County: 1st. Region: 2nd. State: 2nd.

Kilcarr still has one more year in his excellent career as a Gator, but he is already one of the school's all-time greats. His only losses in the postseason were to Broadneck's dominant Cameron Harrell, in the regional and state finals, and he scored 63 of a possible 66 county dual meet points. He already has over 100 career wins and could become Reservoir's first three-time county champ next year.

138: Austin Kraisser (38-4), Centennial freshman

County: 1st. Region: 1st. State: 2nd.


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Following in the footsteps of his four-time state champion older brother, Nathan, Austin made his own name this season, winning county and region titles. After losing three matches in the season-opening War on the Shore tournament, Kraisser went on a three-month winning streak that ended in the state finals with a close decision. A polished wrestler, he scored 22 pins, 66 takedowns, and scored 62 of a possible 66 county dual meet points.

145: Malik Jackson (32-8), Wilde Lake junior

County: 1st. Region: 2nd. State: 4th.

Jackson has a chance to become Wilde Lake's fourth-ever three-time county champion next year, and finished this season with a league best 114 takedowns. In two varsity seasons, the lightning-fast wrestler has already won 65 matches.

152: Joe Kendrick (34-5), Mt. Hebron senior

County: 1st. Region: 3rd. State: 2nd.

Kendrick, who has committed to wrestle for Millersville next year, ended an excellent four-year career with his best season as a Viking. He won his first county title, went on a memorable run to the state tournament finals, and finished with a career record of 104-42.

160: Bryan Overton (40-4), Hammond senior

County: 1st. Region: 1st. State: 3rd.

Overton had one of the most dominant seasons in Howard County wrestling. His only losses were to the 3A/4A and 1A/2A state champions, and the Virginia state runner-up. The county and regional champ also recorded 71 takedowns and 21 pins, while scoring 57 of a possible 66 county dual meet points. He also finished with 120 career wins, seventh all-time at Hammond, against only 27 losses.

170: Tola Morakinyo (39-1), Wilde Lake senior

County: 1st. Region: 1st. State: 2nd.

A strong Wrestler of the Year candidate, Morakinyo did not lose until the state finals, in a close decision to Bel Air's formidable William Holder-Moore — the same wrestler he memorably beat in an epic regional championship match. Morakinyo scored 23 pins and 81 takedowns, and finished with 115 career wins.

182: Brian Kirby (32-8), River Hill sophomore

County: 1st. Region: 2nd. State: DNP.

After bumping up over 40 pounds from his freshman year, Kirby did not miss a beat, winning his first county title and advancing to the regional finals. He also won a Franklin Invitational title and has already won almost 60 matches in two seasons.

195: Cory Daniel (42-0), River Hill junior

County: 1st. Region: 1st. State: 1st.

A strong candidate for Wrestler of the Year, Daniel was the only athlete to boast an undefeated season from start to finish this year, including a Franklin Invitational title. He scored 23 pins, including 17 in the first period, and scored 59 of a possible 66 county dual meet points. Next year he will look to become River Hill's third three-time county champion, joining coach Brandon Lauer.

220: Logan Kirby (36-1), River Hill junior

County: 1st. Region: 1st. State: 2nd.

Like Morakinyo, Kirby did not lose until the state finals. He led the Hawks in pins (24), including 16 in the first period, and scored an impressive 64 (out of a possible 66) county dual meet points. Like his practice partner, Daniel, Kirby can become a three-time county champ next year.

285: Roy Kadje (37-8), Oakland Mills senior

County: 2nd. Region: 2nd. State: 5th.

Kadje lost to Twigg in the county and regional finals (in overtime in the county tournament), but finished his Oakland Mills career with over 70 wins and tied for the league-lead in pins this year with 28.