Wrestling needs no advice from Good Counsel

Dec. 15, 2001, midnight | By Ben Meiselman | 19 years, 1 month ago


Blair began its season with a bang, crushing Good Counsel High School 61-12, only 29 team points away from the highest possible margin of victory.

The match began and ended with pins by Blazer co-captains Mike Immerman in the 135-pound weight class and Cuong Vo in the 130-pound weight class, respectively. According to a new county rule, the first weight class to wrestle is random, as opposed to in the past when every meet began with the 103-pound weight class.

Blair's only losses were by pins in the 119 and 160-pound weight classes. The Blazers received forfeits in the 103 and 275-pound weight classes, which was fortunate for lightweight Scott Nguyen, who has a slightly injured ankle.

One of Blair's assistant coaches, Kevin Moose, coached at Good Counsel until last year when he became a teacher at Blair. Moose (class of 1976) went undefeated as a wrestler for Blair in his junior and senior years.

Senior Mario Bracamontes and graduate Camilo Rincon each won the county championships for their weight classes last year, marking the first time two Blair wrestlers became county champions in the same year since Moose was one of two in 1976.

Blazers will compete in the "Big M" tournament at Magruder High School this weekend, beginning on Friday at 3:00 p.m. Their next dual meet is Wednesday, December 12, against Einstein at 7:00 p.m. at Blair.

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Ben Meiselman. Ben Meiselman is a senior in the Communication Arts Program at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He enjoys playing sports, especially baseball. Ben is seventeen years old, born May 16, 1985. He has played the trumpet since fourth grade when he began … More »

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