Leo Amabile, Massabesic senior: Coming off a second-place finish in Class A at 106 and a 45-4 record, the A-plus student’s goal of winning a state title is well within reach. He’ll add to his 120 career wins while wrestling at 120 or 126.

Sam Anderson, Sanford junior: The third-place finisher at 182 in the New England qualifier looks even better this year. He’ll compete at 160 or 170.

Bradley Beaulieu, Marshwood senior: Beaulieu, who was in the 132-pound division last year, has already committed to wrestle at Old Dominion. He is close to amassing 200 victories and breaking the school record for wins, and will try to join the list of 20 Maine wrestlers who have won four state championships.

Kurtis Bolton, Lisbon senior: A move up to Class B didn’t deter the two-time second-place finisher in Class C, as he placed third in Class B South. His coach expects him to make noise at 138 pounds, the same weight at which he competed as a junior.

Trey Burnham, Biddeford senior: Despite moving into a different weight class when Biddeford juggled its lineup during the season, Burnham finished third in Class A at 220. He’ll wrestle at either 220 or 285.

Matthew Carroll, Massabesic senior: The defending Class A South champion at 220 will either wrestle at the same weight or jump to 285. He placed fourth at the state meet and finished with a 43-5 record.

Cullen Cummings, Wells senior: A four-year starter, Cummings followed a regional runner-up showing at 126 pounds with a runner-up finish in the Class B state meet.

Zach Elowitch, Portland sophomore: Elowitch was a team captain as a freshman and excelled in a weight class usually dominated by upperclassmen, finishing third in Class A at 152 pounds. He will wrestle at 152 or 160.

Kyle Glidden, Marshwood junior: After falling to three-time state champion Cody Craig of Skowhegan as a freshmen, Glidden won the Class A title at 113. He’s expected to contend again while moving up a few weight classes to 132.

Kaden Harrison-Billiat, Camden Hills senior: A senior captain, Harrison-Billiat hopes to improve on his third-place showing in Class B at 132. His coach says he is in midseason form already, thanks to a summer of wrestling.

Robert Hetherman, Mt. Ararat/Brunswick senior: Hetherman had a 55-3 record and won both the Class A title and New England qualifier at 170 pounds. He also placed fourth in the New England meet. With a 148-7 career record, he could reach the 200-win milestone while competing at 170 or 182.

Christian Jensen, Mt. Ararat/Brunswick senior: The son of Coach Erick Jensen has posted three top-four finishes at the Class A state meet; he was fourth last season in the 138-pound weight class. Jensen has a career record of 121-35. He will wrestle at 138 or 145.


Joe Kenny, Bonny Eagle junior: Regarded as one of the top wrestlers in the area by many opposing coaches, the 160-pounder took third at the Class A meet. He will wrestle at 152 or 160.

Noah Lang, Camden Hills sophomore: Lang finished third in Class B at 126 pounds as a freshman, and his coach expects an even better showing this year.

Zebulun Leavitt, Cheverus junior: In only his second year wrestling, he placed second in Class A South. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder is an intimidating specimen on the mat.

Jake Martel, Noble senior: An aggressive wrestler who is strong on his feet, Martel broke out last year with a Class A championship at 126 pounds. He’ll compete at 132 or 138.

Joe Pilecki, Noble junior: The Class A runner-up in the 113-pound weight class hopes to win it all this year, wrestling at 120 or 126.

Jeremy Sendrowski, Scarborough junior: Sendrowski finished third in Class A at 120 pounds and was fourth in the New England qualifier.

Alden Shields, Kennebunk sophomore: Shields was fourth in Class A at 106 pounds as a freshman and was third in the New England qualifier.

Austin Shorey, Noble senior: Moving up to the ultra-competitive 138 or 145 weight class shouldn’t be a problem for last year’s Class A runner-up at 120. He placed third in the New England qualifier.

Mort Soule Jr., Deering junior: With wrestling in his blood – his father and uncles also competed for the Rams – he posted a 25-10 record at 160 pounds. While he didn’t place at the Class A state meet, he should be in the mix at the end of the season.

Steve Thompson, Medomak Valley senior: Put together a 41-10 record at 138 pounds and placed third at the Class B state meet.

Hannah Workman, Lincoln Academy junior: The fourth-place finisher in Class B South probably takes a backseat to only one Maine female wrestler – two-time All-American Zoey Buteau of Oak Hill. Workman held her own in the state meet at 120 pounds and will be penciled in somewhere between 120 and 132.

Nick Works, Sanford junior: Following his regional title in Class A South at 220, he impressed with fourth-place showings in the state meet and the New England qualifier.

Michael Wrigley, Wells junior: A technical wrestler who uses his athleticism to his advantage, he finished first in Class B South and was second in the state meet at 160 pounds. He is expected to move to 170.


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