The Oceanside Middle School wrestling team, as well as Mariner mat student-athletes, were in the midst of a strong late-winter Pine Tree Wrestling League season when the world essentially stopped.

The PTWL campaign, along with most business, social and other athletic organizations, halted operations due to the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

As health concerns developed, the middle school mat league cancelled the remainder of the season before the young wrestlers could participate in their regional and league championship meets.

During the regular season, the Mariners, as a team and individuals, still realized solid success.

In fact, Oceanside fraternal twins Madolin and Gavin Ripley were unbeaten when the campaign ended. Last year, the siblings won regional titles and finished second in the league championship meet.

The final 2020 individual Mariner records were:

99 pounds — Clay Whithed, 11 wins and five losses.

99 pounds — Taylor Frace, two wins and two losses.

105 pounds — Tim Gleason, nine wins and nine losses.

111 pounds — Madolin Ripley, 19 wins and no losses, with 17 pins, plus crossover champion.

117 pounds — Gavin Ripley,  20 wins and no losses, with 19 pins, plus crossover champion.

117 pounds — Connor Lane, junior varsity.

137 pounds — Joey Brown, 15 wins and loss.

137 pounds — Hunter Lane, junior varsity.

145 pounds — Aiden Sergent, 13 wins and loss, plus crossover champion.

145 pounds — Tristen Peaslee, junior varsity, four wins and nine losses.

155 pounds — Adrien Chase, seven wins and 10 losses.

170 pounds — Takuma Steinburg, eight wins and six losses.

250 pounds — Richie Whitamore, win and two losses.

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