Broad Run broke Osbourn's four-year, 21-match Northwestern District winning streak with a 56-10 victory over the Eagles last week. It was the first time that Broad Run has ever beaten the Eagles, whose two top wrestlers were injured, and the first district loss for Osbourn since 1984.

The Spartans are much improved since a 40-point loss to Osbourn last year. Late in the match, when Osbourn seemed to be controlling, a couple of Broad Run wrestlers turned things around and pinned their opponents.

Broad Run's Dwayne Jeriles and Osbourn's Tai Nguyen struggled for five minutes before Jeriles registered a pin for the Spartans.

"Everything that could have gone right did," Broad Run Coach Ed Steele said. "But the way our guys were wrestling it wouldn't have mattered {if Osbourn's two injured wrestlers were healthy}."

Before last week's match, Osbourn's last district loss was to Park View. Since then, under the direction of Coach Lee Stevenson, Osbourn has won four Northwestern District and four Virginia AA Region II Championships. The Eagles captured the 1986 state championship after a second-place finish in 1985. Last year 10 Osbourn wrestlers qualified for the state meet, of which eight placed as the Eagles finished third.

Osbourn dominated Class AA wrestling even before Stevenson became coach in the 1984-85 season. Under Coach Greg Reid, the Eagles won four district, two regional and two state titles and were state runnersup once.

Senior Kelly Kirspel and junior Tommy Hockman lead the Eagles. Kirspel, a 185-lb. competitor, is a four-year standout for Osbourn. Hockman could not compete in the match as the 138-pound wrestler was out with illness.

In three years of coaching at Broad Run, Steele has also built a strong program. In 1985 the Spartans were 7-4-1, followed by a 7-3 season last year.

Seniors Dylan Lawlor and Doug Esguerra lead Broad Run. Lawlor, now 14-1 in the 167-pound class, finished third in the district last year. His lone loss this season was to Herndon's Jay Troxell in the Park View Invitational. Lawlor pinned Osbourn's Chris Vincenzo in 3:43 to increase his team's lead.

Esguerra is 13-2 in the 126-pound class, with both losses coming to out-of-state wrestlers in tournaments in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The four-year varsity performer was the district and regional champion last year at 119 pounds. Against Osbourn he battled Ryan Patterson for three and a half minutes, but got the pin seconds later.

James Lucas has won the district championships for the Spartans in the unlimited weight class. Last season the three-year varsity senior finished fourth in the region.

With seven matches left in the regular season, the Spartans they are 7-2, with losses to Park View and the Northern Region's Lake Braddock.