Brown Bear Walking in Snow ca. 2001














  • Big quadruple win for the Bear matmen (including thriller over the Purple Eagles)
  • Hoops had two tough losses
  • Hockey had a 10 goal win and then a loss to GP L
  • Darion Atkins leads Israeli Winter League in Rebounds and is #10 in scoring
  • Sam Anas gets a GWG for Iowa Wild
  • Aaron Byrd works his way up to Augusta’s 6th man




















 Winter Sports

·        Basketball  (6-7) lost to EHS 43-79 with Antonio Cockrell’s 11 pts and Donnell Frayer’s 10.   Against Takoma Academy the Bears lost 49-71 and Donnell put up 18, Antonio 14 and Julian Larosiliere a season personal best of 11. Bullis (H) and Prep (A) up this short week

  • Ice Hockey (6-5-1)The Bears beat Good Counsel (10-0) and then lost to Prep (2-4)[scores are linked to full stories.]
  • Indoor Track and Field:Maroon & Black Relays Episcopal High School- a small Bear contingent ran in a large meet at Alexandria; finishers

o   High Jump 3rd Michael Branche 5-00:00

o   55m dash   5th Jacob Solomon 6.90

o   200x200x400x800m relay 6th Landon (?) 4:27.33a


  • Swimming and Diving –No results but if you’re interested you can watch Georgetown Prep’s home swim meet, a double dual-meet vs. Landon and DeMatha on Jan. 14, 2017, will be broadcast live at DMVSTREAM.COM and the DMVSTREAM.COM Facebook Page
  • Wrestling from Coach Katz –


o   Landon 61  St. Vincent Pallotti 18

o   Landon 37  Gonzaga 34

o   Landon 55 Woodberry Forrest 19


The Landon wrestling team had a good night last night in the Perkins gymnasium. We hosted a quad with Pallotti, Woodberry, and Gonzaga.

In the first round, the match started at 195.  The Bears jumped ahead by winning the first 8 matches. Carter Johnson, Thomas Johnson, & Patrick Townsend all received forfeits, while Thomas Halm, Terrance Bridgers, Patrick Kielb, and Luc Schermer all pinned their opponents.  Lorenzo Lopez wrestled a tough Senior, but managed to handle him by a score of 7-4.  The Bears sealed the victory with pins by Brendon Gallagher and Mitchell Pan, and a major decision by Jelani Machen.

The highlight of the night was a victory over Gonzaga in the second round. We have not beaten Gonzaga for several years.  The drama was high, but the Bears again came out on top.  It was a team effort that brought us the win.  It started at 220 lbs.  We bumped our 195 lb wrestler, Carter Johnson, up a weight, and he got the job done with a pin in the third period.  The match continued to go back and forth.  Gonzaga bounced back with a major decision at 285, Patrick Kielb (106) received a forfeit, Gonzaga (113) earned a pin, and Lorenzo Lopez (120) earned a major decision (15-2).  Freshman Matt Amitay had a significant pin at 126 to start opening up the lead (Team Score 22-10).

Then Gonzaga found a way to come back, the earned two pins in a row, even one when Shoun Shi was beating his guy 7-1 when he got caught on his back ( the beauty of high school wrestling).  The team score was now tied 22-22.  The match now depended on Captain Brendon GallagherGonzaga bumped their best wrestler (national place winner and Beast of the East place winner) to try and steal the victory from the Bears.  Brendon would not have it.  In a hard fought battle that went back forth, along with some questionable calls by the ref, Brendon won the match 12-8.

Next Mitchell Pan, stepped onto the mat and wrestled a tough opponent.  Near the end of the match, he had to take a time out because he was not feeling well.  In the end, he was able to hold on for the victory by decision putting Landon up by 6 points.  Gonzaga bounced back with a quick pin, and tied the score back up at 28.  Gonzaga has a forfeit at 195, so the match came down to Sophomore Jelani Machen (170).  All he needed to do was win and the Bears would seal the match.  Of course, he pulled through with an 8-3 decision.  Gonzaga came back with another pin at 182. But Nick Haller (195) received the forfeit for the team win.


In the last round, we wrestled a traditionally tough team in Woodberry.  The Bears were fired up and continued their streak.  We won 10 of the 14 weight classes.  We had pins by Patrick Kielb, Thomas Johnson, Brendon Gallagher, Mitchell Pan, and Jelani MachenLorenzo Lopez, Griffin Valentine and Nick Haller received forfeits.  Luc Schermer earned a major decision, and Matt Amitay earned a regular decision.

We have a busy week coming up with two home matches:

ð a dual on Thursday at 5 against Georgetown Prep, and a

ð quad on Saturday against St. Stephens St. Agnes, St. James, and Washington Latin.

Thank you to those faculty members that came out to help and watch the matches. The boys definitely appreciated the support and would love to see some new faces this week, especially the Prep match as the IAC title is on the line.















Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (17-18-2-1), AHL, played in 30 games, 5G 6A, including a GWG against San Antonio




Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (13-17-0-1) 5G. 9A



Christian Meike, Michigan Wolverines, (8-10-1), D, in three games.

Connor Meike, Williams College Ephmen, (7-4-2), 1 GP

Jack Barton, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (7-7-2) played in 16 games, goal against Southern Maine (3-5)

Chris Javens, Skidmore Thoroughbreds (7-7-2), played in 10 games, 8 SOG, 1 BLK,



Alex Norwinski, College Station Spirit (4-19-1-1) NA3HL, Defenseman played in all 24 games, 1 Goal, 5 assist, next game 1/20/17

Trevor Wolf, College Station Spirit (4-19-1-1), Defenseman, 12 games played 2G 2A, next game 1/20/17


College Club

Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, (L13) Princeton Club

Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club

Aditya Krishnan (’16), University of Maryland club




Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (11-3) averaging 19.6 minutes which is the 6th highest on the team, only the starters have more minutes.


Christian Webster (L09) Va Tech Hokies (13-4),


Assistant Coach Joe McDonald (L12) GWU Colonials, (9-8) Director of Player Development.



Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (12-7); 19 GP 29.8 minutes, 15.0 pts [#10 in League], 9.5 reb [#1 in league], 0.6 stl, 0.8 assists


Danny Rubin (L10), Bnei Herzliya (5-3) 28 GP, 15.6 min.  4.8 pts, 1.9 reb., 0.9 assist, 0.8 steals


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