By Andrew Conrad, firstname.lastname@example.org
3:07 PM EST, February 16, 2012
The 43rd annual Howard County wrestling tournament is this weekend at Oakland Mills High School (find seeds and schedule here).
But there are also several talented Howard County residents who won't be participating because they attend area private schools.
Read on to hear about some of the recent accomplishments of these local athletes, and let us know if we're missing anyone:
Mount St. Joseph junior Seth Rowell (132), who was a county champion and state finalist for Reservoir last year as a sophomore, placed second at the MIAA championships last weekend at Mount St. Joseph High School. Rowell lost in the finals, 5-2, to McDonogh's Xavi Ramos.
St. Pauls sophomore Connor Wagh (145) was also an MIAA finalist, faling to McDonogh's two-time champ Jack Clark.
Loyola's Jake Nordhaussen placed fifth in the same weight class.
Archbishop Spalding sophomore Matt Pente (126) who also lives in Howard County, placed third at the event, defeating McDonogh's Logan Meister, 4-2, in the consolation finals.
Both wrestlers move on to the Maryland Independent Schools state tournament, this Friday and Saturday at McDonogh in Owings Mills.
Rowell is seeded third and Pente is seeded fourth for the tournament.
Mount Airy Christian School, which is located off of Old Frederick Road in western Howard County, competed in the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling League championship tournament earlier this month.
The Lions, who placed eighth, were led by senior Daniel Helt (132) and freshman William Coard (138), who both placed third.