Front row, left to right: Matt Ennis (Wilde Lake), Adam James (Paint Branch), Rudy Rueda III (DeMatha), Coach Rick Smith (Paint Branch), Eric Hawes (Warren County), Matt Eveleth (Chesapeake), Danny April (Churchill). Middle: Ryan Mackin (Hammond), Adam De Cosmo (Old Mill), Josh Walker (Stonewall Jackson), Reed Carpenter (O'Connell), Chuck Yetter (DeMatha), Jon Peters (Westlake), Luke Palumbo (Annapolis Area Christian), Max Meltzer (Bullis), Wes Hawkins (Liberty). Back: Robert Scott (Oakland Mills), Chad Malone (Potomac, Va.), Nick Carrington (McDonough), Akil Patterson (Frederick), Floyd Wright (Hayfield), Micheal Petrash (Landon), Matt Palmer (Bullis), Kevin Gabrielson (DeMatha). Not pictured: Kyle Graham (Colonial Forge). (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)
First Team |
Wrestler of the Year |
Coach of the Year
Second Team | Honorable Mention
Wrestler of the Year
Kevin Gabrielson, 152, DeMatha, Sr. (49-0)
Two-time National Prep champion won prestigious Beast of the East Tournamement Dec. 16-17 in Newark, Del. Repeat All-Met also won St. Albans Invitational and was named outstanding wrestler at Arundel, Hammond, Maryland Catholic and Maryland Independent Schools tournaments. Three-time WCAC champion has a career record of 180-11.
Coach of the Year
Rick Smith, Paint Branch
Led by a group of football players he recruited three years ago, Smith's team finished 17-0 this season and won the Maryland 4A/3A tournament for the first time in 23 seasons. The Panthers won every tournament they entered this season, including the Delmarva Classic and Hub Cup, and were the Montgomery County, 4A/3A West Region and Maryland 4A/3A Dual Meet champions.
103 Danny April, Churchill, Fr. (34-0)
Montgomery County, 4A/3A West Region and Maryland 4A/3A champion. First at Arundel Invitational, first at Big M and Sidwell Friends tournaments.
112 Rudy Rueda III, DeMatha, Fr. (40-4)
National Prep champion won the Arundel Invitational and received a gold medal at the Gilman Duals. First at Cardinal, St. Albans and WCAC tournaments.
119 Kyle Graham, Colonial Forge, Jr. (49-3)
Commonwealth District and Northwestern Region champion was Virginia AAA runner-up. First at Capital Challenge and Eagle Holiday Classic.
119 Max Meltzer, Bullis, Jr. (41-4): Repeat All-Met won second straight National Prep title this season. Three-time Interstate Athletic Conference champion, two-time St. Albans and Maryland Independent Schools champion.
Matt Ennis, Wilde Lake, Jr. (33-1)
Howard County, 4A/3A North Region and Maryland 4A/3A champion was first at Kent County and South River tournaments, second at Overlea Tournament.
119 Eric Hawes, Warren County, Sr. (34-1)
Three-time Northwestern District and Region II champion won Virginia AA title. First at Elks Classic, first at Fort Defiance Tournament. Career record: 125-10.
125 Matt Eveleth, Chesapeake, Jr. (32-0)
Three-time Anne Arundel County and 4A/3A East Region champion won second straight Maryland 4A/3A title. Career record: 97-3. Has won 66 consecutive matches.
125 Luke Palumbo, Annapolis Area Christian, Sr. (46-3)
Repeat All-Met won Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association title and placed fifth at National Preps. Three-time Patriot Classic champion. Career record: 158-24.
130 Jon Peters, Westlake, Sr. (34-2)
Two-time Southern Maryland Athletic Conference champion and 4A/3A South Region champion won Maryland 4A/3A title. First at Bowie Tournament and Patriot Classic.
135 Adam De Cosmo, Old Mill, Sr. (38-0)
Repeat All-Met won Anne Arundel County, 4A/3A East Region and Maryland 4A/3A titles. Set school record for single season and career victories. Career record: 140-14.
135 Ryan Mackin, Hammond, Sr. (42-2)
First at Howard County, 2A/1A South Region and Maryland 2A/1A tournaments. Named outstanding wrestler at Howard County tournament and Maryland Senior Classic.
145 Matt Palmer, Bullis, Jr. (47-5)
Three-time All-Met placed second at National Prep tournament. Three-time Interstate Athletic Conference and Maryland Independent Schools champion.
145 Reed Carpenter, O'Connell, Sr. (60-6)
Three-time All-Met is Virginia's all-time winningest wrestler with a career record of 210-17. First at WCAC and Virginia Independent Schools tournaments.
152 Adam James, Paint Branch, Sr. (41-0)
Two-time Montgomery County champion won 4A/3A West Region and Maryland 4A/3A titles. First at Bowie Invitational, first at Hub Cup, first at Delmarva Classic.
160 Wes Hawkins, Liberty, Sr. (42-1)
Three-time Northwestern District champion won Virginia AA title. First at Cougar Classic and Elks Invitational, second at Region II tournament. Career record 153-11.
171 Josh Walker, Stonewall Jackson, Sr. (44-1)
Two-time Cardinal District champion won Northwestern Region and Virginia AAA titles. First at Raider Open and first at Eagle Holiday Classic. Career record: 126-25.
171 Nick Carrington, McDonough, Sr. (33-1)
Two-time Southern Maryland Athletic Conference champion placed first in Maryland 4A/3A, second in 4A/3A South Region. First at Braves Invitational and Lackey Tournament.
189 Chad Malone, Potomac, Sr. (49-3)
Won Cardinal District Championship, was runner-up at Northwestern Region meet and Virginia AAA Champion. First at Western Branch Rotational, second at Lee-Davis Invitational.
189 Chuck Yetter, DeMatha, Sr. (29-2)
Three-time WCAC champ won gold medals at the Gilman Duals and Maryland State Senior Wrestling Classic. Won Maryland Independent Schools tournament.
215 Michael Petrash, Landon, Sr. (40-3)
Interstate Athletic Conference champion was National Prep runner-up. First at Big M and South River tournaments, won Gold Medal at Gilman Duals. Career record: 101-35.
Hvy. Floyd Wright, Hayfield, Sr. (44-2)
Patriot District, Northern Region and Virginia AAA champion. Was runner-up at Beast of the East Tournament. First at Northern Region Classic and Capital Challenge.
Hvy. Robert Scott, Oakland Mills, Sr. (38-0)
Three-time Howard County champion placed first at 2A/1A South Region and Maryland 2A/1A tournaments. Was first at Big M, Damascus Holiday, and Arundel tournaments.
Hvy. Akil Patterson, Frederick, Sr. (33-0)
Frederick County, 4A/3A North Region and Maryland 4A/3A champion. First at Hub Cup, first at Springbrook Invitational. Career record: 127-22.
103: Dan Vucci, Lake Braddock, Sr.; 103, Will Powarsa, Potomac Falls, Fr.; 112, Chris Moore, Westlake, Sr.; 112, Gabe Resto, Hayfield, Jr.; 112, Todd Klein, Magruder, Sr.; 119, Eric Amstutz, Oakton, Jr.; 125, Bruce Ross, Colonial Forge, Jr.; 130, Ryan Green, River Hill, Jr.; 130, Chris Miosi, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Jr.; 135, Robert January, Woodbridge, Sr.; 140, Brian Smith, Broad Run, Sr.; 140 Brian Marlow, Yorktown, Sr.; 145, Jason Howard, Hayfield, Sr.; 145, Adam Roth, Atholton, Sr.; 152, Jason Kiessling, McDonough, Jr.; 152, Shaun Guttridge, Manassas Park, Sr.; 160, Matt Wood, Centreville, Sr.; 171, Adrian Belcarris, Oxon Hill, Sr.; 171 Nate Crosby, DeMatha, Sr.; 171, Justin Capone, Handley Sr.; 189, Adam Dayton, Old Mill, Sr.; 189, Charles Jenkins, Fauquier, Soph.; 215, Brian McLain, West Springfield, Sr.; Hvy., Conrad Bolston, St. John's, Soph.
103 Jeff Plasse, Oakland Mills, Fr.; Doug Ramsey, Atholton, Jr.; Jonathan Stryker, Fairfax, Sr.
112 Peter North, Landon, Soph.; Brian Kibler, Strasburg, Jr.
119 Eli Black, Chopticon, Fr.; Nick Galgano, Gar-Field, Sr.; Matt Harvey, Meade, Jr.; Larry Oufiero, Robinson, Sr.
125 Jimmy Davis, Hammond, Sr.; Jake Dove, Broadneck, Sr.; Josh McKeever, Lackey, Sr.
130 Doug Kittell, Colonial Forge, Jr.; Bryan Radik, Atholton, Sr.
135 Dan Delmore, Paul VI, Sr.; Steven Ratley, O'Connell, Fr.; Camilo Rincon, Blair, Sr.; Jimmy Vosler, West Potomac, Sr.
140 Mike Money, Arundel, Sr.; Ben Guerrina, Woodberry Forest, Sr.; Matt Horton, Paul VI Catholic, Jr.; Jon Koch, Centreville, Jr.; Mike Vachon, Robinson, Soph.
145 Jason Barr, Sherando, Jr.; Phillip Bernier, Park View, Jr.; Zak Thompson, Brentsville, Sr.; Chris Ward, Madison, Sr.
152 John Burton, Yorktown, Sr.; Mike Mengel, Mt. Hebron, Jr.; P.J. Worosz, Paul VI, Sr.
160 Tony Antonioli, St. Mary's Ryken, Sr.; Dan Case, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; Jason Fish, Thomas Stone, Sr.; Greg Matisoff, Landon, Sr.; Chris Miller, Paint Branch, Jr.; Daniel Wasson, Colonial Forge, Jr.
171 Mark Carbone, Atholton, Sr.; Nathan Dappen, Madison, Sr.; Ryan Fassnacht, Robinson, Sr.; Josh Golden, Wheaton, Sr.; Wyatt Toregas, South Lakes, Sr.
189 John Campbell, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Adam Fassnacht, Robinson, Soph.; Brendan McCarron, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Matt Stewart, Paint Branch, Sr.; Tomas Ovalle, Hayfield, Sr.
215 David Buckingham, O'Connell, Sr.; Will Monroe, Stafford, Sr.; Jason Myers, Centreville, Sr.
Hvy. Scott Cannon, River Hill, Sr.; Grant Maxfield, Jefferson, Jr.; Daniel Muir, Parkdale, Sr.
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