Several area wrestlers are still alive after the completion of the first two rounds of the
The tournament, which is being wrestled on eight mats, resumes Saturday morning. The consolation rounds start at 9:30 a.m, and the semifinals begin at 11 a.m.
No. 4 Glenelg (42 points) leads the Class 2A-1A team championships after the first day, with a one-point advantage over No. 2 Winters Mill (41). No. 8 Owings Mills is in fourth place (35.50), followed by No. 12 Oakland Mills in fifth (30).
A few upsets highlighted the early rounds of the tournament.
Western Tech's Tejon Anthony, a defending state champion, lost in the first round at 132 pounds to Forestville's Courtney Britton. Also, Calvert's R.J. Hibbard beat Owings Mills' Antwan Reddick, a state runner-up last year, at 152 pounds. River Hill's Michael Beck, who entered the tournament with a 33-0 record at 106 pounds, lost in the second round to
In Class 2A-1A,
Eight Baltimore County wrestlers advanced to the second day. No. 8 Owings Mills (Demetrius Johnson at 145, Komil Juraev at 182), Sparrows Point (Randy Watson at 120, Chris Long at 138), and
In Class 4A-3A, Howard County dominated local jurisdictions with 11 wrestlers advancing to the semifinals. Mount Hebron placed three wrestlers (Jeff Hayden at 106, Joe Kendrick at 152, and Ryan Hassan at 220), while No. 6 River Hill (Cory Daniel at 195 and Logan Kirby at 220), No. 10 Wilde Lake (Malik Jackson at 145, and Tola Morakinyo at 170) and Reservoir (Mason Kilcarr at 132 and Sam Rowell at 152) placed two wrestlers each.
Five wrestlers from Anne Arundel County advanced into the 4A-3A semifinals. Arundel (Tanner Chaplain at 120), Broadneck (Cameron Harrell at 132), No. 7 South River (Collin Alley at 145),
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