Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman
Whitman.jpg
Location:
Bethesda, MD
Coaches none
State championships
National championships 1983 NAC, 2008 NSC
Nationals appearances HSNCT: 2006-2008, 2010, 2011
PACE NSC: 2006-2010, 2012
Program status active

Walt Whitman High School is a public high school in Bethesda, MD.

Recent Years

The team consistently finished in second at local tournaments behind Richard Montgomery in 2006. That year, Andrew Kincaid, captain Zach Klitzman, Adam Marshall, and Buddy Sutton went 6-4 in the prelims and tied for 17th at the 2006 HSNCT, thus showing exactly how far a team composed of four (mostly) history players could go.

In 2007, the team had several second-place and semifinal finishes at local tournaments in the early stages of the season. With Shantanu Jha moving up to the A-team in late Winter, though, the team improved markedly, beating Gonzaga and future national champs Maggie Walker at the Maryland Spring Classic. Riding that momentum, Whitman finished in a surprising tie for fifth at the 2007 HSNCT.

In 2008, the A team, consisting of Shantanu Jha, Adam Marshall, Damjan Korac, and Daniel Brezina placed 3rd at HSNCT and 1st at the NSC.

Other former players include Douglas Graebner of the class of 2010.

Coach Jan Danis retired after the 2011 season and the team has remained active, appearing in at least fifteen tournaments since then including the 2012 NSC.

Succession of titles

NSC Champion
Preceded by
Year
Succeeded by
Maggie Walker
2008
Wilmington Charter

Succession of minor titles

NAC Champion
Preceded by
Year
Succeeded by
None
1983
Wheelersburg