Seidman sees record-setting potential for Zillmer, Lignelli

February 21, 1994|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Former Oakland Mills wrestler Adam Seidman, who graduated last year with a county-record 123 victories and four county titles, is concerned that his record won't last the next four years.

Seidman, a red-shirt freshman at the University of Maryland, watched in amazement as Hammond freshman Josh Zillmer (119) and Glenelg freshman Jeremy Lignelli (135) won county titles Friday night at Atholton.

Lignelli was voted the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler after avenging an earlier loss to Hammond's Brian Law in the title bout.

"I was just feeling that my record might not stand, but it's about time the county has some decent freshmen coming in," said Seidman, 18. "Right after I got home, I put on a tape of me as a

freshmen and watched it. I'll be reading the papers every day and keeping track of them personally."

Second efforts

Last week was full of upsets and reversals.

Topping the list in the Maryland Scholastic Association BTC Tournament was Mount St. Joseph's fourth-ranked Russell Fecteau (125), a county resident who pinned Boys' Latin's Mike Harrison in their title bout. Fecteau was pinned by Harrison in a dual meet last year.

Also in the tournament, Mount St. Joseph's Seth St. Vincent (171), another county resident, avenged an earlier loss to Curley's Mickey Glendon for third place.

Mount St. Joseph had two MSA champs who are top-ranked county residents. David Inkman (130) was an 8-6 winner over Loyola's third-ranked Jason Gibson, and Danny DeVivo beat McDonogh's fourth-ranked Martius Harding, 3-0, for his second straight crown. DeVivo beat Harding, 3-1, for last year's title.

Hammond's Jimmy Weston (189) has pinned his last five opponents.

On the same night, Weston had first-period falls over Lackey's state runner-up Nathan Kmieciak -- the state's top-ranked 171-pounder -- and Damascus' county champ, Brandon Ray. Weston then pinned all three of his county opponents to win the county crown.

Of note is that Kmieciak owns a 5-4 decision this season over Wilde Lake's fourth-ranked Mike Green, who overwhelmed Howard's fifth-ranked Seth Eldridge, 12-3, for his third county crown.

Hammond heavyweight Pedro Barbosa avenged two losses, beating Howard's Tyson Daves in the semifinal and Wilde Lake's Carlo Gerstenfeld to win the title.

That Zillmer, coming off a shoulder injury, edged Oakland Mill's Chong Nguyen, 5-2, in their county title bout is impressive enough. But his semifinal pin in 1:29 over Howard's Hyon Kang came over a wrestler who pinned Eastern Tech's Baltimore County champ, Joe Catlin.

Regionals next

The following are the sites and schedules for this weekend's regional wrestling tournaments:

* 3A-4A North at Randallstown, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday and resuming at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the finals slated for 5 p.m.

* 3A-4A East at Meade, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and resuming at noon Saturday, with the finals slated for approximately 7:30 p.m.

* 1A-2A West at Boonsboro, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and resuming at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the finals slated for 5 p.m.

* 1A-2A South at Lackey, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and resuming at noon Saturday, with the finals slated for 7 p.m.

* The 1A-2A North at Pikesville, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and resuming at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the finals slated for approximately 4 p.m.

* The 1A-2A East at Cecil Community College, beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and resuming at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the finals slated for approximately 4:30 p.m.

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