For a second year, the wrestlers who will represent Maine at the New England championships will be determined with an all-class tournament.

The qualifier will be held Saturday at Memorial Gym in Sanford. Wrestlers who placed in the top four of their weight class at the Class A, B or C state championships Feb. 14 are eligible. The top three finishers in each weight class Saturday will advance to the New Englands.

Saturday’s meet will feature as many as 10 champions from last year’s inaugural event – most of whom have changed weight classes. In addition there could be up to 11 wrestlers who placed fourth a year ago, meaning they were one win from earning a New England berth.

Returning All-State champions are Cody and Tyler Craig of Skowhegan, Peter DelGallo of Gardiner, Dagan Berenyi of Ellsworth, Dominick Day of Biddeford, Malik Geiger of Oxford Hills, Michael Curtis of Wells, and the Marshwood trio of Jackson Howarth, Cody Hughes and Brett Gerry.

Current Class A champions Austin Shorey of Noble, Bradley Beaulieu of Marshwood and Mike Risti of Massabesic are among the other New England championship returnees.

The 126-pound class could be the highlight. DelGallo, who has never lost to a Maine wrestler, came back from injury in mid-January and dominated at the Class B meet. Now he’s in a weight class that includes Tyler Craig and current Class A champ Beaulieu. As a freshman, Beaulieu lost three close matches to DelGallo, including the fifth/sixth place bout at the New England meet.

While team scores will not be kept, it will be worth watching how many of Marshwood’s 11 wrestlers advance. The Hawks have won four consecutive Class A titles.

Marshwood could be a threat in the team competition at the New England tournament March 6-7 in North Andover, Massachusetts.