Patterson Mill wrestlers sweep Monday tri-meet

Fresh off of a solid weekend of wrestling at the Dundalk Duals, Patterson Mill continued to roll Monday in a tri-meet sweep at C. Milton Wright that included Harford Tech.

The Huskies beat Tech, 54-22, and CMW, 42-32. Tech edged CMW, 38-36, in the other match.

Leading the Huskies with two wins each were Collin McDonald, 113; Brent Iwanowski, 120; Jake Nikkila, 126; Matt Skiles, 160; Josh Holbrook, 170; Joe King, and Eric Eckstein, 220.

Andrew Butler was a double winner for Tech at 152, while CMW double winners were Nick Dimattia, 132; Mike Zito, 138; Spencer Hellman, 145-152; Doug Thier, 182; and Alan Dorsey, 285.

Huskies second at Dundalk

Patterson Mill wrestled to a runner-up spot in the 2014 Dundalk Duals with a 7-1 mark.

The Huskies won seven straight matches, before falling to champion Sparrows Point, 42-27, in the title match.

Patterson Mill's wins came over Patapsco, 52-21; Digital Harbor, 60-24; St. Mary's Ryken, 43-29; Woodlawn, 63-16; Dundalk, 60-21; Carver, 60-18; and Wise, 48-34.

Individually the Huskies had three undefeated champions. Collin McDonald went 8-0 at 113; Joe King went 6-0 at 195; and Eric Eckstein went 8-0 at 220.

Three Huskies placed second. Brent Iwanowski was 7-0 at 120; Jake Nikilla was 7-1 at 132; and Brian Whitby was 7-1 at 285.

Lawrence Swartz took third at 145 with a 6-2 record.

Patriots wrestle well

John Carroll wrestled at the National High School Association's Final 4 Duals at the York Expo Arena Saturday, nearly winning its pool against some tough competition.

The Patriots lost their pool by just two points, falling 34-32 to Wyoming Valley West, Pa. The Patriots also wrestled Dallastown, Pa. in pool action, winning 55-22. The 1-1 record put the Patriots up against other second place pool teams. The Patriots had no trouble, winning all three matches.

In the consolation round matches, John Carroll defeated West York, Pa., 56-24; Neshaminy, Pa., 44-24; and Bishop McDevitt, Pa., 40-27.

Austin Smith, 120, Hunter Ritter, 195, and Chris Almony, 170, were each 5-0. Mike McCabe, 106, and Austin Ross, 160, were both 4-1.

If the Patriots had won their pool, a meeting with the top team in the U.S., New Jersey's Blair Academy, was in order. Blair Academy beat Wyoming Seminary, Pa., 27-24, in the finals.

Battle at the Bridge tourney

Wrestlers from Harford Tech, Edgewood and Havre de Grace participated in Bo Manor's 'Battle at the Bridge' Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Tech had the best place finish among the 21 teams, placing 16th with 81 points. Edgewood was 19th with 59.5 and Havre de Grace, 20th with 50. St. George's Tech was crowned champion with 204 points.

Tech placed three wrestlers with Zach Granese (106), Andrey Kalwa (132), and Tyler Butler (145) each finishing fifth with a 4-2 records.

Jacob Nuce was the only Havre de Grace wrestler to place, taking sixth at 138.

Edgewood also had one place winner with Shawn Kluchinsky taking sixth at 160.

Eagles beat Mustangs

Aberdeen beat visiting C. Milton Wright, 45-33, Friday in a non-division dual meet. The Eagles had a 8-6 advantage in wins.

Dylan Lucas earned a forfeit for Aberdeen at 160 to get the meet started and the lead quickly grew to 12-0 with Frank Jiogo pinning CMW's Alex Dixon at 170.

Doug Thier picked up CMW's first win by forfeit at 182, but Aberdeen got another forfeit at 195 with Rocko Hillhouse accepting the win.

Aberdeen also won the two heaviest bouts, with CJ Allen pinning Mason Herzing at 220 and Adric Turner winning by decision over Alan Dorsey at 285.

CMW won at 106 with Ed Tomaskovic pinning Caleb Layton, but Aberdeen responded with consecutive pins at 113 and 120. Marcos Colon-Pappaterra stopped Jamison Bishop and Dylan Morris decked Jade Racioppi, respectively.

The Mustangs then won four straight bouts to send the match to a deciding conclusion. Mike Ritz pinned Harry Daghir at 126; Nick Dimattia decisioned Billy Morris, 4-2, at 132; Mike Zito pinned Evan Smith at 138; and Spencer Hellman pinned Ryan Schoenberger at 145.

Aberdeen's John Jones then wrapped up the win for Aberdeen at 152, pinning Ned Cassilly.

Cross leads Bobcats

The Bel Air wrestling team took its show on the road to Severna Park Thursday evening and left with a convincing 67-9 dual meet win.

The Bobcats won all but two matches, highlighted by John Cross' win at 152 pounds. His 3:26 pin of Rickey Walking was the 100th of Cross' high school career.

Cross is the eighth wrestler to reach 100 wins in school history and joins his two older brothers, Matt Cross 2008 (144 wins, first in Bel Air history) and Steve Cross 2011 (135 wins, second in school history), in the school's 100-win club.

David Reagan got the Bobcats rolling at 106, the first and fasted bout of the night. Reagan pinned Angie Milewski in just :20.

Severna Park earned the first of its two wins at 113, when McLean Lineman edged Gavin Rupprecht, 7-4. At 120, Kenny Scoggins accepted a forfeit for Bel Air and the Bobcats won eight more straight from there.

Brady Stafford, 126, and Ryan Beveridge, 132, each won decisions, 6-0 and 5-0, respectively.

Sam Guo added a 3:21 pin over Matt Vaillant at 138 and Cameron Watts also pinned at 145, stopping Christian Milke in 2:29. The next three wins came from Pablo Chavarria, 2-0 over Sal Schaner at 160; Grant Fleming, 3:22 fall over Trevor Bellotte at 170; and Jack Jenkins, 12-4 major decision over Kyle Craven at 182.

Josh Wade of Severna Park ended the Bobcats run at 195, pinning Nick Kutz in 3:19. The Bobcats then closed out the meet with back-to-back pins. Cyler Crawford decked Peter Murphy in 1:18 at 220 and brother Dakota Crawford pinned LJ Eubanks in 3:49 at 285.

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