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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2011
When the 2011-12 high school wrestling season rolls around, coaches are going to have to cope with a number of changes, including major modifications to one of the most basic rules — weight class designations. Officials at the National Federation of State High School Associations Board of Directors calls it the "most significant changes" to high school wrestling weight classes in 23 years. The NFHS Board approved an upward shift in weights. There will no longer be a 103-pound class.
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By Andrew Bahl and The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Saturday's fight between Joseph Benavidez and Tim Elliott has all the makings of a duel worth watching before the Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira showdown . In one corner you have Benavidez, who's ranked the No. 2 contender in his weight class and eager to rebound after a disappointing first round knockout against current titleholder Demetrious Johnson. In the other corner will be the No. 8 contender, Elliott, whose self described “awkward” style and strong chin make him an intriguing challenger.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | March 2, 1992
Northeast's 152-pound wrestler Al Grunder emerged as a champion in the Class 2A-1A Region III tournament's toughest weight class Saturdayat Howard County's Hammond High.The Eagles' other champion, No. 2-ranked Marty Kusick (103, 25-0-1), cruised to a 10-0 victory over Chopticon's defending regional champion Phillip Gainey. Kusick reachedthe title bout by pinning his 10th and 11th victims of the year.Grunder and Kusick were two of five state qualifiers for the Eagles, who finished third in the 15-team field, behind champion Oakland Mills (120 points)
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August 7, 2013
From: Central Coast, Calif. Price: $15 Serve with: Grilled seafood This is a substantial, well-crafted dry white wine that offers a lot of complexity. This full-bodied sauvignon blanc displays flavors of figs, mint, lime, pears and herbs. With its intensity and long finish, it certainly punches above its weight class. -- Michael Dresser
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2005
Zach Johns has many of the attributes it takes to become a top-flight wrestler for Boston University. Determination, strong work habits and a vast knowledge of the sport have carried Johns through his high school days at McDonogh and his first two years in college. However, his Boston U. coach, Carl Adams, said if the 165-pound junior hopes to advance to the top level of collegiate competition, "Zach needs to improve his offense on his feet. He needs to become aggressive when he goes against people at the top level."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1999
The deaths of three college wrestlers last winter because of complications from rapid, excessive weight loss prompted national officials to take action.The National Federation of State High Schools Association required its member schools, including Maryland's public schools, to put restrictions on the number of weight classes wrestlers compete in.For example, wrestlers from the federation's member schools no longer can weigh in more than one weight class above the weight of a doctor's certification without recertifying at a higher weight.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2002
As an undersized freshman, River Hill's Jesse Fawcett made the 189-pound weight class, "No problem." But the past two years, "I had been really struggling." "After lifting and playing football in the fall, I'd come in at around 210 or 220. I could get down to weight, but it was hard to stay down. I lost strength: My bench press dropped from like 270 to below 240," said the senior, winner of last year's 189-pound Howard County title. "At the end of last year, I knew I'd have to move up to heavyweight this year because I just couldn't do it [189]
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Nine months ago, Western Tech's Tejon Anthony became the first wrestler at the school to win the Baltimore County, Class 2A-1A North regional and state wrestling titles. Now the junior, who won the state championship at 120 pounds after beating a three-time state champion in the semifinal, 5-4, before rolling to a 7-0 victory in the final, is seeking a second state crown as he moves up two weight classes to 132 pounds this season. Western Tech coach Jay Solera said Anthony is a leader "by example," that his calm persona translates well to the wrestling mat and that his self confidence is key to all he has accomplished.
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By LEM SATTERFIELD and LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1999
Mount St. Joseph wrestler Ryan Herwig compared last Friday to a Christmas in January.It was the day that Maryland's annual 2-pound growth allowance for high school wrestlers went into effect, so instead of having to cut weight to 119 pounds for every match, Herwig's new target is 121."For me, 2 pounds makes a huge difference. You just can't believe how happy I am about it," he said.The weight allowance "is intended to allow for the in-season growth of the athlete," said Baltimore County athletic coordinator Ron Belinko, a former coach at Overlea and Eastern Tech.
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August 7, 2013
From: Central Coast, Calif. Price: $15 Serve with: Grilled seafood This is a substantial, well-crafted dry white wine that offers a lot of complexity. This full-bodied sauvignon blanc displays flavors of figs, mint, lime, pears and herbs. With its intensity and long finish, it certainly punches above its weight class. -- Michael Dresser
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By Colleen Thomas and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Entering the last day of competition at the USA Wrestling Junior & Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D., Team Maryland was in excellent position to break its record for All-Americans (21) set last year. At that point, Team Maryland had 17 All-Americans (top-8 in a weight class), and 10 more wrestlers would compete for All-American status. But there was one bug. A cold virus spread among the team on the last few days of the tournament, and all 10 of thise wrestlers still competing for All-American honors got sick.
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By Steve Jones | April 8, 2013
In March, 2012, Cody Sharkey was nearing the pinnacle of his wrestling career. Then a junior at Winters Mill High School, Sharkey was just three wins from a wrestling state championship. But a torn meniscus in his left knee forced Sharkey to default in his state quarterfinal match, ending his undefeated season. One year later, Sharkey completed his mission. The Westminster resident completed a 44-1 season by winning the state title at 152 pounds with a 15-3 major-decision over Sam Willingham of South Carroll at Cole Field House in College Park.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
The sophomore standout became Broadneck's first two-time state wrestling champion when he won the Class 4A-3A crown in the 132-pound weight class on Saturday at Maryland's Cole Field House. Harrell, who won the state title in the 120-pound class at the end of his freshman season, completed a dominating tournament with a first-period pin over Reservoir's Mason Kilcarr, needing 54 seconds to come away with the title. It was his third pin of the tournament to go with a major decision. In finishing the season with a 32-1 record, Harrell also won Anne Arundel County and Class 4A-3A East regional titles for a second straight year.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
For a few minutes on Saturday afternoon, St. Vincent Pallotti's Antonio Santoro was the most popular person on McDonogh's campus. Unfortunately for him and the No. 1 Eagles, it didn't last. Santoro lost a 6-1 decision in the championship match at 285 pounds to Good Counsel's Jemal Averette, giving the Falcons the three points they needed to pass host McDonogh to win their first-ever A Division team championship at the Maryland Independent Schools state tournament. The Falcons accumulated 266 points en route to the win, besting McDonogh's total of 264.5 points.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2012
Asking John Carroll senior George Weber about his possible matchup Friday with McDonogh junior Jack Clark, the 2012 National Prep champion at 145 pounds, is a "sensitive" subject, Patriots coach Keith Watson said. Weber has lost to Clark in every match between the two wrestlers, including two state championship bouts and once already this season. But the matches have mostly been close, some of them painfully so. What separates the Maryland State Wrestling Association's No. 1 and No. 2 wrestlers in the 145-pound weight class is not easily discerned by the coaches who have seen them both numerous times.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2012
No. 1 McDonogh finished sixth out of 102 teams in the prestigious Beast of the East wrestling tournament in Newark, Del., over the weekend. Eagles junior Jack Clark placed second at 145 pounds, while sophomore Myles Martin was the runner-up in the 160-pound weight class. Clark lost a 4-1 decision to Camden (N.J.) Catholic's T.J. Miller in the final, and Martin fell to Central Dauphin (Pa.)'s Garrett Peppelman, 3-2, in the championship bout. In the semifinals, Martin upset St. Mary's Ryken junior Josh Llopez by a 1-0 decision.
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February 10, 1991
Zack Fowl gets Aberdeen's wrestling team off to a quick start. At 103 pounds, Fowl is 20-2 and has been ranked as high as third by the Maryland State Wrestling Association. During January, the sophomore wasundefeated against county competition, including a win over arch-rival Ty Long of Edgewood. Fowl won his weight class at the Aberdeen Invitational. He suffered his only loss of the month at the Gilman Duals, where he ended up third.
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By Lem Satterfield | November 18, 1999
A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge denied yesterday the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's move to block a lawsuit seeking another upper-weight class for public high school wrestling.Attorney Robin Ficker, who sued in September, said Judge James Chapin also scheduled four days beginning Jan. 10 to hear arguments, after which he will rule on whether a 215-pound weight class should be created. The state's heaviest classifications are 189 pounds and unlimited (a maximum of 275 pounds)
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Nine months ago, Western Tech's Tejon Anthony became the first wrestler at the school to win the Baltimore County, Class 2A-1A North regional and state wrestling titles. Now the junior, who won the state championship at 120 pounds after beating a three-time state champion in the semifinal, 5-4, before rolling to a 7-0 victory in the final, is seeking a second state crown as he moves up two weight classes to 132 pounds this season. Western Tech coach Jay Solera said Anthony is a leader "by example," that his calm persona translates well to the wrestling mat and that his self confidence is key to all he has accomplished.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
Tejon Anthony Western Tech, 132 pounds, junior Making history defines Anthony, who went 35-4 and became the first "Triple Crown" winner at Western Tech when he won the Baltimore County, 2A-1A North regional and state championships at 120 pounds last season. He beat Oakland Mills' Tony Farace, a three-time state champion, in the state semifinals. C.J. Austin Fallston, 152 pounds, senior Austin went 37-2 a year ago, coming within two points of winning a 2A-1A state title at 145 pounds.
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