High school wrestling

Benner hits 150 career mat wins as Panthers split tri-meet

Medomak Valley's dual-match regular-season record sits at 17-8
By Staff | Jan 17, 2020
Courtesy of: Meredith Benner Medomak Valley's Erik Benner, left, and coach Billy Bramhall. The Panther senior has 150 career mat wins.

Newport — All it took was a match, or maybe two, and the Medomak Valley wrestling team would have gone undefeated in a midweek tri-meet, but, instead, the Panthers had to settle for a split between Nokomis of Newport and Morse of Bath.

Despite the split in matches, Medomak valley had much to celebrate as Panther Erik Benner crossed a threshold not many at Medomak Valley have, as Benner recorded his 150th career victory, after he beat Nokomis' Nick Lincoln.

Benner's 150th win came almost exactly a year after he recorded his 100th mat win on Jan. 23, 2019, and when former teammate Elias Miller recorded his 150th victory on the same date.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Panthers bested the host Warriors by three points 38-27, while they fell to the Shipbuilders of Morse 36-33.

The individual Medomak Valley results, with Panther wrestlers listed first (with seasonal record and pins listed), were:

120 pounds — Gavin Readinger (18-12, 6 pins) beat Tayton Schutt, Mor, 8-4; and won by forfeit over Nokomis.

126 pounds — Ian Doughty (11-17, 3 pins) won by forfeit over Morse; and was pinned by Calvin Peck, Nok, at 0:32.

138 pounds — Josh MacDougall (7-2, 4 pins) pinned Campbel Wyman, Mor, at 1:45; and lost to Isaiah Morin, Nok, 15-11.

145 pounds — Brady Carter (20-10, 12 pins) pinned Delani Rector, Mor, at 2:12; and beat Madeline Tardiff, Nok, 16-3.

152 pounds — Damian Henry (8-14, 5 pins) was pinned by Mason Savory, Mor, at 0:35; and won by forfeit over Nokomis.

160 pounds — Nolan Grubb (9-9, 8 pins) was pinned by Ben Brewer, Mor, at 1:35; and pinned Stefan Baciu, Nok, at 2:17.

170 pounds — Tyler Cox (26-5, 15 pins) won by forfeit over Morse; and pinned Dreylyn Primeo, Nok, at 1:56.

182 pounds — Colby Verrill-Hyde (13-12, 8 pins) was pinned by Isaac Sinclair, Mor, at 0:50; and won by forfeit over Nokomis.

195 pounds — Jame Rose (3-4, pin) was pinned by Ty Knowlton, Mor, at 1:52; and was pinned by Calvin Gould, Nok, at 2:11.

220 pounds — Benner (31-1, 21 pins) beat Lincoln, Nok, 12-0.

285 pounds — Benner pinned Déja Douglas, Mor, at 1:32; and pinned Romeo Mellits, Her, at 3:45.

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