With day one of the 39th annual Ray Oliver Tournament in the books, the Balrimore-area teams are doing well with McDonogh and Archbishop Spalding trailing Caesar Rodney by just 3.5 and 12.5 points, respectively.

In their second place standing, the Eagles have pushed seven wrestlers into the Saturday morning’s semifinals, one more leading Caesar Rodney, including the much anticipated 130-pound freshman Jack Clark.

The four-time Ohio Tournament of Champions winner, three-time Tulsa Nationals champ and five time junior league state champ came out in his first high school match and worked a fall over Archbishop Curley’s Jordan Brigman in one minute, six seconds, and edged Georgetown Prep’s Daniel Sanchez in a 4-3 decision for his semifinal appearance.

“It is a little nerve racking because I like being the underdog, but it is good,” Clark said of his national recognition.  “I have something to live up to and just try to wrestle the way I wrestle, not listening to everyone else and the hype.”

Other Eagles in the semis include freshman Toby Hague, sophomores Tyler Patrick, and Logan Meister, who upset Curley’s Vince Scarinizi in overtime, 4-2, junior Kevin Marvel and seniors Max Sataloff and Matt Barranco.

Hauge and Patrick both recorded back-to-back falls in their matches, while Satloff worked a pin in his first match and was awarded an injury default when Curley’s Brett Brigman suddenly collapsed on the mat in their quarterfinal match-up.

Brigman walked off the mat under his own power shortly after speaking with tournament trainers.

Defaulting the match was tough for Brigman, who wished to continue, and he would have been the fourth Friar to make it to the semis, joining senior Brett Przywar and sophomores Erik Meyer and Chuck Blankenship.

Due to the seedings, there will be three MIAA battled in the semis, two of which include Archbishop Spalding wrestlers.

Spalding’s Brady Gaynor will take on Przywara for a shot at a 135-pound final and Kvaunte Smith, who pinned his way to the semis, will face Marvel for a 189-pound finals seat.

Patrick will also go head-to-head with Blankenship at 152.

Wrestling along side Gaynor and Smith, three other Cavaliers will be in the semifinals: Michael Still, Logan Breitenbach and Charlie Lynch.

Gilman’s Cal Riorda was the final MIAA wrestler to make the semis, totaling 16 conference wrestlers in 11 weightclasses.

The semis will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, being wrestled in the field house at the McDonogh School.

2010 Ray Oliver Semifinal Match-ups

103- Michael Still, AS, 10 vs. Adam Lowe, POQ, 12
Brent Fleetwood, SMY, 9 vs. Zach Howell, CR, 10

112- Thomas Payne, POQ, 11 vs. John Archangelo, SMY, 11
Logan Meister, McD, 10 vs. Micah Hight, CR, 9

119- Chris Donaldson, SAL, 12 vs. David Hershberger, SMY, 12
Paul O`Neill, GON, 12 vs. Kaleb LeMaire, CR, 11

125- Jeffrey Ogburn, POQ, 11 vs. Logan Breitenbach, AS, 9
Matt Kibblehouse, SAL, 11 vs. Jason Murphy, LND, 10

130- Shane Arechiga, GC, 12 vs. Mark Ardecki, CA, 12
Jack Clark, McD, 9 vs. Tyler Pendergast, STM, 12

135- John McClanahan, GB, 12 vs. Stephen Jackson, CR, 11
Brady Gaynor, AS, 12  vs. Brett Przywara, AC, 12

140- Cody Broomall, SC, 12 vs. Erik Meyer, AC, 10
Toby Hague, McD, 9 vs. Michael Sprague, GP, 9

145- Charlie Lynch, AS, 12 vs. Mark Wilson, LNG, 11
Cal Riorda, GIL, 12 vs. Thomas Wilson, GP, 11

152- Cody Combs, SC, 12 vs. Zach Boyles, SMY, 10
Tyler Patrick, McD, 10 vs. Chuck Blankenship, AC, 10

160- Issah Meade, CR, 12 vs. Max Sataloff, McD, 12
Troy Murtha, GP, 10 vs. Ryan Wolfe, CA, 11

171- Josh Snook, STM, 12 vs. Pierce DeMarreau, CR, 11
Griffin Dulany, LNG, 12 vs. Jeremy Casey, CA, 11

189- Michael Mauk, STM, 12 vs. Alex Zwier, CA, 12
Kevin Marvel, McD, 11 vs. Kvaunte Smith, AS, 12

215- Joey Spicer, SC, 12 vs. Matt Barranco, McD, 12
Kyle Snyder, GC, 9 vs. Matt Shaw, STM, 10

285- Stephen Snyder, GC, 12 vs. Tyler Chronic, SC, 12
Disco Schafferman, HVT, 10 vs. Khari Brown, BM, 12

Team Scores through the quarterfinals

1.Caesar Rodney 85.0
2.McDonogh School 81.5
3.Archbishop Spalding 72.5
4.Smyrna 69.5
5.Sussex Central H.S. 66.0
6.St. Mark`s 62.0
7.Georgetown Prep 57.0
8.Good Counsel 55.5
9.Caravel Academy 48.0
10.Poquoson 46.0
11.Archbishop Curley 44.5
12.Salesianum 44.5
13.Langley H.S. 42.0
14.Gilman School 27.0
15.Hodgson Vo-Tech 27.0
16.Centreville 22.0
17.Great Bridge 20.5
18.Landon 20.5
19.Bishop MacNamara 13.0
20.Gonzaga 12.0
21.Severn 3.0