Guy Whidden

Although Guy Whidden grew up in nearby Pennsylvania, he has spent most of his adult life living in Frederick County, where he has had a great impact on athletics. After serving his country in World War II, parachuting into Normandy on D-Day with the 101st Airborne, he later achieved recognition as a competitor, a coach, and as an official in multiple sports. Whidden played baseball and boxed during his military service, was an outstanding collegiate wrestler, and coached or taught a wide-ranging variety of sports here in Frederick County. In appreciation of his helping to establish wrestling programs in several county high schools, the county wrestling trophy was named in his honor. Even though in his 90s, Whidden still swims and participates in track and field masters competition.