There isn’t much Centennial wrestler Nathan Kraisser hasn’t done on a high school wrestling mat.
He has won three county, region and state titles, countless open tournaments and All-American status. But one of the biggest accomplishments by the rising senior came this summer, when he verbally committed to wrestle for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels after his senior season.
Passing over the University of Maryland stomping ground of four-time state champ Josh Asper, and the Virginia Tech bound multi-state champs Lex Ozias and Bubba Scheffel, Kraisser instead committed to the Tar Heels, stating he liked the coaching staff and his future teammates.
Undefeated in his last 63 high school matches, Kraisser went a perfect 41-0 in the 2010-2011 season, and was among the most notable wrestlers out of the Baltimore area in this summer’s Fargo National. Representing Centennial high school with All-American status in Greco-Roman Freestyle, placing fifth and fourth, respectively, Kraisser sealed his fourth-straight summer of being an All-American.
Over the last three years, the Maryland National Team has brought back 35 All-Americans (placing eighth or higher in their respective weightclass), and crowned another eight in 2011 through the Greco-Roman and Freestyle divisions.
The Wrestlers prepared for the national tournament with the “Path to Fargo” events, sponsored by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, wrestling through a state tournament, East Coast Duals, training at the Kolat Facility and holding training camps at the University of Maryland, the United States Naval Academy and American University.
Last Updated (Monday, 01 August 2011 11:40)