Private schools prove point in all-star tourney

Team beats 2A-1A, 4A-3A

Chesapeake's Eveleth wins

Wrestling

High Schools

March 06, 2002|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

It's been the subject of Internet trash talk all season: Who is better, Chesapeake-Anne Arundel's Matt Eveleth or McDonogh's Chet Naylor? River Hill's Ryan Green or McDonogh's Zak Johns? McDonogh's Geoff Miller or Towson's Andy Posil?

The arguments were resolved in last night's senior All-Star Classic at River Hill, where the McDonogh wrestlers went 1-for-3 but the private schools beat both the 2A-1A and 4A-3A teams.

Eveleth (125) built a 5-0 lead against Naylor, yielding only a late takedown in his 5-2 win, and Green (140) blanked Johns, a National Preps runner-up, 1-0. Green earned Outstanding Lightweight honors after pinning Towson's Zack Hines in 54 seconds.

"Me and Eveleth trained really hard during the summer," said Green, a 4A-3A state champion. "It feels really good to come out and beat two top-ranked private school kids."

Eveleth, a three-time state titlist, led 5-0 before allowing a takedown by Naylor with six seconds left. Eveleth had to default his bout against Sparrows Point's Mike Weber, whom he pinned earlier this year, after a collision broke his tooth.

"Against Naylor, I didn't want to sit on a lead, I wanted to go out and dominate," said Eveleth. "This was probably the best match I've wrestled this year. It feels really good."

Miller earned Outstanding Upperweight honors with major decisions over state champs Posil and Matt Butler of Einstein by a combined 20-4 score.

Other private school gold medalists were Curley's Mike Wood (130) and Eric Oppel (189), and Boys' Latin's Henry Blue (119). Wood pinned Hammond state champion Russell Tebeleff, Oppel beat Bel Air's state champ Tim Kassouf, 6-4, and Blue pinned Wheaton's Francis Jeffry-Idun in 3:35.

Mount Hebron's Mike Mengel (152) edged Curley's runner-up Rob Miller, 3-1, and pinned North Hagerstown's runner-up Dustin McDonough. Owings Mills' champ Clayton Arnold (135) edged Wilde Lake's state champ Matt Ennis, 7-4, and pinned St. James' James Moyet, and Atholton's Doug Ramsey (103) pinned twice. Eastern Tech's champ Trent Dixon (112) and Wilde Lake's champ Pat Burns (heavyweight) also won gold medals.

Class 4A/3A 40, 2A/1A 21

103-Ramsey (ATH) p. Anandarajah (DUL), 2:33; 112-Dixon (ET) d. Lagos (LG), 5-0; 119-Hartman (LIB) mj. Sims (LAN), 17-9; 125- Weber (SP) over Eveleth (CH), inj. Def; 130-Tebeleff (HAM) d. Wendal (MH), 4-2; 135-Arnold (OM) d. Ennis (WL), 7-4; 140- Green (RH) p. Hines (TOW), 0:54; 145- Booker (PB) d. Davis (ET), 7-1; 152- Mengel (MH) p. McDonough (NH), 2:31; 160- Kiessling (MCD-C) p. Hall (BLA), 1:03; 171- Butler (EIN) mj. Posil (TOW), 10-2; 189- Kassouf (BA) p. Watson (LAN), 0:34; Hwt.-Burns (WL) p. Brenneman (NG), 5:43.

Privates 27, 4A/3A 25

103- Castillo (PAL) p. Anandarajah (DUL), 3:13; 112- Cristaldi (MCD) d. Lagos (LG), 3-0; 119- Blue (BL) mj. Hartman (LIB), 17-5; 125- Eveleth (CH) d. Naylor (MCD), 5-2; 130- Wood (AC) mj. Wendal (MH), 8-0; 135--Moyet (STJ) mj. Ennis (WL), 14-6; 140- Green (RH) d. Johns (MCD), 1-0; 145- Booker (PB) p. Kamphaus (FRN), 1:30; 152- Mengel (MH) d. Miller (AC), 3-1; 160- Kiessling (MCD-C) p. Jennings (PAL), 3:58; 171- Miller (MCD) mj. Butler (EI), 9-3; 189- Oppel (AC) d. Kassouf (BA), 6-4; Hwt. - Burns (WL) mj. Kelson (STP), 9-0.

Privates 36, 2A/1A 24

103-Ramsey (ATH) p. Castillo (PAL), 0:52; 112- Dixon (ET) d. Cristaldi (MCD), 13-6; 119- Blue (BL) p. Jeffry-Idun (WHE), 3:35; 125- Naylor (McD) mj. Weber (SP), 10-1; 130- Wood (AC) p. Tebeleff (HAM), 4:20; 135- Arnold (OM) p. Moyet (STJ), 2:17; 140- Johns (MCD) mj. Hines (TOW), 9-1; 145- Davis (ET) d. Kamphaus (FRN), 7-0; 152- R. Miller (AC) pinned McDonough (NH), 2:39; 160- Hall (BLA) d. Jennings (PAL), 11-9, OT; 171- Miller (MCD) mj. Posil (TOW), 11-3; 189-Oppel (AC) p. Watson (LAN), 1:36; Hwt.- Brenneman (NG) d. Kelson (STP), 9-4.

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