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Wed, Oct 04


Owings Mills

Ray Oliver Tournament

McDonogh's annual Christmas Tournament was renamed in 1992 to honor Raymond B. Oliver. Ray Oliver began wrestling as a 7th grader at McDonogh School in 1934.

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Ray Oliver Tournament
Ray Oliver Tournament

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 05, 2023, 7:00 PM

Owings Mills, 8600 McDonogh Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA

About the event

Oliver was an EIWA finalist in 1944 for the Midshipmen and cites his coach at Annapolis, Ray Swartz, as a great influence in his decision to coach and teach.  Oliver modestly calls himself, "just another coach with a winning record", how good that record was is lost to posterity after a fire swept through the McDonogh School Field House. He was honored by McDonogh naming its "Character in Wrestling" Award after him.  In 1992 Oliver was presented with the Johnny Eareckson Memorial Wrestling Award, presented to that individual who has demonstrated those qualities of inspiration and distinguished service to the Maryland Wrestling Committee, as exemplified by Johnny Eareckson. A charter member of the Maryland Wrestling Officials Association, Oliver officiated from 1954 to 1981, serving as MWOA president six times.  He also officiated in the EIWA for 16 years, 1961 to 1976. Raymond B. Oliver is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award in recognition of years of dedication to the development of leadership and citizenship in young people through the sport of wrestling.


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