By MARILYN JANUS
THURMONT, Md. - Catoctin senior Ed Fink may be the happiest high school student in Frederick County this morning. His 15-12 victory over Williamsport's John Robins (160) clinched Thursday's dual meet and vaulted the Cougars into a three-way tie with the Wildcats and Francis Scott Key for the MVAL lead.
"Praise God," was Fink's initial reaction. "I wrestled smarter than I ever have in my life."
Catoctin overcame inexperience and sloppy moves, simply refusing to quit in the 39-20 victory. Three freshmen and a sophomore - Todd Krietz (103), Ryan Burd (112), Keith Leatherwood (119) and Chad Dewees (125) -claimed the first four weight classes.
Williamsport's Joe Burger (130) then decisioned Jason Monaghan. After calling a team huddle in the middle of Burger's bout, Wildcats coach Chuck Martin gave up a forfeit at 135 to Jeremy Fuss, making the score 24-4.