The trials and triumphs of a girl on an all-boys team
Twenty five of Blair's junior varsity (JV) and varsity wrestlers left on June 27th to depart for Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania to go to wrestling camp for four days.
The Blair Blazers (24-4) won handily over the Einstein Titans (0-10) 72-8 on Jan. 18 after the match was postponed from the day before due to the snow closure.
Many Blazers can relate to that mini panic attack that they get when they realize they've accidentally posted something meant to be on their finsta account on their rinsta account.
The Blair Blazers (9-0-4) beat the Rockville Rams (11-3-3) by a score of 38-30 during Saturday's senior night. Blair got out to a big lead early but had to fight hard to hang on in the waning matches. The team celebrated its graduating seniors, captain Nauman Funyas and wrestlers Tommy Norris and Zhaxi Zerong.
Blair wrestling (2-3) showed remarkable improvement in their meet last night, winning 47-24 against the Clarksburg Coyotes.
Winter sports are back as the 2012-2013 season gets off to a rousing start.
Senior Chris Wells stood on mat four, staring down Suitland's DeAndre Norman. The whistle blew, and the two began to trade hits, searching for each other's weaknesses. Wells went on to crush his opponent and win his first consolation match, but eventually placed sixth in the Maryland state wrestling tournament.
Varsity wrestling placed 19th out of 22 schools at the regional tournament held at Poolesville last weekend. Senior co-captain Chris Wells (132) is the only wrestler set to continue to the state tournament, which will take place next weekend at the University of Maryland.
The varsity wrestling team finished 12th out of 25 in this weekend's county tournament held at Blair. Many of the wrestlers will be continuing on to the regional tournament which will be held this weekend.
The varsity wrestling team failed to come up with a win on Friday night, falling to the Clarksburg Coyotes 47-22.
Blair's varsity wrestling team defeated Sherwood 46-24 in its best match of the season.
Blair's wrestling team lost to the Blake Bengals by a score of 45 – 36 in their first match of the season. Despite their clear dedication and strength, the Blazers succumbed to Blake for the fourth year in a row.
In an expected win for the varsity wrestling team (5-6), the Blazers annihilated Wheaton, ending the meet with a score of 58-18.
Blair's varsity wrestling team (2-4) lost by a mere one point in a close match-up against Northwood (1-4), 39-38.
Blair's varsity wrestling team (2-3) smashed the Kennedy Cavaliers (0-4) in an easy victory amidst a season with mixed results.
Blair's wrestling team lost to Blake in their first match of the season this Wednesday by a score of 9-63.
Sophomore Billy Saturno, the 125 lbs 4A/3A regional champion competed at the 3A/4A State Wrestling Tournament at University of Maryland's Cole Field House on Saturday. He was defeated in his first match by decision, 11-5, against Seth Goggin of Stephen Decatur High School.
Sophomore Billy Saturno won the 125-weight regional championship at the 3A-4A West Regional tournament at Sherwood High School on Saturday. The only other Blair wrestler, senior captain Johni Meeks, lost in his first match.
Sophomore Billy Saturno firmly plants his feet on the mat, eyes sending a chilling glare to his opponent only a few inches away.
The wrestling team finished in 23rd place with 13 points, tying with Kennedy High School, at the county tournament held at Blair Friday and Saturday. Out of the 25 schools that competed, Whitman finished in first with 213 points.
Damascus defeated Blair's varsity wrestling team 59 - 9 at a dual meet on Tuesday. The majority of the matches were long, showing impressive endurance from both teams. Sophomore Steven Staley and junior Arthur Tsapdong were the only two wrestlers to win their matches.
Blair senior Kekura Musa (130) earned second place at the 4A West Regional Interscholastic Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday at Sherwood High School. Musa secured a spot in the state tournament to be held March 6 and 7.
At the two-day Montgomery County Interscholastic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend, Blair senior Kekura Musa won first place in his weight group, fighting four wrestlers to become the champion of the 130-pound weight class. Musa was officially recognized at an awards ceremony on Feb. 21, and he now places in the top eight for the upcoming regional championships.
Blair's varsity wrestling team triumphed over Watkins Mill in a decisive senior night victory on Tuesday, bringing their record to 4-9 to end the regular season. Strong performances by senior co-captains Kekura Musa (130), Carlos Eyzaguirre (215) and Alhaji Janneh (171) as well as forfeits made by the other team enabled the Blazers to trounce the Wolverines, 49-30.
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