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Western Tech's Kalu and Johnson, Catonsville's Kareem place at state wrestling tournament

Western Tech's Kalu and Johnson, Catonsville's Kareem place at state wrestling tournament

After an early-season dual-meet win over Lansdowne High, Catonsville’s 220-pound wrestler Naseef Kareem was asked his personal goal for the season.

“I want to at least place in states,” said the senior.

Kareem (33-8) achieved that goal over the weekend at the University of Maryland, College Park when he finished fourth in the Class 4A-3A state tournament.

Comet teammates Eduardo Kelly (120) and Brent Johns (160) also qualified for the state tournament where they each lost their first two matches.

Kareem won a first round 10-4 decision over Tobi Akbona, of Northwest, and followed with a 10-7 decision over Reservoir’s Shawn Hamilton...

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