County struggles at S. River tourney

January 30, 1994|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

The Seahawk Invitational Wrestling Tournament at South River did not turn out to be a terrific day for Anne Arundel County competitors yesterday as Southern's Tyrone Neal (125) was the only champion from the county.

Neal trounced Calvert's Shawn Poore in 5:21. He used a takedown, reversal and five near falls to get the technical fall.

South River's Gene Reid and Jamie Reid made it to the finals, but dropped decisions.

It was, however, a great day for Howard County, which produced five champions, and had the team winner in Hammond.

The Bears had three individual champions to help them edge second-place Northern of Calvert by 9 1/2 points.

Eric Miller got things going on a positive note for Northern of Calvert County when he won the night's first championship at 103 pounds.

Miller took an 11-10 decision over Gene Reid of South River on a reversal with 17 seconds left in the bout to break a 9-9 tie.

Northern earned its second championship five matches later when Aaron McGowan scored an overtime win over Dan Proulx of Hammond at 140.

Hammond pulled out two wins in a row at 112 and 119. Mike Chang got the 112-pound title with a late reversal on Bruce Bevard of Northern. Josh Zillmer followed with the 119 title on a 7-4 decision over Gary Hottle of Northern.

Lackey won the first of its four titles at 130 when Keith Wood pinned South River's Jamie Reid in 2:37. That was followed by a win at 145 by Ryan Hersey on a 9-4 decision. Lackey also won the 171 and 189 pound championships when Nathan Kmieciak and Scott Supulski, respectively, scored 5-3 and 7-3 decisions.

Sid Billups won Laurel's lone title at 135 pounds, defeating Hammond's Brian Law, 10-2. Billups scored five points in the first period and never looked back.

Chris Williams won Hammond's third title with an 8-7 thriller at 152. Williams scored a takedown with less than a minute to go to pull ahead for good.

Rick Trott of Atholton claimed the 160-pound title. Trott rallied in the third period when Calvert's David Robbins was called for an illegal grip. Trott put together a takedown and an escape for a 6-3 win.

Wilde Lake's Carlo Gerstenfeld finished the tournament with a 5-1 win in the heavyweight bout over Pedro Barbosa of Hammond.

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