Walbrook captures district title Warriors edge Poly

look to regional

February 14, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Walbrook's wrestling team just keeps going.

The Warriors went 12-0 for their second straight Maryland Scholastic Association B Conference championship. Yesterday, they added the title from the first District 9 tournament.

The Warriors (92 points) placed nine wrestlers in the top four of each Wrestling

weight class to seven for runner-up Poly (67) of the A Conference in the tournament at Southwestern.

Walbrook's four champs were Dana Harris (119 pounds, 22-4), George Chandler (130, 24-2), Mark Hollingsworth (140, 16-2) and Jamil Stokely (160, 21-4). Kevin Muldrow (22-5) finished second. Kevin Forrester (171, 24-6) was third for Walbrook, with Kevin Hughes (112, 15-6), Howard Robinson (189) and heavyweight Robert Fowlkes finishing fourth.

Poly's two champs were sophomore Tony Bridges (103, 15-9) and Joe Collick (145, 17-3) and runners-up were Rashaad Kitchen (171, 14-5) and heavyweight Antre Lewis. Vince Tuggle (130) placed third and fourth-place finishers were Paul Stankiewicz (125) and Arthur Peace (152).

"I worked on my takedowns, stand-ups and my rides to prepare for this," said Stokeley, a junior whose four takedowns in a 13-6 decision over Dunbar's Martis Harding (18-4) avenged two overtime losses.

Warriors coach Wavie Gibson said: "We rose to the occasion, but I hope this isn't our peak. We have two weeks until the regionals to work on conditioning."

Dunbar's fourth-ranked sophomore Bruce Pendles (112, 21-0), a defending MSA champ, scored his 12th pin in 1:36.2 over Edmondson's Aaron Jackson (16-4) to capture the Outstanding Wrestler award for lightweights. Collick and Forest Park's Omar Villanova (189, 24-1) tied for the honor among upper weights.

Mervo heavyweight Junius "Mooco" Myers (17-1) pinned his 13th and 14th opponents in 18 and 51 seconds to win the title. The 200-pounder's opponents' combined weight was more than 500 pounds.

Harris, who led, 7-2, against Mervo's McAnthony Thompson (15-4) in their title bout, countered an overtime takedown to win, 11-9.

"I let up a little bit. I should have dominated more, but I knew he couldn't handle my standing switch," he said.

Chandler's 5-1 decision over Dunbar's Armando Thompson wasn't much easier. Chandler, a champion at the Salisbury tournament and an overtime Chesapeake tournament runner-up to Northeast's sixth-ranked Steve Smiddy, said, "It's getting harder because guys are trying not to get pinned."

Edmondson's Maurice Simmons (135, 18-0), an Aberdeen tournament champ with 12 pins, won his title, 7-5, over Muldrow in overtime.

Collick survived nearly being pinned in the first period before his reversal with 20 seconds left secured an 11-10 victory and the first loss for Southwestern's Keir Hicks (18-1).

Bridges, a first-year wrestler, used a major decision and a first-period pin over Edmondson's Paris Riddick (15-3) to win his first high school tournament.

Kitchen, who was third in last year's MSAs, dropped a 3-2 decision to Carver's Kama Owens (19-3), whom Kitchen pinned earlier.

Villanova collected his 15th and 16th pins in 40 and 55 seconds, respectively, and teammate Pierre Ford (152, 24-0) blanked his opponent, 12-0.

Northern's Paul Johnson (125, 18-1) overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat Mervo's Larry Clary (15-4), 9-5, for the second time this season.

"I pinned him in 36 seconds the first time, but I knew he would be stronger," said Johnson.

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