Tag: Jason Kraisser

Jason Kraisser Wins His Fourth State Championship

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Saturday, March 2, Centennial senior Jason Kraisser won his fourth state championship in four years at the MPSSAA state championships at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Kraisser defeated Josh Stokes from Huntingtown High School in the 152-pound, 4A/3A final to make him the eighth Maryland public-school wrestler to win four state titles. The state championship match between Kraisser and Stokes was a rematch of last year’s state final.

The Kraisser family has dominated the sport for many years. The family has now won a combined 12 state championships: four by Jason, four by his older brother Nathan, three by his second older brother Austin, and one by his father Cliff.

The victory on Saturday sealed an undefeated 40-0 season for Kraisser. Kraisser finished with a career Varsity record of 159-4.

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One Down, Two to Go

Words and Photos: Sydney Beck

On February 16 and 17, the Centennial Varsity and Junior Varsity wrestling teams competed in the county tournament at Mount Hebron High School. Team captains senior Jacob Blyukher (138) and junior Jason Kraisser (145) finished the county tournament strong, finishing first place in their weight classes. Junior, Matt Demme (170) finished counties in sixth place.

Freshman, Chris Lee finished his first year at counties in fifth place. Although only first through fourth place is guaranteed a spot in the regional tournament, if a wrestler has accumulated enough points throughout the season they are able to move on to regionals.

The Junior Varsity finished off the season competing in the county tournament. Freshmen, Abaad Shaik (106) finished his year winning third place, Elijah Ruiz (113) placing fourth, and Danny Corazzi (113) placing fifth overall in the tournament.

Varsity wrestlers Jason Kraisser, Jacob Blyukher, and Chris Lee continue on to the regional tournament on February 23 and 24 at Severna Park High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wrestling State Championship

Words: Zach Grossman

On March 4, 2017, Centennial wrestlers senior Amr Narmouq and sophomorJason Kraisser competed in the 3A/4A State Wrestling Tournament.

Senior Amr Narmouq had a great run in the statewide tournament but had a devastating end to the tournament and his career. Narmouq won his opening match 11-6 which advanced him to quarterfinals. Narmouq’s second match resulted in a hard fought defeat which put him in the consolation bracket. Narmouq’s third and last match resulted in him dislocating his elbow and he was forced to withdraw from the tournament.  

After weighing in and warming up, Kraisser was ready to go. His opening match in the tournament resulted in a first round pin which allowed Kraisser to move onto the quarter finals. In the quarter finals, Kraisser once again accomplished a first round pin that advanced him to the semis, then to the finals. In the state championship, Kraisser had a 4-2 decision over Urbana High School’s Logan Arneson. Kraisser has now won two consecutive State Championships in the 138 lb. weight class.

Congratulations to Centennial’s wrestlers for a great season!

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Wrestling Regional Tournament

Words: Zach Grossman

On February 24-25, 2017, the Centennial Wrestling team competed in the 3A/4A East Regional Tournament.

The Eagles started extremely strong on the first day of wrestling after all four wrestlers advanced to the semi-finals the next day. Sophomore Jason Kraisser (138) won with a tech fall 17-1, junior Jacob Blyukher (132) won with a fall, senior Amr Narmouq (160) won with a major 11-1, and lastly, junior Lucas Shapiro (195) won in overtime with a score of 7-5.

On the second day of regionals, Kraisser and Narmouq both won in semi-finals and advanced to the finals. Blyukher and Shapiro both had unfortunate losses in the semis and were placed in the consolation bracket.

In the finals, Kraisser pinned his opponent in the second period and became the 3A/4A Regional Champion. Narmouq lost in the finals with a tough 7-5 loss, however, he still advances to States.

Overall, the Eagles finished Regionals with Kraisser (1st place), Narmouq (2nd place), Blyukher (5th place), and Shapiro (5th place).

The 3A/4A State Championship is on March 3-4, 2017 at the Show Place Arena.

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Wrestling County Championship

Words: Zach Grossman

On February 17-18, the Centennial Wrestling team participated in the Howard County Championship.

The Eagles had four wrestlers that earned spots at Regionals: junior Jacob Blyukher (132 lb. weight class), sophomore Jason Kraisser (138 lb. weight class), senior Amr Narmouq (160 lb. weight class), and junior Lucas Shapiro (195 lb. weight class).

Kraisser came in first place in the County Championship and earned the No. 1 seed in the 3A/4A East Region Tournament. Blyukher came in second place and Narmouq and Shapiro came in third place in their respective brackets.

The wrestlers will compete in the Regional Tournament on February 24-25.

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Wrestling Senior Night

Words: Zach Grossman

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On Tuesday, January 31, the Centennial Eagles Varsity Wrestling team had a nail biting defeat against River Hill on Senior Night. Head coach Cliff Kraisser introduced all five seniors while they were escorted by their parents and siblings. Dwight Leiva was escorted by his father and brother. Mac McGuire was escorted by his parents. Chris Baker was escorted by his parents. And last but not least, the Narmouq brothers, Ammar and Amr, were escorted by their mother.

Sophomore Jason Kraisser began the match with a win for the Eagles which set the mood for the match. The match was very close but with multiple forfeits and losses, the Eagles were in a bit of a hole. However, the team did not lose hope. With no wins from any seniors yet, it was up to Ammar Narmouq to start the madness.

Ammar walked to the away side of the mat and took a knee, then walked to the center like he owned the mat. Ammar did not disappoint the crowd, as he dominated his opponent. With it being his last home match, Ammar wanted to go out strong with a pin or at least a win. Instead, Ammar’s opponent forfeited due to injury and Ammar won.

Next up was senior Amr Narmouq. Amr had the quickest match of the night because he pinned his opponent within the first 14 seconds of the match. The Narmouq brothers’ wins put the Eagles back in the range of being able to win.

Unfortunately when the last few wrestlers came up, the Eagles needed a win and a pin to win the match but they couldn’t manage to get the pin.

The Eagles had a hard fought match but were unable to come out on top against one of their biggest rivals.

The Eagles Varsity and Junior Varsity Wrestling teams will have one last stand at River Hill on February 17-18, 2017 with hopes to claim county titles and a possible advance to the State Tournament.

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Wrestling Wins Tri-Meet

Words: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, December 13, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Wrestling team hosted the Howard Lions and Reservoir Gators for a tri-meet.

For the first time since 2002, the Eagles beat the Gators, 39-33. They also defeated the Lions, 45-33. Centennial (2-0) won the meet, beating both teams, while Howard (1-1) finished second, and Reservoir (0-2) came in last.

Seniors Ammar and Amr Narmouq, juniors Jacob Blyukher and Lucas Shapiro, and sophomore Jason Kraisser won their matches. According to coach Cliff Kraisser, these wrestlers should win most of their matches this season.

Centennial’s record now stands as 2-1 for in county, and 2-2 for overall. They hope to capture more wins as the season goes on, starting with the Bear Cave Brawl Tournament on December 17.

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