In the final weeks of the wrestling postseason, top individual performers have the chance to demonstrate their prowess.
In Virginia, Jack Creamer topped off a dominant season for Dominion with a championship win at 113 pounds in the state’s Class 4A tournament this month. A junior, Creamer went undefeated in 44 matches en route to his state title victory. Last year, Creamer was a champion at 106 pounds, recording a 39-1 record on the season.
Ahead of the Maryland state individual tournament this weekend, Glenelg’s Sam Alsheimer (195) earned his third straight region title at the 2A/1A South meet. Alsheimer, who is 39-1 this season, earned his title after pinning Southern’s JoJo Herring just 44 seconds into the match.
Here is this week’s wrestling top 10 ranking:
1. Damascus (26-0) Last ranked: 1
The Swarmin’ Hornets had three wrestlers place first in their respective weight classes at the 2A/1A West regional meet.
2. Robinson (9-1) LR: 2
Robinson did not compete this week.
3. Spalding (33-2) LR: 6
The Cavaliers finished ninth at the National Prep Wrestling Championships and had five all-Americans.
4. St. John’s (20-3) LR: 3
The Cadets earned a 10th-place finish at National Preps, the best performance in school history.
5. Battlefield (8-2) LR: 4
Battlefield did not compete this week.
6. Glenelg (23-1) LR: 7
Glenelg had five champions at the 2A/1A South meet, including three-time region title-winner Sam Alsheimer.
7. Springbrook (17-1) LR: 5
The Blue Devils had three region champions and 10 total place-winners at the 4A/3A North meet.
8. Oakland Mills (18-5) LR: 9
Oakland Mills had 11 place-winners and three champions at the 2A/1A South meet.
9. Leonardtown (27-2) LR: 8
Sean Vosburgh (120) and Trevor Crowley (160) earned region titles at the 4A/3A East meet.
10. St. Mary’s Ryken (19-5) LR: 10
The Knights had seven wrestlers compete at National Preps, finishing tied for 31st in the team competition.