Tag: Wrestling

Centennial Wrestling Comes Out On Top In Home Opener

Words: Peyton Leineweber       Photos: Zach Grable

The Centennial wrestling team opened their season with a home match this Thursday, December 7, against Glenelg Country School. They went into the match with a full roster hoping to pull off their first win of the season. Unfortunately, Glenelg Country School only showed out with four wrestlers.

When asked about the low turnout for the opposing team Centennial coach Cliff Kraisser said that he was “disappointed for the guys because they have been working hard since the middle of November. We were excited to have our first match, and we only had the opportunity to wrestle four matches.”

Centennial won with an overall team score of 72-9. The majority of the team points were forfeits by Glenelg Country School. Some standout matches include first year wrestler, Nicholas Ye who won his match with a pin in the third period. Jason Kraisser also had an impressive match pinning his opponent in 52 seconds.

Team captain Kraisser hopes to help the team improve for the next match, so they can secure another win.

“ We need to work on creating opportunities to score in each of our matches,” said Kraisser, “we look good overall, but I think if we can fix those little details for everyone I think we can be great”

The team hopes to continue to dominate in their tri-meet next Tuesday against Howard High School and Wilde Lake High School.

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Centennial Wrestling 2017-2018 Preview

Words: Sydney Beck

Centennial wrestling has made a mark in history coming into the new season. Centennial wrestling had over 50 student athletes at the first practice on November 15, 2017. The growth in newcomers may have been influenced by last year’s wrestling statistics. Centennial alumnae, Ammar and Amr Narmouq, could have greatly influenced the turn out for the 2017-2018 season with their impressive stats. Jason Kraisser, a two-time state champ and current junior at Centennial, ended last season with 40 wins and 1 loss as well as winning states.

Although former wrestlers may have influenced the increase in wrestlers this year, senior captain Jacob Blyukher believes it was all for the love of the sport.

“I think more people tried out this year because many of the wrestlers who came out before and stayed around really loved it,” said Blyukher, “wrestling teaches you a lot of valuable life lessons and really helps people reach their full potential both physically and mentally.”

When asked who to look out for, Kraisser said “make sure to keep an eye out for senior Jacob Blyukher, who’s looking for one last chance to make an appearance for himself by placing in states this year. Hopefully Centennial can impress the county this year with a solid line up ready to take on any team in the county.”

Whatever the reason for the turnout of the century, Centennials top competitors, Glenelg and Oakland Mills, better watch out!

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Photos from The Maryland State Wrestling Championships

Photos: Corey Grable

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Centennial’s Austin Kraisser participated in the Maryland State Wrestling Championship. Austin took second place in his division after being defeated by Charlie Banaszak of Chevy Chase High School with a final score of 5-7. Way to go, Austin!

Maryland State Wrestling Championship Results

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Centennial’s Austin Kraisser participated in the Maryland State Wrestling Championship. Austin took second place in his division after being defeated by Charlie Banaszak of Chevy Chase High School with a final score of 5-7. Way to go, Austin!

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