High school wrestling

Belfast Duals: Windjammers, Lions, Panthers pin down opening mat success

First meet chance for young grapplers to test mettle against foes
By Ken Waltz | Dec 10, 2012
Photo by: Ken Waltz With coaches Pat Kelly, left, and True Bragg watching from the background, Camden Hills' Calan Bragg applies a hold on Ellsworth's Connor Petros during a 132-pound match in a season-opening high school wrestling meet Dec. 8 in Belfast. The Windjammers finished 5-0 in the dual-meet event.

Belfast — One quickly realizes the official start of the high school wrestling season has begun when Belfast hosts its campaign-opening duals in early December.

That was the case Saturday, Dec. 8 as the Lions hosted Camden Hills, Medomak Valley, Hermon, Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth in a meet that saw each squad battle one another in dual-meets.

Defending state champion Camden Hills, under the direction of first-year coach Pat Kelly (who has coached the team to state championships in the past), dominated opponents on the mat Saturday, finishing 5-0. Belfast finished 3-2 and Medomak Valley 2-3 in five matches.

For the Midcoast teams, Camden Hills beat Ellsworth 62-15, Belfast 68-9, Mount Desert Island 66-18, Medomak Valley 60-18 and Hermon 66-15. Belfast defeated Medomak Valley 48-24, Hermon 50-12 and MDI 52-17, but lost to Ellsworth 54-28 and Camden Hills 68-9. Medomak Valley bested MDI 42-24 and Hermon 42-24 and lost to Camden Hills 60-18, Ellsworth 54-24 and Belfast 48-24.

Click for photos from the meet.

The individual results for all three Midcoast teams were:

Camden Hills

106 pounds — Zac Annis won by forfeit over MDI, Hermon, Ellsworth and Medomak Valley; and pinned Colton Ridley, Bel.

113 pounds — James Archer won by forfeit over MDI, Hermon, Belfast and Medomak Valely; and pinned Noah Robidoux, Ells.

120 pounds — John Underhill won by forfeit over MDI, Belfast and Medomak Valley; pinned Matt Farnham, Her; and pinned Harry Larrabee, Ells.

126 pounds — Chris Weiss won by injury default over Jonathan Sargent, MDI; won by forfeit over Hermon and Medomak Valley; pinned Zack Harris, Ells; and pinned Cody Olauson, Bel.

132 pounds — Calan Bragg pinned Elijah Malloy, MDI; won by forfeit over Hermon; won by technical fall over Connor Petros, Ells; pinned Alec Young, Bel; and pinned Riley McCollett, Med.

138 pounds — Connor Winchenbach won by forfeit over MDI; pinned Rakeem Powell, Her; beat Jack Weeks, Ells; pinned Walker Roberts, Bel; and pinned Andrew Cronk, Med.

145 pounds — Coleman Powers pinned Aaron Boucher, MDI; won by forfeit over Hermon; pinned Tyler Hardwick, Ells; lost to Brent Waterman, Bel; and pinned Morgan Black, Med.

152 pounds — Eli Smith pinned Elijah O'Connor, MDI; won by forfeit over Hermon and Medomak Valley; pinned Jason Montina, Ells; and pinned Curtis Warren, Bel.

160 pounds — Max Bryant pinned Dylan Carroll, MDI; won by forfeit over Hermon and Medomak Valley; lost to Joe Wright, Ells; and pinned John Capella, Bel.

170 pounds — Jared Gilbert pinned Silas VanDine, MDI; won by forfeit over Hermon and Belfast; pinned Vaughn Hitchcock, Ells; and pinned Nick Anderson, Med.

182 pounds — Brian Jones was pinned by Thomas Bulley, MDI; was pinned by Kevin Gooley, Her; pinned Sam Lounder, Ells; won by forfeit over Belfast; and was pinned by Cyril Miller, Med.

195 pounds — Bryan Clement won by forfeit over MDI; lost to Andrew Rediker, Her; was pinned by Jake Poors, Ells; and won by major decision over Jared Vaughn, Bel.

220 pounds — John White was pinned Teagan Lapiere, MDI; was pinned by Alex Urquart, Her; won by forfeit over Ellsworth; was pinned by Peter Kelley, Bel; and was pinned by Owen Gilbert, Med.

285 pounds — Kalo Littlejohn was pinned by Adam Ranco, MDI; won by forfeit over Hermon; was pinned by Jared Bragg, Ells; won by major decision over William Mossing, Bel; and was pinned by Travis Reed, Med.

Belfast

106 pounds — Colton Ridley was pinned by Rayanne Leach, Med; won by forfeit over MDI, Ellsworth and Hermon; and was pinned by Zac Annis, CH.

126 pounds — Cody Olauson won by forfeit over Medomak Valley and Hermon; was pinned by Chris Weiss, CH; pinned Zack Harris, Ells; and pinned Dominic Frongillo, MDI.

132 pounds — Alec Young was pinned by Riley McCollett, Med; was pinned by Calan Bragg, CH; was pinned by Connor Petros, Ells; won by major decision over Elijah Malloy, MDI; and won by forfeit over Hermon.

138 pounds — Walker Roberts pinned Andrew Cronk, Med; won by forfeit over MDI; and was pinned by Connor Winchenbach, CH. Brent Waterman pinned Scott Parr, Ells; and won by technical fall over Rakeem Powell, Her.

145 pounds — Brent Waterman beat Coleman Powers, CH. Michael McFadden pinned Morgan Black, Med; won by major decision over Jack Weeks, Ells; pinned Aaron Boucher, MDI; and won by forfeit over Hermon.

152 pounds — Curtis Warren won by forfeit over Medomak Valley and Hermon; was pinned by Eli Smith, CH; pinned Elijah O'Connor, MDI; and was pinned by Jason Montina, Ells.

160 pounds — John Capella won by forfeit over Medomak Valley; pinned Dylan Carroll, MDI; was pinned by Max Bryant, CH; was pinned Joe Wright, Ells; and won by forfeit over Hermon.

195 pounds — Jared Vaughn won by forfeit over Medomak Valley and MDI; lost by major decision to Bryan Clement, CH; was pinned by Jake Poors, Ells; and was pinned by Kevin Gooley, Her.

220 pounds — Peter Kelley pinned John White, CH; won by forfeit over Ellsworth; pinned Teagan Lapiere, MDI; and beat Alex Urquart, Her. Wyatt Roberts pinned Owen Gilbert, Med.

285 pounds — Peter Kelley pinned Travis Reed, Med. William Moosing was pinned by Jared Bragg, Ells; was pinned by Adam Ranco, MDI; and won by forfeit over Hermon.

Medomak Valley

106 pounds — Rayanne Leach (4-0 season record, pin) won by forfeits over Ellsworth, Hermon and MDI; and pinned Colton Ridley, Bel, at 0:39 of the first period.

132 pounds — Riley McCollet (4-1, 3 pins) won by forfeit from Hermon; pinned Connor Petros, Ells, at 1:38 of the first period; was pinned by Calan Bragg, CH, at 1:31 of the first period; pinned Alec Young, Bel, at 0:27 of the first period; and pinned Elijah Malloy, MDI, at 0:56 of the first period.

138 pounds — Andrew Cronk (1-4) won by forfeit from MDI; was pinned by Jack Weeks, Ells, at 1:11 of the first period; was pinned by Connor Winchenbach, CH, at 0:20 of the second period; was pinned by Walker Roberts, Bel, at 1:11 of the first period; and was pinned by Rakeem Powell, Hermon, at 0:33 of the first period.

145 pounds — Morgan Black (1-4) won by forfeit over Hermon; was pinned by Tyler Hardwick, Ellsworth, at 0:24 of the first period; was pinned by Coleman Powers, CH, at 0:19 of the first period; was pinned by Michael McFadden, Bel, at 0:34 of the first period; and was pinned by Aaron Belcher, MDI, at 0:32 of the first period.

160 pounds — Cortland Fischer (1-1) won by forfeit over Hermon; and was pinned by Joe Wright, Ellsworth, at 0:55 of the third period.

170 pounds — Nick Anderson (3-2, pin) won by forfeits over Hermon and Belfast; lost to  to Vaughn Hitchcock, Ells, 6-3, was pinned by Jared Gilbert, CH, at 0:48 of the third period; and pinned Silas VanDinne, MDI, at 0:34 of the first period.

182 pounds — Cyril Miller (5-0, 4 pins) won by forfeit over Belfast; pinned Sam Lounder, Ells, at 1:11 of the second period; pinned Kevin Gooley, Her, at 1:07 of the third period; pinned Brian Jones, CH, at 0:41 of the first period; and pinned Thomas Bulley, MDI, at 1:10 of the first period.

220 pounds — Owen Gilbert (3-2, 2 pins) won by forfeit over Ellsworth; was pinned by Alex Urquhart, Hermon, at 1:12 of the first period; pinned John White, CH, at 1:43 of the first period; was pinned by Wyatt Roberts, Bel, at 0:30 of the second period; and pinned over Teagan Lapiere, MDI, at 0:54 of the first period.

285 pounds — Travis Reed (3-2, 2 pins) won by forfeit over Hermon; lost to Jared Bragg of Ellsworth, 10-5; pinned Kalo Littlejohn, CH, at 0:15 of the first period; was pinned by Peter Kelley, Bel, at 1:23 of the first period; and pinned Adam Ronco, MDI, at 1:04 of the second period.

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Belfast and Camden Hills wrestling
Belfast Area High School's Brent Waterman and Camden Hills Regional High School's Coleman Powers battle on the mat in a 145-pound match Dec. 8 in Belfast. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Bryan Gess)
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