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Patriot Classic 2016

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Whitman is Third at Patriot Classic; Eight Whitman Wrestlers Place, Fenton and Shokoohinia Take the Gold

Twenty-two high school wrestling teams from Maryland and Virginia competed January 8-9 at the 23rd Patriot Classic Wrestling Tournament at Northern High School in Calvert County. This was an individual competition tournament rather than a multi-dual meet, but team scores were compiled based on points scored by the teams’ individual wrestlers. Whitman wrestlers competed in 11 of the 14 weight classes and the team finished third in the tournament, behind Oakdale (Frederick County) and Old Mill (Anne Arundel County) high schools.

Eight Whitman wrestlers placed in the top five in their weight categories, and no Whitman wrestler had a losing record in the tournament. Undefeated senior Mitch Fenton, the top ranked wrestler in the State at 152 pounds, took first place at that weight level, triumphing in the final over his Oakdale opponent, and senior Hamoon Shokoohinia, who came into the 145 pound bracket as the top seed, pinned his Herndon opponent in the second period of the championship match.

The other six Whitman wrestlers placing in the top five in their weight classes were:

-106 pounds, senior Chris Habibian, 5th place
-113 pounds, sophomore Clark Boinis, 4th place
-138 pounds, senior James Bamberger, 3rd place
-160 pounds, senior Braedan McKee, 5th place
-170 pounds, senior Marcos Solloso, 3rd place
-195 pounds, sophomore John-Luke Iglesias, 5th place

Full details of the tournament results are published at http://www.thewrestlingtourney.com.

A write-up of Whitman’s performance in the tournament can be found in The Sentinel Newspaper at:

http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/sports/item/2921-vikings-hamoon-shokoochinia-mitch-fenton-win-patriot-classic-title

Whitman’s next match will be at home January 13 against the 2-4 Sherwood High School Warriors.

By Craig Bamberger

Whitman Places 11th at States!

Whitman qualified six wrestlers for the State Tournament which is held in Cole Field House at the University of Maryland.

Seniors Eric Harder and Andrew Follmann capped fantastic careers each with a second consecutive placing in the top 6th. Eric wrestled extremely well in placing 3rd at States for the second consecutive year. Each year Eric’s only loss at States came to the eventual State Champion. Andrew matched Eric’s 4 wins at the State Tournament in placing 4th for the second consecutive year. Andrew capped off his career as a 4 year varsity starter with 115 wins. Eric finished his 3 years on Varsity with 95 career wins.

Senior Mike Harder and Senior Ned Daryoush narrowly missed out on placing. Both wrestlers went 2-2 at the State Tournament. Joining them was Junior Josh Daryoush who also went 2-2. Junior, Region Champ, Brad Taylor went 1-1. Unfortunately he was injured in his second match on Friday night and was unable to continue on Saturday.

Congrats to all Whitman wrestlers and all the Whitman State placers and qualifiers for having a fantastic season!!

Whitman Wins 3rd Straight Region Tournament!

Regional ChampsThe Whitman wrestlers came into Sherwood for the 3rd straight year and brought home the Region title. Whitman tallied a winning total of 131 points. That outdistanced 2nd place team Magruder who had 103.5 points.

Whitman was paced by a total of four champions. Leading the way once again were Senior Regions Champs Eric Harder at 130 lbs., Andrew Follmann at 152 lbs., and Ned Daryoush at heavyweight. All three wrestlers were also County champs the week before. Joining them this week on the top of the medal stand was Junior Brad Taylor at 171 lbs. Brad continued winning streak with a close 3-2 decision in the finals. All four wrestlers qualified for the state tournament at Cole Field House at the University of Maryland.

Joining Whitman;s four champs in qualifying for States is 2nd place finisher at 140 lbs. Mike Harder and Junior Josh Daryoush at 215 lbs. Alex Hysong placed 5th at 160 lbs.