- CONGRATULATIONS FOR FINISHING 5th AT 2018 MJWL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Congrats and Good luck those who qualified for JLS - William and Bradley 2nd
- Izaiah and Wyatt 3rd, Tanner and Xzavier 4th, Cruz and Daniel 5th
- Justin 7th and victor as 8th and is 1st alternate
JLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
At the Recently Newly built Northeast HS in Pasadena the ANNUAL JLS Championships commenced where the TOP Beltway Wrestlers through out the State Met to determine who the top Wrestlers in each Weight class were.
MJWL representing the Baltimore City, Baltimore, Harford, Carroll, Montgomery, and Frederick Counties and
AAWL representing AA County, Howard, PG, Montgomery, Calvert Counties and The Eastern Shore.
This event is the focal point of the WINTER season and deemed as the Junior League State Championships.
Our Day started a little rough in the Qtr Final Round as only William Bressner and Izaiah Brown moved into the Semi-Finals leaving 8 Punishers to be forced to battle back through the Blood Rounds to get to the podium.
Those coming up short:
Daniel Moore fighting hard as a first year wrestler went 0-2 but should be a presence in the upper weights in the years to come.
Victor Marks-Jenkins another Young wrestler entered as an alternate and pushed both his opponents to the end losing 2 decisions on the bright side Victor will be back in the 10U division for the next few weeks.
Justin Kavanagh wrestled maybe his best all year battling to the very end and missing out on placing on a back and forth match that he lost 12-11 to the M3 wrestler.
Those Who Made the PODIUM:
Cruz Cespedes dropped his preliminary match 8-2 and looked to be in trouble but battle back winning 3 of his next 4 matches and the one he lost was an overtime battle to the eventual 5th place finisher. Cruz finished in 7th place
Bradley Lintz who picked up a first round bye had a rough beginning of the day getting upset 12-5 in the Qtr finals but did manage some positives with some wins in the wrestle back rounds winning 2 of his next 3 placing also in 7th place.
Tanner Cooper in one of the most competitive weight classes drew the eventual champion in his first match after the loss battle back knocking off two wrestlers by fall before losing 6-4 in OT to last years RUNNER-UP and ended his day with a solid 6th Place finish
Xzavier Brown saved his best tournament for the end similar to last year after a miserable first match vs Navy started his day he battled back winning 4 of his next 5 matches including 2 defeats over wrestlers who he had previously lost to and a very close match vs another to end his tournament run with a 5th place finish
Izaiah Brown snuck past the A2 in his qtr final by 2-0 score to make the semi-finals where he lost 8-0 to the eventual champion and then ground out a 7-2 and 9-2 to win to battle all the way back to the BRONZE (3rd place).
Wyatt Rossi opened up with a WBF over his CMD opponent in the prelims and caught a very tough Outlaws kid in the Qtr finals which knocked him into the consolation rounds. Wyatt then reeled off 4 wins in a row going 5-1 on the tournament defeating and avenging 3 previous losses along the way to FINISH 3rd Place.
William Bressner made the FINALS winning 10-1 in the QTR Finals and adding a SPECTACULAR win by fall over the AAWL #1 in the Semi-Finals in the FINALS William wrestled a rematch of last weekends MJWL Championships and made it a real battle he came up short on a 4-0 decision to become our highest place finisher this year and STATE RUNNER-UP.
The TEAM finished in 8th place.
Congratulations to everyone on a successful season, lots of memories from this event and this entire year. For some you this is the end of your junior league careers and the memories of this journey will stay with me for many years to come!
A Wrestling Team that is committed becomes in a sense a family and there is a lot of work, a lot of ups and downs and memories created along the way. Some of you will remain in my thoughts for years and decades to come and hopefully some of you will look back on this time in the years to follow and remember the times we all had and get some happiness from it.
Thanks to all the parents who embraced the grind without you these kids would not have the success they've achieved.
NEXT SEASON BEGINS NOW!!!
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