Winters Mill captured the title at its 9th Annual Falcon Invitational this weekend. The Falcons out-pointed runner-up Loyola (No. 16 in the latest rankings by the Maryland State Wrestling Association) by 27 points, 413-386.
Seven wrestlers reached the finals for Winters Mill, but only three were able to bring home championships, Bryan Drager (145), Cherokee Johnson (152), and Neil Rinker (160). Rinker, who is unranked by the MSWA, pinned Hereford’s No. 17 Nick Blake with 12 seconds remaining in the first period.
Dan Carr (120), Brandon Nail (126), Kyle Fisher (170), and Jordan Tuekam (182) settled for silver. Bailey Konold (113) and Troy Blessing (132) placed third for the Falcons. Koson Vantanaporn (106), Jason Morris (195), and AJ Holmes (220) finished in fourth place.
Loyola had a tournament high four champions, DeShawn Strand (106), No. 5 Dominick Reyes (138), No. 3 Nick Moreno (170), and No. 8 Alex Caltrider (220).
Moreno won by major-decision over Winters Mill’s Fisher, 11-1, in a match-up of state ranked grapplers. Caltrider pinned Meade’s Chris Bonilla at the 2:31 mark of the second period. Bonilla pinned Archbishop Curley’s No. 5 James Geer in the semifinals.
No. 13 Ryan Thomas and Cody Schumacher (132) were runner-ups for Loyola. Alec Feurer was third at 120lbs.
Hereford finished third, and tied Winters Mill with the most finalists of any team. They too, were only able to crown three champions, Jimmy Cavin (113, No. 9 at 120lbs), Khalil Rich (120), and Collin McNicholas (126).
Grabbing silver for the Bulls were Ben Janecek (106), Wes Porter (145), David Serra (152), and Blake. Hunter Williams (132) and Collin Whitney (285) placed fourth.
Curley’s No. 3 Josh Laubach won the 132lb crown and was named the Outstanding Lighweight for his efforts. No.1 Mansur Abdul-Malik (Pallotti) was named the Outstanding Heavyweight for his championship run.
Severna Park’s Trevor Bellotte (182) and Francis Scott Key’s Jon Millstreed (195) were the other event champions.
Final Team Scores:
1. Winters Mill 413
2. Loyola 386
3. Hereford 371
4. Francis Scott Key 277
5. Archbishop Curley 266
6. Severna Park 219
7. Hammond 208
8. St. Vincent Pallotti 145
9. Meade 103
10. Gerstell Academy 30
106: Deshawn Strand (Loyola) decision Ben Janecek (Hereford) 8-1
113: Jimmy Cavin (Hereford) decision Ryan Thomas (Loyola) 7-0
120: Khalil Rich (Hereford) fall Dan Carr (Winters Mill) 1:20
126: Collin McNicholas (Hereford) decision Brandon Naill (Winters Mill) 6-0
132: Joshua Laubach (Curley) fall Cody Schumacher (Loyola) 3:29
138: Dominick Reyes (Loyola) fall Newt Davis (St. Vincent Pallotti) 3:11
145: Bryan Drager (Winters Mill) decision Wes Porter (Hereford) 5-3 OT
152: Cherokee Johnson (Winters Mill) major decision David Serra (Hereford) 10-2
160: Neal Rinker (Winters Mill) fall Nick Blake (Hereford) 1:48
170: Nick Moreno (Loyola) major decision Kyle Fisher (Winters Mill) 11-1
182: Trevor Bellotte (Severna Park) decision Jordan Tuekam (Winters Mill) 7-1
195: Jon Millstreed (FSK) decision Tyrone Roper (Curley) 7-5 OT
220: Alex Caltrider (Loyola) fall Chris Bonilla (Meade) 2:31
285: Mansur Abdul-Malik fall Joey Eichelman (FSK) :45
106: Nathan Abellano (St. Vincent Pallotti) fall Koson Vantanaporn (Winters Mill) 2:03
113: Bailey Konold (Winters Mill) fall Kam Thang (Hammond) 2:59
120: Alex Feurer (Loyola) decision Augie Milewski (Severna Park) 9-5
126: Ian Bundy (Curley) fall Alex Cheek (St. Vincent Pallotti) 3:01
132: Troy Blessing (Winters Mill) major decision Hunter Williams (Hereford) 10-2
138: Cale McMurdy (Hammond) decision Mike Miller (Curley) 6-3
145: Jordan Davis (Hammond) fall Cole Johnson (FSK) 1:15
152: Sam Herring (FSK) decision Patrick Hofstead (Severna Park) 3-2
160: C.J Goon (FSK) decision Evan Dixon (Severna Park) 6-3
170: Savion Spencer (Curley) win by FFT
182: Alex Bracy (FSK) decision Elijah Osario (Meade) 1-0
195: Kyle Craven (Severna Park) fall Jason Morris (Winters Mill) 4:47
220: James Geer (Curley)Win by Injury Default over A.J Holmes (Winters Mill)
285: Vinnie Shaffer (Curley) decision Collin Whitney (Hereford) 9-7