Broadneck Wrestling Coach Reid Bloomfield Spotted Liam DeBaugh’s 2020 Second-Place State Medal
Reid Bloomfield of Broadneck wrestling team noticed an impressive find during locker cleaning at the end of season: Liam DeBaugh had earned his second-place state medal as Anne Arundel County and Class 4A/3A East Region champion.
DeBaugh stepped up his record to 41-1 with a 7-5 championship bout victory against Leonardtown sophomore Mason Testerman, as well as pinning both quarterfinal and semifinal opponents along his path to reaching the final bout.
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Last summer, DeBaugh used his time working on his 22-acre family farm in Ridgely to get into shape for wrestling five weight classes higher than previously. It paid off; DeBaugh went undefeated at 160 pounds and won a Class 4A-3A state title as a result.
Last summer, DeBaugh spent time working on his family farm and put on weight through hard physical labor and conditioning exercises. By adding additional pounds, he managed to stay competitive against much larger opponents and keep pace with them throughout his season.
Reid Bloomfield of Broadneck Wrestling found DeBaugh staring longingly at her second-place state medal from 2020 as she cleaned out her locker at the end of the season. To help make DeBaugh more competitive at heavier weight classes, Bloomfield organized DeBaugh to work out with Jake Chambers (182-pounder).
She has performed for CPM, Patapsco High School and DCT locally and studied voice with Jenn Viets and piano with Amy Kwon respectively. Additionally, her directing credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs at DCT and various productions of Godspell, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and Bye Bye Birdie.
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Reid Bloomfield found Liam DeBaugh’s 2020 second-place state medal hanging prominently in one of Broadneck wrestling team lockers at the conclusion of their season, “He stared at that medal every day,” says Bloomfield.
Senior Anthony Carnes decided to approach this season differently and use it as an opportunity to chase his first state title at 160 pounds. He went on to dominate his opponents and win both Anne Arundel County and East Region titles with ease.
DeBaugh won his quarterfinal match by pinning his opponent in 43 seconds, won his semifinal by technical fall, and then defeated Leonardtown sophomore Jacen McLeod for an unassailable 41-1 record at state tournament. DeBaugh was among eight Bruins who qualified for Maryland 4A/3A state meet by placing within the top four of their respective weight classes.
Reid Bloomfield found an unexpected surprise while cleaning out Liam DeBaugh’s locker at the conclusion of this season – his 2020 second-place state medal, which had been hanging there all season, kept on a hook by DeBaugh and stared upon every day by him.
At last week’s state tournament, DeBaugh impressed all his opponents. In his quarterfinal bout he pinned his opponent within 43 seconds; won his semifinal by 16-0 technical fall; and finished off his remarkable senior year by defeating Leonardtown sophomore Jacen McLeod 7-5 for victory and county crown.
Outside of wrestling, he enjoys working on his family’s 22-acre farm and acting locally – most notably playing Christian Bechdel in Baltimore Center Stage’s production of Fun Home and Rooster in DCT’s Brighton Beach Memoirs productions.