The State Wrestling Tournament wrapped up as the tense, hard-fought final matches put an exclamation point on a weekend of talented wrestling at Cole Field House on the campus of the University of Maryland-College Park. When the team scores were tallied for the final time, Class 4A/3A Urbana earned their first ever state title while Class 2A/1A Winters Mill reached the top podium for the 3rd time, all in a row. Click on the links above to view complete individual and team results. (updated 3/3/13, 12:05 PM)
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Noteworthy individuals in Class 4A/3A that won a second state title include: Northern-Calvert's Brant Leadbeter (113 lbs.) won a second consecutive gold medal in the same weight class as last year; Broadneck's Cameron Harrell (132 lbs.) who won at 120 lbs. last year; Garret Lineberger (182 lbs.) of Thomas Stone who was last year's 170 lb. winner; and Perry Hall's Matt Green (285 lbs.) won at 220 lbs. in 2012. Class 2A/1A individual weight class winners who pulled down a second state title were: Wes Cook (145 lbs.) of Winters Mill was gold medalist at 138 lbs. last year; Rising Sun's Anthony Cimorosi (160 lbs.) won the 152 lb. crown in 2012; and Sean Twigg (285 lbs.) from Glenelg successfully defended last year's title in the same weight class. Don't forget that you can re-live every exciting moment of every State Tournament bout on-demand and purchase DVD's at the MPSSAA Network.
The MPSSAA extends a hearty "thank you" to the State Wrestling Committee, led by Director Duke Beattie, and all of the region tournament directors and site directors for a job very well done. Another tip of our cap goes out to the huge cadre of officials, workers, and volunteers that pulled together and seamlessly managed an event of this magnitude. We would also like to thank the University of Maryland's Campus Recreation Services for their cooperation and support in providing such a great venue. Congratulations to each wrestler, coach, official, and spectator for your participation and support. We look forward to seeing everyone back at Cole Field House next year!