1980 Maryland High School Wrestling Champions

Note: This is the first year that the Maryland Public Schools began competing in two state championship tournaments based on school size. The two largest classes of schools competed in a division called AA-A. The two smallest school classes competed in a division called B-C.


MPSSAA Champions
AA-A : Bowie
B-C: Oakland Mills
MSA: Mount St. Joseph and St. Paul’s

1980 National Prep Tournament
Team Scores

1. Mount St. Joseph 142
3. St Paul’s 122

1980 National Prep Individual Champions
98 1st Chuck Ruland, St. Mary’s 2nd. Paul Denoncourt St. Paul’s
109 4th Ed Borda, St. John's
116 1st Jim Burns, St. Johns's 4th Guy McKann, St. Paul's
123 1st Jordie Binetti, Mount St. Joseph
130 1st Greg Peery, Mount St. Joseph
149 1st Lou Chipparelli, Mount St. Joseph
155 1st Dave Patterson, St. Paul’s
171 4th Robert Pierce, Bullis 6th Andy Hefner, Mount St. Joseph
189 3rd Richard Bosley, McDonogh, 6th Ed Wilborne, Mount St. Joseph
Unl 2nd Dan Whitcomb, Loyola

1980 MPSSA State Championships
March 7-8 1980
Ninth Annual


Team Scores AA-A
Class AA-A Championship at Catonsville Community College
1. Bowie 113
2. Paint Branch 84.5
3. Largo 76.5
4. Perry Hall 57
5. Overlea 48.5
6. Northwood 46.5
7. Crossland 39
8. Peary 32.5
9. Chesapeake (AA) 31
10. High Point 24

Team Scores B-C
Class B-C Championship at Howard High School
1. Oakland Mills 64
2. Francis Scott Key 61
3. Great Mills 60
4. Centennial 50.5
5. Fort Hill 45
6. Williamsport 37
7. Sherwood 34
7. Parkdale 34
9. South High 26
10. Northwest 23.5

1980 MPSSAA Individual Championship Finals AA-A
98 Brian Crane, Paint Branch mj. Cater, Crossland 9-0
105 Elgin Williams, Crossland d. Keane, Paint Branch 8-3
112 Robert McKinney, Largo d. Wagener, OV 5-4
119
Kevin Lethbridge, Paint Branch d. Walker, Aberdeen 4-3
126 Marty Bowser, Bowie. inj def. Taylor, Bel Air
132 Dan Reese, Peary d. Fidel, Randallstown 2-1
138 James Williams, Bowie d. Zoller, Northwood 10-4
145 Doug Cameron, Paint Branch d. Cokinso, Churchill 4-0
155 Maurice Ross, Bowie d. Haushalter, Severna Park 7-6
167 James Giles, High Point d. Sullivan, Perry Hall 4-3
185 Jerome Proctor, Largo d. Hawkins, Gaithersburg 9-2
UNL Morgan Whittaker, Largo p. Howard, Chesapeake (AA) 5:01

1980 MPSSAA Individual Championship Finals B-C
98 Birdie Pike, South Hagerstown d. Martin, Williamsport 4-2
105 Ted Lewis, Centennial mj. Kidwell, Parkside 9-0
112 Floyd Miller, Francis Scott Key d. Thomas, Northeast 6-1
119 John Conley, Fallston d. Fletcher, Centennial 4-3
126 Ron Charnigo, North Carroll d. Smith, Great Mills 8-7
132 Wayne Tsunda, Sherwood inj def. Scott Welsh, Hereford
138 Arnold Sing, Oakland Mills p. Emerick, Fort Hill :25
145 Steve Gearin, Harford Tech d. Brown, Mardella 7-1
155 Howard Blank, Fort Hill d. Ricketts, Francis Scott Key 5-4
167 William Harris, Great Mills p. Aberts, Francis Scott Key 1:38
189 Bill Colvin, Williamsport d. Boyle Oakland Mills
UNL Everett Cassel, Great Mills d. Rodwell, Oakland Mills 8-3

1980 MSA Private/ Baltimore City Schools Wrestling Championship
at City College High School
February 22, 23, 24 1980


1980 MSA Team Scores

1. St. Paul’s 223.5
1. Mount St. Joe 223.5
3. Gilman 145
4. McDonough 105.5
5. Poly 101.5
6. Edmondson 72
7. Dunbar 68
8. Cardinal Gibbons 64.5
9. Mervo 59.5
10. Walbrook 54.5
11. Loyola 54
12. Lake Clifton 53
13. Archbishop Curley 50
14. Patterson 39
15. Forest Park 38.5
16. Southern 30.5
17. Friends 29.5
18. Southwestern 29
19. Carver 28
20. Northwestern 24
21. Lutheran 21
22. Severn 15.5
23. Douglas 12.5
24. Northern 10
24. City 10
26. Boys’ Latin 8

1980 MSA Individual Championship Finals
98 Stanley, Poly d. Ponsi Saint Paul’s 5-4
105 Crismer, MSJ, d. Paul Denoncourt, Saint Paul’s 9-2
112 Knight, Saint Paul’s. d. Leach, Dunbar 5-4
119 Jordy Binetti, MSJ dec. McKann Saint Paul’s 6-2
126 Greg Peery, MSJ dec. Patterson, Saint Paul’s 11-3
132 Ireland, MSJ dec. Nelson, McDonough 10-3
138 Rico Chipparelli MSJ p. Catanzaro Saint Paul’s 1:44
145 Lou Chipparelli, MSJ p Snyder, Gilman 3:43
155 Dunn, Gilman mj. Rudiger, Cardinal Gibbons 9-1
167 Dave Patterson, Saint Paul’s. d Pappas, Curley
178 Hefner, MSJ mj. Pfeiffer, Saint Paul’s 10-2
189 Bosley, McDonough d. Pellington, Saint Paul’s 6-4
UNL Dan Whitcomb, Loyola mj. Tillman, Southwestern 27-4

Notes:
Publics: Baltimore County has no champions in the tournament.
In the AA-A Division Bowie, Paint Branch and Largo dominated. Paint Branch had four finalists and three champions, Bowie had three champions and Largo had two.
In the B-C Division it was the Oakland Mills show as they had three finalists and one champion to edge Francis Scott Key’s two finalists and one champion.

MSA:
St. Paul’s had nine wrestlers in the finals, Mt. St Joe had seven. There were five head to head matchups in the championship and St. Joe won all of them.
It is the 5th consecutive championship for the Mt. St. Joe team. They keep the Lehigh Cup.
Mount St. Joe was losing by 23.5 points entering the championship matches.

On March 8, 1980 at the National Prep Wrestling tournament Mount St. Joe finished second with 142 points, St. Paul’s finished third with 122 points. Blair Academy won with 144.5.

Mount St. Joe had National Prep Champs at 123 (Jordy Binetti), 130 (Greg Peery), 149 (Lou Chiapparelli).
St. Mary’s had a national prep champ at 102 in Chuck Ruland who defeated St. Paul’s Paul Denoncourt in the finals.
St. Pauls had a champion at 159 (Dave Patterson).