2000-2001 All-Carroll County wrestling team

High Schools

March 14, 2001

Wrestler of the Year

140 - Bryan Hamper, South Carroll: Hamper won his second straight 140-pound Class 4A-3A state championship, defeating Kenwood's Jason Laubach in the championship bout, 9-4, thus avenging a regional title bout loss to Laubach. Hamper also avenged another loss by defeating Mike Money of Arundel in the state quarterfinals with a 49-second pin. Hamper (32-6), the only Carroll County state champ for the second straight year, finished second at Meade, third at Arundel and fourth at Hammond. He set a school career record with 82 pins, including 22 this season, and is second in career wins with 124. He had 24 career losses. "He could pin you from any position and that's what made him always dangerous," South Carroll coach Pete Olson said. "All of his losses were to quality kids. He went the extra mile with camps, clinics and videotapes. He must have watched the Money tape 15 times. He also had an outside personal trainer for weightlifting. He made it happen."

Coach of the Year

Pete Olson, South Carroll: The Cavaliers finished runner-up at the state tournament for the second straight year, falling to Paint Branch, 98.5 to 82, but producing one state champ. South Carroll finished third at the regional tournament with three individual champions. In dual meets, it was 16-1, winning the Class 4A-3A North region dual meet championship with victories over Franklin and River Hill, but losing in the state semifinals. The Cavs won their fourth straight Carroll County championship. Olson, 44, a physical education teacher, has coached 21 seasons at South Carroll, compiling a 207-84 dual-meet record. His wrestlers won seven individual state titles, including three by Mike Chenowith and two by Bryan Hamper. This was Olson's last season. He's moving to Spofford, New Hampshire, to become administrator of a Christian family camp.

The first team

103 - Sam Shreck, North Carroll: The Panthers freshman pinned Adam Gold of South Carroll in 2:48 to win the county title and posted a 23-7 record. He finished second at Arundel, fifth in the region and fifth at McDonogh.

112 - Pat Maloff, North Carroll: Maloff defeated Paul Hartman of Liberty, 7-2, to win the county 112-pound title. Strong on top, the sophomore compiled a 28-9 record that includes seconds at Arundel and the region, and sixth-place finishes at McDonogh and states.

119 - Adam Tenney, Westminster: Tenney pinned Ross Bell of North Carroll in 5:11 to win the county 119-pound title. Strong on his feet, Tenney compiled a 30-6 record. The senior finished first at North Hagerstown, second at Damascus and the region, third at McDonogh and fifth at states.

125 - Kellen Weber, South Carroll: He set the school record for takedowns and went undefeated in the county (4-0) and CMC (7-0) along the way to a 30-4 record that included 17 pins. He defeated Tyler Graham of Liberty, 17-6, to win the county 125-pound title, and also won at Meade, Damascus and the region before finishing third at states, losing a controversial semifinal match to unbeaten Matt Eveleth of Old Mill. Weber, a senior, set school records with 128 takedowns this season and 233 for his career. He was 84-25 lifetime and sixth on the Cavs' career win list.

130 - Buddy Olson, South Carroll: Undefeated in the county (4-0) and CMC (7-0), Olson won the county 130-pound title by decisioning Kyle Smith of North Carroll, 7-0. Olson, a junior, compiled a 22-12 record that included a third place at Meade and a fifth at regionals. He has 58 career wins.

135 - Dan Patterson, South Carroll: The Cavaliers senior set nine school records, including most career wins with 130. He lost just 14 times in his career. This season, he was 35-2, both losses coming against state champions, Ryan Mackin of Hammond and Adam DeCosmo of Old Mill. He finished third in the state for the third straight season and was a three-time county and region champ. His 35 wins are a single-season school record. His 76 career pins, including 21 this season, are second only to Hamper.

145 - Fran Jackson, North Carroll: The two-time defending state champ finished runner-up at 145 pounds this season despite multiple right knee injuries that required surgery March 5 at Union Memorial to repair torn anterior cruciate and posterior medial meniscus ligaments. The junior was 30-3 with 21 pins and first-place finishes at McDonogh and the region, and a second at Arundel. He defeated Josh Wampler of South Carroll, who was wrestling up a class, 17-0, to win the county 145-pound title.

152 - Travis Mohlhenrich, South Carroll: After winning the county 152-pound title with a 9-1 major decision over Josh Anderson of North Carroll, Mohlhenrich, a junior, won the region and finished fourth in the state. Unbeaten in the county (4-0) and CMC (6-0), he posted a 28-7 record that included 19 pins. He finished first at Meade and fifth at Hammond. His only dual-meet loss was to state champ Adam Roth of Atholton in overtime.

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