Wrestlers from 20 schools all over Maine gathered at Noble High School in North Berwick on Saturday, Feb. 15, and for the third year running, Marshwood took first place and Massabesic second.

Not every school brings an athlete in every weight class to States. Windham, for instance, brought six wrestlers (Samantha Frank, 106 pounds; Sebastian Foster, 113; Jesse Mailer, 126; Brandon Huntington, 132; Dominick Cancelarich, 138; and Eric Cash, 145).

Although none of his kids claimed a title, Eagles head coach Jason Dryburgh spoke proudly of their performances anyway. Of an early bout that Foster lost, Dryburgh said, “That was probably his best match – the most assertive I’ve seen him on the mat as a freshman. It’s a long season but a short season, so it’s taken him time to kind of develop and get to where he needs to be…It was impressive.”

Dryburgh called Frank “tough,” and lamented only having one season to work with her – she’s a senior this year. “She’s a fan favorite. Whenever she gets a win, everybody claps for her.”

Any wrestlers who place in the top four at States advances to the New England qualifier. “From there, it’s top three from the state of Maine for [Classes] A, B and C,” Dryburgh said.

Among these top finishers was Robbie Martin of Bonny Eagle, who posted his team’s best result, first in the 170-pound division. Isaiah Reynolds earned fourth at 285.

“There’s a lot of good competition,” Scots assistant coach Jack Kenney said. “It’s anybody’s game. Unfortunately it’s not our game today. We’ve got a young team, we’re struggling a little bit, but overall…we’re doing all right.”

Team scores:

1. Marshwood 179

2. Massabesic 127

3. Skowhegan 117.5

4. Noble 84.5

5. Cony 59

6. Nokomis 38

7. Portland 37

8. Sanford 36

8. Mt Ararat 36

10. Mt. Blue 31

10. Bonny Eagle 31

12. Oxford Hills 30

13. Biddeford 22

14. Edward Little 18

15. Kennebunk 16

16. Westbrook 14

17. Brunswick 10

18. Windham 8.5

19. Gorham 6

20. Cheverus 2

Championship finals:

106 – Cody Craig (Skowhegan) defeated Kidayer Alijubyly (Portland) 3-1.

113 – Bradley Beaulieu (Marshwood) def. Austin Shorey (Noble) 3-0.

120 – Tyler Craig (Skowhegan) tech. fall Josh Marks (Marshwood) 16-1.

126 – Tyler Everett (Massabesic) pin Eric Glidden (Marshwood) 4:16.

132 – Sheldon Bang (Edward Little) def. Julian Sirois (Skowhegan) 7-3.

138 – Dominic Day (Biddeford) pin Zeko Caudill (Cony) 2:41.

145 – Shamus McManus (Marshwood) def. Zac Richard (Massabesic) 5-3.

152 – Jackson Howarth (Marshwood) def. Joseph Grenier (Noble) 7-4.

160 – Cody Hughes (Marshwood) pin Logan Stevens (Skowhegan) 1:06.

170 – Robbie Martin (Bonny Eagle) def. Malik Geiger (Oxford Hills) 3-2, 3OT.

182 – Brett Gerry (Marshwood) def. Mikal Federici (Skowhegan) 7-0.

195 – Mike Risti (Massabesic) pin Robert Worrell (Noble) :46.

220 – Andrew Moriarty (Sanford) def. Nic Benner (Cony) 3-0.

285 – Jordan Drain (Massabesic) def. Pierce Knorr (Mt. Ararat) 7-2.

Consolation finals:

106 – Christian Jensen (Brunswick) def. Darren LaPointe (Marshwood) 4-3.

113 – Kyle Bonti (Kennebunk) pin Kyle Sanborn (Sanford) :36.

120 – Jaime Lones-Martinez (Portland) def. Max Storm (Westbrook) 8-3.

126 – Joshua Grenier (Noble) def. Jon Hankey (Oxford Hills) 8-4.

132 – Killian Murphy (Marshwood) def. Jonathan Crocker (Nokomis) 8-6.

138 – Samuel Hebert (Marshwood) def. Kameron Doucette(Skowhegan) 6-2.

145 – Kaleb Brown (Skowhegan) major def. Otto Keisker (Noble) 11-3.

152 – Robert Hetherman (Mt. Ararat) pin Logan Martin (Massabesic) 3:50.

160 – Greg Casella (Portland) def. Nick Hickey (Mt. Blue) 8-6.

170 – Griffin Richards (Cony) pin Abe Eaton (Gorham) 2:59.

182 – Trevor Burns (Massabesic) def. Rusty Wilson (Nokomis) 10-4.

195 – Christopher Wilson (Nokomis) def. Tyler Sennick (Mt. Blue) 5-0.

220 – Tanner Andrews (Massabesic) pin J. T. Williams (Mt. Blue) 3:42.

285 – Will Gunter (Mt. Blue) def. Isaiah Reynolds (Bonny Eagle) 7-2.

Windham’s Sebastian Foster circles in an early 113-pound bout at Saturday’s State Wrestling Championship.Kyle Sanborn of Sanford weighs Cony’s Josh Gilbert to the mat. Sanborn eventually took fourth in the 113-pound division.Westbrook’s Max Storm and Biddeford’s Brian Livermore lock horns in a 120-pound consolation bout Saturday. Storm went on to take fourth in the division.Jesse Mailer of Windham regroups during a momentary break in his 126-pound bout with Jon Hankey of Oxford Hills.Jake Gagne of Biddeford gets some leverage over Sanford’s Milton McCabe. Gagne would go on to win the 132-pound consolation round matchup.Milton McCabe of Sanford readies himself for the whistle in his battle with Jake Gagne of Biddeford.Westbrook’s Brandon Conley gets a lock on Adam Ewing of Mt. Ararat at Saturday’s Wrestling States. Conley would win the matchup.Cody Mains of Bonny Eagle wraps up Skyler Bang of Edward Little in their 145-pound confrontation. Mains won the matchup.Dominic Day of Biddeford (right) clashes with Kameron Doucette of Skowhegan; Day won the match, and ultimately took first place in the 138-pound division.Biddeford’s Dominic Day takes down his Skowhegan opponent.


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