All Time Top 175 Maryland Athletes

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by rodndtube, May 17, 2012.

  1. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    The Baltimore Sun has been running a newspaper column series the past month or so counting down the top 175 athletes in or from Maryland as part of celebrating 175th anniversary of the paper. The past 10 days have featured the countdown of the Top 10.

    I am very disappointed not to see Ocean City bodyboarder Jay Reale included in the Top 175 Maryland athletes. In summary: He is the first-ever pro bodyboarder from the east coast. He dominated amateur bodyboarding on the east coast until moving to California in 1987. During that time, he amassed 4 Eastern Surfing Association Championship titles. He was U.S. Amateur Champ in 1986, and won the Morey Nationals in 1984 and 1986.

    Babe Ruth and Johnny Unitas each shared listings as #1/#2 in the popular vote and columnist's assessment.
  2. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Jay def needs to be on that list. Who's the douche who created it?

  3. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    not to mention Jay currently competes in Iron Man races!
  4. asharkinslacks

    asharkinslacks Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2012
    yeah man boogie boarding is on par with professional baseball and football...

    what were they thinking?!