As a fifth seed in the Mount Madness Invitational at CCBC-Catonsville, Chase, a senior, pulled off the upset of the event by winning the 152-pound championship and leading the No. 3 Gladiators to eighth place among 29 schools, the highest finish of any Maryland public school. Top wrestlers from schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia competed, and Chase won the Most Outstanding Wrestling Award. Chase beat Mike Brant of Westmont-Hilltop (Pa.), 10-4, in the final after upsetting top seed Shane Milam of McDonogh in the semifinals. Chase pinned Milam late in the third period and lifted his record to 21-1. Chase, a four-year varsity wrestler, also played football and has a 3.1 grade point average.
Others considered -- Lane Clelland, McDonogh, wrestling; Dontra Drake, Mervo basketball; Kevin Hunt, Broadneck, basketball; Henry Sims, Mount St. Joseph, basketball; Byron Westmoreland, Mervo, basketball.