Noble’s Hil Keisker picks up a fall against Marshwood during a dual meet this season. JASON GENDRON PHOTOGRAPHY

Noble’s Hil Keisker picks up a fall against Marshwood during a dual meet this season. JASON GENDRON PHOTOGRAPHY

Class A

Noble Knights

The Knights rolled to the Class A South regional title with 200.5 points, and they will be one of the favorites heading into Saturday’s state meet. Head coach Kevin Gray will be looking for bonus points from his top wrestlers, including regional champs Josh Cote (120), Sam Martel (126), Joe Pilecki (132), Jon Grenier (145) and Hil Keisker (160). If the Knights can get production from all 10 of their state qualifiers, they could walk out of Sanford with a team title.

Nokomis Warriors

It was a tight team race in Class A North last weekend, but it would be the Warriors coming out on top. Josh Brown (120), Quinton Richards (152), David Wilson (160) and James Boyd (220) led the way for Nokomis and will be counted on to once again rack up points in the state meet. If they can get to the top of the podium it will go a long way to giving the Warriors a team gold.

Marshwood Hawks

The Class A South runner-ups from Marshwood will look to turn the tables on rival Noble this weekend. If they are going to get the job done, they will need points from all seven wrestlers who made the regional finals last week. Leading the way will be regional champs David Spinney (138) and James Thompson (195).

Cony Rams

The Rams would get regional titles from Noah Dumas (113) and Nic Mills (195) on their way to a second-place finish in Class A North. One thing that could help Cony in the team race is having eight wrestlers competing this weekend. If they can all score some points, they could give teams like Noble and Nokomis a battle.

Skowhegan Indians/Oxford Hills Vikings/Sanford Spartans

Skowhegan and Oxford Hills finished just one point behind Cony in the North regional, while Sanford was third in the South regional. All three will have a chance to make some noise on Saturday.

Class B

Wells Warriors

The Warriors are the defending champions and they will bring 13 wrestlers into the state tournament — which should bode well for their chances to repeat as Class B champs. Senior Nolan Potter (220) is the favorite to win another individual title and he could be joined at the top of the podium by several teammates. Ryan Norton (113), Nathan Curtis (170) and Jonah Potter (182) won regional titles last week and seniors Mike Wrigley (195) and Sean McCormack-Kuhman (285) shouldn’t be counted out despite losing in last week’s finals.

Foxcroft Academy Ponies

The Ponies won the Class B North title by more than 80 points last weekend and should challenge Wells for the top spot this week. RJ Nelson (132), Jacob Diamond (145) and Elijah Ames (170) won regional titles and eight teammates will join them at the state meet. If Foxcroft can find enough bonus points and have all of its wrestlers contribute, the Ponies could be crowned team champions.

Dexter Tigers/Mattanawcook Lynx/Mountain Valley Falcons

Foxcroft Academy and Wells are the heavy favorites to win the title, but if both of those teams struggle it could open the door for Class B South runner-up Mountain Valley or Dexter and Mattanawcook which finished second and third in the North.


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