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Jason Kraisser remains a step above the rest as Howard County Wrestler of the Year

Jason Kraisser remains a step above the rest as Howard County Wrestler of the Year

When Nathan Kraisser burst onto the scene as a 103-pound freshman in 2008 at Centennial, spectators and wrestlers alike were in awe of his flawless technique. It was a step above the rest and perhaps better than any ninth grader to ever compete in Howard County before him.

His precision helped him become a nationally-recognized wrestler by winning the Tulsa Nationals — one of the country’s toughest junior league tournaments — as an eighth grader, win 152 high school matches, become the fifth Maryland public school wrestler to win four state titles and earn a top-15 national ranking as a senior. In college, he secured ACC Freshman of the Year honors at the University of North...

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