Wrestling Takes 3rd at Holloway Tournament

Saturday, December 4, 2021
(L-R) Alex Forrester ’23, Hayden Shirk ’24, Luke Hendricks ’24

Mercersburg placed third of 14 teams at the Admiral Holloway Invitational at St. James School in Hagerstown December 4. Alex Forrester ’23 (132 pounds), Hayden Shirk ’24 (145), and Luke Hendricks ’24 (285) all won in their weight classes. 

Kenneth Yonke ’22 was second at 126 pounds, while Daniel Gotera ’22 (120) and Holden Walker ’23 (170) took third in their weight classes.

Paul VI (Chantilly, VA) placed first in the team standings with 181 points. Landon was second (162 points), followed by Mercersburg (153) and Gerstell Academy (128). Host St. James was sixth (118).

The Blue Storm hosts the Mercersburg Classic Duals Saturday, December 11, beginning at noon in the Plantz Courts of Nolde Gymnasium.

INDIVIDUAL MERCERSBURG RESULTS
120
Billy Quick (0-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Colin Redmond (Landon) 3-1 won by fall over Billy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 1:37)
Cons. Round 1 - Billy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 received a bye
Cons. Round 2 - Daniel Gotera (Mercersburg Academy) 5-1 won by fall over Billy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 2:03)

120
Daniel Gotera (5-1), 3rd place

Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Gotera (Mercersburg Academy) 5-1 won by fall over Nick McGowan (Friends Of Baltimore) 3-2 (Fall 2:25)
Quarterfinal - Andrew Campbell (Paul VI) 3-2 won by fall over Daniel Gotera (Mercersburg Academy) 5-1 (Fall 4:52)
Cons. Round 2 - Daniel Gotera (Mercersburg Academy) 5-1 won by fall over Billy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 2:03)
Cons. Round 3 - Daniel Gotera (Mercersburg Academy) 5-1 won by fall over Sino Yzbashi (West Nottingham Academy) 1-2 (Fall 1:25)
Cons. Semi - Daniel Gotera (Mercersburg Academy) 5-1 won by fall over Henery Munafo (Gerstell Academy) 2-2 (Fall 0:55)
3rd Place Match - Daniel Gotera (Mercersburg Academy) 5-1 won by fall over Andrew Campbell (Paul VI) 3-2 (Fall 2:04)

126
Kenneth Yonke (2-1), 2nd place

Champ. Round 1 - Kenneth Yonke (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Kenneth Yonke (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Noah Johnson (Paul VI) 1-2 (Fall 1:24)
Semifinal - Kenneth Yonke (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Matthew Scholtz (Gerstell Academy) 2-2 (Fall 1:47)
1st Place Match - Keegan McMahon (Paul VI) 3-0 won by fall over Kenneth Yonke (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 (Fall 0:46)

132
Alex Forrester (4-0), 1st place

Champ. Round 1 - Alex Forrester (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by fall over Elijah Graziosi (West Nottingham Academy) 1-2 (Fall 0:47)
Quarterfinal - Alex Forrester (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by fall over Drew Lamel (Georgetown Day School) 0-2 (Fall 1:51)
Semifinal - Alex Forrester (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by decision over Colin Greene (St. James School) 4-1 (Dec 7-4)
1st Place Match - Alex Forrester (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by forfeit over Jibreel Muhammad (Landon) 2-1 (For.)

138
Scott Mattsson (0-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Scott Mattsson (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Nico Biabani (Landon) 2-2 won by major decision over Scott Mattsson (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (MD 12-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Richard Jiang (Episcopal) 1-2 won by fall over Scott Mattsson (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 0:31)

138 B
Robert Sellery (1-2), 3rd place

Round 1 - Robert Sellery (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 won by fall over Pete Xu (St. James School) 0-3 (Fall 1:37)
Round 2 - Gabriel Hatfield (St. James School) 3-0 won by fall over Robert Sellery (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 1:48)
Round 3 - Henry Mitchell (Georgetown Day School) 2-1 won by fall over Robert Sellery (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 3:08)

145
Hayden Shirk (3-0), 1st place

Champ. Round 1 - Hayden Shirk (Mercersburg Academy) 3-0 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Hayden Shirk (Mercersburg Academy) 3-0 won by decision over Michael Binder (Gerstell Academy) 4-1 (Dec 3-1)
Semifinal - Hayden Shirk (Mercersburg Academy) 3-0 won by fall over Adam Harris (Georgetown Day School) 4-2 (Fall 4:56)
1st Place Match - Hayden Shirk (Mercersburg Academy) 3-0 won by major decision over Quinn Smith (Friends Of Baltimore) 3-1 (MD 10-1)

145 B
Avallina Orfield (1-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Avallina Orfield (Mercersburg Academy) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Christian Daymude (Landon) 3-1 won by decision over Avallina Orfield (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Dec 12-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Avallina Orfield (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 received a bye Cons. Round 3 - Avallina Orfield (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 won by injury default over Keanu Herzig-Wilcox (Maryland School for the Deaf) 0-2 (Inj. 0:00)
Cons. Semi - James Ang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Avallina Orfield (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 0:24)

145 B
James Ang (2-2), 4th place

Champ. Round 1 - James Ang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 received a bye
Quarterfinal - James Ang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Diego Perez (West Nottingham Academy) 1-2 (Fall 2:42)
Semifinal - Gabe Johnson (Paul VI) 2-1 won by fall over James Ang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Fall 0:57)
Cons. Semi - James Ang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Avallina Orfield (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 0:24)
3rd Place Match - Christian Daymude (Landon) 3-1 won by decision over James Ang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Dec 13-10)

152
Josh Terris (0-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Landon Bell (Gerstell Academy) 4-0 won by fall over Josh Terris (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 1:24)
Cons. Round 1 - Josh Terris (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 received a bye
Cons. Round 2 - Sam Gerardi (Friends Of Baltimore) 1-2 won by fall over Josh Terris (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 1:00)

152 B
Ethan Stiffler (1-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Stiffler (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Ethan Stiffler (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 won by fall over Slavena Medova (West Nottingham Academy) 1-2 (Fall 4:44)
Semifinal - Franklin Williams (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Ethan Stiffler (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 1:29)
Cons. Semi - Matt Wang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Ethan Stiffler (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 1:31)

152 B
Matt Wang (2-2), 4th place

Champ. Round 1 - Matt Wang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Andrew Sheedy (Randolph Macon Academy) 3-0 won by fall over Matt Wang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Fall 2:24)
Cons. Round 2 - Matt Wang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 received a bye
Cons. Round 3 - Matt Wang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by injury default over Colin Glinton (Episcopal) 0-2 (Inj. 0:00)
Cons. Semi - Matt Wang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Ethan Stiffler (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 1:31)
3rd Place Match - Anoush Keinath-Ismail (Georgetown Day School) 3-1 won by fall over Matt Wang (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Fall 1:46)

152 B
Franklin Williams (2-1), 2nd place

Champ. Round 1 - Franklin Williams (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Franklin Williams (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Joel Otoo (Covenant Life School) 0-2 (Fall 1:17)
Semifinal - Franklin Williams (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Ethan Stiffler (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 1:29)
1st Place Match - Andrew Sheedy (Randolph Macon Academy) 3-0 won by fall over Franklin Williams (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 (Fall 1:58)

160
Frank Cantera (1-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Danny Lowell (Paul VI) 3-1 won by fall over Frank Cantera (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 2:37)
Cons. Round 1 - Frank Cantera (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 received a bye
Cons. Round 2 - Frank Cantera (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 won by fall over Andreas Ramstad (West Nottingham Academy) 0-2 (Fall 1:40)
Cons. Round 3 - Tommy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Frank Cantera (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 2:38)

160
Tommy Quick (2-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Tommy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Nick Aronld (Gerstell Academy) 3-2 won by decision over Tommy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Tommy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Cristian Cruz (Covenant Life School) 0-2 (Fall 3:44)
Cons. Round 3 - Tommy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Frank Cantera (Mercersburg Academy) 1-2 (Fall 2:38)
Cons. Semi - Nico Schermer (Landon) 4-1 won by decision over Tommy Quick (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Dec 8-2)

160 B
Chloe Allis (0-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Chloe Allis (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Nigel Tracey (Friends Of Baltimore) 3-0 won by fall over Chloe Allis (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 0:26)
Cons. Round 2 - Chloe Allis (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 received a bye
Cons. Round 3 - Chloe Allis (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 received a bye
Cons. Semi - Michael Ding (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Chloe Allis (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 0:47)

160 B
Michael Ding (2-1), 3rd place
Champ. Round 1 - Michael Ding (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Michael Ding (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 received a bye
Semifinal - Daniel Reilly (Georgetown Day School) 1-1 won by fall over Michael Ding (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 (Fall 0:48)
Cons. Semi - Michael Ding (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Chloe Allis (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 0:47)
3rd Place Match - Michael Ding (Mercersburg Academy) 2-1 won by fall over Jack Lapham (Landon) 0-2 (Fall 2:09)

170
Holden Walker (4-1), 3rd place

Champ. Round 1 - Holden Walker (Mercersburg Academy) 4-1 won by fall over Adam Kurzweil (Episcopal) 0-2 (Fall 0:27)
Quarterfinal - Holden Walker (Mercersburg Academy) 4-1 won by fall over Marshall Hyman (Landon) 0-2 (Fall 0:59)
Semifinal - Godfrey Delaney (Randolph Macon Academy) 3-1 won by fall over Holden Walker (Mercersburg Academy) 4-1 (Fall 3:02)
Cons. Semi - Holden Walker (Mercersburg Academy) 4-1 won by major decision over Sterling Fitzhugh (Friends Of Baltimore) 3-2 (MD 13-2)
3rd Place Match - Holden Walker (Mercersburg Academy) 4-1 won by fall over TJ Eniola (St. James School) 2-2 (Fall 4:26)

170
John Xu (2-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Hayden Martz (Georgetown Day School) 4-0 won by fall over John Xu (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Fall 1:26)
Cons. Round 1 - John Xu (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 received a bye
Cons. Round 2 - John Xu (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Marshall Hyman (Landon) 0-2 (Fall 4:06)
Cons. Round 3 - John Xu (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 won by fall over Zachary Malloy (St. James School) 2-2 (Fall 1:00)
Cons. Semi - TJ Eniola (St. James School) 2-2 won by fall over John Xu (Mercersburg Academy) 2-2 (Fall 2:41)

195
Arnav Pallapothu (0-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Arnav Pallapothu (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 received a bye
Quarterfinal - Tiller Smith (Landon) 2-1 won by fall over Arnav Pallapothu (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 1:26)
Cons. Round 2 - Lenton Davies (St. James School) 1-2 won by fall over Arnav Pallapothu (Mercersburg Academy) 0-2 (Fall 2:34)

285
Luke Hendricks (4-0), 1st place

Champ. Round 1 - Luke Hendricks (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by fall over Michael Hall (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) 0-2 (Fall 0:20)
Quarterfinal - Luke Hendricks (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by fall over Michael Bundu (St. James School) 2-2 (Fall 2:32)
Semifinal - Luke Hendricks (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by fall over Vacshon Brown (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) 3-1 (Fall 1:01)
1st Place Match - Luke Hendricks (Mercersburg Academy) 4-0 won by decision over Gabriel Johnson (Landon) 2-1 (Dec 6-0)


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