Wrestling: HdG's Vancheri wins title in 20th Edgewood Invitational

Edgewood High School was the site for the Rams 20th Invitational Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday for seven competing teams.

Other than host Edgewood, Havre de Grace was the only other county participant in the event, won easily by Wilde Lake. The Wildecats placed 13 wrestlers, including six champions and the tourney's outstanding lower weight award winner Alex Polonsky at 113 pounds.

Wilde Lake racked up 221 points over runner-up Woodlawn's 130. Baltimore Lutheran was third with 112 and Patterson fourth at 110. Calvert Hall was fifth with 96.5, while Havre de Grace was sixth with 79 and Edgewood seventh at 59.5.

Havre de Grace heavyweight Jesse Vancheri highlighted the Havre de Grace efforts, pinning his way to the 285-pound title. In doing so, Vancheri received the tournament's outstanding upper weight award.

The Warriors also had five other wrestlers place fourth or better. Josh Nuce and Tommy Butler both placed third, at 132 and 138, respectively. Picking up fourths for the Warriors were Ryley Armstrong, 106; Ryan Wilson, 126; and Daniel Peters, 145.

Edgewood didn't have any champions, but did place seven wrestlers fourth or better, led by Marcus Gash, who was runner-up at 160.

Noel Spencer, 120, and Sam Cantler, 220, each placed third, while picking up fourths were Langston Gash, 113; Jairr Jones, 132; Shawn Kluchinsky, 152; and Vinny Pugliese, 195.

Huskies are third

Patterson Mill posted a 6-2 record at the Dundalk Duals Friday and Saturday to finish third. Mount Vernon of Alexandria, Va., was first at 8-0 and Sparrows Point was second at 7-1.

Patterson lost to both Mount Vernon, 69-10, and Sparrows Point, 40-33.

Patterson Mill's wins came over Carver, 56-18; Edmondson, 51-27; Fort Hill, 48-24; Kenwood, 64-15; Digital Harbor, 78-0; and Dundalk, 54-15.

Corey Myers highlighted the Huskies efforts, taking first at 195 pounds with a 7-0 mark. Thomas Trzeciak took second at 132 as did Jason Noss at 138.

Taking thirds for Patterson Mill were Erick Eckstein, 220; Jake Nikkila, 126; and Tyler Mackechnie, 182.

The Huskies have a 7-1 dual meet season record, a 15-7 tournament record and a 22-7 overall record.

In a dual meet last Wednesday, Patterson Mill knocked off host North East, 50-21.

Winners for the Huskies were Will Urban, 113; Mark Mossa, 120; Trzeciak, 145; Nick Roney, 152; Devakar Sinha, 160; Ryan Zwirlien, 170; Mackechnie, 182; Myers, 195; and Connor Mcleod, 285.

Cobras get win

Harford Tech picked up a non-league dual win Friday, beating visiting Chesapeake-AA, 51-29.

Tim Torre got the Cobras off a fast start at 160, pinning in 3:56, while teammate Cody Roth followed suit at 170, decking Seth Fisher in 1:25.

At 182, Amari Jones added a 19-15 decision for Tech to increase the lead to 15-0, while at 195, Dillon Brush added a third period pin for a 21-0 lead.

Chesapeake's first points came by forfeit at 220, but Tech heavyweight Will Hughes countered that with a 1:16 pin at 285. Leslie Ramos accepted a forfeit for Tech at 106 for a commanding 33-6 lead, but Chesapeake made a little run with three wins, a technical fall and two pins over the next four weight classes.

Tyler Granese squeezed out the Tech win among the Chesapeake teams, winning by pin in 3:49 at 120. Freshmen Tyler Butler, 138, and Andrew Butler, 145, closed out the Tech wins with a pin and forfeit, respectively.

Chesapeake picked up a forfeit win at 152 to close out the meet.

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