Decatur’s McKahan Earns A Fourth In State Meet

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur sophomore Andy McKahan finished fourth overall in the 126-pound class at the Maryland State High School Wrestling championships at historic Cole Field House at the University of Maryland this week.

McKahan won the 4A-3A East Region championship last week to advance to the state championship meet over last weekend and into Monday at Cole Field House, which hosted the state tournament for the last time. McKahan won his first match over Andrew Southwell of Catoctin and beat David Creegan of Damascus in the second round.

McKahan then fell to eventual state champion Aaron Brooks of North Hagerstown in the third round. McKahan rebounded to beat Logan Wilson of Walter Johnson to reach the third-place bout in the 126-pound class. However, he lost to Jeff Hayden of Mt. Hebron in the match and earned a fourth-place finish.

Decatur’s only other representative in the state championship meet was Brett Kim at 160. Kim dropped his opening match to Travis Chibede of Meade, but rebounded with a nice win over Sean Hoffman of Dulaney in his second match. In his third match, Kim fell to Brent Martin of Magruder and did not place in his weight bracket. Overall, the Seahawks finished 33rd out of the 63 schools represented in the state meet, or right in the middle of the pack.