BY RANDY MCROBERTS, email@example.com
2:33 PM EST, December 6, 2012
The Havre de Grace wrestling team got its season off to a good start Wednesday, beating host Edgewood, 54-30, in dual meet action.
The Warriors won nine of 14 bouts, highlighted by seven pins. Three of the pins for the Warriors were in less than a minute.
Shawn Collins had the quickest work, needing just 46 seconds at 126 pounds. Nick Scarborough pinned in 48 at 182 and Jake Nuce ended his match in 49 at 152.
Three other Warrior matches ended in first period pins as well. Ryley Armstrong won in 1:31 at 113, while Jacob Sweigart won in 1:46 at 132. Justin Wolbert also posted a 1:13 fall time at 220.
The other Warrior wins came by forfeit at 106 (Veronica Bernardi) and 138 (Ryan Wilson).
Edgewood had four pins among its five wins. Noel Spencer won in 39 seconds at 120 and Shawn Kluchinsky was a second better at 170, pinning in 38. The Rams also got pins at 160 in 3:16 and 195 in 3:23.
James Brennan won by forfeit at 285.
Huskies lose at Bo
Patterson Mill opened its season as well Wednesday, falling at Bo Manor, 42-30. The Huskies were winners in six matches.
Bryan Miser earned the first win at 138, pinning Erik Thomas in 1:28. Jason Noss followed at 152 with another fall, stopping Matt Sciamanna in 1:32.
David Mitchell was a forfeit winner at 170 and Connor McLeod was a 6-2 winner over Sean Statler at 182.
The Huskies final two wins came at 220 and 285. Eric Eckstein pinned Luke Ford in 2:43 at 220 and Mark Reuter edged Keiran Dunn, 1-0, at 285.
Patriots begin season
John Carroll took its show on the road to Newark, N.J., Saturday and came away tournament runners-up. Despite having entered wrestlers in only 10 of the 14 weight classes, came away with an impressive showing, behind the second team in the USA Wrestling polls, Pennsylvania's Wyoming Seminary. John Carroll's 156 points were well behind Seminary (269), but well ahead of Malvern Prep (102.5) and the host school, New Jersey's St. Benedict's Prep (94.5) and the 12 other teams in the field.
Leading the way for the Patriots was senior George Weber, who won the 145 title. Senior Scott Strappelli lost his finals bout in overtime in the 132 weight class. John Carroll's other finalist was freshman Austin Smith at 113. The other Patriot placer was CJ Skokowski, third at 106.