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Whitman Wins 3rd Straight Patriot Classic!

Patriot Classic Champs

Patriot Classic Champs

The Whitman wrestling team won their third straight Patriot Classic at Northern High in Owings, MD. Paced by individual champions Mike Harder at 140 lbs. and Eric Harder at 130 lbs. the Vikes were able to comeback and then hold off second place team Hammond.

The Viking wrestlers used a multitude of pins to climb back to the lead on Saturday after being down over 30 points in the team race. Whitman had 204.5 total points to 200 by Hammond High School.

Other placers include Ned Daryoush (2nd place), Brad Taylor(171 lbs) and Will Bouten(135 lbs) both placed in 3rd place, Josh Daryoush (215 lbs), Andrew Follmann (152 lbs), and Alex Hysong (152 lbs) all placing 4th place in their weight class, and Jacob Rosenblum(112 lbs) placed 6th.

Congrats to Jacob Rosenblum for placing in a tournament for the first time in his varsity wrestling career. Jacob was the team’s 103 lb’er last year. Eric Harder won each of his matches by bonus points including a major decision in the final. Will Bouten capped his tournament by pinning the only wrestler who beat him in the 3rd place match. Mike Harder pinned all three of his opponents including a first period pin in the finals. Alex Hysong came back with four wins on Saturday. Alex’s best win was winning a match 9-8 after he was down 7-1 with one minute left. Great job by Alex wrestling for six minutes! Brad Taylor turned in one of the most impressive performances at the tournament winning five matches all by pin!! Brad capped off a great tournament by winning in the third place match with a thrilling 3 second pin!! Josh Daryoush had four wins in the tournament and Ned Daryoush had three pins in the tournament. This was a total team effort. Each of the wrestlers did a great job and wrestled with pride in each of their matches.

Photo courtesy Abby Fisher.

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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