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  1998-99 All-Met Wrestling Team

  • Wrestler of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • First Team

  • Second Team
  • Honorable Mention
  • Selection Process

  • 1998-99 All-Met Wrestling Team

    Making its stand as the best high school talent in the area is The Post's All-Met team, posing in front of Michael McMillan's Wall of Peace at the Dance Place in Northeast Washington. Front row, from left to right: Brandon Calderwood, Broad Run; Marc Heincelman, Magruder; DeMatha Coach Dick Messier; Reed Carpenter, O'Connell; Jeff Eveleth, Chesapeake. Second row: Scott McAdoo, Calvert; Drew Robertson, DeMatha; Tim Lowe, Einstein; Brandon Lauer, River Hill; Matt Pandullo, Meade; Aron Dorsey, Quince Orchard; Greg Dennis, St. John's; Matt Gallagher, Herndon. Third row: Kevin Gabrielson, DeMatha; Steve Keleher, Lake Braddock; Nick DeLonga, DeMatha; Anthony Gigliotti, Sherwood; R.C. Simmons, Handley, Paul Bjorlo, South Lakes. Fourth row: Jeremy Rankin, Stonewall Jackson; Joey Sargent, DeMatha; Tony Howard, Magruder; Matt Palmer, Bullis; Kevin Collier, North Stafford. Fifth row: Wes Cummings, DeMatha; Jeff Blachly, Arundel; Justin Johnson, North Stafford; Frank Edwards, Sherwood; Jayson Jurek, North Stafford.

    Wrestler of the Year
    Eastman
    Wes Cummings
    DeMatha

  • Senior. 171 pounds.
  • Three-time All-Met was 65-1 this season with 52 pins. First at Capitol Challenge, St. Albans, Md. Independent, WCAC, Beast of the East and National Preps.
  • Set Maryland record with 220 career wins.
  • Signed with Cal State-Bakersfield.



    messier
    Coach of the Year
    Dick Messier
    DeMatha High School

  • Guided No. 1 Stags to fifth straight National Prep title.
  • First at Capitol Challenge, Hammond, Arundel, Annapolis, WCAC and Md. Independent, second at St. Albans.
  • Career record 243-77-4.
  • DeMatha has won 14 straight WCAC titles and is 90-0-1 vs. the WCAC since 1985.

    FIRST TEAM

    Marc Heincelman
    Weight: 103
    Magruder
    Jr.
    Record: 30-1
    First at Montgomery County, West Region and Md. 3A/4A. Won Big M Tournament, second at Patriot Classic.

    Greg Dennis
    103
    St. John's
    Senior
    34-4
    First at WCAC, Sidwell Friends and D.C. Classic, third at St. Albans, fourth at National Preps.

    Donnie Pereira
    112
    Stonewall Jackson
    Senior
    41-0
    Repeat All-Met, first at Capitol Challenge, Cardinal District, Northwestern Region and Va. AAA. Career record 125-26.

    Brandon Lauer
    112
    River Hill
    Junior
    37-0
    Repeat All-Met was first at Howard County, South Region and Md. 1A/2A. Career record 72-0.

    Jeff Eveleth
    112
    Chesapeake
    Junior
    32-1
    First at Chopticon, Anne Arundel County, East Region and Md. 3A/4A. Career record 60-8.

    Matt Palmer
    119
    Bullis
    Fr.
    49-1
    First at IAC and St. Albans, second at National Preps. Won Big M, Damascus, Germantown Academy, Bishop Ireton tournaments.

    Matt Pandullo
    119
    Meade
    Senior
    34-3
    First at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, East Region and Md. 3A/4A. Career record 126-20.

    Jayson Jurek
    119
    North Stafford
    Sophomore
    32-4
    First at Capitol Challenge, Newport News Classic, Commonwealth District and Northwestern Region, second at Va. AAA.

    Andrew Abrams
    130
    Herndon
    Senior
    35-2
    Virginia AAA champion also won Concorde District and Northern Region titles. Two-time NOVA Classic champion. Career record 120-17.

    Brandon Calderwood
    125
    Broad Run
    Sr.
    41-0
    First at Liberty District, Northwestern Region and Va. AAA. 32 pins this season. Career record 119-18.

    Nick Delonga
    125
    DeMatha
    Junior
    39-6
    First at WCAC, Md. Independent, third at Capitol Challenge, fourth at St. Albans, fifth at National Preps. Career record 130-29.

    Steve Keleher
    130
    Lake Braddock
    Junior
    37-1
    Repeat All-Met was first at NOVA Classic, Patriot District, Northwestern Region and Va. AAA. Career record 105-7.

    Reed Carpenter
    130
    O'Connell
    Sophomore
    50-3
    First at St. Albans, Va. Independents and Md. Catholic, fifth at National Preps. Career record 98-9.

    Aaron Dorsey
    130
    Quince Orchard
    Senior
    27-2
    First at Montgomery County, West Region and Md. 3A/4A. Career record 120-18.

    Tim Lowe
    130
    Einstein
    Junior
    36-2
    First at South Region and Md. 1A/2A, second at Montgomery County. Career record 89-12.

    Kevin Gabrielson
    135
    DeMatha
    Sophomore
    45-6
    First at WCAC and Capitol Challenge, second at Md. Independent and St. Albans, third at National Preps.

    Paul Bjorlo
    140
    South Lakes
    Junior
    39-1
    First at NOVA Classic, Concorde District, Northwestern Region and Va. AAA. Career record 102-12.

    Anthony Gigliotti
    140
    Sherwood
    Senior
    10-1
    First at Montgomery County and Md. 3A/4A, second at West Region.

    Frank Edwards
    145
    Sherwood
    Junior
    33-2
    Repeat All-Met was first at Montgomery County, West Region and Md. 3A/4A. Career record 84-13.

    Matt Gallagher
    145
    Herndon
    Senior
    38-1
    Three-time All-Met, first at NOVA Classic, Concorde District, Northwestern Region and Va. AAA. Career record 126-6.

    Drew Robertson
    145
    DeMatha
    Senior
    59-4
    Three-time All-Met, first at WCAC, Md. Independent, Capitol Challenge, St. Albans and National Preps. Career record 192-22.

    Jeremy Rankin
    152
    Stonewall Jackson
    Senior
    41-0
    Repeat All-Met was first at Capitol Challenge, Cardinal District, Northwestern Region and Va. AAA.

    Tony Howard
    152
    Magruder
    Junior
    29-0
    Repeat All-Met was first at Big M, Montgomery County, West Region and Md. 3A/4A.

    Scott McAdoo
    160
    Calvert
    Senior
    40-2
    First at SMAC, South Region and Md. 3A/4A. Career record 100-26.

    Joey Sargent
    160
    DeMatha
    Sophomore
    29-0
    First at Capitol Challenge, WCAC, Arundel, Hammond and Md. Independent, second at St. Albans, fifth at National Preps.

    Kevin Collier
    171
    North Stafford
    Junior
    28-5
    Ranked sixth in New Jersey, Collier transferred midway through the season and won the Va. AAA title.

    R.C. Simmons
    171
    Handley
    Junior
    30-1
    First at Northwestern District, Region II and Va. AA.

    Justin Johnson
    189
    North Stafford
    Senior
    36-6
    First at Lee-Davis and Va. AAA, second at Newport News Classic, third at Capitol Challenge. Career record 101-34.

    Jeff Blachly
    Heavyweight
    Arundel
    Senior
    36-2
    First at Anne Arundel County, East Region and Md. 3A/4A. Career record 96-30.

    SECOND TEAM

    103: Kyle Graham, Gar-Field, Fr.; Max Meltzer, Bullis, Fr.; Luke Palumbo, Annapolis AC, Soph.
    112: Nick Alley, Southern, Sr.; Mark Anderson, Gaithersburg, Jr.
    119: Adam DeCosmo, Old Mill, Soph.; Bryan Santangelo, Northwest, Jr.
    125: Lee Butcher, Sherando, Sr.; Nick O'Gwin, Damascus, Sr.; Jeff Pradhan, Brooke Point, Jr.
    130: Vaymond Dennis, Hammond, Sr.; Ryan York, Damascus, Sr.
    135: Garrett Black, Chopticon, Jr.; Blaire Surgent, Calvert, Sr.
    140: Erik Croushorn, Brentsville, Jr.; Joey Garvin, Damascus, Sr.; Gabriel Oriade, Annandale, Sr.; Jason Poore, Calvert, Sr.
    145: Tim Foley, Brooke Point, Sr.; Wes Hawkins, Liberty, Sr.; T.J. Salb, Damascus, Jr.
    152: Andrew Hemminger, Annapolis, Sr.; Kyle Woods, DeMatha, Sr.
    160: Jeff Johnson, McLean, Sr.; Brett Jenkins, Manassas Park, Sr.; Matt Tao, Wheaton, Sr.
    171: David Basham, Brentsville, Sr.; Nathan Broughton, Courtland, Sr.; Ben Frothingham, Robinson, Sr.
    189: Mark Kimener, Oakton, Sr.; Drew Manning, Centreville, Sr.; Paul Sheran, Calvert, Sr.; Matt Shutts, Handley, Sr.
    215: Freddie Bates, Handley, Sr.; Shaun Herring, Edison, Jr.
    Hvywght: Marc Hayes, DeMatha, Sr.; Juan Reyna, Magruder, Sr.; Kevin Schwind, Falls Church, Sr.


    HONORABLE MENTION
    103: Stephen Barksdale, Madison; Matt Eveleth, Chesapeake; Eric Hawes, Warren County; Ryan Stewart, Potomac; Chase York, Damascus.
    112: Dan Fitzgerald, Severna Park; Jose Martinez, Hayfield; Cesar Santos, Annandale; Tim Tao, Wheaton; Shannon Webber, Arundel.
    119: Kevin Bryant, Bladensburg; Mohamed Ibrahim, Annandale; Blake Rolen, Springbrook.
    125: Nick Amheiser, Warren County; Chris Combs, Old Mill; Jesse McKeever, Lackey; Andrew Mollohan, Gonzaga; Patrick O'Neill, Brentsville; Tack Richardson, St.Stephen's/SA; Eugene Toms, Suitland; Marty Velasquez, Watkins Mill.
    130: Marco Adelfio, Sidwell Friends; Matt England, Sherando; Kia Kianersi, Fairfax; Pete MacArthur, Whitman; Thad Minshall, Landon; Pat Ortman, Arundel; Brian Smith, Broad Run.
    135: Justin Haynes, Good Counsel; Kevin Hunt, Einstein; Adam James, Paint Branch; Reed Landry, Potomac School; Cade McCarthy, Watkins Mill; Blake Rushing, Lee; Walter Sampsell, Fauquier; Richard Stark, Springbrook.
    140: Tamir Chabuk, Einstein; Chris Franklin, North Stafford; Nick Glanden, DeMatha; Gari Miller, Douglass; Marcello Nucci, Northern.
    145: Quinn Flynn, Westlake; Paul Hines, Strasburg; Mark Whipple, Meade.
    152: Ryan Hutchinson, Madison; Walker Inman, Episcopal; Daunte Neal, Lackey; Ron Renzi, Lake Braddock.
    160: Dan Case, Sidwell Friends; Antoine Cooksey, Old Mill; Steve Geoffre, Annapolis; Jonathan Stark, Centreville; Steve Suhaka, Damascus; David Young, La Plata.
    171: Ryan Bishop, Stonewall Jackson; Tanner Cerand, Bullis; Stephen Hayden, Northern; Matt Neidig, Arundel; Adam Turner, Fairfax; Aaron Yoches, Whitman.
    189: Melvin Guthrie, Chesapeake; Thomas Matthews, McNamara; Robert Scott, Oakland Mills; Chip Williams, Chopticon.
    215: Flynn Ficker, DeMatha; Jonathon Mills, Culpeper; Alex Yellen, St. Albans.
    Heavyweight: Chris Bulley, James Wood; Dave Kim, Old Mill; Joel Lorenzetti, DuVal; Matt Smith, Thomas Stone.

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