2012-02-20 / Sports

A state wrestling day

Mid-coast region boast of four champions
BY GEORGE ALMASI Times Record Staff


THE STATE CLASS A Wrestling Championships were held at Windham High School on Saturday, while the Class B and C meets took place at Fryeburg Academy. Clockwise from the top, Lisbon High School’s Zach Stevens (left) is seconds away from pinning Washington Academy’s Chris Weiss in their 120-pound match; Lisbon’s Cote Brauneis has a firm grasp on Fort Kent’s Megan Pelletier at 106; Mt. Ararat’s Jacob Kenney finds himself in a tough spot against Massabesic’s Michael Aboud at 106; Morse’s Kyle Bonti works against Dylan Dahlbergh in their 106-pound match; Mt. Ararat’s Felipe Gunter tries to escape the grasp of Marshwood’s Jackson Howarth at 132; and Morse’s Gary Stevens has a tough match with Brendan Wood of Caribou at 126. See complete wrestling results in Tuesday’s The Times Record. 
GEORGE ALMASI photos THE STATE CLASS A Wrestling Championships were held at Windham High School on Saturday, while the Class B and C meets took place at Fryeburg Academy. Clockwise from the top, Lisbon High School’s Zach Stevens (left) is seconds away from pinning Washington Academy’s Chris Weiss in their 120-pound match; Lisbon’s Cote Brauneis has a firm grasp on Fort Kent’s Megan Pelletier at 106; Mt. Ararat’s Jacob Kenney finds himself in a tough spot against Massabesic’s Michael Aboud at 106; Morse’s Kyle Bonti works against Dylan Dahlbergh in their 106-pound match; Mt. Ararat’s Felipe Gunter tries to escape the grasp of Marshwood’s Jackson Howarth at 132; and Morse’s Gary Stevens has a tough match with Brendan Wood of Caribou at 126. See complete wrestling results in Tuesday’s The Times Record. GEORGE ALMASI photos BRUNSWICK — The State Class A Wrestling Championships were held at Windham High School, while the Class B and C events took place at Fryeburg Academy on Saturday.

In Class A, Marshwood easily won with 167 points, followed by Massabesic (109.50), Mt. Blue (86.50), Skowhegan ( 86.5) and Brewer (56).

Mt. Ararat had one topfour placer ( Max Mondonedo, fourth at 285) and finished in 16th with 12.5 points, while Brunswick’s Jared Jensen capped a 3-0 day with the 152- pound title as the Dragons came in 14th with 20 points.

In the Class B meet, Camden Hills won the team title over Fryeburg, while Morse was a pleasant surprise with two individual champions (Wyatt Brackett, Gary Stevens) and a fifth-place showing.

“We had a very good day,” said Morse coach Shawn Guest. “ We took fifth after going fifth in the regionals.

“Gary (126) and Wyatt ( 145) were focused throughout the day. They were all business. And, we won the Sportsmanship Award ... a minor miracle.”

Also for Morse, Kyle Bonti was third at 106 and Michael Alvarez fourth at 152.

In Class C, Dover-Foxcroft won the team title over rival Dexter (157.50- 148.50), while fifth-place Lisbon (47 points) had a state champion in Zach Stevens, who pinned Sam Thomas of Piscataquis to covet the 120-pound title.

Also for the Greyhounds, David Moore lost to Jay Folsom of Piscataquis 7-4 in the 160 consolation finals and Tyler Bard fell to Isaac Whittemore of Foxcroft 6-4 in the 126 consolation finals.

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