• Bear wrestlers compete well in two tournaments
  • Thirty-Six Bear athletes earn Fall honors (all deserved, but the internal recognition usually reflects the judgment of those teachers/mentors/coaches who know their performances best)
  • Two Bears continue in the hunt, now in the 2nd round, for an NCAA FCS Football Championship Trophy
  • Hockey and Hoops players are into pro and college seasons
  • Important reminder at the end of this post!!!













Fall Sports Honors


Cross Country

Ari Chadda ’18: All-IAC, All-Montgomery County, Co-Captain, Coaches Award Wesley Feldman ’17: All-Montgomery County, Co-Captain, Most Valuable Runner Jake Goodwin ’17: Co-Captain Sam Hanson ’18: Most Improved Runner Matthew Lowrie ’18: All-Montgomery County Jace Menendez ’18: All-IAC, All-Montgomery County Will Powell ’17: Co-Captain, Coaches Award Kevin Tsai ’18: All-IAC, All-Montgomery County


Will Amoroso ’17: Most Improved Player Aaron Broner ’17: All-IAC (second team) Colby Camalier ’17: Most Improved Player Josh Chapman ’19: All-IAC (second team) Joey Epstein ’18: All-IAC (first team), Co-Captain, Defensive MVP John Geppert ’18: All-IAC (first team), Co-Captain, Offensive MVP Maanik Lal ’17: All-IAC (second team), Co-Captain, Jim Hanker (Coaches) Award Jelani Machen ’19: All-IAC (second team) Jack Porter ’17: Co-Captain, Lunch Pail Award (for hard work) Mo Sillah ’18: All-IAC (second team) Jalen Williams ’19: All-IAC (second team)


Jorge Dumenigo ’17: Co-Captain, Class of 1948 Julian Gillespie Memorial Award Tim Dye ’17: Rookie of the Year Alex Freed ’17: Most Valuable Defensive Player Zach Johnson ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Player Nico Kenary ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Defensive Player Brian Lossing ’17: Co-Captain, Coaches Award Allan Kupka ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Offensive Player Drew Manca ’17: Coaches Award Burke McLaughlin ’18: Coaches Award Mitchell Pan ’17: All-IAC, Co-Captain, Class of 1948 Julian Gillespie Memorial Award Drew Parker ’18: All-IAC, Most Valuable Offensive Player Ryan Pride ’17: Coaches Award Miles Tonkel ’19: Most Improved Player

Water Polo

Ford Bruggen ’20: All-Eastern Prep, Most Improved Player Conor Durbin ’17: USA Water Polo Academic All-American, All-Eastern Prep, Captain, Most Valuable Player Maxim Kapelina ’18: USA Water Polo Academic All-American Max Spiritos ’17: James Matthews (Coaches) Award

Truly remarkable performance by these Bears



Winter Sports

  • Basketball won its opener 73-35 against Trinity Christian School (1-1) with Donnell Fryer’s 18 and Justin Patterson’s 16 points and 9 other Bears scoring. Next game WWHS on Tuesday at home. [Whitman returns most of its core after reaching the 4A state semifinals last season. Senior forward Max Oppenheim averaged 9.7 points and 7.0 rebounds while senior Hannes Kogelnik, a shooting specialist, hit 60 three-pointers. Senior Jack McClelland and junior Joey Squeri return to the back court and are joined by junior transfer Alex Sanson, a 5-11 point guard who led Gonzaga’s junior varsity team in scoring.]
  • Ice Hockey lost to a very good Walt Whitman High School (3-4) and beat Archbishop Spalding (1-0). (links to full reports) Tuesday @ Calvert Hall (2-2)
  • Indoor Track and Field: Woodberry Forest Invitation Dec 10 2016 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Swimming and Diving no results posted yet, but from Twitter:














It was a busy weekend for the Bears.  The team split up and attended two different tournaments and almost every healthy wrestler got a chance to prove themselves on the mat.

Six wrestlers attended the prestigious Ray Oliver tournament at the McDonogh school. The tournament attracted 20 public and private schools from Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, DC, and even as far away as Canada. Our boys represented well as we placed 11th over schools like Gonzaga, Herndon, DeMatha, and Centerville.

 Four of our six wrestlers placed in the top six, while every wrestler got at least one victory.

  • At 106 lbs, freshman Patrick Kielb placed 6th at his first big tournament in high school.  He wrestled well and started the tournament with a pin against arch-rival Georgetown Prep.
          At 120 lbs, Lorenzo Lopez continues to make some noise at the state level as he took 3rd in a very tough weight class.  His only loss this year is to the eventual champion of the tournament from Spalding who is ranked # 2 in the stateThe rest of the team traveled to St. James for the Holloway tournament.  The team took 10th out of 13 teams without 8 starters (6 at Ray Oliver and 2 injured). Many of our young Bears got some excellent experience on the mat.

Three Freshmen got their first high school victories at the Varsity level:

  • Matt Amitay (126) who went 3-2 for the day and was one round from placing,
  • Jack Bradley (152) went 2-2 for the day, and Jerrold Johnson(160) who went 1-2 for the day.
  • Luc Schermer (132) continues to do well and was one round away from placing in the top four.
  • Brett Gallagher (160) revenged a loss from last week and beat the #13 ranked wrestler from St. James for 3rd place.  By far the toughest weight at the tournament, Brett lost in the semi-finals to the #4 ranked wrestler from Bullis.
  • The top performance of the day was second year wrestler Carter Johnson (220).  He placed 2nd when he lost in overtime to a rival St. Stephen’s wrestler.

All and all, it was a good weekend for the Landon grapplers as they gain needed experience and confidence as we get closer to IAC competition state.  Lorenzo loss 5-0 which was by far the Spalding wrestler’s toughest match of the tournament.

  • Junior Captain Brendon Gallagher (145 lbs) placed 4th in a very tough weight class that contained at least one state champion.  Brendon is currently ranked #7 in the state.
  • At 285 lbs, sophomore Terrance Bridgers placed 3rd.  As a second year wrestler, he is getting better and better and will certainly be in contention for a top place in the state at the end of the season.











Paul Padalino (L14), LB, Kolby Williams(L14) DL, #12 Richmond Spiders (10-3) at North Dakota beat the #8 Fightin’ Hawks 27-24 in the 2nd round of the NCAA FCS. The UR team scored 13 points in the last quarter and the game winning FG at 0:00. The Spiders now head to next Saturday to take on the second-seeded Eastern Washington (11-1) Eagles. That’s two years in a row that Richmond has made it to the quarter-finals. The game will be Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. Pacific time at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.




Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (10-11-1-1), AHL, played in 15 games, 2G 2A,



Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (8-15-0), 23 games played 3 G, 8 A



Christian Meike, Michigan Wolverines, (6-7-1), D, played and had an assist against USNDTP U18 a 6-3 win for the #18 Wolverines also played in 4-0-win over Boston University.

Connor Meike, Williams College Ephmen, (2-2-1)

Jack Barton, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (6-4-1) played in 10 games, Chris Javens, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (6-4-1), played in 9 games, 8 SOG, 1 BLK



Alex Norwinski is playing for the College Station Spirit (4-14-1-1) NA3HL, Forward played in all 20 games, 1 Goal, 4 assist, scored against Euless.

Trevor Wolf is playing for College Station Spirit (4-14-1-1), Defenseman played in 7 games 2G 1A since transfering.

College Club

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, Princeton Club

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club




Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (5-1) beat 76-72 Wingate playing Bowie State 12/4 at 4pm.

Joe McDonald (L12) GWU Colonials, (5-3) Director of Player Development they are playing FSU at the Verizon Center 12/4 at 4pm.



Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (12-7) website is malfunctioning; 29.1 minutes, 16.6 pts, 9.6 reb, 0.5 stl, 0.8 assists


Danny Rubin (L10), Bnei Herzliya (5-3) 8.4 pts, 3.3 reb. , 1.4 assist

⇒ Reminder until December 10!!!







Greens Sale holiday boutique is extended online! Select vendors have opened their digital doors to our community from now until December 10. Not only will you receive special savings, but you also support our school’s student financial aid and faculty enrichment programs! More info here:

Preppy Pink Pony is a store that has hundreds of great gifts, many of which are monogrammed, customized, and made to express the pink and preppy side of life. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” to support our school.

Sans Skincare is pure, simple and healthy skincare products. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” and receive 10% off your entire order.

Sissy Yates Designs (pictured above) has a discerning jewelry collection designed with exquisite semi-precious stones sourced from around the world. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” to support our school.

Smathers & Branson (above) sells 100% hand-stitched needlepoint belts and accessories. Enter coupon code “LandonGreens2016” to support our school.

⇒ Stella & Dot is a boutique-style accessories company that has fabulous gifts for the holidays! With every $50 you spend, earn 25 Dot Dollars to redeem later and entry into a raffle for a $100 free shopping.

For questions, please contact our Greens Sale Digital Chair Amy Mehlman at



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