St. Mary's comes up big at Boys' Latin

January 09, 1995|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Jon Horrigan (119), Josh White (140) and Brian Kingsbury (152) all won titles as St. Mary's surprised then-No. 9 Boys' Latin by upsetting the host Lakers, 135-130, in their 10-team tournament over the weekend.

White won a rematch of last year's final, 15-6, over Kenwood's Rick Strong, whom he pinned in 1 minute, 35 seconds the year before. Kingsbury overcame a 4-2 deficit with his third-period pin of Mervo's Bryan Cromwell.

Archbishop Spalding finished a surprising fourth, with it's only titlist, Matt Gomes (171), scoring two pins and winning the championship bout, 4-3.

Spalding's sophomore runner-up Jimmy Foster (103, 21-4) was pinned by Riverdale Baptists' top-ranked Jason Gabrielson. Foster's only losses have come against Gabrielson (twice), Churchill's third-ranked Jared Zimmet by 2-0, and by 5-3 to Chesapeake's fifth-ranked regional champ Travis Gottlich, who is 16-0.

Meanwhile, individual champions Gottlich, Matt Howard (125) and Carl Cicchetti (130) led Chesapeake to a runner-up finish in the Aberdeen Tournament over the weekend.

Gottlich won a rematch of last year's final, 2-0, over Towson's Ryan Haden, whom he beat 5-0 last year. Howard's 7-4 title-bout win came over Aberdeen's previously unbeaten Corey Pascuzzi (14-1).

Ready to rumble?

DeMatha's top-ranked, two-time National Prep champ, Todd Beckerman (119), a Crofton resident, improved his record on the year to 21-0 and his career record to 121-1 with an impressive showing at last weekend's Mid-Atlantic Tournament at St. Mark's High in Wilmington, Del.

Beckerman scored three technical falls and a pin in his 26th career tournament victory, which should ready him for what could be an even tougher field in this weekend's Arundel Invitational.

Two-time 1A-2A state champ Mike Kusick, ranked No. 2 behind Beckerman, Churchill's No. 4-ranked Nick Franzetti and Quince Orchard's No. 6 David Chee all could enter the tournament at 119.

Eagles on roll

Fourth-ranked Northeast, led by the Kusick twins, Marty (112) and Mike (119-125), has been scoring some huge individual victories lately.

Mike Kusick, ranked No. 2 at 119, bumped up to 125 where he handed Severna Park's top-ranked Jamie Kuch his first loss, 13-4.

A few days later, Marty, ranked No. 1 at 112, cranked out a 10-1 decision over Riverdale Baptist's Mike Torro. Torro, a third-place finisher in last year's National Preps, had only lost one other bout in overtime against an Ohio State champ.

Earlier last week, Northeast's Ron Katzenberger (171) dumped Meade's top-ranked county and regional champ Adam Butts, 7-2. Butts had beaten Katzenberger three times previously, including by 10-9 in last year's county title bout.

Butts had earlier beaten South Carroll's No. 2 ranked Mike Chenoweth, who had pinned Butts twice before.

The Eagles' match against Riverdale Baptist last Thursday wound up being a 51-12 rout that avenged last year's 36-35 loss.

Against Riverdale Baptist, Northeast's Glen Lail (130) scored a 58-second pin of Mike Pacha. Glen Mosco, regularly at 103, went at 119 for an 8-5 decision over former junior league place winner Joe Hinshaw.

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