Cats' Green impressive in classic

March 09, 1994|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Wilde Lake's Mike Green wanted to look impressive in last night's 12th annual Senior All-Star Wrestling Classic at Johns Hopkins' Newton H. White Athletic Center.

He ended up winning the Outstanding Wrestler award for upperweights, with Randallstown's Gary Harris (125) winning it for lowerweights.

Green, the top-ranked, 171-pound 1A-2A state champ, built a 4-1 lead before pinning St. Paul's fifth-ranked Maryland Scholastic Association champ Pete Karvounis in 25 seconds, then won, 15-3, over McDonough's (Charles County) state champ, Chris Brown. Green built an 11-3 first-period lead on Brown -- including four takedowns -- and nearly pinned him.

"It was takedown control, but I should have pinned him," said Green, whose gold medal helped the 1A-2As to a 26-25 win over the private/parochials and a 28-23 win over the 3A-4As.

The 3A-4As also lost, 27-18, to the private/parochials, who lead the tri-meet series with six victories, followed by the 1A-2As with three and the private/parochials with two.

Top-ranked state champ Harris (25 pins) built a 10-4 lead over Mount St. Joseph's sixth-ranked, MSA champ Russell Fecteau in an 11-10 decision, and also won, 8-2, over Northeast's fourth-ranked, state runner-up Matt Jewer.

Woodlawn's top-ranked, two-time state champ Darrel Mance (heavyweight) had a technical fall over Overlea's state runner-up Mike Knoedler and a 9-3 victory over Blaine Gasch of Riverdale Baptist.

Oakland Mills' second-ranked state champ Juri Freeman (103) pinned St. Paul's Gray Frain in the first period, then overcame a 2-1 deficit with a takedown with one second left to beat Dulaney's state runner-up Mike Kassolis, 3-2.

Gilman's fourth-ranked MSA runner-up Jamie Biddison (189) beat Aberdeen's Chris Allen, 5-1, then scored a 5-3 upset over Frederick's 3A-4A state champ Mike McIlvaine.

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