Shefrin pinning opponents with quick losses Wrestling notebook

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

Jason Shefrin is on a rampage.

Until his 44-second pin of Boys' Latin's Mike Cangemi in Saturday's championship bout of Saturday's Boys Latin Invitational, the 145-pound Howard wrestler had gone unnoticed.

It was Shefrin's 10th first-period pin out of 13 victories -- all of which have ended with the referee mercifully slapping the mat.

That's right: 13-0 and 13 pins.

None of what happened at Boys' Latin was luck or coincidence: Shefrin was deliberate, precise and just plain good.

His latest victim was no slouch: Cangemi brought a 17-3 record into the bout with 11 pins. It was the first time he was pinned this year.

And in today's Maryland State Wrestling Association's rankings, Shefrin is sixth-ranked. His last loss was a 5-2 decision to Broadneck's unheralded Chris Gauthier.

Other countians listed by the MSWA will be Mount St. Joseph wrestlers David Inkman (119, fifth), Kevin Neville (152, first) and Danny DeVivo (160, first), Oakland Mills Adam Seidman (140, second), and Wilde Lake wrestlers, Mike Green (171, sixth) and Nate Casella (189, fifth).

Moving up

Hammond (4-1) has finally moved into the Sun's top 15, taking the final spot behind No. 14 Wilde Lake (6-0).

In a tri-meet over the weekend, the defending county dual-meet champion Bears exacted their revenge over Chopticon, 42-13, and Liberty, 49-13, with nine Hammond wrestlers winning twice.

A year ago, Chopticon was the only team to beat the Bears in a 13-1 campaign, and Liberty embarrassed them, 30-27, earlier this year.

Mike Chang (112, 7-4), Danny Proulx (119, 9-3), John Motley (130, 9-3), Nakia White (135, 7-4), Josh Stokes (145, 8-2), Erin Woodward (152, 10-1), Mac Goudy (171, 10-2), Pat Brennan (189, 9-1) and heavyweight Toke Barbosa (2-1) all won twice.

Next up: Tomorrow's match with Oakland Mills (0-5).

Scorpions coach Steve Carnahan knows Hammond wants to step out of the Oakland Mills shadow that hovers over them.

"It's a big match for both teams because of the love-hate relationship that existed between [last year's Scorpion coach, Dan] Ricker and [Hammond coach Bill] Smith over the last few years," said Carnahan. "Hammond has never won a grand slam in terms of winning a county and regional title and doing well in the states."

Smith says his team is primed for the challenge.

"We sort of checked our attitude and became a team

last week. Saturday just proved that," Smith said. "Symbolic or not, it doesn't take much for the kids to get up for Oakland Mills."

Heavy load

Wilde Lake opens with Mount Hebron tomorrow, but an earlier-than-expected showdown at Hammond Thursday could result from a scheduling conflict.

"We have three matches in one week, which is against state rules," said Smith. "We've got Wilde Lake [Feb. 2] Mount Hebron [Feb. 4] and the Friends tournament [Feb. 6] as an add-on."

The chances of the teams meeting Thursday are 50-50.

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).

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