Tag: Amr Narmouq

Wrestling State Championship

Words: Zach Grossman

On March 4, 2017, Centennial wrestlers senior Amr Narmouq and sophomorJason Kraisser competed in the 3A/4A State Wrestling Tournament.

Senior Amr Narmouq had a great run in the statewide tournament but had a devastating end to the tournament and his career. Narmouq won his opening match 11-6 which advanced him to quarterfinals. Narmouq’s second match resulted in a hard fought defeat which put him in the consolation bracket. Narmouq’s third and last match resulted in him dislocating his elbow and he was forced to withdraw from the tournament.  

After weighing in and warming up, Kraisser was ready to go. His opening match in the tournament resulted in a first round pin which allowed Kraisser to move onto the quarter finals. In the quarter finals, Kraisser once again accomplished a first round pin that advanced him to the semis, then to the finals. In the state championship, Kraisser had a 4-2 decision over Urbana High School’s Logan Arneson. Kraisser has now won two consecutive State Championships in the 138 lb. weight class.

Congratulations to Centennial’s wrestlers for a great season!

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Wrestling Regional Tournament

Words: Zach Grossman

On February 24-25, 2017, the Centennial Wrestling team competed in the 3A/4A East Regional Tournament.

The Eagles started extremely strong on the first day of wrestling after all four wrestlers advanced to the semi-finals the next day. Sophomore Jason Kraisser (138) won with a tech fall 17-1, junior Jacob Blyukher (132) won with a fall, senior Amr Narmouq (160) won with a major 11-1, and lastly, junior Lucas Shapiro (195) won in overtime with a score of 7-5.

On the second day of regionals, Kraisser and Narmouq both won in semi-finals and advanced to the finals. Blyukher and Shapiro both had unfortunate losses in the semis and were placed in the consolation bracket.

In the finals, Kraisser pinned his opponent in the second period and became the 3A/4A Regional Champion. Narmouq lost in the finals with a tough 7-5 loss, however, he still advances to States.

Overall, the Eagles finished Regionals with Kraisser (1st place), Narmouq (2nd place), Blyukher (5th place), and Shapiro (5th place).

The 3A/4A State Championship is on March 3-4, 2017 at the Show Place Arena.

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Wrestling County Championship

Words: Zach Grossman

On February 17-18, the Centennial Wrestling team participated in the Howard County Championship.

The Eagles had four wrestlers that earned spots at Regionals: junior Jacob Blyukher (132 lb. weight class), sophomore Jason Kraisser (138 lb. weight class), senior Amr Narmouq (160 lb. weight class), and junior Lucas Shapiro (195 lb. weight class).

Kraisser came in first place in the County Championship and earned the No. 1 seed in the 3A/4A East Region Tournament. Blyukher came in second place and Narmouq and Shapiro came in third place in their respective brackets.

The wrestlers will compete in the Regional Tournament on February 24-25.

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Wrestling Senior Night

Words: Zach Grossman

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On Tuesday, January 31, the Centennial Eagles Varsity Wrestling team had a nail biting defeat against River Hill on Senior Night. Head coach Cliff Kraisser introduced all five seniors while they were escorted by their parents and siblings. Dwight Leiva was escorted by his father and brother. Mac McGuire was escorted by his parents. Chris Baker was escorted by his parents. And last but not least, the Narmouq brothers, Ammar and Amr, were escorted by their mother.

Sophomore Jason Kraisser began the match with a win for the Eagles which set the mood for the match. The match was very close but with multiple forfeits and losses, the Eagles were in a bit of a hole. However, the team did not lose hope. With no wins from any seniors yet, it was up to Ammar Narmouq to start the madness.

Ammar walked to the away side of the mat and took a knee, then walked to the center like he owned the mat. Ammar did not disappoint the crowd, as he dominated his opponent. With it being his last home match, Ammar wanted to go out strong with a pin or at least a win. Instead, Ammar’s opponent forfeited due to injury and Ammar won.

Next up was senior Amr Narmouq. Amr had the quickest match of the night because he pinned his opponent within the first 14 seconds of the match. The Narmouq brothers’ wins put the Eagles back in the range of being able to win.

Unfortunately when the last few wrestlers came up, the Eagles needed a win and a pin to win the match but they couldn’t manage to get the pin.

The Eagles had a hard fought match but were unable to come out on top against one of their biggest rivals.

The Eagles Varsity and Junior Varsity Wrestling teams will have one last stand at River Hill on February 17-18, 2017 with hopes to claim county titles and a possible advance to the State Tournament.

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Wrestling Wins Tri-Meet

Words: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, December 13, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Wrestling team hosted the Howard Lions and Reservoir Gators for a tri-meet.

For the first time since 2002, the Eagles beat the Gators, 39-33. They also defeated the Lions, 45-33. Centennial (2-0) won the meet, beating both teams, while Howard (1-1) finished second, and Reservoir (0-2) came in last.

Seniors Ammar and Amr Narmouq, juniors Jacob Blyukher and Lucas Shapiro, and sophomore Jason Kraisser won their matches. According to coach Cliff Kraisser, these wrestlers should win most of their matches this season.

Centennial’s record now stands as 2-1 for in county, and 2-2 for overall. They hope to capture more wins as the season goes on, starting with the Bear Cave Brawl Tournament on December 17.

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Wrestling’s First Match of the Season

Words: Kieran Senisi

Photos: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, December 6, the Centennial Wrestling team faced off against the Oakland Mills Scorpions for the first match of the season.  

This year’s varsity captains are senior Amr Narmouq, junior Jacob Blyukher, and sophomore Jason Kraisser.  

Oakland Mills won the overall match with a score of 50 while Centennial had a total of 16 points.  Centennial has their next match on December 13 for the Multiteam Event at home.

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Boys’ Soccer Wins Senior Night Game

Words: Kieran Senisi

On Wednesday October 19,  the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team faced off against the Glenelg Gladiators at home for their Senior Night.The team and came out on top with a win after an exciting game.

The Eagles pulled off an impressive victory, defeating the Gladiators 4-2.

As the night kicked off, seniors Shawn Atmar, Skippy Bicknell, Justin Breedlove, Paul Drutch, Amr Narmouq, Ammar Narmouq, Ryan Maher, and Noah Taylor walked out with their families before the game.

All the seniors came out in high spirits to help defeat the Gladiators.

The Eagles will play at Reservoir on Friday, October 21, for the last game of the season.

 

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