Bel Air started the night with six pins and a forfeit to easily defeat visiting Bo Manor, 63-18, in an UCBAC wrestling dual meet.
The Bobcats couldn’t have asked for a better starting point, sending two-time defending state champion Brent Lorin out for the first match at 120 pounds.
Lorin, who has never lost a high school match, was in full control from the beginning against Joey Harlacker.
Lorin took Harlacker down quickly in the first period and racked up a series of back points. Then, 56 seconds into the second period, Lorin scored the pin.
“About the match, this season I’m trying to experiment with some new techniques,” Lorin said. “You have to build that foundation technique to keep with current levels of stuff, so I was trying some new techniques out there. Some were pretty successful, others I need to refine a little bit.”