SANFORD — Instead of beating on each other, Austin Shorey of Noble and Bradley Beaulieu of Marshwood found championship success in separate weight classes Saturday.

Both beat tough wrestlers from Danbury, Connecticut, at the Sanford Wrestling Annual Tournament.

Shorey avenged a pin loss in last year’s New England championship when he pulled off a late reversal to beat Jeremy Fields 7-6 in the 120-pound final.

“I’ve pretty much redeemed myself against those kids that I lost to last year,” Shorey said. “I was just trying to get an escape to get my point and go to OT, and I saw I had the reversal and I stuck it.”

Shorey was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler.

“He’s been very focused about being more competitive with the better wrestlers this season,” Noble Coach Kip DeVoll said. “With this win, at this point, he should have the confidence to know he can go out and wrestle with anybody.”

About the only target Shorey has left is Beaulieu, who beat him in an exciting final Tuesday at the Noble Invitational. Beaulieu is 6-0 against Shorey in high school.

Beaulieu bumped up to 126 and finished his second straight Sanford championship run with a cool, professional 3-1 win against Paulo Freitas of Danbury, the New England runner-up at 106 last season.

Beaulieu got a first-period takedown and held control the rest of the way.

“I knew I wanted to score first and hopefully get in his head a little bit,” Beaulieu said. “This has been a good week. Two tough tournaments and a lot of tough kids.

The influx of out-of-state talent always makes Sanford arguably the toughest meet in Maine.

This year was no different with New England powers Danbury and Xavier of Connecticut, and Timberlane of New Hampshire in attendance as well as top-level wrestlers from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Danbury finished as the team champion with 217.5 points. Led by Beaulieu, and fellow champions Jackson Howarth (160) and Cody Hughes (170), Marshwood – the three-time Maine Class A champion – finished second with 190.5 points, followed closely by a youthful Noble team (181.5).

Xavier (167.5) and Timberlane (161.5) rounded out the top five. Twenty-four teams scored.

Caleb Austin of Mountain Valley successfully defended his 113-pound title. He pinned Pat Moynihan of Xavier in 1:03 of the final.

Howarth, Hughes, Beaulieu and Mike Risti of Massabesic also successfully defended titles at the tournament.

Risti impressively pinned his way through the field for the second straight season. After three sub-30 second wins, Risti wrapped up Zach Schluntz of Noble in 1:29. Risti won the award for most pins in the least amount of time.

Howarth, a three-time state champ, had his toughest match of the season to this point in the final but was still able to beat Trent Goodman of Ellsworth convincingly, 7-1.

Hughes, another three-time state champ, won three matches by pin before taking the final via injury default.

The other Mainer to win a title was Biddeford senior Dominick Day, who finished things off at 152 with a first-period pin of Connor Petros of Ellsworth. Regarded as one of the toughest wrestlers in the state, Day won the 138-pound Class A title last season but his best finish at the Sanford tourney had been third.

He said he knows the Sanford tourney is one every wrestler wants to win.

“It was definitley on the checklist for this season,” Day said. “Winning this tournament is something I hadn’t done and I wanted to get before my high school career was over.”

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