1971 Maryland State High School Champions

MPSSAA: Laurel High School
MSA : Gilman

1971 MPSSAA State Championship
March 5, 6 1971
At Towson State College
Second Annual

Team Scores
Laurel 50
Catonsville 24

1971 Individual Championship Finals
98 Steve Gotschall, Catonsville d. Miller, Bel Air 3-1
105 Tom Hirsch, Laurel d. Mickey Cooperman, Springbrook 7-6
112 Dave Crescendo, Laurel d. Dorr, Walter Johnson 4-2
119 Dave Bennett, Bethesda-CC d. Rush, Southern 9-4
126 Tim Rowan, High Point d. Long, Patapsco 10-1
132 Harry Owings, Francis Scott Key d. Stewart, Churchill 6-3
138 Richard Meister, Laurel p. Bill Finch, Westminster
145 Tyrone Neal, Southern dec. Steve Wolfe, Parkdale 6-3
155 Steve Herbert, Hereford p. Wasson, Northwood
167 Richard Blake, Wicomico d. Kretchmer, Parkville 5-1
185 Pete Bayrodt, Milford Mill mj. Higgins, Churchville 16-2
HVY Mark Rose, Wheaton dq. Andy Tucker, Laurel

Laurel High School wins its first state championship. Andy Tucker, heavyweight from Laurel, was disqualified for stalling in the final match. The result did not matter as Laurel still placed far ahead of second place Catonsville.

Laurel had three individual champions in Hirsch, Crescendo, and Meister.

The tournament also saw its first ever finals matchup of defending state champions as Tyrone Neal of Southern and Steve Wolfe of Parkdale battled for the 145lb title. Neal won.

Maryland Scholastic Association Wrestling Championship
February 24-28, 1971
At the Community College of Baltimore
Team Scores
Gilman 80 pts
Mervo 79
Poly 54
Edmondson 53

1971 Individual Championship Finals
108: Bill Gamper, Gilman
187: Frank Davis, Gilman d. Stewart Orange, Forest Park 4-3

Notes: MSA
Nine hundred screaming fans saw the tournament decided in the 187lb final. Top seed Frank Davis, also an all-metro football player defeated second seed Stewart Orange of Forest Park. At that point Gilman trailed Mervo by 2 points. Davis’s victory put Gilman ahead for good.
Bill Gamper of Gilman is named tournament Outstanding Wrestler.

Other Results:

1971 Howard County Championships:
Team Scores
Mount Hebron 88
Howard 65
Glenelg 32
Atholton 17

1971 Howard County Individual Finals:
98: Baker, Howard dec. Lewis, Atholton 7-4
108: K. Lindler, Mount Hebron dec. January, Howard 6-1
115: J. Lewis,Atholton dec. Ellis, Howard 4-0
122: Bannon, Mount Hebron p. Devane, Atholton 3:55
129: Barker, Mount Hebron dec. See, Howard 6-2
135: D.Lindler, Mount Hebron dec. Harmon, Howard 14-7
141: Menkemier, Mount Hebron p. Adams, Glenelg 5:17
148: G. Devane, Atholton p Larrimore, Glenelg 3:27
158: McAllister, Mount Hebron dec. Plaskowitz, Atholton 7-4
170: Hereth, Glenelg p. Serio, Mount Hebron 3:31
187:Walton, Howard p Kueger, Atholton 5:18
Unl: Gray, Atholton, p. Byron, Mount Hebron :40

Mount Hebron wins for the second year in a row