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Wrestling: First team

103 David Mohler

Loyola, sophomore, 103pounds

•State champ, Maryland Independent Schools

•Built 35-3 record, is 72-12 in two seasons

•Has grown into weight class from undersized 95 pounds last year

•Smart, really good in neutral position and knows how to close out matches

112 Tony Farace

Oakland Mills, junior, 112pounds

•Three-time state champion

•First-time, first-team All-Met, moving up from second team last year

•Went 42-0 and is 128-4 for his career

•Called "cradle machine" for his ability to use cradle to pin opponents

119 Eric Friedman

St. Paul's, junior, 119pounds

•Two-time first-team All-Metro

•Is three-time Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and MIS state champion and three-time All-American

Finished season with 45-8 record and is 140-20 overall

•Very technical on his feet and is always in same gear, moving forward

125 Nathan Kraisser

Centennial, junior, 125pounds

•41-0 (including 63consecutive wins dating to last season)

•Three-time Class4A-3A state, East Regional and Howard County champion and three-time All-American

•Wrestled down a weight class and beat nationally ranked opponent who had beaten him twice before at Mount Mat Madness

•Has best work ethic coach Dave Roogow has ever seen

130 Tyler Goodwin

Arundel, junior, 130pounds

•4A-3A state champion

•Completed 37-0 season to build career record to 127-9

•Did not allow point to be scored on him in state tournament

•Incredible talent, smooth, combines technical knowledge with athleticism

135 Alex Rice

Chesapeake-AA, junior, 135 pounds

•Earned 4A-3A title with flourish, upsetting and pinning No. 1 seed (was only wrestler in class to win with pin)

•Had 23 pins and 10technical falls while building 39-2 record

•Uses unorthodox style and quick-tilts from top position to score points

•Overall, has 111 wins

140 Will Switzer

Archbishop Spalding, junior, 140 pounds

Earned MIS state title by beating nemesis from St. Paul's

•Compiled 55-4 record

•Tough competitor who likes to capitalize on his foes' mistakes

•Wants to wrestle in college; is considering Air Force among others

152 Brad Mutchnik

St. Paul's, junior, 152pounds

•Won his second MIS championship

•MIAA champ and three-time National Prep Tournament placer

•Compiled 45-11 record and has 110-33 varsity mark

•Coach said he has "the lungs of a moose" because he never gets tired

160 Tyler Rill

Mount St. Joseph, junior, 160 pounds

Won MIAA and second MIS state title

•Two-time National Prep Tournament placer, coming in at career-best third this season

Slowed early by two concussions received during football season but finished season 39-8 and career 115-33

•Terrific on his feet, fast and strong

171 Mathew Miller

John Carroll, senior, 171pounds

•Won his first National Prep title, completing 50-4 season

•Two-time MIAA and MIS state champion

•Combines uncanny balance with extreme strength built from regimen of relentless, repetitive chin-ups, push-ups and sit-ups

•Will attend Naval Academy Prep School and be part of the academy in 2012

189 K.K. Smith

Archbishop Spalding, senior, 189 pounds

•MIAA and MIS state champion

•Scored 198 takedowns in 47 matches as he built 45-2 record

•Quick and explosive, he is "the best overall athlete I've ever coached," Spalding coach Mike Laidley said

•Has accepted full scholarship to Concord (W.Va.) to play football

215 Pat Hyde

North County, junior, 215pounds

•State runner-up to Seneca Valley's undefeated 4A-3A champion

•East Regional and Anne Arundel County champion

•Finished season 35-4 with 19 pins and 33takedowns

•Has strong year-round work ethic and is physically strong with solid defensive skills

285 Justin Kozera

Winters Mill, senior,

285 pounds

•Has complete repertoire, combining speed, strength and skill

•Won his second 2A-1A state title.

•Gave up just one point (in state final, before winning by pin) all year, while pinning every opponent this season to finish career with 120 career wins and 101 career pins

•Three-time All-American has committed to Division I Gardner-Webb

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