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Upper Weight Wrestler of the Year Spotlight: Delmar

Delmar has been on a mission. White was sixth in the state as a freshman then as a sophomore, if an injury did not derail his sophomore season after the Anne Arundel County Tournament, the former Chesapeake wrestlers would have been in the running for a state championship as he defeated eventual 4A/3A Champ, Old Mill’s RJ Duncan in the county finals.


This year, Archbishop Spalding’s Delmar White came into the season sitting in the No. 2 position in the Maryland State Rankings by Legacy Wrestling at heavyweight. At the beginning of the season, Loyola’s Luke Randazzo, was in the top spot.


His year long march towards Randazzo started at the Ray Oliver Tournament where he beat Cael DeNigris (Delaware Military Academy, DE), 5-1, in the finals. In addition, White also blanked DeMatha’s No. 8 Jorden Williams, 5-0, at Ray Oliver.



DeNigris’ work later in the season at the Neil Turner Tournament in Pennsylvania where he beat No. 24 Maxwell Roy (St. Joseph’s Prep, PA) would eventually land he and White in the Honorable Mention section of the Scorebook Live 285lb national rankings after Roy excelled at the PA state tournament.


DeNigris and White would meet again at the Beast of the East with DeNigris coming out ahead in this encounter, 6-5 in OT. Neither placed at the Beast with White’s other loss coming against Shepherd Turk (Thomas Jefferson, PA), 6-4 in OT.


A dual meet with Old Mill afforded White the chance to show last year’s 1-0 win over Duncan was not a fluke and he did so with an exclamation mark as he planted his rival in the opening period, 1:46. Another dual meet win came against No. 16 Sean Jewett (St. Mary’s Ryken) by fall in 55 seconds.


A trip to Pennsylvania for the Falcon Invitational saw White come in second, losing 5-4 in the tiebreaker frame to Central Bucks East’s Joe Collins. The MIAA Tournament was on the horizon now, with Randazzo and White receiving the top two seeds. The two giants did what was expected of them and collided in the finals where White picked up an unexpected fall over his soon to be rival, 3:53.


The state tournament provided a rematch between the two Titans and this one was more like what was expected the first time with White gaining the close win, 1-0. A third meeting between the two came in the National Prep consolation finals with White again coming out ahead of the Don. White’s loss at the preps came to national honorable mention James Bechter (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA).


The three wins over Randazzo coupled with some of his other accomplishments and landing in the national rankings led to White being named one of Legacy Wrestling’s Outstanding Upper Weights for the 2023-2024 season.


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