The Hammer wrote:
1. Jacob Wright, Central MD
2. Matthew Walsh, Carroll County
3. Ethan Bavender, Maniacs
4. Ronald Kratko, Wolfpack
5. Coleman Nogle, B&O
6. Koda DeAtley, Rampage
7. Antonio Rodrigues, Jr., Maniacs
8. Amondre Wooden, Lansdowne
Correct me if I am wrong but I think Rodrigues beat Walsh at Michael Beck Tourney? I want to say it was at a higher weight as well.
1. Brady Pruett, Warhawks
2. Garrett Dell, Manchester
3. Joe Couch, MSJ
4. Steven Luedtke, Middle River
5. Nathan Wagner, Parkton
6. Meyer Shapiro, Warhawks
7. John Reho, Navy Jr.
8. Joel Brown, Wolfpack
You may as well remove Shapiro if he is going to be listed at 6... Joel Brown had some big wins at Michael Beck over Gills and Rodrigues I believe?
I cannot make this stuff up!
First and foremost Brown lives in North Carolina. With all due respect Brown lost that match. With the assistance of the referee tripping Gills it appears on paper that Gills lost to Brown. Yes, the referee literally stepped and impeded the motion of Gills circling away from Brown and tripped Gills. That my friend is the ONLY reason Brown won that match on paper.
Gills scored in an easy escape in OT with 15 seconds left and the rookie official blew the whistle suggesting Gills won. Then the rookie official realized that the overtime period should have been completed and then the official restarted them center. Gills then circled and circled and the referee literally stepped and obstructed Gills' motion actually tripping him to the ground which cost Gills the match.
Seeing is believing I witnessed it with my own eyes and have it on video. Anybody else who witnessed that match cannot deny it. Brown was losing before Gills was tripped by the official, most strange scenario I had seen in a long while at the youth level. ...
Another thing to consider is that Gills gives up 2+ years in that match. Gills at 12 years old vs. Gills at 10 years old.....NO CONTEST!
I will also add that about 4 weeks ago I offered to do these rankings. You really have to laugh at these chewed up rankings. Clearly our State Administration does not know the youth wrestlers. Not talking bad, just stating facts! Dennis Gills