Maryland State Wrestling Association’s High School Wrestling Rankings March 17, 2023 – FINAL Billy Buckheit puts a tremendous amount of work into ranking Maryland High School Wrestlers all season. He does this as a fan, but if you would like to support his efforts, please consider making a donation. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/billybuckheit or Venmo: @Billy-Buckheit 106 1-Ellis Kirsch (Bullis) SO 2-Austin Wood (St. Mary’s-Ryken) SO 3-Elijah Collick (Stephen Decatur) FR 4-Neil Sharma (Magruder) SO 5-Jayden Jackson (Loyola) FR 6-Joseph Cooper (Mt. St. Joe) FR 7-Eli Chesla (Spalding) FR 8-Grayson Barnhill (South Carroll) FR 9-Nate Wilhelm (Northern Garrett) JR 10-Seth Crawford (Brunswick) FR
Over the weekend the final Maryland State Wrestling champions were determined when the MPSSAA held the 1A/2A, 3A/4A and Coed championships at the Prince Georges County Show Place Arena. The results are now included on the 2023 Maryland State High School Wrestling Final Results page. Several news outlets in the state have covered the championships and there coverage can be found below. Washington Post End of Year Coverage and Rankings. Washington Post Coverage of the MPSSAA State Tournament. Baltimore Sun Coverage of 1A/2 Baltimore Sun Coverage of 3A/4A Baltimore Sun Coverage of Girls Championship Baltimore Banner Coverage of 1A/2A Baltimore Banner
This past weekend the Maryland public school state champions were determined in each of the MPSSAA four Maryland classifications. Final results for all the county, conference and state championships can be found on this site here under 2023 results. Brackets and results for individual tournaments can be found on the brackets page for 2023. Stories about the 1A State Championship https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/sports/high-school/south-carroll-repeats-in-class-1a-state-wrestling-duals-3TNWHFOQLJE43H42XNSGKYS2SA/ https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/sports/high-school/cc-sp-south-carroll-wrestling-state-dual-championship-20230212-nuc6lfaqdvhbpbigkfdjbzbdhq-story.html Stories about the 2A State Championship https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bs-sp-va-state-wresting-duals-roundup-20230212-m4xz5yyq4jdd3g22dflrn62bzm-story.html Stories about the 3A State Championship Stories about the 4A State Championship https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/sports/high-school/south-river-repeats-as-4a-state-duals-wrestling-champion-IFGA2AGZJFGTDPINVRIXKUYJXE/ https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/ac-cs-south-river-urbana-class-4a-state-wrestling-duals-20230212-dxstypkeqjbbtcsalqquz3iljm-story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/02/11/south-river-repeats-4a-wrestling-champions-north-point-falls-3a/
Two of Maryland’s private high school conferences determined their champions this past weekend. Teams at the top again dominated their conferences as St. Mary’s Ryken in the WCAC, and Landon in the IAC dominated. St. Mary’s Ryken won its third straight championship in dominating fashion. Ryken scored 276 points — more than a 100 ahead of DeMatha, the next closest Maryland team. St. Mary’s had champions in 9 of the 14 weight classes. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/02/04/st-marys-ryken-wcac-wrestling-champions/ In the IAC Landon won for the 4th time in the last five years. The Bears had 252.5 points far ahead of 2nd place Georgetown Prep’s
The 2023 Maryland High School Wrestling season began in November and there is a new wrinkle this year as teams in the state will have to contend with new weight classes. For The National Federation on High School Sports has given schools the option of weight classes to follow. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Association has chosen this year to stick with the old weight classes. The weight classes for the Maryland Public Schools will be 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285. On the other hand, Maryland privates schools that follow the
At the end the year Billy Buckheit, the official ranker for the Maryland State Wrestling Association compiles mountains of results and comes up with end of year results. The granularity of this is impressive and goes far beyond a top 5 list in every weight. The work is well worth it, and there is a way for fans, and coaches, to show their appreciation. please support his efforts with a contribution to William Buckheit on Paypal 2022 Maryland High School Final Rankings by the Maryland State Wrestling Association Rankings are done by Billy Buckheit please support his work at Billy
There were a number of firsts for National Prep Wrestling this weekend. The most notable perhaps was that the tournament was held in Maryland for the first time at the Showplace Arena in Prince George’s County. The other was St. Mary’s Ryken finishing in 4th place with 114 points, their highest ever placement at the national tournament. However if there was any home cooking to be had for Maryland teams it was not apparent. Maryland teams did earn 22 individual All-American honors, but there was only one finalist from a Maryland team– Richard Fedalen of McDonogh, and no individual champions.
This past weekend may be the busiest one in the state for wrestling officials and coaches. The private school state championship is held at the Harford County Community College while every county, and the large conferences like the SMAC, UCBAC, and Baysides, hold their championships. Most of the brackets and results from these are now located on on the 2022 Brackets and Results page. Of course, the junior and rec leagues are wrestling this weekend as well.
The MIS, private school state championship, will be held this year at the Harford County Community College and they will follow a covid protocol that includes Covid testing for all coaches and wrestlers. This event is a qualifier for the National Prep Tournament the following week which probably will be following at least as strict a protocol. All wrestlers and coaches must meet one of the below criteria: • fully vaccinated; • receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the tournament; • or have tested positive within 90 days of the tournament. o If they have tested positive
In a year of change here is another one. Teams in Maryland long had to qualify for the Dual meet championship and that is a big change this year as every team qualifies, but not every team has elected to participate. The MPSSAA Dual Meet Championships will be a single elimination tournament with four regional champions who will be reseeded into a championship series after the regional championships. Here are the regional dual meet brackets as determined by the MPSSAA: 4A Dual Meet Brackets 3A Dual Meet Brackets 2A Dual Meet Brackets 1A Dual Meet Brackets Dual Meet Tournament Schedule