Mount Carmel wrestlers grab second straight league title
The Mount Carmel wrestling team earned its second consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) B Conference ti
tle last month with a 72-6 win over St. Mary’s.
Since that victory, the Cougars have rolled to four more victories to run their winning streak to 36 consecutive matches dating back to last season.
Mount Carmel clinched first place in the MIAA B Conference with an 8-0 record. The Cougars are 19-0 overall this season.
“I am most proud of the fact that a school our size has a wrestling team of 24, who show up every day ready to work hard and push each other,” coach Tim Schoen said. There are approximately 24 male students at Mount Carmel.
In addition to winning the MIAA B Conference title, the Cougars also won the Kent County tournament in December.
One of Mount Carmel’s 19 dual-match wins this season came against Calvert Hall of the MIAA A Conference, 3736 on January 20.
During the Cardinals’ match, the Cougars got a key pin from Billy Trout, a 6-2 decision from Brandon Holman and a 17-6 major decision from Jonathan Diaz.
Anthony Le clinched the win with a pin of Calvert Hall’s Erik Elbers, who was moved up a weight class to avoid Mount Carmel’s Tyler Trout.
Tyler Trout (113 pounds), a sophomore, had a 31-0 re- cord at the end of January. His brother, junior Bill Trout (126 pounds), is 28-0, while junior Jerrold Gaither (285 pounds) was 25-0 at the end of January.
Other key wrestlers for the Cougars are seniors Chris Ashby Jr., Brandon Holman, Jordan Jackson, Ben Kovalick and Jarrett McMillion.
Since the conference-clinching win over St. Mary’s, Mount Carmel has beaten C. Milton Wright 46-30; Annapolis Christian 72-9; Boys Latin 48-29; and Loch Raven 46-26.
Boys Latin is also an A Conference school.
The Cougars also won their own Our Lady of Mount Car
mel Invitational on January 28. Mount Carmel will be competing in the MIAA tournament this Saturday at Mount St. Joseph.
The Mount Carmel wrestling team is 19-0 this season and has won 36 consecutive matches and two straight MIAA B Conference titles.