2012 Season Wrap up

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.