Boys Junior Varsity Wrestling · Boys Junior Varsity Wrestling finishes 3rd place at Montgomery County JV Tournament

  Place Points
Quince Orchard High School 3rd 147

16 JV Cougar wrestlers entered the 23rd Annual Gaithersburg Junior Varsity Invitational Wrestling Tournament along with just under 300 wrestlers from 24 schools. QO finished in 3rd place behind Springbrook and Sherwood.
7 Cougars earned top four placement medals including two champions: Freshman Roman Michajliw (113 lbs) and sophomore Ben Rosenbloom (220 lbs). Roman won his semi-final match with a sudden victory takedown in overtime. In his championship final match, he came back from an early 5-0 deficit to take the lead and eventually pin his B-CC opponent.
Ben Rosenbloom held on to win his championship final match, 3-2 after earning a 5-2 victory and a 2nd period fall in his first two wins.
Sophomores Shayan Keshti (182 lbs) and Thomas Decastro (195 lbs) also made it to their respective championship finals matches and earned second place honors. Each of Thomas’s 3 wins were by fall in a combined time of 2 minutes and 18 seconds. Sophomore Konstantine Kahadze (182 lbs) lost the eventual champion in the semi-finals but wrestled back strong to finish in 3rd place. Freshmen Michael Monkevich (132 lbs) and Jakari Williams (195 lbs) both had a record of 3-2 on the day to secure themselves 4th place medals.
Freshman Riley Smith (132 lbs) got two wins for the Cougars, including one by fall, before getting his second loss in the consolations quarterfinals round. His classmate Jason Lebowitz (106 lbs) won his first match of the day before dropping the next match to the eventual 106 champion from Springbrook and one more in the consolation quarterfinals.
Senior Mehir Uddin (145 lbs) won his first match of the day before dropping an elimination match to the eventual 3rd place finisher.
Also wrestling hard for QO were: Danny Sinno (So., 126 lbs), Peter Krepkiy (So., 138 lbs), Allan Liu (Fr., 145 lbs), Ronnell Foreman (Jr., 145 lbs), Sara Mesri (So, 152 lbs) and Jeffrey Ruiz (285 lbs) who had the misfortune of wrestling the eventual champion from Seneca Valley in his first match.
This tournament was the culmination of a great season of development for these young Cougar wrestlers and their performance bodes well for the potential for strong varsity teams in the near future. For all of these wrestlers, next year starts tomorrow!