Mount Carmel wrestlers grab sec­ond straight league ti­tle

The Avenue News - - FRONT PAGE - By BILL GATES bgates@ches­pub.com

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.

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