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Landon’s Gallagher dominates Melee on Metro, gears up for private school states

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Wrestling clip artLandon’s Brendon Gallagher (145) won all five bouts, including a 16-0 technical fall in his semifinal and a pin for his title, to earn Outstanding Wrestler honors at the Melee On The Metro Tournament at Wilson High in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Gallagher decked Grady Hotz of St. Mary’s Ryken in 2:34 of his championship bout, being among the Bears’ (163 points) seven place-winners toward finishing third in the 20-team field behind champion St. Christopher’s of Virginia (326.5) and Germantown Academy of Pennsylvania (197).

Taking second was Lorenzo Lopez (126), with Axel Giron (120) being third, Luc Schermer (132), Matt Amitay (138) and Jonny Gherman (152) all fifth, and Terrance Bridgers (285), sixth.

“Getting OW was great, especially knowing how many good wrestlers were at the tournament,” said Gallagher, a senior returning private schools state runner-up and two-time Interstate Athletic Conference champion. “I wrestled well this weekend. I just wanted to try to score in every position and get to my offense. It was only my second time at 145, and I felt great.”

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Machen makes up for lost time in latest win

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Nearly a year ago to the day, Landon’s Jelani Machen was out of wrestling, having suffered a broken arm early in a tournament.

So the Bears’ sophomore has been catching up this season, most recently with a superlative effort in last weekend’s Battlin’ Barons Duals at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High.

Machen won all five bouts, including two by fall while splitting time between the 160- and 170- pound weight classes, with a 6-0 shutout the host Barons’ previously unbeaten county runner-up and fourth-place regional finisher Seamus Selmi being among his wins.

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Brown pins four of six opponents to win award

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Bullis senior Aryemis Brown pinned four of six opponents in the first period and blanked Seamus Selmi of host Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 5-0, on the way to earning Outstanding Wrestler honors for the third time this year at last weekend’s Battlin' Barons Duals.

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Churchill's Jack Connolly wins by a nose

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Churchill’s Jack Connolly won his 132-pound title at the Paint Branch Tournament by a nose.

A bloody nose.

A county and regional runner-up who placed fourth at last year’s Class 4A-3A state tournament, Connolly pinned his first two opponents and won his semifinal, 8-3, over Kent Island’s Dylan Findley before overcoming a bloody nose during his 3-2 title bout victory over South River’s Ryan Castro.

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W.J. wrestler wins honors at Magruder Mad Mats

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Walter Johnson’s third-place state finisher J.D. FitzPatrick (138) earned the Mad Mats Tournament Outstanding Wrestler honor at Magruder this weekend, pinning three opponents and winning his quarterfinal, 14-5.

FitzPatrick trailed his semifinal, 2-0, before decking Virginia’s fifth-place state finisher, Joshua Garber of James River, in 5:53.

FitzPatrick won his title bout in 5:21 over Bullis’ Marcelo Motta, an IAC champion who finished sixth at last year’s private schools state tournament.

“I was excited to wrestle Marcelo in the finals because I know how hard he works and he's a great wrestler who I have a lot of respect for. I was fortunate to come out on top, but I'm just thankful to be able to compete against a great wrestler like him,” said FitzPatrick, a senior.

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