Varsity All-anne Arundel

March 29, 2009


Wrestler of the Year:

Ron Vaughters, Old Mill

Vaughters compiled a 38-3 record during the regular season and then rolled to four more wins in the state tournament. The sophomore won the 135-pound title with two pins, a default and a 5-3 decision over last season's 130-pound state title holder, Peter Tatanish of Urbana. One of the most aggressive wrestlers in the state, Vaughters is ranked No. 1 in his weight class by the Maryland State Wrestling Association.

Coach of the Year

Dan Youngblood, Old Mill

In only his second year as a head coach, Youngblood, 42, made history at his alma mater, leading his team to both the state dual meet and state tournament titles in 4A-3A competition. The team finished with a 24-1 record under Youngblood, a former wrestler at Old Mill who won the 1985 state title in the 126-pound class.

The team

Wt Name School Cl.

103 Logan Reece Arundel Fr.

112 Ben Ward South River Jr.

119 Houston Zemanski Broadneck Sr.

125 Joe Kidwell Arundel Sr.

130 Brady Massaro Severna Park So.

135 Ron Vaughters Old Mill So..

140 Doug Spear Glen Burnie Sr.

145 Pat Mahoney Old Mill Jr.

152 Jeff Yeatman Arch. Spalding Sr.

160 Chris Urps Chesapeake-AA Jr.

171 Kvaunte Smith Arch. Spalding So.

189 Pat Carey North County Jr.

215 Mwanza Walamulumba Meade Jr.

285 Aaron Hawkins Old Mill Sr.

Note: Team selected by Sandra McKee after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.

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