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.
Around the league
Urbana 42, Mt. Hebron 30
Josh Kendrick (113) earned a hardfought 8-4 decision over Alex Ngo, followed by pins by freshman Jimmy Hayden (120) and Jeff Hayden (126), to give the Vikings an early 15-0 lead, but Urbana stormed back with 18 straight points by team leaders Tyler Makosy, Jake Makosy and Morgan Way to take the lead.
Connor Strunk (152) and Ryan Hassan (220) also pinned for the Vikings.
South Carroll 48, Wilde Lake 27
Century 52, Long Reach 30
Atholton at Loyola
Wednesday, Dec. 4 result
Glenelg Country 57, Maryland School for the Deaf 18
220: Junaid Bhatti (GC) wbf.
285: Emanuel Curtis (GC) dec. DeBrian John (MD), 4-0.
106: Raj Malviya (GC) wbf.
113: Marcus Govan (MD) wbf.
120: double forfeit.
126: Adam Bothwell (GC) pin Juan Martinez (MD), :31.
132: Joseph Hoffman (MD) wbf.
138: Christian Vinyard (GC) pin Jefferey Navarro (MD), 1:59.
145: Eric Wootton (GC) pin Maverick Obermiller (MD), :40.
152: Eddie Howlette (GC) pin Miles Scotta (MD), :11.
160: Reid Chaconas (GC) wbf.
170: Brian Hersey (GC) wbf.
182: Demetrius Ravenell (GC) pin Brandon Garrett (MD), :27.
195: Jonathan Guzman (MD) wbf.