Torres gets title taste as Curley wins


Archbishop Curley sophomore Cameron Torres is not typical of most of his teammates, who virtually grew up wrestling in area junior programs.

"I didn't even know wrestling existed as a sport before high school," said Torres, 15, who came out for last year's team at coach Alan Gebhart's urging. "I went 3-14, but I went to camps, stayed with it. Now, I'm 6-2."

Torres' dedication paid off with yesterday's 112-pound title in Perry Hall's 18-team tournament. Down by three points with 11 seconds left, he headlocked North Carroll's Josh Trainor for a reversal, three near-fall points and a 10-8 win.

"It's the first time I've ever placed in a tournament, let alone won one," Torres said.

He was joined in victory by teammates Tyler Scarinzi (103), Daniel Miller (119), Phil Novak (130) and Dan Miller (171) as the 10th-ranked Friars (222.5 points) outdistanced seventh-ranked runner-up North Carroll (178.5) for the tournament crown.

Scarinzi had a first-period pin and beat two others by a combined 17-1, including Atholton's previously undefeated Rob Eloshway for the title. Daniel Miller had a pin and two decisions, the last by 5-1 over C. Milton Wright's Tom McCord. Novak had a pin and outscored three others by a combined 36-2, and Dan Miller had two pins and a 12-1 victory.

North Carroll's only titlist was Tim Hutchins (140). Down 3-2 entering the third period, Hutchins (9-1) scored a reversal and two near-fall points to win a battle of state runners-up, 6-3, over Eastern Tech's Chris Clark (7-2).

Wilde Lake (158 points) edged No. 12 Boys' Latin (139.5) for third place. Its champions were sophomore Zach Brown (189) and senior David Miles (215), who both scored first-period pins to rise to 8-0 and 7-1, respectively. Brown broke a 2-2 tie when he headlocked Loch Raven's Valentin Riazanov (11-0) for the pin in 1:37.

"I was nervous because he'd never been scored on," Brown said of Riazanov, who has nine pins and two technical falls. "I thought I'd give him a good match, but I didn't think I'd pin him."

Pacing Boys' Latin were Justin Fitch (160) and James Winn (275), who improved to 6-1 and 8-0, respectively.

Kenwood's titlists were Eric Robinson (135) and state champion Mason Krumholtz (152), who improved to 6-0 and, 5-0, respectively. Krumholtz won a battle of unbeatens, 9-4, over Boys' Latin's Grady Gamble (9-1), earning outstanding upper-weight honors.

Robinson improved his series lead to 3-1 over North Carroll's Tyler Macleod (7-1, seven pins) with a 6-2 win. Robinson successfully countered Macleod's cradle pinning hold, which the wrestler had used last year to overcome a 6-0 deficit in a 9-6 victory over Robinson.

Catonsville's Alex Broadwater (145, 9-0) won a battle of unbeatens, 19-8, over Boys' Latin's Marc DiPasquale (7-1), against whom he used four duck-under takedowns down the stretch.

Atholton's Jeff Zillmer (125) improved to 3-1, stunning Sparrows Point's Alex Weber (7-2), cradling him for the pin in 1:42 to earn outstanding lower-weight honors. Weber's only previous loss had been to Hereford state champ D.J. Scarponi, 4-2.

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