitely until the schedules came out that we wouldn't be in the MSAs."

Excused absence

Being a wrestling coach is simple compared to the job Randallstown's Jeff Langrehr had Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Perry Hall graduate stood by his wife, Chris, as she gave birth to Megan Elaine at St. Joseph Hospital.

"That was some real coaching," said Langrehr.

Without him, the Rams (6-0) beat Lansdowne, 54-0, and defeated Franklin, 42-20. "My co-coach, Erik Co

hen, held down the fort all week. Technically, he's been there more than I have with what's been going on."

Ratings additions

The latest Maryland State Wrestling Association rankings are being published today, with several area wrestlers added.

Franklin's Sean Groszkowski (103, fifth), Mount St. Joseph's David Inkman (119, fifth), Boys' Latin's Shane Marquess (135, sixth), Randallstown's Kent Morrison (160, fifth) and Owings Mills' Ed Overton (189, sixth) are considered among the state's best in this month's listings.

Aberdeen wrap-up

Aberdeen's top-ranked Zack Fowl became the first four-time champion in last weekend's Aberdeen tournament, raising his career record to 98-10 (13-0, eight pins this season).

Fowl, who has bench pressed 255 pounds, is considering Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina and Syracuse.

Dulaney's fourth-place finish at Aberdeen surprised first-year coach Pete Chakmakas, the head coach at Overlea last year.

Finishing first for the Lions (4-2) were Jamie Mantegna (160, 12-1) and St. Paul's transfer George Kirkpatrick (189, 8-2). Mantegna was fourth in the regional tournament last year.

Runners-up were Alex Leanos (125) and Tim Gardner (140), with Mike Kassolis (103) taking third. Chakmakas calls Leanos, a former junior-leaguer, "a promising prospect and a positive influence in practice."

Junior Ed Simmons (135, 6-0) of seventh-place Edmondson had an impressive effort at Aberdeen. In the first round, he got his third pin of the year. He then edged Chesapeake's defending champ, Steve Shirk, 8-4. In the title bout, Simmons' 6-4 overtime victory came over Aberdeen's Dave Mumpower.

Top 15

1. Mount St. Joseph (1-0) 105

2. Old Mill (3-0) 98

3. North Carroll (5-0) 89

4. Northeast (9-0) 77

5. Boys' Latin (3-0) 67

6. Francis Scott Key (6-0) 66

7. Owings Mills (5-0) 64

tie Randallstown (6-0) 64

9. Gilman (3-1) 55

10. Arundel (4-2) 32

11. Dundalk (5-0) 30

12. Aberdeen (3-1) 29

13. Chesapeake-AA (2-4) 28

14. Wilde Lake (5-0) 11

15. Hammond (4-1) 08

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Overlea (4-1, 2), EVT (3-2, 1), South Carroll (7-2, 1), Dulaney (4-2, 1).

How the poll is conducted: The members of The Baltimore Sun's board of coaches for the 1992 season are: Dick Slutzky, Aberdeen; John Mayberry, Broadneck; Steve Carnahan, Oakland Mills; Dick Bauerlein, North Carroll; Jeff Langrehr, Randallstown; Paul Triplett; Mount St. Joseph; Lem Satterfield, The Baltimore Sun.

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