Eagles win eight bouts with falls in six

A Baltimore County wrestling showdown took place on Tuesday night at Owings Mills with Hereford playing the role of visitor. Matches between these two powers are always hotly contested affairs and this one held true to that form, with the host Eagles coming away with a 42-33 victory.

Damon Tiller got the home squad on the board first with an 11-4 decision of Noah Traband. Herford won the next two matches though and took a 9-3 lead on a decision by Jack Amos (113) and a pin from Morgan Vandergrift (120).

Owings Mills would take the lead back, 13-9, after a pin by Alex Dufour (126) and a major-decision from Dre’yon Eure (132). Drew Bowen picked up a fall at 138 to give the Bulls their final lead, 15-13. Bowen’s fall set-off a run of pins to the end the match (eight of the last nine, including the last five bouts, ended in falls).

The Eagles’ all-star group of middle-weights took control at this point. Phil Smith (145) and Machiavelli Amaya (152) registered falls, while Roel Ngounou (160) added a tech-fall to the ledger. After the onslaught it was 30-15 in favor of the home squad.

The teams traded wins over the last five matches, with Hereford winning three of those. Jimmy Kells (170), Nick Moore (195), and Josh Goodwin (285) added 18 to the Bulls count with three pins.

Adding falls to the Eagles’ tally were Diondre Space (182) and Daniel Olorundare (220). After the back and forth matches the finals score was 42-33.

Owings Mills 42, Hereford 33
106-Damen Tiller (OWM) dec Noah Traband, 11-4
113-Jack Amos (Her) dec Abdulaziz Burkhanov, 11-4
120-Morgan Vandergrift (Her) pinned T. Sharipov, 3:00
126-Alex Dufour (OWM) pinned Ethan Bell (Her). :56
132-Dreyon Eure (OWM) maj-dec Jack Wickiser, 15-2
138-Drew Bowen (Her) pinned B. Robinson, :27
145-Phil Smith (OWM) pinned Zinkhan, 1:13
152-Machiavelli Amaya (OWM) pinned Zac Zaruba, 1:22
160-Roell Ngounou (OWM) tech-fall Jake Doyle, 19-3
170- Jimmy Kells (Her) pinned Azeez Onigbanjo, :37
182-Diondre Space (OWM) pinned Willie Miller, 2:27
195-Nick Moore (Her) pinned W. Beckett, 3:40
220-Daniel Olorundare (OWM) pinned Levis Contreras, 2:42
285-Josh Goodwin (Her) pinned N. Akumiah, :56