River Hill wrestling improves to 8-0 with dominant win at Reservoir

Reservoir's Michael Sullivan, top, grapples with River Hill's Cory Daniel in the 195-pound weight class match during a meet at Reservoir Jan. 8.
Reservoir's Michael Sullivan, top, grapples with River Hill's Cory Daniel in the 195-pound weight class match during a meet at Reservoir Jan. 8. (Staff photo by Brian Krista)

The River Hill juggernaut just keeps rolling along.

What began last fall with a football state championship, followed by the school's first wrestling state tournament title last winter and another football state championship this November, is continuing this winter as the River Hill wrestling team — which shares more than half a dozen athletes with the football team — has improved to 8-0 in the Howard County league (21-3 overall) with a tri-meet sweep at Reservoir (7-2, 7-3) Tuesday night.

"It's definitely good to have the success from last year to draw on, and obviously the football program is doing well. But it's a new team, it's a different team," said coach Brandon Lauer, whose team defeated Howard, 68-9, and Reservoir, 45-21. "We've got new faces, kids at different weights. It's new and different, and we're attacking it that way."

Tuesday night's match with third-place Reservoir started off ideally for the Hawks.

Brian Kirby (182, major), Cory Daniel (195, major), Logan Kirby (220, pin) and Justin Nestor (285, forfeit) — all who starred on the Hawks state championship football team — staked River Hill to a 20-0 lead.

"After football we went right into the wrestling room for training almost every day, lifting also," said Daniel, who is now 24-0. "That's been a huge contributor."

Then junior Michael Beck improved to 24-0 with another forfeit at 106. Beck has allowed only one point to an opponent all season, on an escape in the McDonogh Holiday Duals.

It wasn't until after senior 113-pounder Taariq Mohammed put on a nearfall clinic in a 14-4 major decision comeback victory that Reservoir finally put points on the board.

That's when the Gators rallied to win three of the next four bouts on major decisions by Trent Kilcarr (120) and Mason Kilcarr (132) and a pin by Hans Wicklein (138) to close the still sizable deficit to 36-14.

River Hill's win in that stretch was a pin by Patrick Linden at 126, and Lee Carter secured a 4-1 victory at 145 to clinch the Hawks' victory. Casey Guthier (152) followed that with River Hill's third pin of the match.

"We wrestled a tough team tonight. We were ready to rock and tried to get after them. We know that this has potential implications for the playoffs, so we wanted to come out and make a statement and wrestle hard," Lauer said. "I thought we did a pretty good job of wrestling hard and fighting for every point, every second."

The Gators, who closed the match out with back-to-back wins by Stephen Sims (160) and Wesley Beattie (170), knew that they had left some points on the mat, according to defending county champion Mason Kilcarr.

"We just weren't as motivated as they were," he said. "They are a solid team, but we're a young team that's growing and we're going to explode next year."

River Hill will next take on the field at the Franklin Invitational, Jan. 18 and 19 along with Centennial and Mt. Hebron. But a showdown at undefeated Glenelg also looms large on the horizon on Friday, Feb. 1.

"I can't wait. That'll be a huge match for us," Daniel said. "This is definitely a huge win for our team (but) it's just a first step in the success we hope to have over the rest of the season."

Each team also defeated Howard in the tri-meet. But the Lions, which took first place at the Charm City Duals in late December, got a pair of pins from Jared Rodriguez (182) on the night.

River Hill 68, Howard 9
170: Brian Kirby (RH) tech. Christopher Loiselle (Ho), 0:00/17-0. [5-0]
182: Jared Rodriguez (Ho) pin Bebe Kum (RH), 2:19. [5-6]
195: Cory Daniel (RH) pin James Billings (Ho), :39. [11-6]
220: Logan Kirby (RH) wbf. [17-6]
285: Justin Nestor (RH) wbf. [23-6]
106: Michael Beck (RH) wbf. [29-6]
113: Taariq Mohammed (RH) wbf. [35-6]
120: Ryan Erskine (RH) pin Dimitri Maokhamphiou (Ho), 1:47. [41-6]
126: Patrick Linden (RH) wbf. [47-6]
132: Bryan Crumback (Ho) dec. Sean Guthier (RH), 3-2. [47-9]
138: Lee Carter (RH) pin Robert Bruffey (Ho), 1:41. [53-9]
145: Patrick Gover (RH) wbf. [59-9]
152: Donovan Delore (RH) dec. Colin Hawes (Ho), 9-4. [62-9]
160: Casey Guthier (RH) pin Will Connelly (Ho), 2:48. [68-9]

River Hill 45, Reservoir 21
182: Brian Kirby (RH) maj. Brian Glueck (Re), 10-0. [4-0]
195: Cory Daniel (RH) maj. Michael Sullivan (Re), 14-2. [8-0]
220: Logan Kirby (RH) pin Bryan Lewis (Re), 1:44. [14-0]
285: Justin Nestor (RH) wbf. [20-0]
106: Michael Beck (RH) wbf. [26-0]
113: Taariq Mohammed (RH) maj. Troy Kilcarr (Re), 14-4. [30-0]
120: Trent Kilcarr (Re) maj. Ryan Erskine (RH), 17-3. [30-4]
126: Patrick Linden (RH) pin Joe Quattrone (Re), 4:51. [36-4]
132: Mason Kilcarr (Re) maj. Sean Guthier (RH), 12-3. [36-8]
138: Hans Wicklein (Re) pin Patrick Gover (RH), 3:57. [36-14]
145: Lee Carter (RH) dec. Paul Quattrone (Re), 4-1. [39-14]
152: Casey Guthier (RH) pin AJ Strott (Re), 2:36. [45-14]
160: Stephen Sims (Re) dec. Donovan Delore (RH), 6-1. [45-17]
170: Wesley Beattie (Re) maj. Brett Reisman (RH), 8-0. [45-21]

Reservoir 48, Howard 18
195: Michael Sullivan (Re) pin James Billings (Ho). [6-0]
220: Bryan Lewis (Re) wbf. [12-0]
285: double forfeit
106: double forfeit
113: Troy Kilcarr (Re) wbf. [18-0]
120: Trent Kilcarr (Re) pin Dimitri Maokhamphiou (Ho). [24-0]
126: Joe Quattrone (Re) wbf. [30-0]
132: Mason Kilcarr (Re) pin Bryan Crumback (Ho), 2:23. [36-0]
138: Hans Wicklein (Re) dec. Robert Bruffey (Ho), 2-1. [39-0]
145: Paul Quattrone (Re) wbf. [45-0]
152: Colin Hawes (Ho) pin AJ Strott (Re), 3:42. [45-6]
160: Will Connelly (Ho) pin Stephen Sims (Re).  [45-12]
170: Wesley Beattie (Re) dec. Christopher Loiselle (Ho), 12-5. [48-12]
182: Jared Rodriguez (Ho) pin Brian Glueck (Re), 4:46. [48-18]


Double winners
106: Michael Beck (RH) two forfeits
113: Taariq Mohammed (RH) forfeit, major
120: Trent Kilcarr (Re) major, pin
126: Patrick Linden (RH) forfeit, pin
132: Mason Kilcarr (Re) major, pin
138: Hans Wicklein (Re) pin, decision
145: Lee Carter (RH) pin, decision
152: Casey Guthier (RH) two pins
160: NA
170: Wesley Beattie (Re) major, decision
182: Jared Rodriguez (Ho) two pins / Brian Kirby (RH) tech, major
195: Cory Daniel (RH) major, pin
220: Logan Kirby (RH) forfeit, pin
285: Justin Nestor (RH) two forfeits

Around the league

 Oakland Mills 60, Centennial 15
106: Dakota Thompson (OM) wbf.
113: Julian Capino (OM) wbf.
120: Zach Hensley (OM) pin Matthew Nickell (C), 2:22.
126: Francis Zelidon (OM) dec. Sam Routt (C), 13-7.
132: Matthew Claxton (OM) pin Cody Vergel de Dios (C), 5:22.
138: Austin Kraisser (C) wbf.
145: Hutson Baumann (C) dec. Bradley Montecino (OM), 5-3 OT.
152: Sameh Boulos (C) pin Macklin Anderson (OM), 1:13.
160: Jaron Smith (OM) tech. Nick Shearin (C), 4:59/15-0.
170: Dylan Juskus (OM) maj. Bradley Fasulo (C), 11-3.
182: Robby Happy (OM) pin Joey Shapiro (C), 4:34.
195: Dominick Clark (OM) pin Steven Wysocki (C), 1:32.
220: Brandon Andrews (OM) wbf.
285: Roy Kadje (OM) wbf.

Mt. Hebron 51, Centennial 24
145: Hutson Baumann (C) pin Liam Curran (MH), 2:25.
152: Sameh Boulos (C) pin Eric Muccino (MH), 1:23.
160: Nick Lucchesi (MH) dec. Nick Shearin (C), 6-4.
170: Alex Hanson (MH) dec. Bradley Fasulo (C), 5-2.
182: Andrew Ansaldi (MH) pin Joey Shapiro (C), 1:17.
195: Steven Wysocki (C) pin Jacob Barke (MH), 2:40.
220: Ryan Hassan (MH) wbf.
285: Nicholas Suri (MH) wbf.
106: Josh Kendrick (MH) wbf.
113: Danny Lee (MH) wbf.
120: Jeff Hayden (MH) dec. Matthew Nickell (C), 10-4.
126: Brandon Wilson (MH) pin Sam Routt (C), 3:51.
132: Alexander Bisant (MH) pin Cody Vergel de Dios (C), 5:26.
138: Austin Kraisser (C) pin Jake Norton (MH), 2:31.

Oakland Mills 48, Mt. Hebron 25
106: Josh Kendrick (MH) pin Dakota Thompson (OM), 1:54.
113: Jeff Hayden (MH) pin Cody Thomas (OM), 3:03.
120: Zach Hensley (OM) wbf.
126: Brandon Wilson (MH) pin Francis Zelidon (OM), 5:11.
132: Matthew Claxton (OM) maj. Alexander Bisant (MH), 11-1. 
138: Aaron Wood (OM) dec. Jake Norton (MH), 8-7.  
145: Bradley Montecino (OM) tech. Liam Curran (MH), 3:24 15-0.
152: Macklin Anderson (OM) pin Eric Muccino (MH), 6:00.
160: Jaron Smith (OM) pin Nick Lucchesi (MH), 1:44.
170: Dylan Juskus (OM) pin Alex Hanson (MH), 4:22.
182: Robby Happy (OM) pin Matt Ansaldi (MH), 1:52.
195: Jacob Barke (MH) maj. Joseph Celtnieks (OM), 12-4. 
220: Ryan Hassan (MH) dec. Dominick Clark (OM), 8-5.
285: Roy Kadje (OM) pin Nicholas Suri (MH), 5:57.


Marriotts Ridge 51, Atholton 19
106: Romtin Habibi (MR) pin Sean Divver (A), 0:00.
113: Thomas Olsen (MR) pin William Brown (A), 3:46.
120: Will Parks (MR) dec. Alec Lewin (A), 5-3.
126: Josh Dickens (A) maj. dec. Austin Seaman (MR), 12-4.
132: Zach Moody (MR) dec. Scotty DeJames (A), 9-7.
138: Sam Bernard (A) pin Sam Deitemyer (MR), 1:53.
145: Philip Frazier (A) dec. Omar Delen (MR), 9-4.
152: Zachary Smith (A) pin Ben Switlick (MR), 2:58.
160: Michael Min (MR) dec. Lucas Conti (A), 9-5.
170: Lyle Fugate (MR) wbf.
182: Vincent Stout (MR) pin Brian Rodriguez (A), 1:14.
195: Chris Park (MR) wbf.
220: Scott Desautelle (MR) wbf.
285: Ryan Austin (MR) pin Christopher Davis (A), :51.

Hammond 54, Atholton 24
113: Henry Tin (Ha) pin (A) 2:38.
120: Alec Lewin (A) pin John Hedrick (Ha), 1:43.
126: Josh Dickens (A) dec. Darren Ketchum (Ha), 9-8.
132: Evan Nuss (Ha) pin Scotty DeJames (A), 3:17.
138: Anthony Solis (Ha) pin Sam Bernard (A), 4:46.
145: Philip Frazier (A) pin Sabir Shrestha (Ha), 2:54.
152: Zachary Smith (A) dec. Nicholas Johnson (Ha), 4-0.
160: Justin Taylor (Ha) pin Lucas Conti (A), 1:23.
170: Bryan Overton (Ha) wbf.
182: Brian Rodriguez (A) pin Brandon Wood (Ha), 2:47.
195: Justin Nelson (Ha) wbf.
220: Jeremy Nelson (Ha) wbf.
285: Marquise Myers (Ha) pin Christopher Davis (A), 2:29.
106: John Lowe (Ha) pin Sean Divver (A), 3:14.

Marriotts Ridge 53, Hammond 21
120: Will Parks (MR) pin John Hedrick (Ha), :33.
126: Darren Ketchum (Ha) pin Austin Seaman (MR), :51.
132: Evan Nuss (Ha) pin Caleb Wyatt (MR), 1:49.
138: Anthony Solis (Ha) pin Zach Moody (MR), 3:10.
145: Omar Delen (MR) pin Sabir Shrestha (Ha), :46.
152: Ben Switlick (MR) tech. Nicholas Johnson (Ha), 4:50/17-1.
160: Michael Min (MR) dec. Justin Taylor (Ha), 3-2.
170: Bryan Overton (Ha) dec. Lyle Fugate (MR), 8-1.
182: Vincent Stout (MR) pin Brandon Wood (Ha), :52.
195: Chris Park (MR) pin Derrick Lee (Ha), :27.
220: Culloty Desautelle (MR) pin Justin Nelson (Ha), 2:00.
285: Ryan Austin (MR) pin Marquise Myers (Ha), 1:43.
106: Romtin Habibi (MR) dec. John Lowe (Ha), 18-14.
113: Thomas Olsen (MR) pin Henry Tin (Ha), 5:44.


Glenelg 76, Long Reach 6
145: Pagnotta (G) pin Douglass (LR), :36.
152: Zoller (G) pin Gilbert (LR), :39.
160: Walter (G) wbf.
170: Pagnotta (G) pin Kim (LR), :41.
182: Baxter (G) pin Caset (LR), 1:45.
195: Twigg (G) wbf.
220: Burris (G) maj. williams (LR), 12-0.
285: Twigg (G) pin Stewart (LR), 1:26.
106: Null (G) wbf.
113: Hindman (LR) pin Winter (G), 5:13.
120: Griffie (G) wbf.
126: Shackelford (G) pin Landcaster (LR), 1:10.
132: Budock (G) wbf.
128: Carter (G) pin Kict (LR), 2:53.

Glenelg 37, Wilde Lake 18
160: Walter (G) tech. Black (WL), 15-0.
170: Morakinyo (WL) dec. Pagnotta, 7-3.
182: Baxter (G) dec. Franks (WL), 4-3.
195: Twigg (G) wbf.
220: Burris (G) dec. Hasse, 2-1.
285: Twigg (G) dec. Jones (WL), 11-5.
106: Null (G) pin McNeal (WL), :37.
113: Polonsky (WL) pin Winter (G), 1:13.
120: Griffie (G) dec. Eckley (WL), 4-2.
126: Andrews (WL) dec. Shackelford (G), 10-6.
132: Trinh (WL) dec. Budock (G), 3-1.
138: Carter (G) tech. Anderson (WL), 18-1.
145: Jackson (WL) dec. Pagnotta (G), 6-4.
152: Zoller (G) dec. Brown (WL), 4-3.

Wilde Lake 73, Long Reach 3

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