Bullis senior Aryemis Brown pinned four of six opponents in the first period and blanked Seamus Selmi of host Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 5-0, on the way to earning Outstanding Wrestler honors for the third time this year at last weekend’s Battlin’ Barons Duals.
A returning IAC champion and third-place finisher at private school states, Brown improved to 28-0 while splitting time between 160- and 170-pounds, adding OW honors to those earned in events at Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater, Virginia, and the Admiral Holloway at St. James in Hagerstown.
Known as a “leg wrestler” who uses his lower limbs to immobilize the extremities of opponents while working for the fall, Selmi was a county runner-up and fourth-place regional finisher last year at 132 pounds.
Brown has also earned tournament titles at both the Mad Mats Tournament at Magruder High and Damascus Holiday Tournament, the latter in overtime against Howard County runner-up Max Sotka of Glenelg High.
“We lost one match by a point and another by the eighth criteria. We have a young team with some holes,” said head coach Ali Elias. “But we are learning how to fight while watching other teammates win. Two of those teammates went 6-0.”
The Bulldogs’ other IAC champion, senior Marcelo Motta (132), a sixth-place finisher at private school states, won all six bouts to improve to 24-3, pinning four opponents and winning a 6-3 decision over Colin Jens of Queen Anne’s County.
Juniors Ethan Sypes (220) and Douglas Hayes (182) went 5-1 and 4-2 for the Bulldogs, who will be in action on Friday and Saturday at the Dorsey Duals at Poolesville.
“I expect some fireworks next weekend at the Dorsey Duals,” said assistant coach Chris Brown, whose son was not scored upon. “That’s when four of the top 10 ranked Maryland wrestlers at 160 will compete.”