Maryland wrestlers capture record number of All-American awards
A group of 54 Maryland high school wrestlers from 30 schools brought home 15 individual All-American awards from the Cadet and Junior National competition at USA Wrestling's National Championships in Fargo, N.D.
It is the highest number of All-Americans in state history, with the previous mark being 12.
Maryland's attack was led by double All-Americans Tyler Goodwin (119) and Frank Goodwin (125), who both attended Mt. St. Joseph last season, Bubba Scheffel (152) of Southern-Garrett, and Karl Green (285) of Mt. St. Joseph.
Also earning All-American honors were: David Mohler (84), Loyola; Cole Gallagher (98), Archbishop Spalding; Nathan Kraisser (112), Centennial; Eric Friedman (112), St. Paul's; Pat Prada (119), DeMatha; Eric Hoffman (135), Northern-Calvert; and Brady Massaro (140), Severna Park.
Maryland wrestlers won a total of 196 matches with 34 pins during the week-long event at North Dakota State University in mid-July. The competition, which drew more than 3,000 competitors from across the country, is considered the toughest tournament in the world for its age group, according to team leader Neil Adleberg and head coach Cary Kolat, a two-time NCAA champion and former Olympian and world silver medalist.