• Bear hoops beats EHS
  • Hockey beats SJCHS and then ties #6 StA
  • Indoor track runs to 3rd place at Montgomery County Private Schools
  • Riflery outshoots 2 competitors
  • Wrestlers sweep EHS, Wilson and Severn
  • George Boiardi (’00) is honored by lacrosse’s highest award
  • Five Bears play in preseason lacrosse scrimmage





















 Winter Sports

·        Basketball  (7-11) beat the Maroon 62-53 with Donnell Frayer ‘s 22, Julian Larosiliere 22 points. That was preceded by a loss to SSSA (Donnell 13).

  • Ice Hockey (7-7-2)The Bears beat St. John’s (8-2) and then in an epic battle tied #6 StA (1-1) [scores are linked to full stories.]
  • Indoor Track and Field: Montgomery County Private School Championships at Georgetown Preparatory School 3rd Place 89 Points
  • Riflery—3-2 beat the Cadets of St. John’s 1044-979; beat Wakefield 1011-977; and barely lost to Washington & Lee  1032-1055


Thank you to those who came out to watch this young Bear team continue to improve and gain confidence.  They wrestled extremely well as a team and pounded some really good teams. The team scores were as follows:

Landon 65           Episcopal 15

Landon 61           Wilson 18

Landon 59           Severn 18


In totals, Landon won 33 of the 42 varsity match-ups between the three teams.


Against Episcopal, the Bears were assisted by sickness and injuries.  EHS forfeited at 6 different weights. Of the 8 matches we wrestled, we won 5.

o   Brendon Gallagher debuted at 138 for the first time this year, and earned a victory by technical fall against their best wrestler and returning IAC place winner.

o   Mitchell Pan continued his winning ways and pinned his opponent in 1:11.

o   Jelani Machen pinned in 1:34.

o   T Halm had the fastest pin of the dual at 1:21. And

o   Lorenzo Lopez pinned his guy in 1:38.

Against a physical and strong Wilson team, the Bears really stepped up.

o   a tough loss in the first match by Luc Schermer (132), the Bears bounced back with four straight pins and a major decision:

o   Brendon Gallagher (138) pin in 0:27,

o   Marc Schermer (145) pin in 3:47,

o    Mitchell Pan (152) pin in 0:27, and

o    Jerrold Johnson (160) pin in 3:08, and

o   Jelani Machen (170) major decision 13-3.

o   Carter Johnson (220) pinned in 0:53.

o   The highlight of the Wilson match was Thomas Johnson.  He beat one of their toughest kids 11-6.  Thomas wrestled his best match of the year by far and is ready to make his mark at 113.  We ended this match with two more pins by freshmen,

o   Lorenzo Lopez (120) in 1:46 and

o   Matt Amitay (126) in 1:43.

This Wilson team defeated the Gonzaga team that we barely beat a couple of weeks ago.  This is an example of the pay-off of the hard work in the practice room by this team.

In the final match, we wrestled Severn, a tough MIAA B team who is undefeated in their league.  While they forfeit in five weights, each of their wrestlers are tough competitors. They beat the solid Wilson squad with just 9 wrestlers.  They were not able to keep up with the Bears.  The match started with

o   another technical fall by Brendon Gallagher.

o   In the next three matches, Severn won two out of the three, to put them ahead momentarily.

o   Mitchell Pan ended his night 3-0 as he pinned his opponent in the first period again.

o   The highlight of his match was the next two wrestlers for Landon.

o   Carter Johnson defeated a very physical and tough guy 11-6.  Carter won by putting his opponent to his back in two different crazy scrambles.

o   Right after that exciting victory, Terrance Bridgers stepped up and had a similar match.  He pulled out the victory in the second with a pin at 3:25.

o   At 106, Patrick Kielb pinned his opponent in 2:55 during his only bout of the night (the other two were forfeits).

o   Matt Amitay earned the last victory for the Bears (going 3-0 for the night) with a 3-2 win when he held off a take down in the last seconds of the match.

The Bears have their last IAC match of the season on Tuesday at St Albans.  We host the IAC championships on Saturday.  I am very excited to see how this team steps up to the challenge of winning the IAC tournament for a piece of the title.





















George Boiardi (L’00) Named 2017 Spirit of Tewaaraton Recipient


















[George;  the patch which the Big Red players wear;George’s locker preserved  ]

George Boiardi (L’00) will be recognized with the “Spirit of Tewaaraton” award, which is presented to an individual involved in the sport of lacrosse, who nobly reflects the finest virtues exemplified in the game, and who, over the course of his or her life, has made a significant contribution to society and to the lives of others. George’s mark on Landon is not just measured by his 11 Varsity Letters (Lacrosse, Hockey and Football), but by his record of academic excellence, his indomitable spirit, his zest and enthusiasm for all that he did and his embodiment of the community service which is one of the school’s core values. As his classmate, teammate and close friend, J.R. Bordley ’00, said “George continues to inspire the Landon and Cornell communities and the greater lacrosse community with the grit, fearlessness, excellence, humility and integrity he displayed each and every day. He was the Landon mission statement, the kind of guy we want our boys to become.”

His example has inspired the creation of an organization established to keep George’s example visible today. The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation is a public not-for-profit charity that was established in 2007 to honor, celebrate, and memorialize the life, legacy, and dreams of Mario St. George Boiardi. The Foundation’s mission is: “The empowerment of the next generation through academics and athletics.” The Foundation’s mission is to carry on George’s work by empowering the next generation through academics and athletics. The Foundation honors George’s legacy by raising and donating funds to worthwhile charitable organizations that help cultivate and nurture our youth through academic and athletic endeavors, two of George’s lifelong passions. Additionally, the Foundation has created a Summer Camp Program which provides financial assistance to deserving middle school students who wish to attend summer camps focused on academic, athletic, or other educational pursuits. The Capital Lacrosse Invitational has been held at Triplett Field at Bordley Stadium many times.




His story and more importantly the lessons to be learned from how George lived his life are the subject of The Hard Hat by Jon Gordon.










From the UVa v. Bucknell scrimmage 5 Bears +










Jason Murphy, Michael Rhoads (?), Jack Faulk, Sean O’Brien and Jarett Witzal.



Sam Anas (L11), Iowa Wild (21-19-4-1), AHL, played in 37 games, 7G 8A. Team is on a good streak 7-1-2-0




Patrick Giles (L18), US Men’s National Development team (13-20-0-1) 35 games 5G. 10A.



Christian Meike (L 14), Michigan Wolverines, (8-12-2), D, in three games.

Connor Meike (L12), Williams College Ephmen, (9-5-3), 1 GP

Jack Barton (L14), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (8-10-2) played in 18 games, 3 goals, 2 assists

Chris Javens (L13), Skidmore Thoroughbreds (8-10-2), played in 16 games, 0 Goals, 1 Assist 8 SOG, 1 BLK,



Alex Norwinski (L15), College Station Spirit (4-23-1-1) NA3HL, Defenseman played in all 29 games, 1 Goal, 5 assist,

Trevor Wolf (L15), College Station Spirit (4-23-1-1), Defenseman, 17 games played 2G 2A,


College Club

Orlando Arevalo (L13), MIT Engineers Club

Mike Anderson, (L12) Princeton Club

Jacob Ruttenberg (L’15), Tufts Club

Aditya Krishnan (L’16), University of Maryland club




Aaron Byrd (L15) Augusta Jaguars (15-4) averaging 18.2 minutes which is the 6th highest on the team, only the starters have more minutes.


Christian Webster (L09) Va Tech Hokies (15-5),


Assistant Coach Joe McDonald (L12) GWU Colonials, (11-9) Director of Player Development.



Darion Atkins (L11) Hapoel Unet Holon (12-7); 19 GP 29.8 minutes,#1 in game efficiency, 15.1 pts [#9 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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