Tri-State wrestling capsules

December 07, 2000

Tri-State wrestling capsules


Coach: Steve Peperak, 7th season

Returning Letterwinners: Seniors Jerid Nalley (145-152), Kelly Keegan (160); Juniors Jake Stottlemyer (112), Mike Wood (130), Jeff Smith (140), Tim Griffith (140), Jimmy Wilson (145-152); Sophmore Chad Cline (125).

Top Newcomers: Sophmores Andrew Bryson (103), Zac Steponavic (135-140).

Peperak's Outlook: "We are hoping to win some more matches than we did last year. We have a lot of young kids. I think some of these kids are going to turn on this year and start winning some matches. A lot of them have junior league experience, so they should be OK, but they're not seasoned."

North Hagerstown
Coach: Greg Slick, 22nd season
Last season's record: 16-1

Returning Letterwinners: Seniors Jimmy Starkey (135, 31-11), Andrew Nichols (140), Wayne Boward (145, three-time third-place winner at Williamsport, 34-2 last year); Jason Hinkle (152), Zack Stowell (160), Ryan Hayes (171), Chad Coles (275); Junior Chris Joliet (119, 27-13); Sophmores Steve Fravel (125, 27-14), Ryan Flurrie (130).


Top Newcomers: Senior Quentin Harmison (119); Juniors Dustin McDonough (152), Scott Greenwald (145); Sophmore Mike Wagner (103); Freshmen Tony Mussolino (112), Mikal Tigrett (119), Zach Hughes (130).

Slick's Outlook: "After losing 13 seniors and nine starters, I think that we've been very encouraged about what we've seen with the young wrestlers. We have a real wide range of ability right now from guys who are state place finishers to kids who have only wrestled for nine days. We're just trying to make them blend and work well as a team. We have high expectations and we hope to be able to go back down to Montgomery County and do well against the big dogs."

Coach: Joe Dietrich, 25th season
Last season's record: 13-5

Returning Letterwinners: Seniors Brooks Biser (145), Pete Quillen (152), Harry Baker (171), Josh Trammelle (189), Paul Virdin (275); Juniors K.T. Adams (152), Mike Dietrich (160, region champ, 23-8); Sophmores Adam Roane (125), Joe Fox (135), Justin Mackrell (275).

Dietrich's Outlook: "We're going to be an average team again. We have some trouble with eligibility and injuries and so we were expecting to be above average and it looks like we're going to be average again."

South Hagerstown
Coach: Brian Brake, 7th season
Last season's record: 5-9

Returning Letterwinners: Senior Adam Hutchens (middle weights); Juniors Brandon Ashby (light, 22-6), Aaron Showe (upper), Sal Mauriello (upper), Brandon Nigh (upper); Sophmores Stephen Copeland (light), Terry Jones (middle), Tony Blakney (middle), Nathan Mose (middle).

Top Newcomers: Senior Walter Drill (275); Sophmores Justin Oberosler (middle), Eric Hammond (275); Freshmen Chad Sweigert (light), Anthony Bowers (light), Caloni Jones (light).

Brake's Outlook: "I think it's been a few years that we've had close to .500 seasons, but we've been in matches that we should have won but we've lost. This year, the goal in mind is that we would expect to be over the .500 mark and that we're going to be a stronger, more physical team than we've had in the past because the kids that I have this year are stronger and more physical."

St. James
Coach: Daryl Hayes, 7th season
Last season's record: 10-4

Returning Letterwinners: Seniors Jonah Srun (119), Sean Ferrell (125), Andrew Hippensteele (135), Yoske Udagawa (140), Andrew Richwine (160), Chris Weaver (160), Tim Berger (171), Tim Berease (189), Grayson Bust (189); Juniors William Moyet (26-5, 135), Jon Moyet (20-10, 140), Andrew Prevatt (103), Tom Syverson (145), Pat Salisbury (152).

Top Newcomers: Andrew Prevatt (103), Dan Gervacio (112), Luke Hilton (130), Ale Smith (171), Mo Rodriguez (275).

Hayes' Outlook: "We have 42 kids in the room and that's from having eight a few years ago. We're building a bit of a tradition here and the kids want to be a part of it. It's hard to tell how good we'll be. But, we have the most seniors we've ever had before. Wil Moyet was our first All-American last year."

Coach: Chuck Martin, 11th year
Last season's record: 12-3

Returning Letterwinners: Seniors Steve Stone (130, 32-8 last year, 4th in 1A/2A), Ryan McDonald (275, 34-2 last year, 3rd in state), Sean Vancour (140, won letter two years ago); Juniors Travis Brown (145), Matt Allen (189), Ethan Lord (171, won letter two years ago); Sophmore Corey Leggett (119, 30-7 last year, 4th in state).

Top Newcomers: Senior Greg Wilson (152-160); Sophmores Trenton Almeda (135), Cory Kuczynski (light), Brian Forsythe (103), Matt Mastiano (152-160); Freshmen Devin Hewitt (112), Ryan Bowers (125), Jeff Short (light).

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