Mount St. Joe's DeVivo, Inkman excel at Open

March 29, 1994|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Led by Howard County residents Danny DeVivo and David Inkman, Mount St. Joseph wrestlers excelled at last weekend's Hammond Open Tournament at Hammond High.

DeVivo, The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Wrestler of the Year and this year's National Prep Tournament runner-up, pinned his way to the 171-pound title in the Elite Division.

Inkman (an All-Metro pick) and second-team All-Metro Russell Fecteau each competed for the 135-pound crown of the Elite Division, with Inkman winning, 10-8, in overtime.

Other winners in the elite category, for wrestlers in their junior and senior seasons, were Centennial's county and regional runner-up Jason Nagle (125) and Howard's county and regional champ Eric Paskin (145), who was third in the states.

Nagle beat Northern's state runner-up Gary Hottle in the semifinal before his title-bout pin of Severna Park's county and regional runner-up Jamie Kuch, who was third in the states. Paskin, who went 30-1 this past season, beat South Carroll's regional runner-up Charlie Conoway.

Hammond's All-Metro county, regional and state champ Chris Williams (160), The Baltimore Sun's Wrestler of the Year for Howard County, finished third after being upended, 8-0, in the semifinal by McDonough's state champ Todd Margolis, the eventual tournament champion.

Hammond's Jimmy Weston (189) dropped a 4-3 title-bout decision to McDonough's state champ Chris Brown, and heavyweight teammate Pedro Barbosa was fourth.

First-place finishers in the advanced category for younger wrestlers were Hammond's county and regional champ Josh Zillmer (130) and Atholton's county and regional champ Ricky Trott (171), who pinned his title-bout opponent in 3:30.

Glenelg's county champ Jeremy Lignelli (135) was a runner-up to Southern-AA's No. 2-ranked state champ Tyrone Neal.

Other place winners were Jason Berlin (100, third), Justin Robbins (117, third), Casey Moffett (135, third) and Chong Nguyen (130, fourth) of Oakland Mills, and Chris Poling (145, third) and T.J. Dameron (120, third) of Howard.

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