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March 24, 2011
Charlie Lynch Archbishop Spalding, senior, 145 Usually when you ask a senior who has had the good fortune to become a national champion if he ever dreamed about it as a freshman, the answer will be no. But in Lynch's case dreaming about a national title was exactly what he did. "From the minute I stepped on the mat as a freshman I said I was going to be the national champ," said Lynch, who claimed the MIAA, Maryland Independent School...
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
When Gary Coleman Jr. learned that his uncle, Marvin Matthews, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Aug. 17, Coleman thought he would have to keep up the former Dunbar and Morgan State wrestler's spirits. He quickly found out that wasn't going to be the case. "When I saw him, he said, 'I'm not going to let it beat me,'" Coleman recalled Monday of Matthews, who was a Maryland Scholastic Association champion at 105 pounds in 1972 and 112 pounds in 1973. "He was a fighter.
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By New York Times News Service | February 19, 1993
SHADY SHORES, Texas -- Wrestler Kerry Von Erich Adkisson, member of a star-crossed wrestling family that had already lost four of its sons, died yesterday of a bullet wound that was apparently self-inflicted.Mr. Adkisson, 33, a well-known wrestler dubbed "the Texas Tornado," was found dead about 2:50 p.m. by his father, Jack Adkisson, who also wrestled professionally for several years under the name Fritz Von Erich and raised a family of wrestling stars.He apparently used a gun he had given his father two Christmases ago.Kerry Adkisson was only the second of six sons still alive since a string of tragedies began in 1959.
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By Aaron Oster | September 10, 2014
Sean Haire, known as Sean O'Haire in WCW and WWE, reportedly died Monday at age 43. Haire debuted in WCW in 2000, and he was immediately pushed as a future star. He was paired with the Natural Born Thrillers, a group of young, physically gifted wrestlers, and in the year before WCW folded, he won the tag team titles three times. Haire quickly gained attention from fans for both his strength and athleticism. For a wrestler who was billed at 6 feet 6 and 270 pounds, he could move like a cruiserweight, and hit what might be the best-looking Swanton Bomb in the history of the business.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Jack Mutchnik, a three-time Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champion wrestler and National Prep champion at St. Paul's, has committed to wrestle at American University next year. A senior at St. Paul's, Mutchnik went 47-5 last season and is 140-26 in his high school career. He was an All-Metro first-team selection at 126 pounds last year, when he became St. Paul's first national champion in 31 years. Mutchnik also won MIAA A Conference and Maryland Independent Schools state titles last year.
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By Sports Digest | March 20, 2010
Maryland senior Hudson Taylor lost a 1-0 semifinal decision to second-seeded Craig Brester of Nebraska in the final minute Friday night at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Omaha, Neb. Taylor had already clinched All-America status and is the Terps' first three-time All-American. Taylor would finish third at the NCAAs for the third straight years by winning both of his matches today. He faces Wisconsin's Trevor Brandvold in his first match this morning. Maryland's Steven Bell won his first match of the evening session and also clinched All-America status, while Josh Asper fell short.
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By Aaron Oster | May 8, 2014
Two weeks ago, Christopher Daniels, one of the wrestlers most-associated with TNA, announced that he had parted ways with the company. I had a chance to talk to him about his release, what his future looks like, as well as a side-project he's doing in the comic book world. Ring Posts: Two weeks ago, you announced on your Twitter page that you were officially a free agent. What's it been like for you since then, to not be contracted by TNA? Christopher Daniels: You know, it really hasn't hit me yet. I've got my schedule filling up with independent dates and other things.
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By Aaron Oster | February 6, 2014
Former WWE diva and TNA knockout Mickie James will be appearing at the Maryland Championship Wrestling show in Joppa on Saturday night. I had a chance to catch up with her and talk about what she's doing now, her time in TNA and WWE, what she thinks of the current state of women's wrestling, and what she feels is special about MCW. You last appeared in TNA in September, what have you been doing since then? I've been doing a lot with the music. We've had a lot more music shows lined up. I'm still working independents, and signings, and working conventions.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH | April 21, 2009
Starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Released by Fox Searchlight; $29.95, Blu-ray, $39.95. **** (4 STARS) Getting a broken-down actor, savaged by time and broken almost beyond repair by his own miscalculations, to play a broken-down wrestler, savaged by time and broken almost beyond repair by his own miscalculations, was only part of the genius behind The Wrestler. The rest was not letting that be the only reason to recommend the movie. Make no mistake: Getting Mickey Rourke, his body and reputation ravaged by years of physical and emotional self-abuse, to play Randy "The Ram" Robinson, was an incredible gamble (financing was tough to come by, given Rourke's track record)
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From Sun staff reports | March 21, 2014
Maryland wrestler Jimmy Sheptock moved on to the quarterfinal round with two wins on the opening day of the NCAA wrestling championships at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday. Five Terps started the day and four will continue on to today's action. Christian Boley and Shyheim Brown rebounded from first-round losses with wins in their wrestlebacks while Spencer Myers won in the opening round and dropped his second match. Sheptock, the top seed at 184 pounds, began his day against unseeded Ben Stroh of Wyoming and used a takedown and 2-point near fall in the third period to seal a 10-3 decision victory.
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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 Aaron Oster and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Celeste Bonin, formerly known as Kaitlyn in WWE, is making an appearance at Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 14 on Saturday night in Joppa. I had a chance to talk to her about her departure from the WWE in January, her thoughts on the WWE divas division, why Baltimore is a memorable city for her and more. Ring Posts: You left the WWE in January. What has your life been like for the past six months? Celeste Bonin: When I retired, it was a bit of a last-minute decision.
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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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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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By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
In bold black letters across the back of Calloway Lee's Catonsville High wrestling hoodie are two words: Bone Crusher. Take a quick glance at the senior heavyweight wrestler's 5-foot-9, 220-pound frame and couple that with his accolades as the captain and MVP of the Comets' football and wrestling teams, and the nickname is warranted. But ask those around Lee, and they have different words for him. Once that hoodie comes off, the real Calloway Lee - one they say always puts others before himself - takes to the field or mat. "I think he's probably one of the most caring athletes I've been around," Catonsville football coach Rich Hambor said of Lee, who plays defensive line and running back.
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Sports Digest | May 21, 2014
Boxing Featherstone on card May 31 at Myers Pavilion A middleweight bout between Baltimore's Jerome Featherstone and Washington's Francisco Bustos will highlight the Olympic-style "Snap Crackle & Pop" boxing card May 31 at Myers Pavilion. Featherstone, a former wrestler at Boys' Latin and Oklahoma State, won the 2013 Golden Gloves championship in the Maryland-Virginia-Washington region only 15 months after becoming a boxer. Baltimoreans Joel Baker and "J Rock" Braggs will meet in the co-feature.
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By Aaron Oster | May 8, 2014
Two weeks ago, Christopher Daniels, one of the wrestlers most-associated with TNA, announced that he had parted ways with the company. I had a chance to talk to him about his release, what his future looks like, as well as a side-project he's doing in the comic book world. Ring Posts: Two weeks ago, you announced on your Twitter page that you were officially a free agent. What's it been like for you since then, to not be contracted by TNA? Christopher Daniels: You know, it really hasn't hit me yet. I've got my schedule filling up with independent dates and other things.
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By Aaron Oster and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Just before midnight Tuesday night, Triple H tweeted that the Ultimate Warrior died suddenly, barely 24 hours after making an appearance on RAW. WWE.com shortly followed that up with this statement: "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter.
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