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1998 Prep Page
All-American Team



First Team

103:Cory Cooperman        Freshman        Blair Academy, NJ
New Jersey State Champion
National Prep Champion 
St. Albans Invitational Champion                                    
6th Mid-Atlantic Classic
5th Ironman  
5th U.S. Open                    
5th Bethlehem Hurricane Classic
45-12                

112:Chris Rodrigues       Sophomore       Walker School, GA
Georgia State Champion
National Prep Champion, Outstanding Wrestler
43-1, career 83-2  

119:Willie Harris         Senior          DeMatha, MD
Maryland State Champion
National Prep Champion
3rd National HS Championships
3rd Mid-Atlantic Classic
St. Albans Invitational Champion, M.O.W.
MD Catholic Invitaional Champion
Annaplois Tournament Champion
WCAC Champion, M.O.W.
59-1, career 173-35

125:John Giacche          Senior          Blair Academy, NJ
National Prep Champion
3rd National HS Championships
2nd Mid-Atlantic Classic
2nd U.S. Open
Bethlehem Hurricane Classic Champion
St. Albans Invitational Champion
Ironman Champion
40-2

130:Foley Dowd            Junior          Peddie School, NJ
National Prep Champion
St. Albans Invitational Champion
Mercersburg Invitational Champion
42-0

135:Marat Tomaev          Junior          Blair Academy, NJ
National Prep Champion
Mid-Atlantic Classic Champion
St. Albans Invitational Champion
4th Ironman
3rd U.S. Open
Bethlehem Hurricane Classic Champion
42-4

140:Drew Robertson        Junior          DeMatha, MD
Maryland State Champion
National Prep Champion
2nd Mid-Atlantic Classic
Arundel Tournament Champion
Annapolis Tournament Champion
WCAC Champion
54-4

145:Nate Wachter          Junior          Germantown Academy, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
National Prep Champion
41-4, career 151-14 

152:Chris Meister         Senior          Archbishop Wood, PA
National Prep Champion
Philadelphia Catholic League Champion, M.O.W.
Lower Moreland Tournament Champion
Bald Eagle Nittany Champion, M.O.W.
Sun Valley Tournament Champion
39-2, career 118-34 

160:Tyler Smith           Junior          The Hill School, PA
3rd Pennsylvania State Tournament
3rd National Preps
4th Mid-Atlantic Classic

171:Jason Leneau          Senior          Boys Latin, MD
Maryland State Champion
National Prep Runner-Up
MIAA Champion
Damascus Classic Champion
46-1, 130 career wins

189:Ryan McGrath          Senior          Blair Academy, NJ
National Prep Champion
6th Mid-Atlantic Classic
2nd U.S. Open
3rd Ironman 
2nd U.S. Open
2nd Bethlehem Hurricane Classic
St. Albans Invitational Champion
40-6

215:Chad Pratz            Senior          Linsly, WV
National Prep Champion
Interstate Prep School League Champion

275:Steve Mocco           Freshman        St. Benedict's, NJ
National Prep Champion
St. Albans Invitational Champion



Second Team

103:David Hoffman         Freshman        The Hill School, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
National Prep Runner-Up
3rd Mid-Atlantic Classic
40-3

112:Will Filbert          Senior          McDonogh, MD
Maryland State Champion
2nd National Preps
6th Mid-Atlantic Classic
2nd MIAA
35-7, career 103-11 

119:Elvin DeJesus         Senior          Northeast Catholic, PA
2nd National Preps
Philadelphia Catholic League Champion

125:Joe Clarke            Junior          Westminster, GA
Georgia State Champion
2nd National Preps
Regional Champion
McCallie Invitational Champion
Panther Invitational  Champion                                                            
Southeastern Tournament Champion                                       
Perry Tournament Champion
49-2, 116 career wins

130:Jody Giuricich        Junior          Blair Academy, NJ
2nd National Preps
2nd Mid-Atlantic Classic
2nd St. Albans Invitational
3rd Ironman
2nd U.S. Open
Bethlehem Hurricane Classic Champion
38-8

135:Rob Johns             Senior          Calvert Hall, MD
Maryland State Champion
2nd National Preps
5th Mid-Atlantic Classic
MIAA Champion
MD Catholic Invitational Champion
Annapolis Tournament Champion
42-6, 160 career wins

140:Zach Doll             Sophomore       The Hill School, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
2nd National Preps

145:Jeremy Kirk           Senior          Blair Academy, NJ
National Prep Runner-Up
8th National HS Championships
St. Albans Invitational Champion
3rd Mid-Atlantic Classic
3rd Ironman
5th Bethlehem Hurricane Classic
5th U.S. Open
44-9, career 98-32 

152:Ron Cooper            Senior          Mt. St. Joseph, MD
3rd National Preps
MIAA Champion
MD Catholic Invitational Champion
Annapolis Tournament Champion
35-2, 103 career wins

160:Mike Schall           Senior          Mt. St. Joseph, MD
2nd Maryland State Tournament
4th National Preps
MIAA Champion
MD Catholic Invitational Champion
Annapolis Tournament Champion
41-5, 117 career wins

171:Wes Cummings          Junior          DeMatha, MD
2nd Maryland State Tournament
National Prep Champion
3rd Mid-Atlantic Classic
2nd MD Catholic Invitational
Arundel Tournament Champion
Annapolis Tournament Champion
WCAC Champion
54-4, career 155-16

189:Damien Davis          Junior          Gilman, MD
Maryland State Champion
2nd National Preps 
39-2

215:Allan Goussov         Junior          Blair Academy, NJ
New Jersey State Champion
National Prep Runner-Up
3rd Mid-Atlantic Classic
4th U.S. Open
St. Albans Invitational Champion
33-6

275:Chris Chaft           Junior          Blair Academy, NJ
2nd New Jersey State Tournament
2nd National Preps
3rd Mid-Atlantic Classic
6th U.S. Open
4th Bethlehem Hurricane Classic
2nd St. Albans Invitational  
2nd Ironman
41-11



Third Team

103:Chris Knox            Junior          Calvert Hall, MD
Maryland State Champion
3rd National Preps
MIAA Champion
MD Catholic Invitational Champion
Annapolis Tournament Champion
42-6

112:Mike Carbonaro        Sophomore       Blair Academy, NJ
3rd National Preps
2nd St. Albans Invitational
Germantown Tournament Champion
29-4

119:Chris Hanlon          Senior          Calvert Hall, MD
Maryland State Champion
3rd National Preps
MIAA Champion
MD Catholic Invitational Champion
Annapolis Tournament Champion
44-3, 166 career wins

125:Steve Haver           Freshman        Peddie School, NJ
New Jersey State Champion
3rd National Preps
Mercersburg Inviational Champion

130:Ryan Thomas           Junior          The Hill School, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
6th National Preps 

135:Jeremy Berry          Sophomore       Mercersburg Academy, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
3rd National Preps
2nd Mercersburg Invitational 
Mid-Atlantic Conference Champion
46-4, career 91-8 

140:Jason Gorski          Senior          Blair Academy, NJ
New Jersey State Champion
3rd National Preps
3rd U.S. Open
Bethlehem Hurricane Classic Champion
St. Albans Invitational Champion
46-8

145:Ted Woodward          Senior          Westminster, GA
Georgia State Champion
Regional Champion
3rd Panther Invitational                                                             
3rd McCallie Invitational 
Southeastern Tournament Champion                                       
Perry Tournament Champion
48-3, 119 career wins                                         
                                      
152:Chris Ayers           Senior          Blair Academy, NJ
New Jersey State Champion
3rd National Preps
8th Mid-Atlantic Classic
3rd U.S. Open
6th Bethlehem Hurricane Classic
St. Albans Invitational Champion

160:Ryan Dorris           Senior          Haverford School, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
5th National Preps

171:Jonathan Neve         Junior          Germantown Academy, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
3rd National Preps
Germantown Invitational Champion
Gray Bee Invitational Champion
2nd Yellow Jacket Invitational
39-5

189:Daegan Smith          Senior          Bullis School, MD
2nd Maryland State Tournament
3rd National Preps
2nd Germantown Invitational
IAC Champion
43-6, career 106-35

215:Kevin Czaban          Senior          Germantown Academy, PA
Pennsylvania State Champion
3rd National Preps
Germantown Invitaional Champion
35-5, 123 career wins

275:Dennis Maguire        Senior          Archbishop Wood, PA
4th National Preps
Philadelphia Catholic League Champion
Sun Valley Tournament Champion
Moreland Tournament Champion
Bald Eagle Nittany Tournament Champion
36-4



Wrestler of the Year: John Giacche (Senior, Blair Academy)
John capped off his senior year with his fourth National Prep championship, 
becoming only the second wrestler ever to win four titles. He will continue 
his career next year at Northwestern University.



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