Aberdeen defeats Edgewood


Aberdeen won its seventh straight Harford County Wrestling Championship last night at Fallston High School with a decisive victory over Edgewood, 189-130.

The Eagles, three-time state Class 1A-2A champions, qualified seven wrestlers for the finals and took five individual titles.

Matt Slutzky, son of Eagles coach Dick Slutzky and a two-time defending county, regional and state champion, pinned all three of his opponents to take the 135-pound title. In the county final, the junior, 25-1 and ranked No. 1 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, pinned Edgewood's Bill Carr in one minutes, 9 seconds.

In the next match, Dan Osorio, 26-0 and ranked No. 2 by the MSWA at 140, beat Fallston's Max Dodd, 7-0.

The Eagles also got the expected victory from Zack Fowl at 112. Fowl, 24-2 and ranked third by the MSWA at 103, took a 4-2 decision of Edgewood's Minh Dang.

A couple of surprise winners also helped the Eagles. Brett Johnson won at 103 pounds while Aaron Wanless took the

heavyweight title.

Bel Air had three individual winners in Scott Birth at 119, Jeff Allan at 145 and Tim Gross at 189.

For runner-up Edgewood, Keith Spurlin won his third county title at 152 and Brian Kocur won at 130 pounds. The Rams suffered a major blow when Ty Long, top-seeded at 103 and ranked No. 2 by the MSWA, failed to make weight.

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