Wrestler of the Year
Alfred Bannister, Bishop McNamara: The sophomore amassed 80 wins this season and lost only twice — both to the same opponent, Todd Preston of Blair Academy (N.J.), both times by one point. With two more years remaining and two Maryland Independent state titles under his belt, the 138-pounder is on pace to break the Maryland record for wins.
Coach of the Year
Adam Forschner, Parkdale: After taking over a program that only had four varsity wrestlers seven years ago, Parkdale unseated four-time defending champion Eleanor Roosevelt in the Prince George’s County Tournament.
Steven Simpson, DeMatha Catholic, Freshman, 106
Burst onto the scene, finishing fourth at National Preps (57-8).
Chris Halkos, St. Vincent Pallotti, Senior, 113
Captured fourth place at National Preps (61-6).
Thierno Diallo, DuVal, Junior, 120
Only loss of the year came in the Maryland state tournament semifinals (33-1).
Franklin Deogracia, Parkdale, Sophomore, 126
Ended breakout season by finishing fourth in state tournament (36-5).
Nick Finnblade, Pallotti Prep, Senior, 132
Finished season at 50-12 and high school career with 135 wins.
Alfred Bannister, Bishop McNamara, Sophomore, 138
Loss in the National Preps final has further motivated this talented wrestler.
Jonathan Jones, Eleanor Roosevelt, Junior, 145
Technically sound and quietly consistent, Jones went 30-7.
Tito Onyekweli, DeMatha Catholic, Senior, 152
Placed fourth at National Preps and has placed there three years in a row (53-10).
Sean Patrick Meehan, DeMatha Catholic, Senior, 160
Finished high school career with 156 wins after going 41-8.
Andres Perdomo, Parkdale, Senior, 170
Controlled the county this year and finished fourth at state tournament (37-5).
Aburough Abegesah, Eleanor Roosevelt, Senior, 182
Placed fourth in loaded 182-pound bracket at state tournament (35-4).
Dylan Devine, DeMatha Catholic, Senior, 195
Finished high school career with second-place finish at National Preps (58-4).
Tommie Boozer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Senior, 220
Mass of muscle came one point shy of capturing Roosevelt’s first state title (26-3).
Keevon Prather, Crossland, Senior, 285
Talented football player finished his senior season with a record of 26-4.
Second team106: Denis Robles, High Point Junior
113: Shane Wilson, DeMatha Sophomore
120: Lewis Riggs, DeMatha Freshman
126: Raymond Brown, Bladensburg Senior
132: Jonathan Turcotte, DeMatha Senior
138: Antwan Reddick, DuVal Junior
145: Seldon Wright, DeMatha Freshman
152: B.J. Yates, Parkdale Senior
160: Derrall Bridges, Charles H. Flowers Senior
170: Kaleem Smith, High Point Junior
182: Fernando Hurdle, Parkdale Junior
195: Terron Paden, Charles H. Flowers Sophomore
220: Emmanuel Zamba, Charles H. Flowers Senior
285: Julian Watson, Charles H. Flowers Senior