Category Archives: Press

Whitman Wrestling in the Post

On Sunday, Whitman Wrestling was featured in an article in the Washington Post. Read it online if you missed it in the paper.

Whitman Handles Pair of Rivals

Coach Manon and Wrestlers Interviewed

Coach Manon and some of our wrestlers were recently interviewed by Digital Sports.

Oh — and if you’ve ever wondered why your wrestler’s clothes are soaking wet when you pick them up, now you know why.

Coach Manon Interview:


5 Wrestlers:

Two articles

The Whitman Vikings Wrestling team was the focus of two news articles this week.

Vikings valiant, but finally beaten – Gazette – February 20, 2008

‘‘The first practice is when we knew,” said 125-pounder Nick Robison, who pinned Decatur’s Brickell Tingle on Saturday. ‘‘I don’t think anyone expected us to do that well, but as soon as we got in the room, we knew we had a lot of talented guys. It’s not over; I think everyone can place at countys, regionals and states. But this was a great season overall.”

It’s All Smiles for Whitman After Streak to Semifinals Washington Post – February 21, 2008

Whitman was the happiest losing team at Saturday’s Maryland state wrestling duals at North Carroll High School.

First-year coach Derek Manon was getting slaps on the back and congratulations. The wrestlers seemed at ease while packing their bags and accepting hugs from parents.

“One thing goes the other way, and you don’t know what happens,” said Manon, who wanted to give credit to former coach Andy Wetzel. “I’m proud of my kids for wrestling the whole time. We put in work all year, and we showed we can beat the best in our region and wrestle with the best in the state.”