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The MDQx2 (formally the Mason-Dixon Quad) was started in 1991. The 2018 event will be the 28th Mason-Dixon Quad x 2. Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania will supply 2 teams each. Delaware and New Jersey will be represented by 1 team each. There are four matches scheduled per team. The MDQx2 is scheduled for 01/07/2018 at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills.
The long time Tournament Director is Mike Clemens. He is also a long time member on the Executive Board of the MSWA and has directed more MDQ events than anyone else. T
One other person that ought to be acknowledged for making this event a success over the years is Van Plocus, of PA USA Wrestling. He has attended all 27 of the previous MDQ events. This is an unbelievable record of support!
Maryland’s selections will alter from the process of the immediate past. The days, of the required wrestle-offs, are gone. A committee, of knowledgeable youth wrestling coaches, will make the team selections right after the Pre-CAWL Tournament in early Dec. 2017.
In the next few months, e-mail applications will be accepted. The committee will be evaluating the applications right up to the selection meeting. This process will have only one goal. We want to assemble the very best TWO Maryland, folkstyle, USAW State Teams. Nothing less will be acceptable. Regardless, of who may have entered at a weight, please apply your wrestler. These teams are very fluid, and replacements are often needed.
MASON-DIXON QUAD (thru 2017)
The MSWA has hosted the Mason-Dixon Quad for over 28 years. This is one of the toughest dual meet tournaments in our region for middle-school wrestlers up to 14 years old. Though it only has four teams, the teams from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland have consistently been represented by great wrestlers. Many have gone on to high school and College All-American status. Mack Lewnes, Ryan Herwig, Todd Beckerman and Evan Silver are just some of the great wrestlers who have represented Maryland for this event. Some out-of-state standouts have been Brooks Black, the Alton brothers, the Greys, the Kindigs, Guzzo, Villalonga and more.
In recent history, 4 Mason Dixon Quad participants, Jordan Oliver, Frank Molinaro, Quentin Wright, and Bubba Jenkins went on to win multiple NCAA Championships and Maryland’s own Kyle Snyder participated and recently won the Olympic Gold Medal!
The 2018 event will be held on Sunday, January 7th at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD.
Weigh-ins are 7-8:00 am
Wrestling begins at 9:00 am
Round 1, MD1(Red) – DE
Round 2, MD1(Red) – VA2
Round 3, MD1(Red) – PA1
Round 1, MD2(Black) – PA2
Round 2, MD2(Black) – VA1
Round 3, MD2(Black) – NJ
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