A slew of Northeast and Chesapeake wrestlers are having strong seasons and building impressive individual records as county teams approach the county championship tournament at Arundel on February 15 and 16.
At Northeast, the Eagles have a handful of standouts who are posting exceptional seasons. Junior Billy Katzenberger is 27-5 overall and leads the Eagles in individual wins. He placed second at the Easton New Year’s Brawl Tournament and third at the Severna Park Scuffle Tournament. He is currently ranked No. 17 in the Maryland State Wrestling Association state rankings and No. 4 in the Maryland 3A/4A rankings. Junior Jayden Mason is 21-6 overall and placed second at the Easton New Year’s Brawl. All 21 of Mason’s victories include bonus points: 18 pins, two tech-falls and one major decision. Senior Thomas Gargano is 24-7 and placed fourth at Easton and third at Severna Park. Freshman John Owen Schmidt is 24-8 and placed fifth at Easton and fourth at Severna Park. Sophomore Jeisel Delerme-Sanchez is 17-12, and sophomore Colin Cook is 16-11. The Eagles are 3-8 and have three remaining home dual meets against Severna Park, Annapolis and Glen Burnie prior to the county championship meet.
Chesapeake wrestlers are likewise piling up impressive numbers. At a remarkable 28-1 overall, Chase Listorti leads Chesapeake in win percentage. Victor Listorti (28-6), DJ Hoover (28-6), AJ Richardson (25-9), Jacob Rosenbloom (24-8), Chandler Booker (23-11) and Bryce Carleton (20-12) have all reached or eclipsed the 20-win mark. Adam Taifouri (19-8), Aidan Yost (18-7), Reese Russell (17-9), Dion Ambrose (16-15), Hunter Beck (16-18), Zak Hardin (15-13) and Aden Rivas (4-3) all have solid win totals in their matches.
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