Curley's Frey captures Preps crown


Top-ranked Mark Frey of Archbishop Curley beat Blair Academy's Adam Frey, 7-2, in their 130-pound title bout Saturday night to earn the National Preps title that eluded him a year ago in Bethlehem, Pa.

Frey, a three-time private schools state champion and the only wrestler currently attending a Baltimore-area high school to earn a crown, won two of his six bouts by technical fall, one by pin and a fourth by major decision. Frey, who finished second at the Preps last season, is 40-4 this year and 128-20 in his career.

Crownsville resident Ryan Davis (145), who earned All-Metro Wrestler of the Year honors as a McDonogh sophomore two years ago, won his second straight National Preps title to lead Blair Academy of Blairstown, N.J., to the overall crown. DeMatha of Hyattsville was second and Mount St. Joseph was third. Davis is 33-0 this season and 155-8 for his career.

Top-ranked Mount St. Joseph got runner-up efforts from the Lewnes brothers - top-ranked Sam (160) and second-ranked Mack (152). Each lost to accomplished wrestlers from Blair Academy.

Sam Lewnes, a two-time state champ, had placed fifth, third and first, respectively, at Preps over the three previous seasons. He lost by major decision to Blair Academy's Mark Perry, an Oklahoma native who won the Preps last year - along with Outstanding Wrestler honors - at 145 pounds last season.

Perry, who is unbeaten this season, also won crowns at this year's prestigious Iron Man and Beast of the East tournaments -- winning Outstanding Wrestler honors at the latter.

Mack Lewnes lost on double-overtime riding criteria to Blair Academy's Hudson Taylor.

Finishing third were top-ranked Andrew Gold (103) and top-ranked Tim Bohlman (125), each from Mount St. Joseph, and fourth-ranked Bryn Holmes (135) and top-ranked Ricky Tippet (140), each from McDonogh.

Boys' Latin's second-ranked Jerome Featherstone (160) was fourth. Finishing fifth were fifth-ranked Joe Breen (103) and fifth-ranked Rob Willey (119), each from McDonogh, and fifth-ranked Paul Marchese (heavyweight) of Boys' Latin.

Boys' Latin's second-ranked Brian Saval (140) was sixth, and Mount St. Joseph's Dulski twins - Bruce (112) and Dave (130) - each finished eighth.

DeMatha, coached by Dick Messier of Elkridge, crowned Mike Rowe (103) for the second straight year and Rudy Rueda (135) for the third straight year, with Cam Watkins (119) placing second and Gary Stewart (189) finishing fourth.

Severna Park resident Bode Ogunwole (heavyweight) of Georgetown Prep won his second straight title, running his winning streak to 95 (46-0 this year). The Harvard-bound wrestler is 171-20 for his career.

Luke Broadwater contributed to this article.

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