Rowell missed the entire regular season while recovering from surgery, but returned just in time for the postseason.
Overton defeated a defending county champion — Atholton's Pat Mullens — to get his title.
"I knew he was fast, I knew he was strong, I knew he was going to come at me quick and that's exactly what he did. So I tried to play it safe for a little bit and it didn't quite work so I just started going at him," said Overton, who scored the winning reversal with one second left in the second period. "I knew I had about 30 seconds left, and I had to pull something out because I needed the points. I rolled him and put him on his back."
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Howard County wrestling tournament finals
106: River Hill's Michael Beck dec. Mt. Hebron's Jeff Hayden, 4-2.
113: River Hill's Taariq Mohammed pin Glenelg's Chris Winter, 2:40.
120: Oakland Mills' Zach Hensley maj. Reservoir's Trent Kilcarr, 9-1.
126: Wilde Lake's Jordan Trinh dec. River Hills Sean Guthier, 1-0.
132: Reservoir's Mason Kilcarr pin Wilde Lakes Daniel Andrews, 5:51.
138: Centennial's Austin Kraisser pin Glenelg's Ryan Carter, 5:03.
145: Wilde Lake's Malik Jackson dec. Mt. Hebron's Connor Strunk, 7-3.
152: Mt. Hebron's Joe Kendrick dec. Centennial's Sameh Boulos, 3-0.
160: Hammond's Bryan Overton dec. Atholton's Pat Mullens, 3-2.
170: Wilde Lake's Tola Morakinyo* pin Glenelg's Anthony Pagnotta, 1:06.
182: River Hill's Brian Kirby dec. Oakland Mills' Dominick Clarke, 4-3.
195: River Hill's Cory Daniel maj. Oakland Mills' Robby Happy, 14-5.
220: River Hill's Logan Kirby dec. Mt. Hebron's Ryan Hassan, 2-0.
285: Glenelg's Sean Twigg dec. Oakland Mills' Roy Kadje, 3-1 OT.
106: Tim Null (G) dec. Troy Kilcarr (Re), 5-2.
113: Noah Polonsky (WL) pin Matthew Nickell (C), 2:22.
120: Parker Griffie (G) dec. Brandon Wilson (MH), 6-2.
126: Joe Quattrone (Re) dec. Zack Shackelford (G), 3-1.
132: Lee Carter (RH) dec. Michael Budock (G), 2-1.
138: Anthony Solis (Ha) pin Hans Wicklein (Re), 4:06.
145: Austin Pagnotta (G) dec. Bradley Montecino (OM), 5-2.
152: Sam Rowell (Re) dec. Troy Walter (G), 8-1.
160: Jaron Smith (OM) pin Nick Lucchesi (MH), 3:52.
170: Wesley Beattie (Re) dec. Lyle Fugate (MR), 9-3.
182: Jared Rodriguez (Ho) inj. def. Vincent Stout (MR), :56.
195: Austin Twigg (G) maj. Chris Park (MR), 15-5.
220: Michael Sullivan (Re) dec. Craig Burris (G), 2-0.
285: Justin Nestor (RH) dec. Ne'co Jones (WL), 5-3.