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Wrestler of the Year

Steven Gamble, Sherwood, Sr., 160 pounds (33-0)

After coming up one win shy of state title his first three years, recorded perfect season that ended with 160-pound state crown to go along with county, regional championships, state football title in fall.

Coach of the Year

Derek Manon, Whitman, Second year

Continued hot start to career by capturing 4A/3A West Region dual meet and team tournament titles, claiming second place at the 4A/3A state meet behind dual meet champion Old Mill.

First TeamEli Bienstock, Quince Orchard, Fr., 103 pounds (31-4)

County's top newcomer worked way to county, region championships, second-place finish at state meet in first varsity campaign.

Shane Arechiga, Good Counsel, Soph., 112 pounds (38-10)

Had one of best seasons ever at Good Counsel, placing second at Maryland Private School Championships, sixth at National Preps for All-American status.

Rasheim Smith, Blake, Sr., 112 pounds (39-2)

After finishing one win short of sweeping three championship meets last year, accomplished feat this winter in just third season on mat.

Mike Chen, Churchill, Sr., 119 pounds (35-6)

Completed solid career with county, regional crowns, run to state final that included three straight falls.

Luke Stocky, Northwood, Soph., 125 pounds (27-7)

Dumped in first round of last year's county tournament, avenged earlier loss to Northwest's Michael Henning to capture county championship.

Jenkins Monzey, Georgetown Prep, Jr., 130 pounds (46-11)

Helped lead Little Hoyas to IAC crown, also placing third at Maryland Private School Championships, seventh at National Preps to earn All-American status.

Logan Wilson, Poolesville, Sr., 135 pounds (43-4)

Ever-improving wrestler snared county title, grabbed second at 2A-1A South Region meet, finishing career with third place at states.

Arthur Holland, Quince Orchard, Sr., 140 pounds (35-2)

Just one loss, to eventual state champion, kept Holland from gold at states, where he took third following county, region titles.

Eric Beverly, Whitman, Sr., 145 pounds (32-2)

Guiding force for regional dual champions produced championship wins at county, regional meets and placed fourth in state.

Reed Neubaum, Quince Orchard, Jr., 152 pounds (37-5)

One of four Cougars on first team, won county, regional titles and finished sixth at states.

Nadjitade Badje, Springbrook, Sr., 171 pounds (39-0)

Led Blue Devils to regional dual meet tournament, capped perfect season with championship wins at counties, regionals and states.

Junior Monzey, Georgetown Prep, Jr., 189 pounds (41-6)

IAC champion placed third at Maryland Private School Championships, captured title at St. Albans tournament.

Danny Lee, Whitman, Jr., 215 pounds (35-3)

Dominant performer frequently wrestled up this season, then cruised to county, regional titles and runner-up showing at state meet.

Dake Williams, Quince Orchard, Sr., 285 pounds (13-1)

Sidelined by injury for most of season, shook off rust to win all three championship meets, capping run with pin in state final.

Honorable Mention

103 pounds: Mac Raum, Clarksburg, Fr. (32-10)

112 pounds: Jordan Tolbert, Magruder, Soph. (34-8)

119 pounds: Max Schneiderman, Magruder, Sr. (32-8)

125 pounds: Shane Bramble, Wootton, Soph. (32-16)

130 pounds: Joe Galeano, Springbrook, Sr. (32-8)

135 pounds: Chris Williamson, Clarksburg, Jr. (33-11)

140 pounds: Kyle Flick, Poolesville, Sr. (36-5)

145 pounds: Mike Barbaro, Wootton, Jr. (33-7)

152 pounds: Josh Lowy, Sherwood, Jr. (36-6)

160 pounds: Steven Fisher, Whitman, Sr. (35-8)

171 pounds: Taylor Leighton, Whitman, Jr. (31-6)

189 pounds: Aaron Norris, Whitman, Sr. (34-5)

215 pounds: Nick Vassos, Landon, Sr. (30-8)

285 pounds: Gerrad Brown, Springbrook, Sr. (33-5)