Curley's Scarinzi attacks task

He goes on offensive to lead Friars to 2nd place in Perry Hall meet

Wrestling

Varsity

December 17, 2006|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Reporter

Steve Scarinzi scarcely recognized the 119-pounder he calls his "mild-mannered son" as the Archbishop Curley wrestler named Tyler Scarinzi imposed his will on rival Jeff Seidel of Wall (N.J.) High School in last night's title bout of the Perry Hall Invitational.

Steve Scarinzi was not alone.

Tyler Scarinzi's new-look physical style capped a 4-0 victory that followed three straight pins, raising the junior's record to 12-1 as he earned the Perry Hall Tournament crown for the third straight season.

"That's the first time anyone's seen me wrestle that aggressively. I felt like an animal," said Scarinzi, whose third-ranked Friars were runners-up to Seidel's squad in the 21-team affair. "My coaches, Mark Frey, Dennis Schifflett, Gregg Kessler, they've been on me about being that way."

Scarinzi was joined on the victory podium by teammates Mitch Fenton (130, 13-1 record), Mike Kulik (160, 12-1) and Sam Burdych (189, 12-1), but the Friars couldn't catch Wall, whose champs were Ryan Wilson (125), Blaine Woszczak (140) and Drew Doyle (275).

Wilde Lake's Zach Brown (215) scored two pins and a major decision to win both the tournament title and Outstanding Upperweight honors for the second straight year.

Brown, who has earned All-Metro honors in wrestling, track and football, said yesterday that he has accepted a football scholarship to the University of Maryland that is contingent on his raising his grades at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.

"I have a meeting scheduled with [head] coach Ralph Friedgen and [assistant] coach Dave Sollazzo next Friday, and they're going to further explain the situation to me," said the 6-foot-2 Brown, a state champion 100- and 200-meter sprinter and state runner-up at 215 pounds last season.

"They're recruiting me as an inside or outside linebacker," Brown said. "It would be a great situation for me. I just need to improve academically."

Owings Mills' Tony Mack (145) won a battle of unbeatens, 7-4, over Atholton's Ryan Conroy (6-1). Mack, named Outstanding Middleweight, was a state runner-up last year. Conroy was third at states.

Loyola's Colin Schuster (135) won the event for the second straight year, improving to 16-0 with his 10th pin; Boys' Latin's Grady Gamble (171) rose to 9-0 on three pins and a major decision; and North Carroll's Chris Stout (152) rose to 12-2 with his pin of Kenwood's Jason Castillo (6-1).

Urbana freshman Peter Tatanish was named the Outstanding Lowerweight, rising to 12-0 on two pins, a major decision and a decision.

lem.satterfield@baltsun.com

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