One of the largest wrestling meets of the year — thus far — for Medomak Valley saw the team compete against 11 other high schools on Wednesday, Dec. 27 in the annual Atlantic Invitational, postponed from Saturday, Dec. 23

The Panthers finished eighth with 54 points, behind three top-four individual finishes. Marshwood of South Berwick finished first with 178.5 points.

The team scores were: Marshwood 178.5, Wells 148, Nokomis of Newport 99.5, Mountain Valley of Rumford 87, Kennebunk 87, Lisbon of Lisbon Falls/Oak Hill of Sabattus 57, Dirigo of Dixfield 56, Medomak Valley 54, York/Traip Academy of Kittery 38.5, Biddeford 34.5, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 32 and Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 24.

The Panthers had three top-four finishes, including Eli Miller (1st at 160), Elijah Lash (2nd at 182) and Erik Benner (4th at 220).

The individual Medomak Valley results, with Panthers listed first, included:

120 pounds — Gavin Readinger was pinned by Josh Brown, Nok, at 1:22; and lost by injury default to Marek Pasieniuk, Ken.

132 pounds — Emily Harris was pinned by Madeline Tardiff, Nok, at 5:13.

138 pounds — Damien Henry was pinned by Cole Dickenson, Ken, at 0:30; and was pinned by Michael Pelletier, Mar, at 0:55.

160 pounds — Elias Miller pinned Alvaro Huezo Coto, Ken, at 2:34; and pinned Cameron Bourget, Lis/OaH, at 3:20. Miller finished first.

170 pounds — Tyler Cox pinned Sidney Gebo, Nok, at 1:59; was pinned by Dylan Strong, Mar, at 1:41; and lost to Bradley Harriman, Lis/OaH, 4-1.

182 pounds — Elijah Lash pinned Dustin Roberts, Bid, at 2:46; pinned Bradley Lamontague, Ken, at 2:20; and was pinned by Michael Wrigley, Wells, at 1:21. Lash finished second.

195 pounds — Amos Hinkley lost by decision to Alex Glidden, Nok, 6-2; and pinned Nate Davis, Yor/Tra, at 1:14; and was pinned by James Thompson, Mar, at 1:51.

220 pounds — Erik Benner was pinned by Nolan Potter, Wells, at 3:23; pinned Zac Lau, Bid, at 0:58; and lost to Nolan Degroot, Dir, 7-5.

285 pounds — Jake White was pinned by Rian MacIntosh, Yor/Tra, at 1:18; pinned Nick Lincoln, Nok, at 1:40; and was pinned by Zach Mercier, Mar, at 1:49.

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