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Front row (left to right): Corey Bowers, Chesapeake; Matt Myers, McDonough; Vincent Cina, River Hill; Jay Chichester, Colonial Forge. Second row (left to right): Lucas Black, Chopticon; Eli Black, Chopticon; William Powars, Potomac Falls; Bryan Evans, Forest Park; Mike Rowe, DeMatha; Sonni Nucci, Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Third row (left to right): Justin Neal, Glen Burnie; Steven Ratley, O'Connell; Ignacio Diaz, Quince Orchard; Rudy Rueda III, DeMatha; Gary Stewart, DeMatha; Coach Roy Hill, Hayfield. Not pictured: Ben Graham, Annapolis. (Preston Keres - The Washington Post)
Wrestler of the Year | Coach of the Year
First Team | Second Team | Honorable Mention
| Wrestler of the Year |
| Mike Rowe, DeMatha | 125 pounds | Jr. |
Three-time All-Met won his third National Prep Championships title and completed season with a 60-2 mark. The three-time Maryland Independent Schools champion and St. Albans Invitational champion boasts a 163-6 record and has lost just once to an area opponent over the past two seasons.
| Coach of the Year |
| Roy Hill, Hayfield |
The 11th-year coach has turned the Hawks into the dominant Virginia AAA Northern Region team. Hayfield won its fifth region title in six years and placed fourth at the Virginia AAA championships—second best among area schools.
| First Team |
| 103 Lucas Black, Chopticon, Soph. |
Maryland 4A/3A champion went 30-2, improving career mark to 64-4. The Maryland 4A/3A South champion and Southern Maryland Athletic Conference runner-up finished fifth in the state last season.
112 Vincent Cina, River Hill, Sr.
Two-time Howard County champion went 37-2 and placed second in Maryland 4A/3A meet. Completed high school with a 125-27 mark. Plans to wrestle for Pennsylvania next season.
119 Corey Bowers, Chesapeake, Sr.
Capped a 35-0 season by claiming first Maryland 4A/3A title after placing three years in a row. A four-time Anne Arundel County champion and two-time 4A/3A East Region champion, Bowers was 129-12 over his career.
125 Matt Myers, McDonough, Jr.
The three-time Southern Maryland Athletic Conference and Maryland 4A/3A South Region champion claimed his first state title. Completed season with a 32-2 mark and improved career record to 95-11.
130 William Powars, Potomac Falls, Sr.
First-time All-Met completed his high school career with first Virginia AA title after two runner-up and one third-place finish. Four-time regional champion was 43-1 as a senior and 150-6 career.
135 Jay Chichester, Colonial Forge, Sr.
Two-time Virginia AAA runner-up completed the season with a 41-10 record and 135-53 career mark. The Northwestern Region champion lost once to an area opponent and fell in double overtime of the state championship match.
135 Sonni Nucci, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.
Two-time All-Met claimed second state title, winning a Maryland 4A/3A crown to go with the 2A/1A title he earned last season. Montgomery County and 4A/3A West Region champion was 30-1 as a senior, 63-2 over past two seasons.
140 Ben Graham, Annapolis, Sr.
The two-time Maryland 4A/3A runner-up claimed his first state title and completed season with a 32-2 record. Two-time Anne Arundel and 4A/3A East Region champion completed high school career with a 119-15 record.
145 Rudy Rueda III, DeMatha, Sr.
Four-time All-Met became just the fifth wrestler to win four National Prep titles in the tournament's 67-year history. Maryland Independent Schools and St. Albans Invitational champion was 44-4 as a senior, 170-12 career.
152 Ignacio Diaz, Quince Orchard, Sr.
The two-time Montgomery County and Maryland 4A/3A West Region champion won his first state title this year. Finished season 34-0, going 62-4 mark over the past seasons.
160 Eli Black, Chopticon, Sr.
Two-time All-Met claimed second straight Maryland 4A/3A title. The four-time state place-winner did not yield a point throughout the postseason and finished the year with a 40-0 record, 144-7 career mark.
171 Steven Ratley, O'Connell, Sr.
After missing all of last season with a knee injury, the three-time WCAC champion placed third and compiled the most falls at National Preps. Was 46-2 and undefeated against local competition. Will wrestle for Air Force next season.
189 Gary Stewart, DeMatha, Sr.
Two-time All-Met claimed second straight Maryland Independent Schools title and finished third at National Preps. Completed season with a 54-4 record, 106-7 over the past two seasons while not losing to an area opponent.
215 Bryan Evans, Forest Park, Sr.
Claimed the fourth-year Woodbridge school's first Virginia AAA individual title by compiling a 44-0 record. The Cardinal District and Northwestern Region champion was 149-33 in his career with 92 pins.
Hvy. Justin Neal, Glen Burnie, Jr.
The Anne Arundel County and Maryland 4A/3A East Region champion claimed his first state title while compiling a 27-1 record. Won both the offseason Junior National Freestyle and Greco-Roman championships.
| Second Team |
| 103 Mostafa Ibrahim West Springfield Soph. |
112 Ronnie Mills Hayfield Jr.
119 Matt Taylor Colonial Forge Jr.
125 Todd Smoot Manassas Park Soph.
130 Eren Civan Whitman Fr.
135 Danny April Churchill Sr.
140 Brian Scott James Wood Sr.
145 Joe Fitterer Fairfax Sr.
152 John Villanueva Hayfield Sr.
160 Dirk Hurrin St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Sr.
171 Ivan Lagares Woodbridge Jr.
171 Randy Oates Northern Sr.
171 Dan Scanlan Loudoun County Jr.
189 John Bauman Woodbridge Jr.
215 Tyler Moyer Broadneck Sr.
Hvy. Alec Eaton Meade Sr.
| Honorable Mention |
| 103 |
Steve Sargent, DeMatha, Fr.; Ethan Cohen, Hammond, Jr.; Taylor Green, River Hill, Soph.; Kyle Terrill, Forest Park, Soph.
Jeremy Adams, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Justin Bowser, Arundel, Soph.; Matt Chustz, Manassas Park, Jr.
Ryan Buff, Calvert, Soph.; Thang Ho, Falls Church, Sr.; Lam Le, Manassas Park, Soph.
Tyler Bowers, Gar-Field, Jr.; Michael Cannon, Chopticon, Jr.; Jeff Plasse, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Vince Taweel, Hammond, Fr.; Mark Tsikerdanos, Frederick, Soph; Tony Martinez, Mount Vernon, Sr.
Brett Childs, Clarke County, Sr.; Jeffers Frazier, Calvert, Jr.; Brian Graney, Stonewall Jackson, Sr.; Doug West, Old Mill, Sr.
Chad Cotterman, Walkersville, Jr.; Zach Jones, La Plata, Sr.
T.J. Lefeged, Northwest, Jr.; Eric Jeronimo, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Brad Katzenberger, Georgetown Prep, Soph; Luke Siler, Brentsville, Sr.; Nick Sposa, Westfield, Sr.; Tommy Timothy, Hayfield, Fr.
Danny Artusio, James Wood, Sr.; Dan Caywood, Walkersville, Sr.; Ryan Hord, Colonial Forge, Sr.; Chad Jeronimo, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Alan Schwartzbeck, Bullis, Sr.
Kyle Artusio, James Wood, Sr.; Brandon Jennings, La Plata, Sr.
Josh Damico, Park View, Sr.; Kelly Ginley, Madison, Sr.; Jay Gorman, Bullis, Sr.; Sam O'Hair, T.C. Williams, Jr.; Derrick Miller, Paint Branch, Sr.; Clayton Mollenhoff, Sherwood, Sr.; Pete Rushin, Lee, Sr.
Lewis Dixon, Robinson, Sr.; Mike McFadden, Bowie, Sr.; Kyle Richards, Paint Branch, Sr.; Sean Thayer, Bullis, Sr.
Mark Esmont, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; Stu McGee, Sherando, Sr.; Tim Jennings, Pallotti, Jr.; Matt Pellar, Colonial Forge, Jr.
Zak Adomanis, Bowie, Jr.; Willy Johnson, Colonial Forge, Sr.; Ken Jefferson, DeMatha, Jr.; Brent Jones, Robinson, Jr.; Bummi Omatade, Paint Branch, Sr.; Mike Shotwell, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Mike Tunick, W.T. Woodson, Sr.
Mark Logan, Gar-Field, Sr.; Justin McClelland, Stafford, Sr.; Raffi Mnatzakanian, Quince Orchard, Sr.
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