Reservoir and Glenelg were the big winners Thursday on opening night of the 2013-2014 Howard County wrestling season.
The Gators got an early jump in the race for the league championship, taking out Centennial, 55-22, on the strength of pins by Tyler Ponton (120, :45), Trent Kilcarr (126, 3:21), Mason Kilcarr (138, 1:24), Wes Beattie (182, :45) and Michael Sullivan (285, 3:54).
Sam Boulos (152, 3:16), Steven Wysocki (195, 3:12) and Carlos Lucero (220, 2:44) got the pins for the Eagles, while defending county champion and state finalist Austin Kraisser (145) blanked Reservoir's Hans Wicklein in a battle between top wrestlers.Reservoir 55, Centennial 22
138: Mason Kilcarr (Re) pin Sam Routt (C), 1:24.
145: Austin Kraisser (C) maj. Hans Wicklein (Re), 9-0.
152: Sameh Boulos (C) pin Paul Quattrone (Re), 3:16.
160: AJ Strott (Re) dec. Bradley Fasulo (C), 2-0.
170: Stephen Sims (Re) maj. Joseph Shapiro (C), 11-2.
182: Wesley Beattie (Re) pin Niall Musonda (C), :45.
195: Steven Wysocki (C) pin Sean Kim (Re), 3:12.
220: Carlos Lucero (C) pin Shawn Hamilton (Re), 2:44.
285: Michael Sullivan (Re) pin Tyler Boettcher (C), 3:54.
106: Dalton Kleinhen (Re) wbf.
113: Connor Tayman (Re) wbf.
120: Tyler Ponton (Re) pin Amro Narmouq (C), :45.
126: Trent Kilcarr (Re) pin Matthew Nickell (C), 3:21.
132: Troy Kilcarr (Re) wbf.
Glenelg, which is expected to battle Reservoir and River Hill for the league championship, made a statement by handling private school powerhouse Archbishop Spalding, 42-31. Craig Burris' pin at heavyweight clinched the Gladiators victory in the final bout of the match. Freshmen Garrett Murray (120) and Michael Autry (152), a pair of Warhawk junior league veterans, were impressive in their Gladiator debut, also scoring pins, along with sophomore Parker Griffie.
106: Van Beiser (AS) fall Colonello (G)
113: Goray (AS) maj. Sam Kraus (G)
120: Garrett Murray (G) pin Quick/Lamore
126: Parker Griffie (G) pin Quick/Lamore
132: Van Scoyoc (AS) pin Principe (G)
138: Matt Pente (AS) pin Austin Pagnotta (G)
145: Mike Budock (G) dec. Pearson (AS)
152: Michael Autry (G) pin Mardirossian (AS)
160: Logan Breitenbach (AS) wbf.
170: Troy Walter (G) dec. Lucente (AS)
182: Jacob Parker (AS) dec. Joe Zoller (G)
195: Scuderi (G) wbf.
220: Austin Twigg (G) wbf.
285: Craig Burris (G) pin Krezmer (AS)
Glenelg will visit Reservoir Tuesday, Dec. 10, for an early season showdown.