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By LEM SATTERFIELD | December 20, 2006
About nine months ago, Poly's Sammy Johnson ended an 18-3 season as the Baltimore City champion at 140 pounds, a fifth-place finisher at Class 2A-1A states and 2A-1A North regional champion. He won the regional by defeating Baltimore County champion Marcel Jones, 12-3. Jones, who has graduated, is Johnson's nephew. Last Wednesday, Johnson, a 152-pound junior, won by default over Carver sophomore Daniel Johnson, his younger fraternal twin by six minutes. The youngest of 14 children, the 16-year-olds wrestled in front of their sister Delass, 23, and their brother Walter, 42. When did you and your brother start wrestling?
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 7, 2014
Maryland wrestling in Big Ten is like "finding your Christmas present in June" for coach COLLEGE PARK - Maryland wrestling coach Kerry McCoy wrestled in the Big Ten and later coached in the conference. After Maryland decided in 2012 to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten, McCoy told people close to him that it was like "finding your Christmas present in June. " Now, the Terps will get a chance to show they can compete in the unquestioned premier conference in college wrestling.
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By Roger Twigg | November 9, 1991
Two Baltimore police officers escaped injury yesterday when a cabdriver wrestled with a suspected bank robber who had pointed a semiautomatic handgun at them, according to police."
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh is known for bringing in inspirational figures from the outside to fire up his team, and Thursday's practice, the last before Saturday's regular-season dress rehearsal against Washington, was no exception. Ben Jackson, a Pennsylvania man featured in a Gatorade commercial that detailed his use of wrestling and power lifting to help him live with spastic cerebral palsy, visited with the team Thursday and spoke during their post practice huddle. “I encourage everybody to watch [his video]
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
Fifth-ranked Owings Mills found itself with two hills to climb late in yesterday's Class 1A-2A state dual-meet semifinal against No. 3 Northeast at South Carroll.It was simply too tall an order.Owings Mills (16-3) took a seven-point lead into the last three bouts before Northeast and injuries took over.A forfeit and default with Adrian Spears' decision in the middle gave Northeast the last three bouts and a 33-25 win."It was a good match and a good shot in the arm for our team," said Owings Mills coach Guy Pritzker.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | December 22, 1991
With a father who wrestled and a mother who was a gymnast, Al Kohlhafer has spent much of his life around the mats."My father, Ben, wrestled for clubs in the late 1920s, when there weren't many college teams. My brother, Dick, wrestled for the University of Baltimore andthe Army," said the 18th-year Northeast coach."I remember when I was 5, going home, clearing away the furnitureand working moves on the living room floor with my father."UnderKohlhafer, 47, a former wrestler at Baltimore's Poly High and the University of Baltimore, Northeast won the county's first state championship in 1976.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 21, 2001
There was a sense of purpose for the Owings Mills wrestling team yesterday as it coped with the loss of former teammate Kevin Garmzaban. The 18-year-old Garmzaban, who graduated last spring, was shot to death Tuesday evening on a parking lot at Owings Mills mall. "We dedicated the match to Kevin today," said Owings Mills coach Guy Pritzker, whose team was involved in a tri-meet with defending Baltimore County champion Eastern Tech and Randallstown. "The kids wrestled like Kevin was right here with them."
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1998
The Old Mill Patriots came out strong and then found themselves staggering just slightly to the finish line in its tri-match against county rivals Meade and Severna Park last night.After an impressive 49-15 effort against Meade that featured seven pins, the No. 8-ranked Patriots showed a little vulnerability in the upper weights against an improved Severna Park team, still able to come away with a 35-25 win for the home sweep.At the end of the night, all the attention was focused on the 11-1 Patriots' next task: a visit from No. 5 Arundel (12-0)
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 9, 2003
South Carroll wrestling coach Dennis Frazier wasn't enthralled with his team's performance in the tough Arundel tournament over the holiday break. Frazier thought his Cavaliers wrestled too tentatively after starting nicely, ending up in a ninth-place finish. South Carroll looked a whole lot better last night. The host Cavaliers started quickly, scoring four pins and two technical falls, in cruising to a 59-12 victory over Liberty in a Carroll County match. Snow caused the Cavaliers to miss last week's match with Urbana, and their next match will be with county powerhouse Francis Scott Key on Tuesday, which was a big reason Frazier wanted his team to find its way last night.
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By Alejandro Danois and Alejandro Danois,Special to the Sun | February 11, 2007
McDonogh's youth prevailed at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association wrestling tournament yesterday at Mount St. Joseph. With nine wrestlers - four juniors, four sophomores and one freshman - competing in the finals, the top-ranked Eagles captured their second consecutive MIAA tournament title. Freshman Nick Schenk (103 pounds) got things started for McDonogh with a 6-1 decision over Mount St. Joseph freshman Frank Goodwin in the first championship match of the day. The two freshmen have squared off in some highly competitive matches this season, including Schenk's victory at the prestigious Mount Mad Madness Invitational at Goucher College in January.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 5, 2014
Shawne Merriman dreamed of becoming either a professional football player or a professional wrestler while growing up in Upper Marlboro. While his NFL dream was completed with his retirement last year, his wrestling dream is on its way to becoming a reality. These days, Merriman also keeps busy between his responsibilities as a football analyst and the work he is doing to help grow his “Lights Out” apparel and accessory line. “When people say they're living a dream, it feels like that,” said Merriman, who was a first-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2005 after a standout college career at Maryland.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Following the lead of several Big Ten members, the University of Maryland will begin charging for tickets to home volleyball games and wrestling matches this year. The athletic department began advertising the sale of tickets for fall and winter "Olympic sports" Friday . The school will continue to sell tickets for men's and women's soccer. Jeff Barker reported in June that the school was considering adding a fee to attend volleyball and wrestling matches, but  associate athletic director Ryan Bowles said nothing had been decided at the time.
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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
D.J. Grindle has heard nothing but great things about the chocolate milk. Up in Fargo, N.D., on the campus of North Dakota State University, the chocolate milk is part of wrestling lore. The taste is prime, even if the glasses are small. Wrestlers brag about it whenever they return to their home states. "That's what everyone's told me," Grindle said. A graduated senior from Perry Hall, Grindle said he plans of see what all the fuss is about over the next week. He and the rest of Team Maryland will be in Fargo for the USA Wrestling Cadet and Junior National Wrestling Championships, which are held every year at the FargoDome.
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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
The newest addition to Hunter Ritter's trophy stand is shaped like a stop sign, made of wood and has a gold medal placed in the middle of it. The John Carroll senior earned the wrestling hardware in May after winning the FILA Cadet Freestyle National Championships in Akron, Ohio. Ritter went 5-0 at 85 kilograms - roughly 187 pounds - en route to the title. While the first-place finish was the culmination of long hours in the practice room, it was merely the beginning of an opportunistic and eventful couple of months - Ritter is set to compete in the FILA Cadet World Championships, which runs from July 15-20 in Slovakia.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Spencer Myers, a Maryland wrestler who in high school was named Pennsylvania's defensive player of the year , is joining the Terps' football program, coach Randy Edsall announced Wednesday. The senior from Selinsgrove, Pa., will continue to wrestle and will join the football team as a defensive lineman. "This is something I have been contemplating since coming to Maryland," Myers said in a statement. “It was one of the best decisions in my life to wrestle. But an opportunity arose to get a scholarship to play football and it's something I've really wanted to do. It's a great opportunity for me. I love both sports and I didn't want to give up one for the other.
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By Duncan Hill | June 17, 2014
Like many fans and casual observers around the world, my life has been inundated with soccer (or fútbol) over the past few days. This is not a complaint; I really love watching the World Cup. Generally speaking, I have never been able to get excited about watching soccer, especially American Major League Soccer, because the matches usually consist of about 800 completed passes and 0 goals. However, the World Cup is different; it's that special time every four years that we get to see some of the best athletes from around the globe compete for a gold trophy that they get to borrow until the next cup (and yes, I believe soccer players are some of the best, if not the best, athletes)
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By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1997
Top-ranked Arundel was on display for the first time this season in the Meade Invitational Wrestling Tournament this weekend.The Wildcats, last year's Class 3A-4A dual meet state champs, looked as impressive as advertised.What separated them from the rest of an impressive field yesterday was a simple case of numbers. They sent seven wrestlers to the final round and finished with three champions to pull away from surprise runner-up Severna Park for a 196.5-167.5 victory. South Carroll finished third with 144 points.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2003
Brandon Tillman never thought of himself as a leader, particularly of one of the area's premier wrestling programs. "I came in as an inexperienced freshman weighing 95 pounds; never wrestled except in middle school," said Tillman, 17. "Most guys here have wrestled for six years or so, so I never thought I'd be that much." But as a senior, Tillman was chosen a McDonogh team captain. "He's worked hard over the summer, improved so much over his four years," said coach Pete Welch. "We're really proud of how he's matured."
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By Aaron Dodson, Cody Goodwin and Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Ripken Stadium - home of the Aberdeen IronBirds - was transformed into a wrestling arena Sunday night for the latest stop on TNA's Impact World Tour. In case you missed it, three dedicated and talented Baltimore Sun summer interns were there to provide a running, retroactive commentary of the event. Here's the account from Aaron Dodson , Cody Goodwin  and Trevor Hass , with time noted on each post:   Aaron 5:22    A Jay Z song is playing that I can't remember the name of for some reason.
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By Aaron Oster | June 4, 2014
TNA is coming to Maryland for a three-city swing this weekend. They'll be in Bowie on Friday, Salisbury on Saturday and Aberdeen on Sunday. Leading up to the shows, Ring Posts had a chance to talk with former tag and TV champion Gunner. We talked about his military background, his feud with James Storm, what he thinks about the future of TNA and the idea of wrestling in a baseball stadium. Ring Posts: Let's start at the beginning. I know you have a military background, but how did you get your start in professional wrestling?
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