High school wrestling

Lang again best in state, other Windjammers top three

Allen, Henderson notch seconds, Andrews third
By Staff | Feb 18, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Camden Hills' Ian Henderson, bottom, tries to control Portland/South Portland's Al Saadi during the state Class A wrestling championships on Feb. 16 at Cony High School in Augusta.

Augusta — When the Camden Hills high school wrestlers stepped onto the state Class A championship mats on Saturday, Feb. 16, the Windjammers hoped to challenge for individual and team titles. The Windjammers did that.

In fact, Camden Hills finished third and one Windjammer, senior Noah Lang, who has had a remarkable career with more than 200 wins and multiple state crowns, won at 145 pounds in the meet at Cony High School.

A trio of other Windjammers also earned top-four finishes, including Dawson Allen (2nd at 132), Ian Henderson (2nd at 138) and Eric Andrews (3rd at 106).

Watch video and see more photos below.

Lang has had a remarkable and historical four-year career for the Windjammers. He is a two-time state champion, four-time state placer, All-State champion, three-time KVAC, three-time regional, two-time Noble and one-time Spartan Invitational champion.

He has the most career wins and pins for Windjammer wrestlers and was the first Camden Hills state Class A champion (most in the 40-plus years of the program were Class B).

Most impressive, however, is this season, in the Noble, KVAC, regional and state tournaments no opponent scored on him and, with the exception of a technical fall, he pinned all of his opponents.

The state Class A team scores were: Mount Ararat of Topsham/Brunswick 96, Marshwood of Eliot 76.5, Camden Hills 74, Noble 72.5, Cony 72, Nokomis of Newport 64, Bonny Eagle of Standish 49, Massabesic of Waterboro 48.5, Oxford Hills of South Paris 45, Portland/South Portland 40, Kennebunk 39.5, Scarborough 33, Erskine Academy of South China 29, Mount Blue of Farmington 25, Cheverus of Portland 24, Biddeford 23, Morse of Bath 21.5, York/Traip Academy of Kittery 21, Westbrook/Gorham 16, Sanford 14, Windham/Gray-New Gloucester 7, Sacopee Valley of Cornish 3, Gardiner 3, Skowhegan, Messalonskee of Oakland and Deering no score.

The individual results for Camden Hills, with Windjammer wrestlers listed first, were:

106 pounds — Eric Andrews pinned Alexander Marchand, Nob, at 1:23; lost to Caden Frost, BE, 6-4; pinned Jake Emond, EA, at 2:13; and won by default over Jagger Bullen, MtB, in the consolation final. Andrews finished third.

113 pounds — Devin Hutcheson beat Cameron Frost, BE, 7-0; was pinned by Brycen Kowalsky, MtA/Brun, at 5:40; and lost to Ahmad Ahmad, Con, 6-2.

120 pounds — Joshua Saucier was pinned by Jalden Balcewicz, Nob, at 1:54; received a bye; and lost to Tyler Preble, Nok, 15-0.

126 pounds — Kristina Kelly was pinned by Joshua Cote, Nob, at 0:24; and was pinned by Dominic Pelletier, Wind/GNG, at 1:24.

132 pounds — Dawson Allen pinned Alex Rachkoskie, Nob, at 5:59; beat Aydin Rix McElhinney, Marsh, 9-6; and lost to Spencer LeClair, MtA/Brun, 8-3, in the championship final. Allen finished second.

138 pounds — Ian Henderson pinned Hussin Al Saadi, Port/SPort, at 3:42; beat Liam Coomey, Marsh, 6-5; and lost to Sam Martel, Nob, 13-9, in the championship final. Henderson finished second.

145 pounds — Noah Lang pinned Marshall Fowler, Chev, at 1:01; pinned Duncan McGilvery, Nob, at 0:53; and pinned Devon Whitmore, Bidd, at 0:46 in the championship final. Lang finished first.

170 pounds — Henry Pharris was pinned by Matthew Pooler, Mass, at 1:27; and lost by default to Mason Hultman, MtA/Brun.

182 pounds — Justin Secotte was pinned by Isaac Plante, San, at 0:32; and was pinned by William Orso, York/Tra, at 0:57.

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State Class A high school wrestling championships
State Class A high school wrestling championships on Feb. 16 at Cony High School in Augusta. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Noah Lang. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Noah Lang, left, and Biddeford's Devon Whitmore. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Eric Andrews, front, and Noble's Alexander Marchand. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Eric Andrews, top, and Noble's Alexander Marchand. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Eric Andrews. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Eric Andrews. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Devin Hutcheson, right, and Bonny Eagle's Cameron Frost. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Devin Hutcheson, right, and Bonny Eagle's Cameron Frost. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Devin Hutcheson, right, and Bonny Eagle's Cameron Frost. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Devin Hutcheson, left, and Bonny Eagle's Cameron Frost. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Josh Saucier, left, and Noble's Jalden Balcewicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Josh Saucier, top, and Noble's Jalden Balcewicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Josh Saucier, left, and Noble's Jalden Balcewicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, left, and Noble's Joshua Cote. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kristina Kelly, left, and Noble's Joshua Cote. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Josh Saucier, left, and Noble's Jalden Balcewicz. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, left, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, left, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, left, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, right, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' coach Patrick Kelly. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' coach Patrick Kelly. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, right, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, right, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, right, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen, right, and Noble's Alex Rachkoskie. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ian Henderson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ian Henderson, right, and Portland/South Portland's Hussin Al Saadi. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ian Henderson, left, and Portland/South Portland's Hussin Al Saadi. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Ian Henderson, right, and Portland/South Portland's Hussin Al Saadi. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Henry Pharris, left, and Massabesic's Matthew Pooler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Henry Pharris, left, and Massabesic's Matthew Pooler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Henry Pharris, left, and Massabesic's Matthew Pooler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Henry Pharris, front, and Massabesic's Matthew Pooler. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Justin Secotte. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Justin Secotte. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Eric Andrews, right, and Bonny Eagle's Caden Frost. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Eric Andrews, front, and Bonny Eagle's Caden Frost. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Dawson Allen. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Devin Hutcheson, right, and Bonny Eagle's Cameron Frost. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Eric Andrews, top, and Noble's Alexander Marchand. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Ian Henderson, top, and Marshwood's Liam Coomey. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Ian Henderson, right, and Marshwood's Liam Coomey. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
Camden Hills' Josh Saucier, top, and Noble's Jalden Balcewicz. (Courtesy of: Glenn Lang)
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