Dunbar's Perry improves to 26-0 Class 1A-2A wrestling

March 01, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Dennis Perry of Dunbar stayed undefeated (26-0) and won the Class 1A-2A South Region 140-pound championship yesterday at River Hill High in Howard County.

Perry said the toughest of his three matches was the semifinal against Hammond's Mark Read, a 6-3 decision. "Read was strong so I knew I couldn't muscle him and just used my head. The regional competition was pretty tough."

Perry, a Baltimore City champ, won his final match against Daunte Neal of Lackey, 8-3.

He was the only Baltimore City wrestler to win at River Hill. Dunbar teammate and Baltimore City champ Jihad Hayward (21-6) lost his opening-round match to Kevin Sutton of Oakland Mills, 5-3. Then he defeated Dan Trusilo of Poolesville, 9-7, in overtime. He advanced to the consolation finals with a default victory over Hammond's Ryan Mackin and then lost to Sutton again, 6-4, in overtime.

Dennis Scott of Poly finished third in the heavyweight division, losing only to eventual runner-up Matt Nelson in the championship semifinals by a fall.

Pub Date: 3/01/98

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