High school wrestling

Lions roar against Eagles in tri-meet victories

Host Belfast easily handles Erskine Academy, Lincoln Academy
By Staff | Jan 10, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Matt Smith, left, locks horns with Lincoln Academy's Nate Geoffrion at 182 pounds during a Jan. 8 high school wrestling tri-meet in Belfast. Smith won the match.

Belfast — The Belfast wrestling team hosted a congregation of Eagles — those from Erskine Academy of South China and Lincoln Academy of Newcastle — in a tri-meet on Wednesday night, Jan. 8, a meet which saw the Lions prove to be, overall, the best grapplers on the mat.

The Lions defended their den with ease as they came away with a 62-18 win over Erskine Academy and a 67-12 victory over Lincoln Academy.

Click for photos from the meet.

The individual Lion results, with Belfast grapplers listed first, were:

106 pounds — Austin Merando was pinned by Cameron Grass, EA; and won by forfeit over Lincoln Academy.

113 pounds — Brendan Bruns won by forfeit over Erskine Academy and Lincoln Academy.

120 pounds — Zachary Sheafe was pinned by Isaac Taylor, EA; and won by forfeit over Lincoln Academy.

126 pounds — Brandon Waterman won by forfeit over Erskine Academy; and pinned Michael Baty, LA.

132 pounds — Matt Oxton lost to Jakob Church, EA; and was pinned by Alec Young, LA.

138 pounds — Walker Roberts lost to Joseph York, EA; and beat James Benner, LA.

145 pounds — Mike McFadden beat Samuel Wilkinson, EA; and won by forfeit over Lincoln Academy.

152 pounds — John Capella beat Kyle Wilkens, EA; and pinned Dalton Waltz, LA.

160 pounds — Daniel Weiss pinned Zackary Isbell, EA; and pinned Dakota Brown, LA.

170 pounds — Austin Sprague won by forfeit over Erskine Academy; and pinned Jonah Vesery, LA.

182 pounds — Matthew Smith won by forfeit over Erskine Academy; and beat Nate Geoffrion, LA.

195 pounds — Jared Vaughn won by forfeit over Erskine Academy; and pinned Lucas Bickford, LA.

220 pounds — Jacob Harford won by forfeit over Erskine Academy; and was pinned by Raymond Call, LA.

285 pounds — Marlin Hansen pinned Timothy Byers, EA; and pinned Cody Dighton, LA.

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