Wrestlers of Yesterday

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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