Gilman takes second in tourney Unheralded Greyhounds shock 21-team field

January 04, 1998|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Damian Davis routed Laurel's fifth-ranked Rico Walker, 14-0, for the 189-pound title, and teammate Mike Faust pinned his fourth heavyweight opponent in as many bouts as No. 8 Gilman stunned a 21-team field with a runner-up finish to Damascus at yesterday's Northern of Calvert County tournament.

Gilman (158.5 points) was the surprise of the event, which included champion Damascus (160.5 points), third-place Sherwood (140) and fifth-place Frederick County (90 points) -- three teams that are ranked Nos. 10, 1 and 8, respectively, by the Maryland State Wrestling Association. Also for Gilman, which is unranked by the MSWA, Thomas Yoon (103, 15-5) and Tyrone Bowie (112, 7-3) were second.

Davis, a junior and two-time private schools state runner-up, improved to 9-0. Faust, a sophomore who is a true 189-pounder, pinned all four of his opponents to rise to 18-0. Faust, who pinned in 1: 44 of his title bout, was out-sized on average by nearly 50 pounds and four inches.

Yoon lost, 6-4, to William McKinney (14-0) from Patuxent of Charles County, and Bowie fell, 8-4, to Sherwood's Mike Lee, who is 9-1.

The Greyhounds, a squad that has only three seniors, nearly won despite entering only 10 of a possible 13 wrestlers and being without senior Terrence Yoon (119). Yoon -- who had lost just twice, both up at 125 -- is out due to illness.

Other champions for Sherwood were state champ Bobby

Monday (125) and Frank Edwards (130), both improving to 10-0. Monday hammered Osborn Park's Randy Dombrowsky, 10-2, and Edwards edged county rival T.J. Salb of Damascus, 6-4.

The only titlist for Damascus was Joey Garvin (135), who edged Westlake's Joey Hinshaw, 2-1, to improve to 12-2 and to drop Hinshaw to 12-2. Hinshaw beat Garvin, 3-2, a year ago.

Other champions were Frederick's Kevin Ferraro (145) and Ivan Zdanov (152) both at 12-0, the host Patriots' freshman Kevin Gabrielson (119, 11-1) and state runner-up Jimmy Stone (171, 12-0), Laurel's Jason Reynolds (140, 11-0) and LaPlata's Gabe Pankhurst (160).

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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