24/July/2012 08:51 PM
After a lot of work, not all of it fruitful, I was able to get most of Maryland's high school results up for 2004. Still missing county results from the DC area, Bayside and Western Maryland.
On another much happier note Fargo just ended and the Maryland National team had its most successful year ever. Under the organizing and training umbrella of the MSWA Maryland wrestlers earned 21 All-American awards in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.
05/June/2012 03:01 PM
The 2012 Maryland High school season wrap up has finally been completed. It may well be incomplete, and if so please write me and tell me what I omitted or got wrong. In brief the season saw McDonogh dominate the private schools capped off with a remarkable three finalists in a row at the National Prep tournament. Jack Clark, Toby Hague, Myles Martin are three very talented underclassmen who will continue to do great things on the state and national stage. It also shows how McDonogh has been able to reach far and wide to bring great high school wrestlers to Maryland. In the public schools Carroll County's Winters Mill high school completed a perfect season. They grabbed both the 1A/2A Dual Meet championship and the individual tournament championship as they completed a season in which they went undefeated in both duals and tournaments. The 3A/4A championship was split between Urbana of Frederick County who captured the Dual Meet Championship, and Howard County's River Hill who captured the 3A/4A tournament championship.
It was also a year that saw a number of remarkable individual performances. There were two, and very nearly three, additions to the number of wresters who have won four state championships. Eric Friedman of St. Paul's, and Nathan Kraisser of Centennial each won their fourth state title. Coming close but falling in the state semi-finals was Anthony Farace of Oakland Mills, who would eventually finish third in the 1A/2A state tournament.
An especially impressive season and budding career was also turned in by Good Counsel's sophomore Kyle Snyder. Snyder went undefeated for the second year in a row. Along the way this year Snyder won the Beast of the East tournament, the Iron Man tournament, and National Prep tournament-- all for the second time. He has run his career in season record to 116-0.
29/January/2012 12:39 AM
As the regular season begins to wind down it is some usual faces in the usual places in the State. McDonogh school sits atop the MIAA, Georgetown Prep atop the IAC, Dematha atop the WCAC. In the publics it looks like Owings Mills is still top dog in Baltimore County, Winters Mill in Carroll County, River Hill in Howard, Stephen Decatur in the Baysides and Magruder in Montgomery. A new team to emerge is South River in Anne Arundel County.
It is sad to see some old tournaments die but the Romp In the Swamp, which was the BIG 20, which was the Dundalk Tournament is no longer around, nor is the more recent and highly competitive Mount Mat Madness, which itself was formerly the Hammond Tournament.
The next big event in Maryland is the inaugural MIAA A conference Dual Meet championship. The MIAA has been split into two divisions a Black division currently led by the McDonogh Eagles, currently ranked #1team in the state by the MSWA, and the Red Division, currently led by the Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers, the Defending MIAA and MIS state champions and currently ranked #4 by the MSWA. Between the two teams there are currently 8 individual state championships.
As usual anyone who wants to contribute to this archive with either personal recollections or information is welcome to contribute.