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Vikes Wrestle with the Best; Improve Upon Last Year's Tournament Results at Mount Mat Madness!

Last weekend, our Viking wrestlers saw many of the best public and private schools from Maryland, including teams from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia, in the annual Mount Mat Madness tournament. Whitman place 18th out of 29 teams, up from 26th place in last year’s tournament. Junior 215 pounder Danny Lee placed a team high 4th. Seniors Aaron Norris, Steven Fisher, and J.D. Hamilton all placed 6th. The team missed the leadership of Eric Beverly on and off the mat at the tournament. We all look forward to see him back soon.

This tournament is like none other in the state of Maryland, including States! Each weight class features several wrestlers who place high in their respective State Tournaments, and in many cases there are more than 1 or two state champs in a weight class. Each of our wrestlers wrestled hard for 6 minutes or more and achieved our goal of improving as a team and as individuals. Each of the past couple of seasons our team has learned and improved from this tournament. We have come out of this tournament a better team that is more equipped for the final weeks of tough competition.

I want to thanks all of the guys and gal for working so hard thus far this season. Let’s keep it going, have some fun, and work throughout the end of the season!

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Washington Post Article: Tourney Motivates Whitman Wrestler

Despite Placing 36th, Team Fills Void
By Ryan Mink
Special to The Washington Post
Thursday, January 24, 2008;
Page GZ20

Whitman’s wrestling team would have liked to attend last weekend’s Grapple at the Brook tournament, consisting of mostly Montgomery and Frederick county teams, as it did last year.

The problem was Grapple at the Brook conflicted with Mount Mat Madness in Catonsville. First-year head coach Derek Manon asked his team captains, including senior 160-pounder Aaron Norris, what the team should do.