No. 8 Atholton rides strong finish to win

Raiders take last 3 bouts to overcome Owings Mills, 36-25, improve to 8-1

Wrestling

High Schools

January 05, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Trailing for the first time in the match - by three points - with three bouts to go, visiting Atholton's Mark Carbone, Doug Woods and Robert Olson scored two major decisions and a pin, respectively, as the eighth-ranked Raiders held off ninth-ranked Owings Mills, 36-25, in their meet last night.

After a pin by Adam Beytin (152) and a forfeit to Ben Himowitz (160) gave Owings Mills (6-1) its only lead, 25-22, third-ranked Carbone improved to 7-2 with an 11-1 major decision over Owings Mills' Kevin Garmzaban (10-2) at 171.

Woods raised his record to 6-1 with a 13-5 rout of Paul Day (9-2) at 189 and heavyweight Olson, who nearly was pinned at the end of the first period, overcame a 5-2 deficit with his fall in 3:18.

"I wanted personal revenge from last year and we came through as a team," said Carbone, who was pinned in last year's loss to Owings Mills. "Olson came through in the end, I've got to give it to him."

Westminster (2-3), a 43-27 loser to Atholton (8-1) and a 33-24 loser to Owings Mills in the tri-meet, had double winners in Adam Tenney (119) and Jon Burger (160), each with a pin and a forfeit, and heavyweight Cesar Gamier, who had two pins.

In other exciting bouts, Atholton's No. 1 Doug Ramsey overcame a 3-0 deficit with his pin of Dave Jacovsky (9-2) at 103, and teammate Wes Lipple scored a 2-1 decision over third-ranked Mike Cooper (10-1) at 112. Ramsey is 9-0 and Lipple is 7-2. Robbie Allen (125) scored a major decision, countering a major decision by Owings Mills' Alex White (119), who is 10-1.

Ramsey, who was nearly turned for nearfall points in the first period, said: "He scared the heck out of me in the first period. He almost ripped my arm off. But I got the cradle in and the team needed it."

A second-period reversal had Lipple ahead 2-1 entering the third period, where he rode out Cooper for a 2-1 victory. Lipple's win was unexpected since Cooper had, earlier this season, upset Lansdowne's regional champ, Shawn Sims, a wrestler who placed third at last year's state tournament.

"I had lost two matches by a point because I couldn't ride the guys," Lipple said. "Tonight, I proved that I could do it."

That set up a marquee matchup during which Owings Mills' Clayton Arnold (130) improved to 11-0 with a 5-3 overtime win over Atholton's state runner-up Bryan Radik (7-2). Arnold, who also owns a win over state champ Mike Webber of Sparrows Point, scored a takedown to win.

Atholton's Nick Colobucci surprised previously unbeaten Neal Saval (10-1) at 135, scoring four nearfall points in the third period of a 2-2 tie for a 6-2 decision. Owings Mills' Adam Metzger (140) pinned his opponent in 1:48 to improve to 10-1, but Atholton's Adam Roth (145), who is 7-1, did the same in 3:27, earning a 22-13 lead.

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