1998 Potomac Valley
Junior Olympic Games Wrestling Team
**Washington DC Metro Region**
The final 1998 PV JO Games Team was based on Maryland and Northern Virginia wrestle-offs held July 29th. Maryland competitors were chosen based on their placement in the high school division at the East Coast Club Championships.
98 Clint Parker
106 Chris Knox
123 Antaun Lide
132 Kevin Gabrielson
143 Seth Cameron -- Brandyn Hardnett alt.
154 Ivan Hardnett
165 Scott MacAdoo
178 Jeremy Rankin
192 Omari Patterson
220 Mat Pecha
Hwt Joel Lorenzetti-- Akil Patterson alt.
Note: Alternate wrestlers are those who lost their wrestle-off but are still planning to attend the Games.
Coaches: Bruce Gabrielson - Bill Cameron
The team will compete against New Mexico on July 31st at Gwynn Park HS starting at 7:30 pm. On August 2nd, the team will head to Chesapeake, Virginia to compete against 29 other teams in the National Junior Olympic Games.
1997 JO Games Results
The 1997 JO Games Team - The Potomac Valley Junior Olympic Team did well in Charolette. Jason Gabrielson took 1st, Keith Patterson and Benji Main took 3rd, Kevin Gabrielson finished 4th, and Nick Alley finished 5th. Seth Cameron was injured and had to withdraw on the second day. There were 24 teams entered with most wrestlers having 12-14 matches. Wrestling at the games lasted the week of Aug 7-11.