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1996-97 All-Met Wrestling Team

Thursday, March 27, 1997

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
Jason Gabrielson
Northern
Senior
Three-time All-Met was 81-0 over past two seasons, including 42-0 this season.
Three-time Maryland state champion won 4A/3A title at 119 pounds this season.
Career 181-15, but only two losses since freshman season.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Scott Beattie
Sherwood Led Sandy Spring school to first Md. 4A/3A championship. Warriors were 13-0 in dual matches.

FIRST TEAM
Nick Alley
Weight: 103
Southern
Sophomore
Record: 30-2
Maryland 2A/1A champion. Won East Region title.

Chris Combs
103
Old Mill
Sophomore
35-1
Maryland 4A/3A champion. Won NOVA Classic, Annapolis and F.S. Key tournament titles

Willie Harris III
112
DeMatha
Junior
52-5
Two-time WCAC champ. Won Herndon, McDonough, Curley, Md. Independent tournament titles.

Bobby Monday
112
Sherwood
Junior
33-3
Maryland 4A/3A champion. Won tournament titles at West Region, South River and Meade.

Sammy Wolford
119
Strasburg
Senior
20-1
Three-time Virginia A champion. Won Region B and Bull Run District titles. Career 101-5.

Brandon York
125
Damascus
Senior
35-1
Repeat All-Met. Two-time Md. 4A/3A champion. Three-time West Region champ. Career 100-8.

Matt Gallagher
130
Herndon
Sophomore
35-2
Repeat All-Met. Va. AAA runner-up. Two-time Northern Region and Concorde District champion.

Drew Robertson
130
DeMatha
Sophomore
39-4
Second at St. Albans, third at National Preps. WCAC, Md. Independent and Annapolis titlist.

Chip Allen
135
Hylton
Senior
35-2
Virginia AAA champion. Two-time Northwestern Region and Cardinal District champion

Jim O'Connor
135
Glenelg
Junior
32-0
Maryland 2A/1A champion. South Region and Howard County titlist.

Wes Cummings
140
DeMatha
Sophomore
51-6
Two-time WCAC champion was second at National Preps. Two-time Md. Independent champ.

Darren Black
140
Douglass
Senior
34-2
Maryland 4A/3A champion. Won South Region and Prince George's County titles.

Benji Main
140
Hylton
Senior
37-1
Repeat All-Met. Career 139-10; 77-2 past two seasons. 3-time Va. Northwestern Region champ.

Scott Munsey
140
Wheaton
Senior
35-1
Three-time All-Met. Three-time Md. champion. Career 136-8. Member of U.S. Junior Greco team.

John Eastman
145
Fairfax
Junior
31-1
Virginia AAA champion. Two-time Northern Region and Liberty District winner.

Tyrone Eaton
145
Northeast
Senior
27-1
Maryland 2A/1A champion. Won South Region title.

John Paoletti
145
Bullis
Senior
45-4
Third at National Preps. Won St. Albans, Md. Independent Schools and IAC titles. Career 99-34.

Billy Phillips
152
DeMatha
Senior
45-4
Repeat All-Met. First at National Preps, St. Albans and WCAC tournaments. Career 156-31.

Brent Templeton
152
Culpeper
Senior
33-1
Third in Va. AAA. Won Northwestern Region, Elks, Culpeper tournament titles. Career 109-18.

Ron Blunt
160
Hayfield
Senior
40-1
Virgina AAA champion. Won Northern Region, Patriot Distict and Herndon Capital titles.

Jeremy Lignelli
160
Glenelg
Senior
36-1
Repeat All-Met. Two-time Maryland 2A/1A champion. Career 128-9.

Loren Morgan III
171
Seneca Valley
Senior
33-2
Maryland 4A/3A champion. Won Montgomery, Magruder Big M, Westmar tournament titles.

Premiell Pettway
171
Central (Md.)
Senior
33-1
Maryland 2A/1A, South Region and Prince George's County champion.

Brent Lancaster
189
Hayfield
Senior
40-1
Virginia AAA champion. Won Northern Region, Patriot District and Herndon Capital titles.

Tommy O'Neill
189
Brentsville
Junior
30-2
Virginia A champion. Three-year career record of 89-12.

Brian Welch
215
Oakton
Senior
23-0
Virginia AAA champion. Two-time Northern Region champion. 68-1 over past two seasons.

D.J. Hockman
Heavyweight
Strasburg
Senior
30-0
Virginia A champion as Rams won team title. Career 97-20.

Graham Manley
Heavyweight
Sherwood
Senior
27-1
Repeat All-Met was also football All-Met. Two-time Maryland 4A/3A champion.

HONORABLE MENTION
103: Dan Hemminger, Annapolis; Shane Cogswell, Strasburg, Nick DeLonga, DeMatha; Luke Rackley, Paint Branch.
112: Chad Lamma, Strasburg; Peter Bakke, Herndon.
119: Kyle Beckerman, DeMatha, Craig Greenberg, Lake Braddock; Chris Gahl, Walter Johnson; Jared Zillmer, Hammond. 125: Steve Brooks, Liberty; Riad de Freitas, Sidwell Friends; Jon Long, Paul VI; Eric Miller, Northern.
130: Seth Cameron, Stonewall Jackson; John Nguyen, Oakland Mills; Michael Palutke, Sherando.
135: Tucker Foote, St. Stephen's/SA; Eric Lonabough, Northeast.
140: Adam Bacon, Stonewall Jackson; Mike Smith, Lee; Ryan Mason, Warren County; Josh Zillmer, Hammond; Calvin O'Dell, Brentsville.
145: Richard Appau, Gar-Field; Shawn Poore, Calvert; Jeff Gunlicks, Lake Braddock.
152: Tim Whitehead, St. Albans.
160: Dameon Powell, Sherwood; Chase Stock, Potomac School, Steve Gilligan, Lackey.
171: Wayne Hutchinson, Einstein; Josh White, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Jimmy Stone, Northern.
189: Daniel Holton, Westlake.
HWT: Derrick Hull, Liberty; Brian Neal, Howard; James Johnson, Seneca Valley.

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