Bel Air beats Fallston in early season dual meet

Anchored by 10 wins, including six by pin, the Bel Air wrestling team rolled over visiting Fallston, 54-18, Wednesday evening in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division dual meet.

The Bobcats lost the first bout of night, but won the next nine to take a large lead, before settling in for the final score.

"I thought that's about where it was," Bobcats head coach Craig Reddish said about the outcome. "They have a couple experienced guys up top, Austin [Rutkowski] and the heavyweight [Alex Helm]. The wrestling kind of played out how I thought."

Reddish, who celebrated his 300th career win last Friday, was right. Both Rutkowski (7-0 win at 195 pounds) and Helm (5:19 pin at 285) had wins for Fallston, but by the time they came the Bobcats had locked up the meet, dominating the light and middle weights.

The Bobcats first win came at 113, where David Ragan scored a takedown early and went on to pin Devin Hyman in 1:09. Gavin Rupprecht followed at 120 in even quicker time, stopping Chris Kennedy in 41 seconds.

Brady Stafford won 9-6 over Eric Baranoski at 126, but might have been aided by a clock that ran out in the final period. Stafford held a 9-1 lead late, but a reverse and subsequent back points made it 9-6 as time expired.

The Bobcats then got three straight second period pins; Ryan Beveridge, (132); Sam Guo, (138); and Cameron Watts (145).

John Cross took a forfeit for Bel Air at 152, as did Cyler Crawford at 220.

Pablo Chavarria had Bel Air's last pin at 160, beating Luke Reuter in 2:27. Grant Fleming then posted Bel Air's final contested win at 170. Fleming decisioned Gordy Reilley, 5-1.

"We graduated nine starters from last year's team, so were trying to rebuild a little bit obviously," Cougars head coach Andy Amasia said. "Still got several good wrestlers our team. Weight certifications hurt us a little bit this week."

In addition to the wins by Rutkowski and Helm, the Cougars other wins came from Donovan Hohman and Gabe Wagner. Hohman pinned Cody Seibel in 22 seconds at 106 and Wagner overcame a 4-1 third period deficit to beat Jack Jenkins, 6-5, at 182.

Huskies beat Tigers

Patterson Mill also won its Chesapeake Division meet easily, beating host Rising Sun, 54-24.

The Huskies won nine bouts, seven contested and two forfeits.

The Huskies first win came at 113 with Colin MCDonald winning by pin. Brent Iwanowski followed with a pin at 120. Connor Allmon, 132, Jake Nikkila, 138, also recorded pins.

The pinning continued at 152 with Juan Bustamante and finished with two final pins at 182 and 195, from Andrew Wilkinson and Joe King, respectively.

Eric Eckstein, 220, and Brian Whitby, 285, were both awarded forfeits.

Cobras beat Hawks

In Susquehanna Division action at North Harford, the Cobras of Harford Tech and Hawks split the 14 matches, seven wins apiece, but Tech got the most out of its wins to take the meet, 39-30.

Six of the Cobras wins came by pin or forfeit. Andy Schwarz, 103; Sam Cook, 152; Andrew Butler, 160; and Caleb Warner, 285, each recorded falls. Andrey Kalwa won an 8-4 decision over Gary Martin at 138, while Zach Granese, 113, and Eric Cornelius, 195, each collected forfeits.

North Harford's Greg Fiackos, 170, and Steven Raynor, 182, were winners by pin and Bobby Otto accepted a forfeit at 132. The Hawks other wins were by decisions. Austin Mitchell won 8-6 over John Lechert at 120; Will Sadowski won 4-2 over Brendan Hayes at 126; Trevor Smith won 4-2 over Tyler Butler at 145; and Patrick Lawrence won 9-4 over Thomas Getachew at 220.

Rams fall at Elkton

In another Susquehanna Division meet, Edgewood lost at Elkton, 39-29.

The Rams won six bouts, including three by pin. Ariq Nixon pinned at 132, as did David Coates at 195 and Adonis McCoy at 220.

Shawn Kluchinsky won by tech fall at 170, while Breal Madison, 113, and James Brennan, 285, each won by 5-2 decision.

Other score

In one other Susquehanna meet, Havre de Grace defeated visiting Joppatowne, 42-30.

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