Western Tech, 138 pounds, senior
Will be looking to rebound from an upset loss in the second round of the state tournament last year. Won the state championship as a sophomore. Has 76 career wins in two years on varsity.
Archbishop Splading, 152 pounds, junior
The MIAA and Maryland Independent Schools champion last year, Breitenbach will again be pushed by McDonogh’s Toby Hague. Breitenbach will be the unquestioned leader of the Cavaliers.
River Hill, 220 pounds, senior
A state champion at 195 pounds last year, Daniel finished the year 42-0 and was dominant in the state tournament. He will wrestle at the University of North Carolina next season.
St. Paul’s, 125 pounds, junior
Won the MIAA and Maryland Independent Schools titles at 113 pounds last year in dominant fashion. Finished second at National Prep tournament last season. Friedman is a strong and smart wrestler, who moves well.
Hereford, 126 pounds, senior
Finished second in the State Class 2A/1A tournament at 113 pounds last year. The Bulls will rely on his leadership.
McDonogh, 145/152 pounds, junior
Transferred to McDonogh from Broadneck, where he won the State Class 4A/3A title at 132 pounds. Finished the year 32-1 last season for the Bruins.
McDonogh, 113 pounds, sophomore
Won the state private schools title and MIAA A conference title last year as a freshman. Finished third at National Preps last season. Ended his freshman year with a 38-9 record.
St. Paul’s, 126 pounds, senior
Mutchnik won both the MIAA and MIS crowns last year as a junior, and will look to become a four-time MIAA champion this year. Also won National Prep championship last season. Has committed to wrestle for American next season.
South Carroll, 182 pounds, senior
Won state championship last season for South Carroll with a 43-0 record at 182 pounds. Will be counted on to provide leadership for a young team that should be the best in Carroll County.
Winters Mill, 220 pounds, senior
Was a state runner-up at 285 pounds in Class 2A/1A last year, but will drop down a weight class this season. Is surprisingly quick and light on his feet for an upper-weight wrestler.
Other Notables: Chris Almony, John Carroll; Michael Beck, River Hill; Hunter Cotsoradis, Boys’ Latin; Emanuel Curtis, Glenelg Country School; John Cross, Bel Air; Robert Doetsch, Dundalk; Eric Eckstein, Patterson Mill; Dale Griffin, Poly; Toby Hague, McDonogh; Austin Harrison, Western Tech; Dan Hawkins, Mount St. Joseph; Billy Hess, Hereford; Corey Huntley, Archbishop Curley; Corey Jones, Poly; Joe Kuegler, Liberty; Calloway Lee, Catonsville; Isiah Mack, Owings Mills; Nick Malinowski, Boys’ Latin; Jake Nikila, Patterson Mill; Tim Null, South Carroll; John Owens, South River; Matt Pente, Archbishop Spalding; Tre Puccinelli, South River; Xavi Ramos, McDonogh; Sam Rowell, Mount Saint Joseph; David Reagan, Bel Air; Jacob Rendelman, Owings Mills; Jordan Reynolds, Catonsville; Jared Rodriguez, Howard; Zeke Salvo, Mount Saint Joseph; Antonio Santoro, Pallotti; CJ Skokowski, John Carroll; Brock Turnbaugh, Hereford; Randy Watson, Sparrows Point; Tyshawn Williams, Archbishop Curley