The 1990s

The 1990s saw another expansion in the number of wrestling champions as the state's private and parochial school established a statewide championship of their own. Under the auspices of the Maryland State Wrestling Association the schools that had previously competed only in their own conference championships would now face each other in an end of year tournament for a state championship of their own. The MIS (Maryland Independent School) tournament is born.

The MPSSAA also established a new championship for wrestling teams. The state dual meet championships were established in 1994 to crown the best dual meet team in the state between the two classifications 4A-3A -- large schools-- and 2A-1A -- small schools. The participating teams must first qualify and win a regional championship based on school size and geographic location. The regions are North, South, East and West.

1994 is the last year of the MSA tournament. The conference's 74 year history ends with the birth in 1995 of the MIAA. The Baltimore City Public Schools that had been competing in the MSA join the MPSSAA.