1st Outdoor Wrestling Match Coming To Anne Arundel County

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The Annapolis High School Panthers will visit the Old Mill High School Patriots Thursday in Millersville for the county’s first outdoor wrestling match. The schools’ logos are shown above. (Courtesy of Anne Arundel County Public Schools)

Press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools:

Student-athletes from Annapolis and Old Mill high schools will make history Thursday night, December 21, when they engage in the first-ever outdoor high school wrestling match in Anne Arundel County.

The event, which features only varsity wrestlers, begins at 5 p.m. at Bob Golliday Field on the Old Mill High School campus. The wrestling mat will be stationed close to the bleachers for optimum viewing. No spectators will be allowed on the track or the field.

“This is an event veteran AACPS wrestling coach Jim Grim has talked about for some time, and we are glad to be able to finally do it,” Anne Arundel County Public Schools Coordinator of Athletics Clayton Culp said. “Coach Grim’s staff, Old Mill High School Athletic Director Pat Carey and Principal Alison Mikeska, and parent volunteers have worked through many, many logistics to make this possible. Weather permitting, we’ll be ready to go due to their innovation and dedication. Our wrestling community is excited to showcase their program in this unique way.”

Heaters will be available for wrestlers who are competing, but fans are urged to dress for the conditions.

If there are weather conditions that make it unsafe to compete outside, the match will be moved inside the main gymnasium and will start at 6 p.m.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased through the GoFan app. As is the case with all AACPS athletics events, tickets will not be sold at the gate. The match will also be broadcast live on the NFHS network. Subscriptions can be purchased online.

The stadium concession stand will be open and will sell a limited number of items.


This press release was produced by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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At 5pm today the temperature is supposed to be approximately 40 degrees, and the sun will be going down. They changed the schools starting time so the students wouldn't have to get up early and go to school in the dark. But someone thought this was a good idea, just plug in some heaters, outside. You got to wonder where the common sense ran off to, but it's understandable why it ran off.

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