BAHS earns three wins in five-team mat meet
Augusta — The Belfast wrestling team hit the road on Friday, Jan. 24 for a five-team meet at Cony High School and returned home later that night with three wins in tow.
The Lions fell to the host Rams 50-24, but bested Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 60-24, upended Skowhegan 45-36 and defeated Winslow 59-24 in the process.
The individual Lion results, with Belfast grapplers listed first, were:
106 pounds — Austin Merando pinned Zack Charest, Cony; won by forfeit over Maine Central Institute and Winslow; and was pinned by Cody Craig, Skow.
113 pounds — Brendan Bruns pinned Josh Gilbert, Skow; pinned Chris Watrous, MCI; and won by forfeit over Skowhegan and Winslow.
120 pounds — Zach Sheafe lost to Trevonte Caudill, Cony; won by forfeit over Maine Central Institute and Winslow; and was pinned by Cooper Holland, Skow.
126 pounds — Brandon Waterman won by forfeit over Cony; was pinned by Dylan Dahlbergh, MCI; was pinned by Julian Sirois, Skow; and was pinned by Dillon Pelletier, Win.
132 pounds — Matt Oxton lost to Alex Orr, Cony; was pinned by Tanner Littlefield, MCI; was pinned by Tyler Craig, Skow; and was pinned by Luke Fredette, Win.
138 pounds — Walker Roberts won by forfeit over Cony; and beat Kameron Doucette, Skow. Dakota Coleman won by forfeit over Maine Central Institute and Winslow.
145 pounds — Jesse Bishop was pinned by Steven Beland, Cony. Mike McFadden won by forfeit over MCI and Skowhegan. Roberts beat Patrick Hopkins, Win.
152 pounds McFadden was pinned by Victor Tapia-Smith, Cony; and pinned Benjamin Abbott, Win. Jesse Bishop was pinned by Trevor Kitchin, MCI. Curtis Warren was pinned by Kaleb Brown, Skow.
160 pounds — John Capella was pinned by Chris Paradis, Cony; won by forfeit over Maine Central Institute and Winslow; and pinned Devin Dressler, Skow.
170 pounds — Austin Sprague was pinned by Griffin Richards, Cony; won by forfeit over Maine Central Institute; and won by forfeit over Winslow. Travis Tran was pinned by Mikal Federici, Skow.
182 pounds — Matt Smith lost to Kaci Rankins; Cony; pinned Henry McWilliams, MCI; pinned Justin McGuire, Skow; and won by forfeit over Winslow.
195 pounds — Jared Vaughn was pinned by Jacob Fraser, Cony. Simon Lacasse won by forfeit over Maine Central Institute, Skowhegan and Winslow.
220 pounds — Jacob Harford was pinned by Nicholas Benner, Cony; was pinned by Seth Wilcox, MCI; won by forfeit over Skowhegan; and was pinned by Nathaniel Beckwith, Win.
285 pounds — Marlin Hansen lost to Elias Younes, Cony; pinned Briar Bussell, MCI; pinned Caleb Vautier, Skow; and was pinned by Aaron Lint, Win.