Results from Grindstone Duals and Knightmare Invitational

The winter season is in full swing though many contests were affected by the snowy weather that descended on Maryland. The Grindstone Duals at Winters Mill High School and the Knightmare Invitational at Parkville High School still took place, both of which featured some fantastic wrestling!

Grindstone Duals

Winters Mill went undefeated to win the Grindstone Duals, finishing 7-0.

Three Falcons won all seven of their matches- Hunter Mason (113), Trevor Fawley (170) and Hunter Lowe (195), the US Army Impact Player of the Month recipient for January of 2017. Garrett Dell (106), Zach Kirby (132), Troy Blessing (160), and Casey Rowe all finished 6-1.

Southern Garrett placed second with a 5-2 record over two days of competition. The Rams lost to Owings Mills in addition to Winters Mill, but managed to pick up wins against Paint Branch, Digital Harbor, Westminster and Northern Garrett. Jace Guy (145) was the standout performer for Southern Garrett, earning the tournament's Outstanding Lightweight Wrestler award.

Owings Mills and Westminster both only lost to Winters Mill on Day 1, but weren't able to participate in the full tournament because of Saturday's weather.

Westminster's Brad Walsh (152) was named the tournament's Outstanding Heavyweight Wrestler.

For full results from the tournament, click here!

Knightmare Invitational

Loyola Blakefield emerged as the team champion at the Knightmare Invitational with 226.5 points. John Carroll finished second with 168 points, while C. Milton Wright finished third with 167.5.

Loyola saw two of their own get crowned as champions of their weight class- Josh Aybar (145) and Jason Litvak (182). Jonathan Vendelis (138) and Will Maigetter (220) each finished second for the Dons, while Shawn Strand (120), Ryan Thomas (132), Ben Breschi (160) and got third place Taylor Randolph (170).

C. Milton Wright actually crowned the most individual champions with Michael Mitrega (113), James Riveria (120) and Wyatt Graham (220). John Carroll was the other school with multiple winners in Staki Gourgoulianis (106) and Luke Strapelli (132).

Ryan Wagener (Eastern Tech, 126), Joel Turner-Rodgers (Woodlawn, 138), Josh Atkinson (Smithsburg, 152), Jamie Rice (Boys Latin, 160), Rasim Alyev (Pikesville, 170) and Daviyon Johnson (Edgewood, 285) rounded out the other individual champions from Maryland.

Riveria won the Outstanding Lightweight Wrestler award, while Strapelli won the same honor for middleweights. Alyev claimed the tournament's Outstanding Heavyweight award.

For full results from the tournament, click here!

December 11th, 2017By: Wick Eisenberg

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