Bel Air started the night with six pins and a forfeit to easily defeat visiting Bo Manor, 63-18, in an UCBAC wrestling dual meet.
The Bobcats couldn’t have asked for a better starting point, sending two-time defending state champion Brent Lorin out for the first match at 120 pounds.
Lorin, who has never lost a high school match, was in full control from the beginning against Joey Harlacker.
Lorin took Harlacker down quickly in the first period and racked up a series of back points. Then, 56 seconds into the second period, Lorin scored the pin.
“About the match, this season I’m trying to experiment with some new techniques,” Lorin said. “You have to build that foundation technique to keep with current levels of stuff, so I was trying some new techniques out there. Some were pretty successful, others I need to refine a little bit.”
Lorin’s pin started a string of falls, six to be exact. Sincere Montgomery followed at 126, needing just 53 seconds and Jacob Reed finished his match in 3:01.
Shy-Ello Mosley added a pin in 3:23 at 138 and Grant Cole stopped Jacob Port in 2:45 at 145.
David Abboud then took care of Keenan Smith at 152 in the quickest match of the night. Abboud pinned Smith in 16 seconds.
The Bel Air wins continued at 160 with Liam Bowers accepting a forfeit to increase the Bel Air lead to 42-0.
Bo Manor halted the Bobcats run with wins at 170 and 182. At 170, Bel Air’s Mike Dinan had a 6-4 lead in the third period, but Mason Kist turned Dinan over for the pin in 4:56.
At 182, Bo Manor’s Luke Brannon didn’t need as much time, pinning Jarritt Stencil in 1:17.
The Bobcats got back in the win column at 195 with Derek Freund. Freund was locked in a 6-6 tie with Jake Harris, but used three back points and a timely takedown to win, 11-8.
Jack Brink followed at 220 for Bel Air, pinning Ian Artees in 5:51. Brink had built up a 6-0 lead.
Bo Manor’s final win came at 285 with Ethan Reeves pinning Dan Weissert in :38.
Bel Air closed the meet with pins from Trevor Lorin (1:53) at 106 and Troy Dureza (2:33) at 113.
“Tonight against Bo Manor, exciting win for us here at Bel Air High School,” Bobcats coach Craig Reddish said. “It was nice to see Bo Manor with a full lineup tonight. Tonight was a good showing.”
Warriors beat Elks
Havre de Grace won 10 weight classes to beat host Elkton, 57-12. The meet included a pair of double forfeits at 106 and 160.
The Warriors had four wrestled wins and six more by forfeit.
Jesse Hudler won by pin in 5:42 over Kyle Abosh at 126 and Gavin Lloyd added a 6-2 decision win at 132.
At 145, Thomas Kucharski pinned Diandre Manlove in 3:12 and Jesse Fenner added the fourth contested win at 285, pinning Matt Johnson in :24.
The forfeits were won by Skylar Rupe, 113; Alex Lloyd, 138; Michael Sweigart, 152; Chris Boyd, 170; Quentin Bushyager, 182; and Ben Long, 195.
Panthers beat Mariners
Joppatowne forfeited away six matches and won three of the eight wrestled in an 65-15 loss to visiting Perryville.
Antoine Billinger earned the first win at 120, beating Nikolas Weatherington, 13-6. Nathan Winters added a pin at 132, stopping Conner Huntzberry in 1:20.
The final Joppatowne win came at 195 with Chris Kalambihis pinning Phillip White in 4:39.
All five Perryville wrestled wins ended in pin.
Cougars lose two
Fallston wrestled a tri-meet at North East that included Rising Sun and lost both meets.
The Cougars fell to North East, 62-15, and Rising Sun, 48-30. Logan Mullaney was the only Cougar to post wins in both meets.
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