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WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
Bubby Graham | Annapolis » Sr.
Graham (36-0) became the 30th wrestler to win three 4A/3A Maryland championships, pinning three state tournament opponents, including his title match foe, and defeating the other 15-0. He finished his career on a 97-match win streak. Will wrestle for American.
» Favorite Pre-Match Song: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
“Because it was a motivational song in ‘Rocky III.’ I don’t really listen to music for motivation, but if you watch the movie, it’s very inspirational.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Ward Hugh | Manassas Park
Hugh guided the Cougars to their second Virginia A championship in his three seasons with the school. Manassas Park had five individual champions. The Cougars placed third at the Magruder Invitational behind Maryland 4A/3A powers Whitman and Damascus.
|Beau Martino ||George Billy ||Michael Garofalo ||Andrew Bannister |
|103 » Battlefield » Jr. ||112 » Lake Braddock » Jr. ||119 » Colonial Forge » Jr. ||125 » Bishop McNamara » Jr. |
|After a hip injury sidelined him just before the start of the postseason, Martino (33-2) returned fresh, winning district, region and Virginia AAA titles. Three-time Cedar Run District champion and two-time Northwest Region champion. ||Billy (46-2) was one of the most dominant wrestlers in the area, winning his third overall state championship and second Virginia AAA title. Returned to Virginia after winning a Nebraska state title last season. ||Garofalo (49-3) cruised to a Virginia AAA title this season, winning the final, 10-3, against Hayfield’s Raymond Borja. Also won a Beast of the East tournament title, one of the most prestigious championships in the nation, in December. ||Bannister (54-7) won his third Maryland Independent Schools championship. Also placed fourth at National Preps, defeating O’Connell’s Nam Dunbar and Blair Academy’s Chris Villalonga along the way. |
|Joe Pantaleo ||Mattie Danielson ||Maurice Fleming ||Jake Carey |
|130 » Colonial Forge » Sr. ||135 » Bullis » Sr. ||140 » Northeast » Sr. ||145 » Westfield » Sr. |
|Pantaleo (55-6) captured his second straight Virginia AAA championship, defeating Fauquier’s David Yost, 3-2, in the final. Also won the U.S. Marine Corps Ultimate Challenge tournament on Jan. 26. Will wrestle for Liberty University. ||Danielson (49-3) became Bullis’s all-time leader with 162 career victories. Won his fourth IAC and second St. Albans tournament crowns and took fifth at National Preps. Will wrestle for Gettysburg College. ||Fleming (37-1) won his third Maryland championship and second at the 4A/3A level. One of the area’s best wrestlers on his feet, he won, 21-6, in both the state final and semifinal and pinned his first two opponents. ||After winning Virginia AAA Concorde District titles his first three years but falling short at the state tournament, Carey (44-3) won the AAA championship against First Colonial’s Cory Bartolo. Will wrestle for Virginia Tech. |
|Tanner Shaffer ||Tim Chase ||Oscar Huntley ||Max Huntley |
|145 » La Plata » Sr. ||152 » Glenelg » Sr. ||171 » Colonial Forge » Sr. ||189 » Colonial Forge » Jr. |
|After being a runner up to Fleming last season, Shafer (39-3) won his first 4A/3A title this year. He helped La Plata win two Maryland duals championships and tournament crowns during his career. Will wrestle for American. ||Chase (35-1) burst onto the scene this season with a Mount Mat Madness championship. He didn’t lose after that, winning a Maryland 2A/1A championship and helping Glenelg take the team title. Will wrestle for Virginia Military Institute. ||Huntley (55-5) captured his first Virginia AAA title. He also took second at the Powerade tournament, third at Beast of the East, second at the Nazareth Invitational and first at the Ultimate Challenge tournament. Will wrestle for Navy. ||Huntley (57-4) pinned every one of his postseason opponents until the Virginia AAA final, where he won 11-3. He won the Powerade, Nazareth Invitational and Ultimate Challenge tournament championships. |
|Jordan Walsh ||Ryan Sutherland ||Nick Cook |
|189 » Walkersville » Sr. ||215 » Courtland » Sr. ||HVY » Fauquier » Sr. |
|Walsh (38-2) won his second straight Maryland 2A/1A championship, pinning all four opponents he faced in the tournament. Walsh’s losses came when he took fourth at Mount Mat Madness, the state’s toughest regular season tournament. ||Sutherland (47-0) capped off an undefeated season with an Virginia AA championship. Pinned 43 opponents and won his third straight Region I championship. Will wrestle for Columbia. ||Cook (47-2) placed second in the Virginia AAA tournament. He won a Beast of the East championship and Powerade tournament title and took third at the Walsh Ironman Tournament. Will wrestle for Virginia Tech. |
103 - Kevin Beck Atholton, So.
112 - Shane Gentry Colonial Forge, Jr.
119 - Jake Shilling La Plata, Sr.
125 - Michael Bowman Langley, Sr.
130 - Sean McCarty Northwest, Sr.
135 - Dan Bichner Glenelg, Sr.
140 - Chris Stinnett Glenelg, Sr.
140 - Matt Dugan DeMatha, Sr.
145 - Mike Munno DeMatha, Sr.
152 - David Helmer Langley, Jr.
160 - Daniel McGillivray Manassas Park, Jr.
171 - Porker Bowers Gar-Field, Sr.
189 - Mike Aguggia DeMatha, Sr.
215 - Felton Banks Colonial Forge, Sr.
HVY - Bryan Murray Good Counsel, Sr.
103: Stephen Hinton, Forest Park, Sr.; Ryan Hunsberger, Fauquier, Sr.; Rasheim Smith, Blake, Jr.; Paul O’Neill, Gonzaga, Fr.; Thien Tran, Manassas Park, Jr.
112: Adam Krop, Urbana, So.; Danny Lethbridge, Paint Branch, Sr.; Scott Mantua, River Hill, Jr.; Quentin Leadbeter, Northern, So.; Maximo Gonzalez, Manassas Park, So.
119: Brendan Conway, Glenelg, So.; Kenneth Green, St. Mary’s-Annapolis, Fr.; Willie Pumphrey, Old Mill, Jr.; Wes Heavener, Millbrook, Sr.
125: Brian Marcoux, Glenelg, Sr.; Ian Squires, Colonial Forge, Jr., C.J. Cotterman, Walkersville, Sr.; Martin Mitchell, Laurel, Sr.
130: Peter Tatanish, Urbana, So.; Tyler Hutchins, Westfield, Sr.; Nathan White, River Hill, Jr.; David Yost, Fauquier, Sr.
135: Ray Dickerson, Gar-Field, Sr.; James Reilley, Smithsburg, Sr.; Drew Squires, Colonial Forge, Sr.; Colin Zoski, Langley, Sr.
140: Josh Bressler, Progressive Christian Academy, Jr.; Nick Grinups, Westfield, So.; Jeff Williams, Northern, Jr.; Mike Wolterbeek, Millbrook, Sr.
145: Carlo Galeano, Springbrook, Sr.; Fred Green, St. Mary’s-Annapolis, Sr.; Zach White, Walkersville, Jr.
152: Shane Black, Mountain View, So.; Steven Gamble, Sherwood, Jr.; Zach Jankiewicz, Glen Burnie, Sr.; Steven Ours, Hayfield, Sr.
160: Conor Black, Mountain View, Jr.; Sam Myers, Fairfax, Sr.; Tim Stewart, Paint Branch, Sr.
171: Justin Bowersox, Thomas Stone, Sr.; Austin Fallon, Westfield, Sr.; Zach O’Keefe, Chesapeake, Sr.; Daniel Mills, Hayfield, Sr.; Derrick Borlie, Millbrook, Jr.
189: Ethan Brown, Old Mill, Sr.; Jesse Kruse, Annandale, Sr.; Andrew Lloyd, Patuxent, Jr.; Malachy Morris, Langley, Sr.
215: Daniel Dressner, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Josh Frederick, Damascus, Sr.; Chance Gaffney, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Ben Hatef, DeMatha, Sr.
HVY: Nigel Cross, Oxon Hill, Jr.; Terrence Stephens, Quince Orchard, Jr.; Stephen Young, Gar-Field, Sr.; Quintas McCorkle, T.C. Williams, Sr.