Wrestling stifles Patriots


Jan. 15, 2002, midnight | By Ben Meiselman | 19 years ago


The Blazers beat Wootton High School with a six pin performance and a final score of 56-15, improving Blair's record to 8-1.

The meet began in the 112-pound weight class but the Blazers shut Wootton out through the 140-pound weight class, when the score stood 34-0. Two of Blair's three losses came in the next two weight classes, followed by a pin by senior Junior Gossin to seal Blair's victory.

Seniors Mario Bracamontes and Cuong Vo, two of Blair's best wrestlers, received forfeits in the 125 and 130-pound weight classes respectively.

Blair alumnus Mike Grinder attended the meet, giving support and encouragement to the team. Grinder was a two-time state champion as a wrestler for Blair in 1970 and 1971.

Blair's next meet is against Kennedy at Blair on Jan 26 at 2:00 p.m.



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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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