He's 41-0 at 145 pounds with 23 pins and plenty of swagger.
“Brad just believes he can win against everybody he wrestles,” Westminster coach Mike Flemming said.
Walsh will likely surpass the 43 wins he compiled last season as a junior. In fact, he could approach or surpass the 50-win mark.
“I think that would be one of the highest win totals for a wrestlers in Carroll County history,” Flemming said.
The 17-year-old Walsh attributes his improvement this season to a more aggressive attitude and a sharper focus on details.
“I would say the difference between this season and past seasons is honing in the little things in every single practice,” Walsh explained. “Making sure I perfect the little things. And definitely mentality.
“I have gotten a lot more aggressive this year. I am going into every single match knowing I am going to win and not being worried about who I was wrestling.”
The accomplishments keep piling up for Walsh, who wrestled for six seasons in the Winfield Warriors wrestling program.
Walsh became Westminster’s all-time leader in wins with 147 when he recorded a second period pin over Nick Brinkley from Tuscarora on Jan. 24.
He has won at least 32 matches in each of his four seasons.
He’s currently ranked second for his weight class in Class 4A-3A by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, and fifth overall at 145.
(Centennial junior Jason Kraisser, a state champion last winter, is first in Walsh’s weight class in both MSWA rankings.)
“It was a goal of mine since my freshman year,” Walsh said of the career wins mark. “My friend, [Ryker] Eckenbarger, had it before me and he was pushing me to get it. He felt honored. I was breaking it and I felt honored I was able to break it.”
Walsh is certainly glad he has gotten to shadow Eckenbarger, who is one of the top wrestlers at McDaniel College.
Eckenbarger has helped make him a better all-around grappler, Walsh said.