A pair of defending Howard County wrestling champions — Atholton's Pat Mullens (170) and Reservoir's Mason Kilcarr (132) — continued their strong starts to the 2012-2013 season by taking home Outstanding Wrestler awards Dec. 15. Mullens earned the award at the Joppatowne Duals, pinning six of his seven opponents with one forfeit, while Kilcarr took home his prize from the Oakdale Bear Cave Brawl.
Despite forfeiting five weight classes in each match, Atholton finished 4-3 at the Joppatowne tournament.
Philip Frazier (145), Zach Smith (152) and Jay Chung (160) joined Mullens with perfect 7-0 records.
The Gators placed fifth as a team at the Oakdale tournament, with strong finishes by Tyler Ponton (106, 2nd), Michael Sullivan (195, 2nd), Troy Kilcarr (113, 3rd), Trent Kilcarr (120, 3rd), Joe Quattrone (126, 5th) and Hans Wickein (132, 5th).
Hammond finished 1-8 at the Keaser Duals at North County High School, with the following results:
- Liberty 40, Hammond 25
- North County 55, Hammond 21
- Northern 57, Hammond 9
- Thomas Stone 54, Hammond 24
- Century 53, Hammond 30
- Eleanor Roosevelt 39, Hammond 34
- Hammond 50, Harford Tech 27
- Franklin 53, Hammond 24
- Walt Whitman 42, Hammond 36
Friday, Dec. 14, dual meet results
River Hill 59, Severna Park 21
113: Taariq Mohammed (RH) wbf.
120: Ryan Erskine (RH) wbf.
126: McClain Linehan (SP) dec. Patrick Linden (RH), 8-3.
132: Lee Carter (RH) pin Christian Mielke (SP), 1:57.
138: Willie Cramer (SP) pin Sean Guthier (RH), 1:00.
145: Patrick Gover (RH) pin Andrew Giganti (SP), 4:27.
152: Casey Guither (RH) tech. Paul Kalafos (SP), 0:00/17-2.
160: Sam Ziff (SP) pin Donovan Delore (RH), 3:26.
170: Jeff Zanders (SP) pin Sebastian Ames (RH), 3:54.
182: Brian Kirby (RH) pin Matt Meyers (SP), 4:14.
195: Cory Daniel (RH) pin DeAngelo Tubaya (SP), 0:47.
220: Logan Kirby (RH) pin Jake Farantta (SP), 1:50.
285: Justin Nestor (RH) wbf.