Boys Athlete of the Week: Avi Friedman, Owings Mills, wrestling
Dec 24, 2008 at 3:00 AM
The 112-pound senior a Class 2A-1A state champion at 103 last year, moved up to win the 119-pound class at Saturday's Big 20 Invitational at Perry Hall.
In the championship round, Friedman ground out a 3-2 decision over Pikesville's Ben Baker, who placed third at states last year. Friedman advanced to the final with a 15-2 major decision over Woodlawn's Phil Walker, another wrestler who placed at states last year.
Friedman, who is 10-0 this season with six pins, has won 48 straight matches dating to last school year's perfect 38-0 season. Friedman has a 3.85 grade-point average and is weighing college options.
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