Wrestlers of Yesterday

1991 Update

When I had gathered the information for the 1991 National Prep tournament I only had the team scores. recently I got a hold of the full brackets for that year’s tournament and added in the Maryland All Americans from that year. There were 21 all-Americans that year– though despite having 5 Marylanders in the finals that year DeMatha’s 103lber Myner Herrera was the only National Prep Champ that year.

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Maryland wrestlers at National Preps in the 80s

I spent a little time looking over some old brackets for the National Prep tournament and it is remarkable how Maryland schools dominated in the 1980s. Mount St. Joe started a run there with a National Prep title in 1980, took a year off, and then won two more in 1983 and 1984, and closed out the decade with a title in 1989. That is a pretty remarkable run of success but Mount St. Joe’s four titles would be equaled by four titles from Bullis, who was able to run off a pretty incredible run of four consecutive titles in

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Updates and Fact Checking

As it looks like there will be a full high school sports season for 2022 a little time has been spent updating the website with new information and fixing some mistakes and oversites from years past. The tweaks are going in reverse chronological order but the first big oversite has been found and corrected. McDonogh School Muraji Nakazawa has been recognized for his 1975 National Prep championship. Rick Romeo of Mount St. Joseph placed 4th in the 1977 National Prep Tournament. There will be more errors that need to be corrected as time goes on and if you notice one

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County Schools Wrestling Start Dates.

Return to wrestling for 2021 is a mixed and uncertain bag. The Corona-19 virus has had devastating effects on the country, the state, and high school sports. As we enter the last week of 2020 we would have expected to see a number of duals and tournaments already that have taken place. So far none of that has taken place as both the private schools and public schools have suspended or delayed the beginning of the winter sports season.The MPSSAA has set a winter sports season that can begin with practice and conditioning from February 1-21; and have a competition season from

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County Cancelleations of 2021 Winter Seasons

On January 5th an actual high school wrestling match took place. In Carroll County who briefly and in a limited fashion returned to athletics had a dual meet between South Carroll High School and Winters Mill High School. Carroll County is wrestling an abbreviated schedule of in county matches only. South Carroll won the dual 50-15. Other Carroll county matches scheduled for the day were cancelled/postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. Then shoes began to drop around the state. Howard County cancelled their winter sports season.   Baltimore County Cancelled its winter sports season   And then the Bayside Athletic Conference

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Baltimore County to Resume Youth Sports

Baltimore County to resume sports, but it may be too late for the high school wrestling season. TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today issued an Executive Order stating that amateur sports events, including high school, youth, and/or recreational games, clinics, skills sessions, scrimmages and practices, may restart effective Monday, February 1, 2021. Outdoor Sports Attendance at organized amateur sports events held outdoors is limited to: Players; Referees and/or officials; Trainers, coaches and staff; and One parent or guardian per participant. No additional spectators are allowed.  Face coverings are required at all times for: Players not in the field of play; Referees and/or officials;

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Maybe One League State Championship To Go

The 2021 Maryland high school wrestling season has been one for the books. Looked at from an overview the season was a disaster as no county or league was able to compete completely as they had in the past. Carroll County was able to hold an abbreviated in county schedule that ended with a county championship that crowned individual champions, but yielded no team scores. But, there have been attempts to give the high school wrestlers an opportunity to compete. Many wrestled for clubs and were able to compete in club tournaments of regional tournaments. While a great opportunity for

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National Preps This Weekend

The Maryland Private School State championship was cancelled due to a lack of interest from participant schools. Not surprising perhaps as many of those wrestlers are now in the middle of their spring sport seasons. Over the weekend the National High School Coaches Wrestling championships took place in Virginia Beach, VA. Many Maryland wrestlers participated and did well in an event that is usually the endcap on the wrestling season. This year there will be another “last” tournament of the high school season when the National Prep Tournament occurs over the weekend. The 2021 National Prep Open will be over May2-3 at

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