Dulaney defeats Howard under the lamp!

The match started at 106 pounds and Luis Ruano received a forfeit for a 6-0 Dulaney lead.

At 113, Evan Cantemiry got the first takedown, but was penalized a point for an illegal Full Nelson.  The two wrestlers traded takedowns and escapes, but the Howard wrestler was able to turn Evan to his back for 3 back points and an eventual 8-4 win.  The team score was 6-3.

At 120, Julian Crisostomo stepped into the varsity lineup and dazzled the crowd with his first period pin with a headlock throw.  Dulaney led 12-3.

At 126, Destiny Benjamin struggled to take her opponent down, but hit a Merkle to get a takedown before the 1st period ended.  She escaped in the 2nd period and then took her opponent down again in the 3rd.  She also got 2 back points for a 7-1 win.  Dulaney led 15-3.

At 132, Ephrem Fitzsimmons gave up the first takedown and fought off the pin.  He escaped and was taken down again to trail 6-1 at the end of the 1st period.  He battled back in the 3rd period with an escape and a takedown.  He turned his opponent to his back for the come from behind pin!  Dulaney led 21-3.

At 138, James Fitzsimmons dominated his opponent with a series of takedowns and got the pin in the 2nd period using a painful double arm bar.  Dulaney led 27-3.

At 145, Brett Burke received a forfeit.  Dulaney led 33-3.

At 152, there was a battle of two wrestlers ranked in the top 20 in Maryland.  Undefeated Sam Bloch at 18-0 vs Shayan Kassiri at 17-1.  Sam immediately shot in an ended up on top of a scramble for the 2-0 lead.  Kassiri was able to escape and take Sam down for a 3-2 at the end of the 1st period.  Kassiri chose down and was able to reverse Sam for a 5-2 lead.  Sam was able to escape, but got taken down again to fall behind 7-2.  Sam chose bottom in the 3rd period and was able to escape, but was hit with a headlock and was pinned.  Dulaney led 33-9.

At 160, Noah Dow dominated his opponent with numerous takedowns and was eventually able to turn his opponent for the 2nd period pin.  Dulaney led 39-9.

At 170, Zavion Woodard hip tossed his opponent to his back for the quick 1st period pin.  Dulaney led 45-9.

At 182, Ben Livingston hit a single leg takedown and was able to turn his opponent and pick up the 1st period pin.  Dulaney led 51-9.

At 195, Tyren Hamilton received a forfeit.  Dulaney led 57-9.

At 220, Bryce Brown battled his opponent, but gave up the 1st period takedown to trail 2-0.  The Howard wrestler chose bottom in the 2nd period and was able to reverse Bryce.  Bryce was then turned and pinned.  Dulaney led 57-15.

At 285, Nick Schiefelbein battled his opponent for two scoreless periods.  In the 3rd period, Nick chose bottom and was able to escape for the 1-0 lead.  He was then able to take his opponent down and pin him to close out the match 63-15.

Dulaney is now 12-5 overall and 5-4 in dual meets.