Mustangs demonstrate depth and crown a pair of champions


by Billy Loverocket

C. Milton Wright ended Bel Air’s six-year stranglehold on the UCBAC Conference Wrestling Tournament title, on Saturday at Edgewood High School. Finally, a new school would pose with the trophy and be called UCBAC Conference Champions.

Wright’s performance was more solid than spectacular, highlighting their depth more than star power, as the Mustangs rolled to 49-point victory over Patterson Mill, 224-175. Those previously untouchable Bobcats finished third (158).

CMW put 12 wrestlers onto the podium, but only two as champions, No. 5 Staki Gourgoulianis (120) and No. 3 James Riveira (126). Staki dominated No. 22 Kyle Pulket (Patterson Mill) to the tune of a 12-0 blanking in the finals for his first UCBAC gold.

Riveira claimed his third crown with a 2:42 pin versus No. 13 Jeffrey Leonard (Perryville). The junior is seeking his third region title this coming weekend, with an eye towards a third 4A/3A state championship in March.

Settling for Silver for were Juan Ortega (132), Carter Goscinski (138) and Logan Dvorak (182). The unranked Dvorak pinned No. 23 Nathan David (Perryville) in the semifinals, 1:17.

Demetrios Gourgoulianis picked up bronze at 106 for the Mustangs. Roy Hooe (113), Christian Trombley (160) and Trey Lindsey (195) finished fourth. Placing fifth were Andrew Van Syckle (145), Mark Hopkins (152) and Cameron Wood (285).

Patterson Mill and fourth-place North Harford (155 points) had the most champs in the field with three each. At 132, Brian Wheatley booked the Huskie’s first title squeezing by Wright’s Ortega, 5-4. No. 12 Connor Morton (182) and No. 15 Mason Sprinkel (285) both won their first crowns as seniors. Morton downed Bel Air’s Matt Conroy, 7-5, and Sprinkel pinned No. 21 Fola Kolawole (Joppatowne), 5:19.

North Harford saw the return of two-time state placer, No. 13 Josh Mitchell to the lineup. An out of season injury was expected to shelve the senior, but he was able to work his way back for the postseason. Mitchell won his third UCBAC honor with a first period pin of the home school’s Kyle Brown, 1:03.

No. 4 Teddy Stinson won his first championship wearing a CMW singlet a season ago. An off-season moved landed Stinson with the Hawks where he captured title No. 2, pinning former comrade Dvorak, 2:35. No. 15 Cruz Cespedes is the 106lb winner, getting by Bel Air’s No. 22 Gavin McDowell in a battle of freshman, 7-4.

Edgewood did keep two wall charts from leaving the building. Trae Hughes (160) pitched a shutout over Harford Tech’s Ryan Turney for his. No. 15 Tyreak Carey avenged an earlier loss to Tech’s Kelvin Mendez (No. 14 at 160), 3-2, at 170lbs. Carey beat No. 16 Michael Sweigert, a conference champ last year, 4-3 in the semis. The two had split matches leading up to the tournament.

Perryville’s Chase Rondone (No. 20 at 113) pulled off a commanding upset against No. 14 Trevor Lorin from Bel Air, 8-3. Lorin, a junior missed most of last season with various ailments but was a state placer and conference champ as a freshman. Rondone was second here last year.

Joppatowne’s Chris Kalambihis (No. 6), a senior, became a two-time champ when he decked Bohemia Manor’s Ian Artice (No. 21), in 45 seconds at 220. In the semis, Artice upset No.15 Nick Warner (Harford Tech), 10-8. Warner won the Battle at the Bridge tournament where Artice was just fourth.

No. 8 Gavin Lloyd (152), a junior, earned Havre de Grace’s lone trip to the top with a 4-3 win over No. 23 Cameron Pires (Fallston). Rising Sun’s Logan Garvin claimed the top nod at 138 with a 4-2 decision of Wright’s Goscinski.

***All rankings referenced are by BillyB’s Wrestling World unless otherwise noted.

Team Scores:
1-C. Milton Wright 224
2-Patterson Mill 175
3-Bel Air 158
4-North Harford 155
5-Harford Tech 145.5
6-Rising Sun 118
7-Edgewood 117
8-Perryville 89
9-Aberdeen 80.5
10-Havre de Grace 74
11-Joppatowne 71
12-Fallston 67.5
13-North East-CC 49
14-Bohemia Manor 45
15-Elkton 40

106
1st Place Match
Cruz Cespedes (North Harford) 28-4, Fr. over Gavin McDowell (Bel Air) 32-6, Fr. (Dec 7-4)
3rd Place Match
Demetrios Gourgoulianis (C. Milton Wright) 24-9, So. over Colin Honaker (Bohemia Manor) 14-3, Fr. (Dec 6-4)
5th Place Match
Ayden Boyd (Havre de Grace) 31-8, So. over Jonathan Booker (Edgewood) 25-15, So. (MD 10-1)

113
1st Place Match
Chase Rondone (Perryville) 28-6, So. over Trevor Lorin (Bel Air) 35-4, Jr. (Dec 8-3)
3rd Place Match
Melvin Rau (Elkton) 20-13, Jr. over Roy Hooe (C. Milton Wright) 13-17, So. (Fall 2:14)
5th Place Match
Logan Barkey (Harford Tech) 30-9, Fr. over Lazaros Katsaros (Fallston) 18-18, Jr. (MD 14-4)

120
1st Place Match
Constantinos Gourgoulianis (C. Milton Wright) 30-1, Jr. over Kyle Pulket (Patterson Mill) 33-6, Jr. (MD 12-0)
3rd Place Match
Joseph Turner (Aberdeen) 25-8, Jr. over Godfred Acheampong (Harford Tech) 12-24, So. (Fall 2:30)
5th Place Match
Chase Hooper (Bel Air) 3-4, Sr. over Kyler Brown (Perryville) 9-12, Fr. (SV-1 4-2)

126
1st Place Match
James Riveira (C. Milton Wright) 31-0, Jr. over Jeffrey Leonard (Perryville) 29-3, Jr. (Fall 2:42)
3rd Place Match
Colby Miller (Rising Sun) 23-5, Jr. over Tony Athanasiou (Patterson Mill) 28-7, Jr. (Fall 2:19)
5th Place Match
Bill Billinger (Joppatowne) 23-18, Sr. over Allan Hernandez (Bel Air) 16-23, Jr. (SV-1 17-16)

132
1st Place Match
Brian Wheatley (Patterson Mill) 34-3, So. over Juan Ortega (C. Milton Wright) 26-5, Jr. (Dec 5-4)
3rd Place Match
Logan Mullaney (Fallston) 30-5, Sr. over Micah Thomas (Rising Sun) 22-9, Sr. (Dec 4-1)
5th Place Match
Pierce Courtalis (Harford Tech) 19-13, Sr. over Marco Denu (Aberdeen) 6-14, Jr. (MD 20-12)

138
1st Place Match
Logan Garvin (Rising Sun) 18-10, Sr. over Carter Goscinski (C. Milton Wright) 21-11, So. (Dec 4-2)
3rd Place Match
Derek Caiazzo (North Harford) 26-7, Jr. over Kevin Mendez (Harford Tech) 27-11, So. (Dec 5-1)
5th Place Match
Mason Minter (Aberdeen) 18-14, Sr. over Jae-Hoon Choi (Patterson Mill) 26-5, Sr. (For.)

145
1st Place Match
Josh Mitchell (North Harford) 4-0, Sr. over Kyle Brown (Edgewood) 30-6, Sr. (Fall 1:03)
3rd Place Match
Mason Craig (Rising Sun) 20-4, Sr. over Daniel Cross (Bel Air) 32-9, So. (Fall 2:23)
5th Place Match
Andrew Van Syckle (C. Milton Wright) 17-16, So. over Lucas Cooper (Patterson Mill) 23-17, So. (Fall 2:47)

152
1st Place Match
Gavin Lloyd (Havre de Grace) 33-1, Jr. over Cameron Pires (Fallston) 32-3, Jr. (Dec 4-3)
3rd Place Match
Dylan Mohr (Rising Sun) 19-10, Sr. over Max Bonner (Edgewood) 20-9, Sr. (Fall 0:45)
5th Place Match
Mark Hopkins (C. Milton Wright) 11-7, Sr. over Zach Gelston (Bel Air) 12-25, Jr. (Fall 1:00)

160
1st Place Match
Trae Hughes (Edgewood) 37-2, Jr. over Ryan Turney (Harford Tech) 28-9, Jr. (Dec 6-0)
3rd Place Match
Delvin Woolridge-Jones (North East) 21-11, Jr. over Christian Trombley (C. Milton Wright) 21-6, Sr. (For.)
5th Place Match
Nathan Weller (Patterson Mill) 30-10, Sr. over Savion Ricketts (Bel Air) 14-25, Fr. (TB-1 2-1)

170
1st Place Match
Tyreak Carey (Edgewood) 27-8, Sr. over Kelvin Mendez (Harford Tech) 17-2, So. (Dec 3-2)
3rd Place Match
Michael Sweigart (Havre de Grace) 33-3, Jr. over Eric Neutzling (Patterson Mill) 27-10, Sr. (Dec 10-5)
5th Place Match
Ethan Doctor (North East) 20-18, So. over Collin Bell (Rising Sun) 11-11, Fr. (Dec 6-0)

182
1st Place Match
Theodore Stinson (North Harford) 6-0, Sr. over Logan Dvorak (C. Milton Wright) 23-8, Jr. (Fall 2:35)
3rd Place Match
Nathan David (Perryville) 24-6, Sr. over Jayden Braxton (Aberdeen) 18-10, Jr. (TF-1.5 4:41 (22-5))
5th Place Match
Gavin Lawson (Harford Tech) 22-15, Fr. over Phillip Serrell (Patterson Mill) 15-23, Sr. (TF-1.5 5:00 (20-5))

195
1st Place Match
Connor Morton (Patterson Mill) 31-1, Sr. over Matt Conroy (Bel Air) 30-9, So. (Dec 7-4)
3rd Place Match
John Byers (Aberdeen) 25-11, Sr. over Trey Lindsey (C. Milton Wright) 19-5, Jr. (Fall 1:21)
5th Place Match
Garrett Arnett (North Harford) 24-6, Sr. over Robert Okougbo (Harford Tech) 21-16, So. (Dec 6-0)

220
1st Place Match
Chris Kalambihis (Joppatowne) 39-1, Sr. over Ian Artice (Bohemia Manor) 23-4, Sr. (Fall 0:45)
3rd Place Match
Nick Warner (Harford Tech) 23-1, Sr. over Ryan Strobel (Bel Air) 30-10, Jr. (Dec 8-3)
5th Place Match
Zach Jackson (North Harford) 15-10, Sr. over Stephen Johnson (Perryville) 18-18, Jr. (Fall 1:45)

285
1st Place Match
Mason Sprinkel (Patterson Mill) 37-0, Sr. over Fola Kolawole (Joppatowne) 35-5, Sr. (Fall 5:19)
3rd Place Match
Aidan Despres (Edgewood) 26-8, Sr. over Landon George (Havre de Grace) 23-15, Sr. (UTB 2-1)
5th Place Match
Cameron Wood (C. Milton Wright) 19-14, Jr. over Mike Dinan (Bel Air) 10-14, Jr. (Dec 3-1)