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Boys Varsity Wrestling · Wrestling Places 2nd @ Counties!


Wrestling finished 2nd to Damascus this past Saturday at the MCPS County Championships at Gaithersburg HS. The County Championship marks the beginning of the individual season for wrestlers and the team continued to make their mark towards individual state honors. The team will compete this Friday & Saturday in the 4A West Regional tournament at Clarksburg HS. Friday’s competition begins at 5p.

Listed below are all the individual performances of our Dawgs:

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Chris Ervin (32-8) placed 4th and scored 12.50 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Chris Ervin (Churchill) 32-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Chris Ervin (Churchill) 32-8 won by tech fall over Justin Smith (B-CC) 14-23 (TF-1.5 5:48 (16-0))
  • Quarterfinal – Chris Ervin (Churchill) 32-8 won by decision over Sayfore Sieh (Springbrook) 27-9 (Dec 3-2)
  • Semifinal – CJ Cramma (Magruder) 31-1 won by major decision over Chris Ervin (Churchill) 32-8 (MD 12-2)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Chris Ervin (Churchill) 32-8 won by rule over David Miller (Northwood) 27-12 (RULE)
  • 3rd Place Match – Allan Vasquez (Einstein) 31-4 won in sudden victory – 1 over Chris Ervin (Churchill) 32-8 (SV-1 8-6)

138

Jack Connolly (35-5) placed 2nd and scored 20.50 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jack Connolly (Churchill) 35-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Jack Connolly (Churchill) 35-5 won by tech fall over Matthew Lindstrom (Whitman) 13-10 (TF-1.5 2:54 (17-2))
  • Quarterfinal – Jack Connolly (Churchill) 35-5 won by decision over Alejandro Lopez (Quince Orchard) 34-3 (Dec 2-1)
  • Semifinal – Jack Connolly (Churchill) 35-5 won by major decision over Colin Savage (Poolesville) 33-5 (MD 12-1)
  • 1st Place Match – Chris Sanchez (Sherwood) 18-0 won by decision over Jack Connolly (Churchill) 35-5 (Dec 3-2)

145

Sean Mahan (31-6) placed 3rd and scored 17.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Sean Mahan (Churchill) 31-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Sean Mahan (Churchill) 31-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Sean Mahan (Churchill) 31-6 won by fall over Jason Strattonbey (Springbrook) 19-15 (Fall 2:27)
  • Semifinal – Ryan Holland (Blair) 34-6 won by major decision over Sean Mahan (Churchill) 31-6 (MD 15-1)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Sean Mahan (Churchill) 31-6 won by rule over Max Gersch (Whitman) 6-6 (RULE)
  • 3rd Place Match – Sean Mahan (Churchill) 31-6 won by fall over Geremy Lopez (Einstein) 22-10 (Fall 4:43)

152

Elijah Zack (34-6) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Elijah Zack (Churchill) 34-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Elijah Zack (Churchill) 34-6 won by fall over Christian Ring (Clarksburg) 10-8 (Fall 4:52)
  • Quarterfinal – Elijah Zack (Churchill) 34-6 won by decision over Kenneth Kang (Walter Johnson) 18-11 (Dec 7-0)
  • Semifinal – Elijah Zack (Churchill) 34-6 won by decision over Dhedhus Anumgba (Paint Branch) 25-5 (Dec 5-1)
  • 1st Place Match – John Allan Furgeson (Damascus) 42-2 won by decision over Elijah Zack (Churchill) 34-6 (Dec 7-0)

160

Djamil Sarr (23-7) placed 5th and scored 16.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Djamil Sarr (Churchill) 23-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Djamil Sarr (Churchill) 23-7 won by fall over Socrates Kastanos (Walter Johnson) 14-19 (Fall 2:50)
  • Quarterfinal – Timothy Furgeson (Damascus) 40-3 won by fall over Djamil Sarr (Churchill) 23-7 (Fall 3:35)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Djamil Sarr (Churchill) 23-7 won by major decision over Noah Bowers (B-CC) 14-20 (MD 18-6)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Djamil Sarr (Churchill) 23-7 won by forfeit over Jordan Qassis (Northwest) 32-9 (For.)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Adam Pfeiffer (Sherwood) 26-8 won by rule over Djamil Sarr (Churchill) 23-7 (RULE)
  • 5th Place Match – Djamil Sarr (Churchill) 23-7 won by fall over John Mackall (Whitman) 23-15 (Fall 3:57)

170

Mac Ballman (26-5) placed 5th and scored 17.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Mac Ballman (Churchill) 26-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Mac Ballman (Churchill) 26-5 won by fall over Erick Perez (Springbrook) 14-17 (Fall 1:04)
  • Quarterfinal – Luke Patterson (Northwest) 29-3 won by fall over Mac Ballman (Churchill) 26-5 (Fall 1:55)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Mac Ballman (Churchill) 26-5 won by fall over Randolph MItchell (Clarksburg) 9-15 (Fall 3:14)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Mac Ballman (Churchill) 26-5 won by fall over Dantannie Mahmoud (Gaithersburg) 19-13 (Fall 2:01)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Rhys Cohen (B-CC) 32-10 won by rule over Mac Ballman (Churchill) 26-5 (RULE)
  • 5th Place Match – Mac Ballman (Churchill) 26-5 won by fall over Paul Szafranski (Poolesville) 13-12 (Fall 0:22)

195

Andrew Welch (36-3) placed 2nd and scored 19.50 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Welch (Churchill) 36-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Andrew Welch (Churchill) 36-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Andrew Welch (Churchill) 36-3 won by tech fall over Charles Mbakop (Wheaton) 14-12 (TF-1.5 4:38 (18-1))
  • Semifinal – Andrew Welch (Churchill) 36-3 won by decision over Yussef Zaki (Whitman) 24-7 (Dec 3-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Paul Evan Purkey (Damascus) 36-3 won by tech fall over Andrew Welch (Churchill) 36-3 (TF-1.5 4:54 (19-3))

285

Alec Velikanov (32-5) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alec Velikanov (Churchill) 32-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Alec Velikanov (Churchill) 32-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Alec Velikanov (Churchill) 32-5 won by decision over Austin Smith (Clarksburg) 26-11 (Dec 7-3)
  • Semifinal – Alec Velikanov (Churchill) 32-5 won by decision over Wafeu Fuondjing (Paint Branch) 32-5 (Dec 7-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Elijah Baisden (Damascus) 40-1 won in tie breaker – 1 over Alec Velikanov (Churchill) 32-5 (TB-1 4-3)