THE SUN'S 1990-91 ALL-METRO WRESTLING TEAM

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103: Zack Fowl, Aberdeen (31-2)

A staunch and powerful sophomore, Fowl is a quick-moving, muscular 15-year-old. He finished the season ranked No. 2 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association with 26 pins, including 20 in the first period. A county, regional and Class 1A-2A state champion, Fowl had a pin over Edgewood's former Harford County champ Ty Long when Long was top-ranked. Lost a decision to Long and DeMatha's top-ranked National Prep champion Mynor Herrera, 3-2. Maintains a 3.3 grade-point average.

112: Phil Pass, Poly (22-0)

A two-time MSA champion, Pass, a senior, is most dangerous when he is down on the mat where he can use his legs and arms to wrap up an opponent for the pin. Pass had 12 pins and two technical falls this season. His biggest victories came against Kevin Heid, Overlea's two-time defending Class 1A-2A state champion. Pass defeated Heid, 16-2 for the Overlea tournament title and 5-2 en route to winning the gold medal in last Tuesday's Senior All-Star Classic.

119: Tom Dell, North Carroll (31-2)

A dominating wrestler, Dell, a junior, pinned 21 of his opponents. Dell, who ended the season as the state's No. 2-ranked wrestler, is 62-3 in the last two seasons and finished this year as the Class 3A-4A state runner-up for the second straight season. He was third in the state as a freshman. Dell was top-ranked most of the season and also is a three-time Central Maryland Conference champion and a two-time winner of the Carroll County and regional titles. Dell maintains a B average at North Carroll.

125: Jon Mack, Mount St. Joseph (39-5)

Mack split two bouts with Chesapeake's Class 3A-4A state champion, Brian Eveleth, losing an overtime decision in the championship bout of the Chesapeake tournament and winning the rematch, 8-3, in the Senior All-Star Classic. The latter made him the state's top-ranked wrestler. Mack won the gold medal and was selected the classic's outstanding lower-weight wrestler. The B student is considering California University of Pennsylvania, Wilkes (Pa.) College and Clarion (Pa.) State University.

130: Grant Johnson, Owings Mills (28-1)

Johnson, a sophomore, was a 112-pound county and regional runner-up and finished third in last year's Class 1A-2A state tournament. This year, he won all three of those tournaments. He entered the state tournament as Maryland's No. 2-ranked wrestler but toppled South Hagerstown's top-ranked Doug Stottlemeyer, 4-2, to win the title and was top-ranked after that. -- Johnson reached the state championship bout on a major decision and a pair of technical falls.

135: Matt Slutzky, Aberdeen (32-1)

Slutzky, a junior, become only the ninth Maryland wrestler to win his third Class 1A-2A state title and became The Sun's 1990-91 Wrestler of the Year. He has a 90-4-1 career record and could become the state's first four-time state champion next year. Top-ranked for the past two seasons, Slutzky has won three county and three regional titles, as well as three John Carroll and Aberdeen tournament titles. The 16-year-old maintains a 3.6 grade-point average and never missed a match this year.

140: Brent Layman, Old Mill (37-1-1)

Layman, a senior, was a state runner-up last year, finishing with a 31-10 record. Was top-ranked at 140 pounds all year long before dropping to 135 and winning the county, regional and Class 3A-4A state titles. He also captured his second Annapolis and Chesapeake tournament titles and pinned 22 of his opponents with six technical falls. Layman had a school record 156 takedowns, more than doubling the old mark (77) held by

former teammate and state champion Gary Baker.

145: Pat Flynn, Annapolis (35-1)

Unbeaten when he won this year's Class 3A-4A state title, Flynn's only loss was a decision to Troy Charney, Frederick Douglass' Class 1A-2A state champion. Flynn (17 pins) ended the season ranked No. 2 after being No. 1 all season. A regional and state tournament runner-up last year, Flynn defeated Bullis' National Prep runner-up Tom Bristow, South River's Class 3A-4A state runner-up Brian Hunt and Meade's third-ranked Luther Scott. Flynn compiled an 89-12 career record.

152: David Gilner, Gilman (29-4)

Gilner, a senior, combines durability with skill. He earned his current top-ranking in the Senior All-Star Classic, winning, 5-0, over Brian Hunt, South River's Class 3A-4A state runner-up, and, over Jason Braithwait, Class 1A-2A state champion from Southern (Anne Arundel). Gilner was an MSA champion this year, a runner-up last year and third as a sophomore. He missed winning the National Prep tournament title this year by just one point after finishing fourth in that tournament last year.

160: Brian Layman, Old Mill (31-0)

Layman missed the season-opening Annapolis tournament with a shoulder injury but quickly grabbed titles in the Chesapeake and St. Stephen's (Va.) tournaments upon returning. He also his second consecutive county and regional titles and his first Class 3A-4A state title. Last year, he was 31-3 and placed third in the state tournament. By joining his older brother, Brent, as a state titlist, he made the Laymans only the third sibling combination to win state titles in the same state tournament year.

171: Mike Jensen, Randallstown (35-0)

After losing an 8-5 Class 3A-4A state semifinal decision last year to Annapolis' Brian Lynch -- who went on to win his second state title -- Jensen, now a junior, was third in the state a year ago and became this year's 171-pound state champion, along with winning his second Baltimore County and regional titles and finishing as the top-ranked 171-pounder. Jensen had 24 pins and grabbed his second Overlea and Loch Raven tournament titles and his first Edgewood Invitational title.

189: Walter Reed, Southwestern (29-0)

Reed, a senior, has not lost or tied a match since his freshman season. The state's top-ranked 189 pounder, Reed has compiled a 119-1-1 record, later avenging his only loss. The top-ranked wrestler in his class, Reed won his third Maryland Scholastic Association and Chesapeake tournament titles this season. He owns a 16-8 victory over Linganore's Class 3A-4A state champion Chris Butler. Reed won this year's MSA tournament title while wrestling with torn ligaments in his right knee.

Hvy: Monte Spencer, Oakland Mills (36-1)

At just 215 pounds, Spencer, a junior, was among the smallest heavyweights around. But he was deceptively strong and slick with an upper-body style that literally tossed his opponents for a loop. The state's top-ranked heavyweight, he won the Howard County, regional and Class 3A-4A state tournaments this year and had 18 pins. He had wins over Class 1A-2A state champion John Scheer and a pair of victories over Old Mill's then No. 2-ranked Don Marco.

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