Olszewski, Whitelaw pins lift McDonogh over Curley

Wrestling

January 25, 2007|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun reporter

As roommates in McDonogh's dormitory facilities, senior Marshal Olszewski and junior Kramer Whitelaw "trade pointers on wrestling," Whitelaw said.

They had plenty to discuss after earning pins that sparked last night's come-from-behind 34-28 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference dual-meet win over visiting third-ranked Archbishop Curley (14-2, 2-2).

A headlock by Olszewski (145) overcame a 4-2 deficit for the fall in 2:36 against Nick Heffler, and Whitelaw (160) bumped up a weight class from 152 to pin third-ranked Mike Kulik at 2:50 of a scoreless bout as the No. 1 Eagles (12-1, 4-0) remained on pace to win their second straight dual-meet crown and their fourth overall.

"I had wrestled Kulik twice and he won both times," Whitelaw said. "I figured, `Keep it tight first period, open up later.' But I caught his head on the turn and that's how it ended."

Their wins came amid a momentum-boosting five-bout sweep that included a major decision by Shane Milam (152) and decisions by Curtis Holmes (140) and Alex Pagnotta (171).

"I felt I was lucky to get that headlock," said Olszewski, who rose to 5-1 with his fourth straight win. "I don't start on varsity all the time, so having Kramer as a roommate a definitely helps."

The Friars rebounded for a 28-22 lead on consecutive pins by Sam Burdych (189) and Josh Boler (215). But McDonogh closed with a three-bout run, sandwiching decisions by Lane Clelland (285) and Albert Woody (112) around a pin by Nick Schenk (103).

The Friars led 16-0 after wins in the first four bouts. Steve Kain (125) hung on to win, 9-8, over McDonogh's Ben Sataloff; top-ranked Mitch Fenton (130) edged third-ranked Ben Levin, 3-1, in overtime; and Ali Saadoulaev (135) scored seven takedowns in a 15-6 rout of sixth-ranked Joe Eder.

The run included a default win by the Friars' second-ranked Tyler Scarinzi (119) over third-ranked Eric Filipowicz, who trailed 9-1 before suffering a shoulder injury whose severity could not be determined last night, said trainer Marty Sataloff.

lem.satterfield@baltsun.com

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