High school wrestling

Mat attack: Panthers pin down eighth at Westlake Invitational

Benner, Carter work to top-four finishes in final preseason mat matches
By Staff | Dec 02, 2019
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox on the mat on Nov. 30 at the Westlake Invitational high school wrestling tournament in Bath.

Bath — The final weekend of high school preseason mat action concluded, and the Panthers of Medomak Valley found themselves match against hardy competition, just as they will when the official campaign begins.

The Panthers were one of 21 teams to tangle in the longstanding Westlake Memorial Invitational Tournament, and finished eighth with 48 points, while Mount Ararat/Brunswick placed first with a dominate score of 179 on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Watch video and see more photos below.

Erik Benner (1st at 220 pounds) and Brady Carter (3rd at 145) pinned down top-four finishes for Medomak Valley, which has attended the preseason tourney for decades.

The team scores were: Mount Ararat/Brunswick 179, Cony of Augusta 115, Skowhegan 89.5, Lisbon/Oak Hill of Lisbon Falls/Sabatus 89, Bonny Eagle of Standish 76, Mount Blue of Farmington 73.5, Nokomis of Newport 48.5, Medomak Valley 48, Winslow 42, Westbrook/Gorham 39, Morse of Bath 38, Gardiner 36, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 31, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 18, Hermon 16, Sacopee Valley of Hiram 11, Messalonskee of Oakland 10, Lawrence of Fairfield 3, and Hall Dale of Farmingdale, Bangor and Goodwill-Hinckley of Fairfield no score.

Medomak Valley, coached by Billy Bramhall, includes, Gabby Baughman, Ben Benefield, Benner, Elizabeth Bowman, Carter, Tyler Cox, Franklin Dodge, Ian Doughty, Nolan Gahagan, Jakob Gess, Nolan Grubb, Emily Harris, Damien Henry, Colby Verrill-Hyde, Josh MacDougall, Riley Micklich, Jethro Pease, Gavin Readinger, Wyatt Rhodes, Malachi Roque, Jame Rose, Sam Sampson, Marshall Sawyer, Cheyeanne Stokes, Zach Winchenbach, Xavier Woodbury and Kaden Wright.

The individual Medomak Valley results, with Panther wrestlers listed first, were:

120 pounds — Readinger won by injury default over Hunter Nile, MtB; was pinned by Aiden Clark, Skow, at 1:15; and was pinned by Kaiden Beasley, MtA, at 1:30.

126 pounds — Doughty was pinned by Taiton Schutt, Mor, at 0:30 in a pigtail match.

132 pounds — Micklich lost to Shea Farrell, MtA, 8-3, in a pigtail match.

138 pounds — Dodge was pinned by Jiles Morton, LA, at 2:49 in a pigtail match.

145 pounds — Carter lost to Anthony Proulx, Win, 13-6; pinned Asa Wareham, West, at 2:03; pinned Corbin Drake, LA, at 4:34; and pinned Dustin Brewer, BE, at 2:34 in the consolation final. Carter finished third.

152 pounds — Bowman was pinned by Drake Aheam, Gar, at 0:08 in a pigtail match.

160 pounds — Wright was pinned by Steven Smith, MtB, at 0:27 in a pigtail match.

170 pounds — Cox pinned Seth Lathrop, Cony, at 1:47; was pinned by Henri Kuntz, West, at 2:12; pinned Chris Popp, LA, at 4:31; and lost by technical fall to Tucker Nicholas, MtB, 17-0.

182 pounds — Verrill-Hyde was pinned by Elijah Burns, Gar, at 0:23; and was pinned by Beck Carrier, West, at 2:39.

195 pounds — Roque pinned Nevaeh Schuchardt, Win, at 1:39; was pinned by Isaac Potvin, Lis, at 0:27; and was pinned by Camyn Atwood, Skow, at 1:39.

220 pounds — Benner pinned Wesley Edgecomb, Mor, at 0:10; pinned Tristan Day, Sac, at 1:20; and beat Mohammad Aljendi, Con, 2-0, in the championship final. Benner finished first.

285 pounds — Gess pinned Jeffrey Kirk, Ban, at 2:08; was pinned by Alex Demers, Win, at 0:21; and was pinned by Travis Doucette, Mess, at 3:41.

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Medomak Valley wrestling at Westlake Tournament
Medomak Valley wrestling on Nov. 30 at Westlake Tournament in high school mat action. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich, top. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Frankie Dodge, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Frankie Dodge, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Frankie Dodge, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Elizabeth Bowman, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Elizabeth Bowman, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Kaden Wright. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, top. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Valley in Westlake Invitational high school wrestling tournament on Nov. 30 in Bath. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, back. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Malachi Roque, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Malachi Roque. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left, as well as coaches Jed Harris, middle, and Billy Bramhall. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley coaches Jed Harris, right, and Billy Bramhall, along with Erik Benner, left. Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, in front, is on the mat. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley coaches Jed Harris, right, and Billy Bramhall, along with Erik Benner, left. Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, in front, is on the mat. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, bottom. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, back. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Brady Carter, front. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Tyler Cox, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Erik Benner, left, and Brady Carter, with a young fan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Erik Benner, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Erik Benner, right. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Erik Benner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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