Andy Perez Memorial Wrestling Tournament

Wrestling season for the Vikings began on Dec. 29, with the Andy Perez Memorial Tournament at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School.

Andy Perez was a student at C-SD who lost his life in a motorcycle wreck on July 27, 2007. He participated in wrestling, football and baseball.

The meet uses a round-robin format, in which a wrestler competes against every opponent in his weight class. Three mats are occupied constantly throughout the two-day event, which concluded on Dec. 30.

Teams from across the region compete in the annual tournament. Present this year were North Caroline, Col. Richardson, James M. Bennett, Annapolis, Mardela, C-SD, Kent County, St. Michaels and Elkton.

Leading the C-SD men this season are Head Coach Jesse Morris, with assistant coaches Jay Turner and Scott Betts.

North Caroline won the tournament, with Cambridge-South Dorchester in fourth place, despite having to forfeit four weight classes. Viking boys earned several medals, including a first place in the 145-pound class for Cullen Cannon.

For more information on placings and photos, please visit The Banner’s Facebook page.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at

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