Bachmann, Fallston take second at Overlea


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January 18, 2004|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Most of the attention in yesterday's 18th annual Overlea Invitational Wrestling Tournament was focused on the 152-pound final. It's a match Fallston's Nathan Bachmann would rather forget.

Bachmann, a two-time defending state champion, was outlasted by Aric Fuhrman of Delone Catholic, 5-0. Delone, of Hanover, Pa., won the team championship by 34 1/2 points over runner-up Fallston. Host Overlea finished third.

Fuhrman, who finished eighth in last year's Pennsylvania Catholic Championships, controlled the match from start to finish.

Delone won five individual matches en route to the title.

The most exciting match came in the 160-pound class. Overlea's Keon Caeser held a one-point lead until the final five seconds of the match, when Delone's Geoff Leeper scored a takedown to beat him, 5-4.

At 171 pounds, Glen Burnie's Jake Jones had Poly's Matt Oakley on the ropes before falling, 11-9. Oakley is ranked fourth in the state.

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