The first team at a glance

1992-93 BALTIMORE SUN ALL-METRO WRESTLING TEAM

March 17, 1993

103: MARTY KUSICK, SOPH., NORTHEAST (34-0)

Top-ranked at 103, Marty (16 pins, two technical falls) won his second straight county and regional titles and improved to 62-1-1 over two seasons. He won his second straight Chesapeake and Broadneck tournaments and his first Arundel tournament crown.

112: MIKE KUSICK, SOPH., NORTHEAST, (33-1)

Mike (13 pins, six technical falls) entered his state title bout ranked No. 3, but dethroned North Carroll's Jeremy Myers, 8-2, for the state crown, avenging his twin brother's loss of a year ago. Mike is a two-time county and regional champ. Mike and Marty were co-Wrestlers of the Year in Anne Arundel County.

119: GERARD HARRISON, SR., GILMAN (37-1)

Harrison (23 pins, four technical falls), an MSA champ, used overwhelming power and finesse to rack up 91 victories in three years. He beat Wheaton's 4A-3A state champ Steve Barwick (a 2-1 victory) and pinned last year's 2A-1A state champ Jeremy Myers (North Carroll), in 1:25. With a B average, he's considering Virginia and Pennsylvania universities.

119: ZACK FOWL, SR., ABERDEEN (31-1)

Fowl, an All-Metro pick for the third straight year, is 94-4 over the last three seasons (116-11 overall) with 59 pins, including the state championship his sophomore and junior years. Although he fell short of a third title by 5-3 against Steve Barwick (Wheaton), the three-time county and region champ was unbeaten in Harford County after his freshman year and was this year's Harford County Wrestler of the Year. Fowl is considering Maryland, Rutgers, James Madison and North Carolina-Greensboro.

125: STEVE TRUITT, JR., ST. PAUL'S (34-4)

Truitt (12 pins, two technical falls) relied on technique. The MSA champ beat Mike Harrison (Boys' Latin) three times, was runner-up at John Carroll, won the Friends and Tower Hill (Del.) tournaments and was third at Curley's Invitational.

130: RANDY OWINGS, SOPH., F.S. KEY (31-1)

No. 2-ranked Owings (15 pins, two technical falls) is a two-time county and regional champ with a 57-4-1 career record. He missed last year's states with a fever, but earned this year's 2A-1A crown, 6-4, over Northeast's fourth-ranked Steve Smiddy and was Carroll County's Wrestler of the Year.

135: GREGG KESSLER, SR., OWINGS MILLS (37-0)

Kessler (21 pins, five technical falls), along with 171-pound teammate Grant Johnson, became Baltimore County's first three-time 2A-1A champs. In his state title bout, Kessler handed Mardela's two-time state champ Mike Lowe his first loss in three years. The three-time county and four-time regional champ has a 125-5-1 career record, and is considering Lock Haven, North Carolina-Greensboro, Pittsburgh and Edinboro universities.

140: SHANE McCARTHY, SR., MT. ST. JOE (37-2)

McCarthy (19 pins) won tournaments at Curley, Chesapeake and the MSAs and was the Gaels' only individual champ at this year's National Preps, won for the third time in six years by Mount St. Joseph. McCarthy was a runner-up at Annapolis to two-time state runner-up Damon Newsome (McDonough). He is considering Kings Point, Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania.

145: JOHNNY MONTGOMERY, SR., RANDALLSTOWN (35-1)

A repeat All-Metro and two-time county, regional and state champ, Montgomery's pin in 1:40 of McDonough's No. 2-ranked Damon Newsome erased all doubt as to who is No. 1 in his class. A technical wrestler, Montgomery (88-3 over three seasons) was at his best in this year's regionals, shutting out three opponents, including last year's state champ, Rick Staab (Dundalk) and last year's runner-up, Neil Brennan (Westminster) by a combined 16-0. With a B average, Montgomery is considering Rider, Morgan, Maryland, Boston and California (Pa.).

152: KEVIN NEVILLE, JR., MT. ST. JOE (40-3)

Neville's 22 pins this year raised his career total to 67 -- one more than last year's Baltimore Sun Wrestler of the Year Mike Jenson. A National Prep runner-up this year, Neville -- the Baltimore City Wrestler of the Year -- challenged himself by going up to 171 to win his second straight MSA crown. Neville, who pinned Poly's City-Wide and regional runner-up Rashaad Kitchen and St. Mary's sixth-ranked MSA runner-up Scott Thompson, will attend Blair Academy (N.J.).

160: DANNY DeVIVO, SOPH., MT. ST. JOE (33-1)

After an MSA runner-up finish and placing third at Annapolis last year, DeVivo (18 pins) decisioned state runner-up Martius Harding (Dunbar) to win the MSAs, and won in overtime at Annapolis over last year's state champ Marc Procaccini (Old Mill). He also captured the Curley Invitational crown.

189: DAVE DANIECKI, SR., LOYOLA (37-3)

This No. 2-ranked, repeat All-Metro selection is a two-time MSA champ and one-time MSA runner-up. This year, Daniecki (22 pins) was a National Prep runner-up for the second straight year after placing third as a sophomore. A B student, Daniecki is considering Penn State for wrestling or lacrosse.

HVY: DAVE SUNDERLAND, SR., MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (31-3)

An All-Metro lineman and an early signee to play football at Lehigh, No. 2-ranked Sunderland (6-foot-4, 245 pounds) wrestled like a lightweight on the mat. A two-time MSA champ, Sunderland (16 pins) used leverage, with a headlock counter that is perhaps the state's best in any class. No Marylander scored back-points on him.

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