Vikings begin their 2009-2010 Season!

The Vikings have had a successful start to their 2010 campaign with dual meet wins over Watkins Mill and Churchill. The Whitman grapplers came away with a 79-0 victory against Watkins Mill. Garnering victories for the Vikes were Juniors Andrew Follmann, Alex Hysong, Ned Daryoush, and Sophomore Brad Taylor. Also winning in his first Varsity match was Senior Thomas Oudinot at 171. Follmann, Hysong, and Daryoush were able to secure falls in each of their matches. The rest of the Viking starting lineup received forfeits. One week later the Vikings took on a talented Churchill Bulldog team. Whitman wrestled well and earned a hard fought 49-16 wins. Earning wins for the Vikes were Seniors Sawyer and Dylan Symington, Jordan Tritell, Taylor Leighton, and Danny Lee. Also winning were Ben D’Elia, Eric Harder, Mike Harder, Andrew Follmann, and Ned Daryoush. Earning pins for the Vikes were Mike Harder, Leighton, Lee, and Daryoush.

Sandwiched in between those two duals was the annual trip up to Derwood for Magruder’s Mad Mats tournament. The Vikings had an impressive run, albeit a bit of a disappointing ending, in the tough 17 team tournament. The Whitman wrestlers each earned at least one win to contribute to a total of 217 team points and a 2nd place finish. Whitman placed nine total wrestlers in the top three of their respective weight class and ten wrestlers in the top five overall. Whitman also advanced six wrestlers to the finals, however only came away with one victory. That lone victory in the finals was an impressive performance by Senior Taylor Leighton with a first period pin. Coming up just short in the finals were Seniors Danny Lee and Sawyer Symington as well as Juniors Andrew Follmann, Mike Harder, and Ned Daryoush. All of the Viking grapplers wrestled admirably all weekend long and each individual contributed to the total team effort.

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