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After winning the 4A West Regional team championship on Feb. 8th, the team was back at it on Saturday, Feb 10th in the MPSSAA State tournament for the first time in school history. The #1 seeded Dawgs faced off against Eleanor Roosevelt HS in the opening round and made quick work of the Raiders 54-29, earning a spot in the championship match against the Urbana Hawks. The match featured some amazing wrestling and some of the 4A’s top wrestlers on both sides of the mat.

The match opened with the 132lb weight class and an Urbana pin to give the Hawks a 6-0 lead. In the 138lb match, Jack Connolly struck back for the Dawgs, pinning the Urbana wrestler to tie the match up at 6. In the 145lb match, Urbana gained a tough decision over Sean Mahan 5-1 to give the Hawks a 9-6 lead. Elijah Zack then scored a big upset over the states #2 ranked 152lb wrestler with a pin in 2:19, giving the Dawgs a 12-9 lead. The crowd went nuts with this victory! In the 160 match, Djamil Sarr lost a back and forth match that put the Hawks back in the lead. The Hawks then took the 170lb match in the final seconds of the match building a 6 point lead over the Dawgs. Fio Tranquill  182lb, Andrew Welch in the 220lb and Alec Velikanov HWT all scored victories tying the match at 24 going into the final 4 matches. Sadly, Urbana would win 3 of the 4 to win the match and state title, 42-27.

It was a hard fought and impressive match from start to finish for the Dawgs. Though the team came up short of their goal of winning a state title, they accomplished more than any other Bulldog wrestling team in school history. It was a great journey for the team and one that isn’t over yet as the team will now head to the individual tournament circuit in hopes that a few Dawgs end up state champions.

Wrestling Individuals:

COUNTY TOURNAMENT

@Gaitherburg HS 2/16 & 2/17

REGION TOURNAMENT

@Clarksburg HS 2/23 & 2/24 5:00 PM

 

STATE TOURNAMENT

@The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Weigh-In……………………….12:30 p.m.

BOUTS

Preliminaries ……………………2:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (8 mats)

Quarterfinals ……………………6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. (8 mats)

Consolation Preliminaries ….8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (8 mats)

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Weigh-In……………………….8:00 a.m.

BOUTS

Consolation 1st round ……….9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (8 mats)

Championship Semifinals ….11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (4 mats)

Consolation Quarterfinals ….1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (8 mats)

Consolation Semifinals ……..2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (8 mats)

Consolation Finals …………….4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (4 mats)

– 3rd & 4th place

– 5th & 6th place

Championship Finals …………6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (2 mats)