Jack Clark




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McDonogh, freshman

A rookie for the Eagles but not on the mat, Clark holds seven New Jersey junior state titles, is a three-time Tulsa National winner and last year, as an eighth-grader wrestling up in the high school classification, won the 112-pound class at the War at the Shore.



Mark Colabucci



Reservoir, senior

Colabucci wrestled to perfection last year, going 44-0 at 145 pounds. He anchored his team's run to the Class 4A-3A state title, winning the top honor in his weight class.



Eric Friedman



St. Paul's, junior

A two-time Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and Maryland Independent Schools champion, Friedman is looking to do it all again. His overall record is 95-12, and he was fourth in the 119-pound class at the National Prep Wrestling tournament.



Cole Gallagher



Archbishop Spalding, senior

Rated the best in the state at 112 pounds, Gallagher returns this season as the MIAA and MIS champion and a fourth-place finisher at the National Prep Wrestling tournament. He hopes to improve on his 40-5 record.



Tyler Hinton



Carver, senior

As a junior, Hinton finished third in the state meet. Coach Shawn Girch believes his inspired senior can improve on that result this season in the 140-pound class.



Nathan Kraisser



Centennial, junior

Over the summer, the 119-pound Kraisser became the first Marylander to win the Super 32 championship in North Carolina, which is said to be the toughest preseason competition in the country.



Warren Mack



Owings Mills, junior

A year ago Mack appeared to be on his way to at least a showdown for a state title. But after running his record to 31-1 and claiming the Baltimore County title, he broke his arm. Now he's back at 112pounds and looking for a better finish.



Mathew Miller



John Carroll, senior

A two-time All-American, Miller is undefeated in Maryland the past two years, winning the MIAA and MIS titles last year while going 47-2. Miller, who will wrestle in the 152-pound weight class, also had a school-record 42 pins.



Brett Przywara



Archbishop Curley, senior

Relentless in his preparation and pursuit of perfection, the 135-pound Przywara already has more than 100 wins and has placed three times in the National Preps. He is looking to add a second MIS title to go with the one he won as a freshman.



Ron Vaughters



Old Mill, senior

A two-time state champion and two-time first team All-Metro selection, Vaughters — who wrestles in the 152-pound weight class — does it with exceptional emotion and physicality. He has 121 wins going into this season.

OTHER NOTABLE WRESTLERS

Muhammed Ali, Owings Mills

C.J. Austin, Fallston

Chuck Baugher, Eastern Tech

Akil Bohanan, Edmondson

Roman Braglio, McDonogh

Larry Brent, North County

Donte Buck, City

Kurt Buckingham, Century

Mike Bush, Bel Air

Andrew Clark, Sparrows Point

Zach Cullison, Patterson Mill

Tony DiGennaro, Lutheran

Jake DiMattia, C. Milton Wright

Tony Farace, Oakland Mills

Pete Galli, St. Paul's

Jacob Gibson, Franklin

Hunter Goodwin, Gilman

Tyler Goodwin, Arundel

Kenneth Green, South River

Josh Hamilton, Reservoir

Kevin Johnson, Mount St. Joseph

Walter Johnson, Loyola

Cameron Kirby, River Hill

Justin Kozera, Winters Mill

Charlie Lynch, Archbishop Spalding

Alex Malinowski, Boys' Latin

Dan Markosky, Liberty

Brad Mutchnik, St. Paul's

Gabe Pastirik, St. Mary's

Sam Pellerito, Carver A&T

Alex Polonsky, Wilde Lake

Jamie Rappazzo, Harford Tech

Cal Riorda, Gilman

Dave Sandacz, Annapolis Area Christian

Damian Sheldon, Old Mill

Drew Vickers, Mount Hebron

Avery Williams, Archbishop Curley

Sam Willingham, South Carroll



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  • An earlier version of this list gave the incorrect year for Eric Friedman. He is a junior. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.