Host Seahawks Solid At War On Shore

Host Seahawks Solid At War On Shore

BERLIN- Host Stephen Decatur turned in a solid performance in its own War on the Shore wrestling tournament last weekend, finishing in the near the middle of the pack among 22 of the top programs in the mid-Atlantic region.

Decatur hosted the annual War on the Shore last weekend at the Berlin high school featuring a total of 22 teams, including eight each from Maryland and Delaware and six from Virginia. The early matches began last Friday and continued practically around the clock until the titles were decided last Saturday evening. For the record, Decatur finished 14th among the 22 teams in the field. Damascus was first, Mount St. Joseph was second and Great Bridge finished third.

The best individual result for the Seahawks was Robert Kaminski’s third-place finish at 106. Kaminski beat Charles Steckline of Great Bridge in the first round followed that with a win over Mount Saint Joseph’s Patrick Langeluttig in the second round. Kaminski then fell to Cameron Hayes of Milford in the third round. Kaminski went down to the loser’s bracket and beat Luis Estrada of Middletown and then T.J. Macklin of Damascus to take third place in the division.

Andy McKahan turned in a strong performance for Decatur at 132, finishing fifth overall in the bracket. McKahan beat Joey Ciriello of Indian River in the first round, followed by a win over Christian Green of Sussex Central in the second round. McKahan then fell to eventual champion Michael Wilkerson of Damascus in the third round. McKahan then lost to Shawn Orem of Mount St. Joseph, but rebounded with a win over Christian Green again to take fifth place in the division.

The other place winner for Decatur was Jeremiah Purnell at 138. Purnell lost his opening round match to Tyler Matheny of Lake Braddock, but battled back to finish eighth overall. Purnell beat Tyler Lavallee of Dematha and Bryan Arteen of Severn before falling to Quantae Jennings of Sussex Central. Purnell then lost to Kyle Canavan of Great Bridge in the seventh-place bout to finish eighth.

At 113, Josh Lawson went 1-2, T.J. Scafone went 2-2 in the 126 division, Brandon McKenzie went 1-2 in the 145 division and Tyler VanSice went 1-2 at 152. In the 160 division, Brett Kim went 2-2, Caleb Bourne went 1-2 at 170, Brandon Wooten went 2-2 at 195 and Ean Spencer went 3-2 at 220.