*A compilation about Bears and Bear Alumni playing winter sports 

Bear Varsity Wrestling (from Coach Katz) 

Thank you to all of the parents, Mr. Armstrong, and Mr. Holm who supported the team this afternoon as the Bears solidified 2nd place in the league. 

After squeaking by Bullis on Wednesday in a dual meet (40-39), we knew it would be very close.  This young Bear team has worked very hard all year long, and today that work started to pay off.  

The round that made the difference was the semi-finals of the championship bracket.  We had 9 wrestlers in the semis, and at the end of the round we had 8 wrestlers in the finals.  The run started when 3rd seeded Ben Goodfriend (126) upset his Georgetown Prep opponent 10-8.  Then Senior, Co-captain Jack Albrittain (138) avenged a regular season loss to an Episcopal wrestler by the score of 6-5. At 145, freshman Justin Conner won his match by default.  His St. Alban’s opponent was called for an illegal move when he struck Justin in the face.  The result was a broken nose and another Bear in the finals.  At 152, Sophomore Miles Franklin pinned his St. Alban’s wrestler in 3:51.  Next, Sophomore Jarett Witzal pinned his opponent from Episcopal in 4:58.  Next in line was Senior, Co-captain, Jackson Howard, who pinned his man from St. Alban’s in 0:50. At 195, Junior Andrew Mitchell major-decisioned his opponent from Bullis by the score 19-8.  Junior Jules Desroches avenged his lost last week to a Bullis wrestler at 220 pounds by pinning him in a quick 25 seconds.  Finally, Junior Matt Johnston, almost avenged his loss from last week against Bullis and tried to make a clean sweep in the semis, but unfortunately could not pull it off. 

Overall, it was a great day for the young Bears. We placed 10 of the twelve wrestlers that were entered.  The last time the wrestling team took second or better was the 2007-2008 season (2nd place).  The last time we had a piece of the title was in 2005-2006 (Shared title).

Final Results: Team scores:

  1. Georgetown Prep  244.50 
  2. Landon 127.00 
  3. Bullis 112.00 
  4. St. Albans 93.50 
  5. St. Stephens & St. Agnes 69.00 
  6. Episcopal  54.00 

Landon Place Winners:

126 Ben Goodfriend ’16                2nd place

138 Jack Albrittain ’13                    2nd place

145 Justin Conner ’16                    2nd place

152 Miles Franklin ’15                    2nd place

160 Jarett Witzal ’15                       2nd place

170 Jackson Howard ’13                2nd place

182 Conor Price ‘15                          4th place

195 Andrew Mitchell ‘14                 2nd place

220 Jules Desroches ’14                 2nd place

285 Matt Johnston ’14                    3rd place 

Congratulations go to Senior Co-captains, Howard and Albrittain as they were both elected by the Head coaches as All-IAC at large.


Bear Alumni Hockey 

Max Greenwald ’12 did not play for the Middlebury Panthers in their 6-3 win over the Wesleyan Pioneers nor in the 3-2 win the Trinity Bantams. 

Sam Anas ’11 Sam is tied for #8 in goals scored (19) and #30 in total points (30) and tied for 4th in PP goals (6) in the USHL. Against the Muskegon Lumberjacks in a 5-4 OT win, he had an assist. Saturday’s  game against the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders, an overtime 5-4 win, Sam had an assist in regular time and a goal inthe shoot out. 

Matt Coster ’11 ,Cornell Hockey  Club, had an assist against Syracuse last Saturday night in a 6-2 loss. 

Mike Anderson ‘12, Princeton Club hockey, is on exam breaks, but was at the Bear’s Den to cheer the Bears in their 2-0 victory over Gonzaga. 

Bear Varsity Hockey 

The Bears players, coaches and friends committed to having their locks shorn in order to raise money for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center. As of 2/2/13 (donations are still being received, the Landon boys have raised $58,634.Some measure of the before and after








For more photos, click on . Also the team beat Prep in dollars raised and on the rink 11-2.

The next game was against WaPo’s #1 team, Gonzaga, and Landon upset the Purple Eagles 2-0. The 15 player roster ALL played exceptionally well. The Wa Po, which has negligible high hockey coverage, named (see below) Sam Kroll as its Star of the Night.


Sam as star of the night2

Bear Alumni Hoops 

Christian Webster ’09 started for the Crimson of Harvard in a home 67-64 win against the Bulldogs of λale in a loss. Christian started, played 30 minutes, scored 4 points, pulled down 6 boards, had 2 assists 1 block. Against the Bears of Brown, the Crimson needed double overtime to win 89-82; our Bear had 16 points, 1 assist and 1 steal. 

Danny Rubin’10, BC Eagles, beat the Tigers of Clemson 75-68 with our Bear playing 12 minutes to earn 3 points, 2 rebounds.  

Darion Atkins ’11, UVa, was back in the lineup in the Cavaliers’ 58-55 win over the Wolfpack of NCSU. He played 5 minutes. On Super Bowl Sunday, the Wahoos will play against the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech. 

Joe McDonald ’12 his Colonials team lost to the LaSalle Explorers, 80-71.  Joe started, played 29 minutes, scored 6 points (4 for 4 from the field), had 6 rebounds and distributed 5 assists.

Chris Hudnut ’11 Colby Mules lost to the Huskies of the University of Southern Maine Martine Academy 70-57 loss. Chris did not play. Against the Ephmen of Williams College, Chris started, totaled 25 minutes plus had 8 points, 4rebounds and 2 assists.


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