QUICK PIN - Bowie Bandit 75-pound competitor, Jason Clendaniel (right), and four of his teammates won CAWL titles last weekend. (Blade News Photo by Kate Naughten)

Bowie Blade News Article - 1986

Bowie junior grapplers land first Beltway title

Gabrielson, Beckerman, Clendaniel, Theodore and Kriner grab individual Beltway titles

For the first time in the history of Bowie junior wrestling, the Bowie Bandits brought home the Capitol Area Beltway Wrestling Tournament title. Traveling to Damascus, Md., for the annual CABW tourney with 21 competitors, the Bandits amassed 240 points, edging host Damascus by two points and the Rams of Virginia by three points. Bowie's newly crowned Beltway champions are Jason Gabrielson (50), Todd Beckerman (55), Jason Clendaniel (75), Eric Kriner (105) and Pete Theodore (145). Clendainiel also received a special award for the quickest pins during the tournament.

Runners-up for a CAWL title are Bandits Dwight Cook (85) and Jason Young (122). Finishing in third place overall with consolation championship wins were J.P. Lang (50), Jamie Lang (60), Jeremy Young (75) and Marcus Foran (145).

Kenny Cooper (100) and Chuck Welter (135) grabbed fourth place finishes and Josh Young (70), Chris Turnage (90), J.P. Proctor (105) and Mark Bokman (115) all took fifth place in their divisions.

Also competing for Bowie were Tim Crowley (70), Jared Kitowski (80), John Deal (115) and Mark Engel (135).

The Bandits next hurdle is the Maryland State Beltway Wrestling Championships at Dundalk Community College on March 12-13.

Picture of 1988 Team

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