Inkman wins tough 140-pound class

March 08, 1995|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Last night's 13th annual Maryland State Wrestling Association senior All-Star Classic at Johns Hopkins offered surprises.

The toughest class was 140, where each of the wrestlers lost but Mount St. Joseph's David Inkman was the gold medalist by virtue of least points allowed.

Inkman, a National Prep champ, overpowered Laurel's two-time 3A-4A state champ Sidney Billups, who entered with a two-year, 66-0 record and a top ranking in the state. But Inkman, ranked No. 3, dropped a 5-4 loss to Francis Scott Key's two-time 1A-2A champ Randy Owings, who lost, 8-4, to Billups.

Mount St. Joseph's two-time National Prep champ Danny DeVivo (160) ground out a 7-2 decision over Aberdeen's 1A-2A state champ Kit Doran, who entered unbeaten, then scored a technical fall over LaPlata's 3A-4A runner-up John Pankhurst, whom Doran pinned in 1:13.

Northeast's three-time 1A-2A state champion Kusick twins, Marty (103) and Mike (112) each earned two straight wins and gold medals.

Mike blanked Calvert Hall's two-time National Prep runner-up Gino Amasia, 7-0, then had a 24-7 technical fall over Arundel's 3A-4A state champ Phil Schleifer, whom Amasia handled, 10-0. Marty blanked Quince Orchard's 3A-4A state champ Insuk Choe, 15-0, and won, 18-7, over Tim Klepper of St. Mary's, who beat Choe, 10-8.

A surprise had Centennial's 3A-4A state runner-up Jason Nagle (125) winning the gold, wearing out Calvert Hall's favored Brian Kapp, 13-8, then edging Owings Mills' state champ Josh Ellin, 8-5. Ellin beat Kapp, 15-11.

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