Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Northwood High School
Quince Orchard High School
Quince Orchard’s varsity grapplers opened up the 2017-18 season with a 74-6 win over the Gladiators from Northwood. Sophomore Danny Sinno (132 lbs) and Freshman Michael Monkevich (138 lbs) got the Cougars and their respective high school careers to a great start, both winning by first period falls. Senior co-captain Alejandro Lopez (145 lbs) racked up 20 points to his opponent’s 5 to earn a five point technical fall. After Senior Mehir Uddin accepted a win by forfeit in the 152 lb weight class, Seniors Nick Shen and Quinten Nguyen each earned six team points with firs period pins. In the 182 lb weight class, Sophomore Ryan Jones got his first win as a Cougar with a first period pin. Junior Jay Bollinger also ended his match in less than two minutes with a win by fall. Sophomore heavyweight Jeffery Ruiz jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the 3rd period before ending the match with a pin. Northwood did not have either a 106 or 113 lber which gave wins by forfeit to
Junior Carlos Guerrero and Freshman Roman Mychajlom. Sophomore Rico Cornejo beat Northwood’s best wrestler by a 4-1 decision. Junior co-captain Jose Echeona capped off the win for the Cougars by pinning his Northwood opponent in 1 minute and 18 seconds. Next up for the varsity Cougar grapplers is the Armed Forces Duals in Hagerstown, MD this Friday and Saturday. Here they will wrestle in a field of 8 teams, 3 of which (North Hagerstown, St. Johns College HS and Robinson) are among the very top teams in the DC area.