Whitman Wins Patriot Classic!

Whitman’s wrestlers went to Southern Maryland this weekend and won the 16th Annual Northern High School Patriot Classic. Whitman sent 8 wrestlers into the finals and came away with 7 champions. Overall the Vikes put a very impressive 13 wrestlers, out of 14 weight classes, on the podium as place winners. We didn’t have a 152 pounder for this meet. Whitman finished second in this tournament last year. This year Whitman took on tough competition from host the Northern High School, another Southern Maryland power, Calvert High School and ten other schools and won this year’s affair handily. They won by nearly 75 points. Whitman is 2-0 in tournaments this year. The 7-0 Vikings travel to Paint Branch on Wednesday for a match before heading up to the always tough Mount Mat Madness tournament next weekend at Mount St Joe’s High School in Baltimore County.

Patriot Classic results

103 Keegan Barber 4th place
112 Sawyer Symington Champion
119 Eric Harder 3rd place
125 Andrew Follmann 2nd place
139 Andrew Pore 4th place
135 Jordan Tritell 3rd palce
140 Alex Hysong 3rd place
145 Eric Beverly Champion*
160 Steven Fisher Champion
171 Taylor Leighton Champion
189 Aaron Norris Champion*
215 Danny Lee Champion
285 JD Hamilton Champion

* Won the tournament last year

Eric Beverly(145) beat 3a/4a State runner up Jeff Williams. Williams beat Eric in a close state semifinal last year. Steve Fisher(160) beat Patrick Berry from Calvert. Berry placed 4th in the 1a/2a States last year. Taylor Leighton pinned Zane McBride in the first period of their final. McBride placed 5th in last year’s 3a/4a State Tourament. Aaron Norris and Danny Lee both won their second tournament (as did Beverly and Leighton) and are still undefeated on the season. So even though the tournament was smaller this year there were still very good matches in the finals between great wrestlers from around the state.

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