Mustangs gallop to seventh in Nokomis Warrior ClashMesaric, Cole nab first-place finishes
Newport — The Mount View wrestling team participated in the 2014 Nokomis Warrior Clash Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 4 and earned a more than reputable finish among the 18 competing squads.
The Mustangs finished seventh on the day, amassing 63 points.
Mount View's Job Mesaric (220 pounds) and Chris Cole (285 pounds) won their respective weight classes.
The team scores were: Skowhegan 189, Dirigo of Dixfield 108, Wells 85, Nokomis of Newport 78.5, Dexter 74, Westbrook 66, Mount View 63, Oxford Hills of South Paris 62, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 53, Mount Blue of Farmington 46, Monmouth Academy 42, Edward Little of Auburn 31, Cheverus of Portland 16, Deering of Portland 10, Gorham 7, Madison 3, Brewer 2 and Hampden Academy no score.
The individual Mount View results, with Mustangs listed first, were:
126 pounds — James Blanchette was pinned by Max Storm, West, at 1:46; pinned Colin Woodhead, Dir, at 4:26; and lost to Jon Hankey, OxH, 3-2.
132 pounds — Jarryd Fonger was pinned by Julian Sirois, Skow, at 1:58; pinned Gabe Whitman, Dir, at 4:36; and lost to Jonathan Crocker, Nok, 6-0.
138 pounds — Matt Wheeler pinned Emily Kay, Mad, at 1:09 in a pigtail match; was pinned by Sheldon Bang, EL, at 4:19; pinned Eli Chubbuck, Skow, at 4:39; and lost to Tucker Barnett, Dir, 5-3.
145 pounds — Anthony Barnard lost to Mark Smith, Brew, 8-3; pinned Zack Smith, Dex, at 3:50; and lost to Skyler Bang, EL, 8-5.
160 pounds — Scott Vaillancourt was pinned by Nick Hickey, MtB, at 1:11; pinned Nathan Cram, Mon, at 0:59; and was pinned by Bryce Salisbury, Dex, at 4:45.
170 pounds — Ethan Sewell-Berry lost to David Moore, West, 6-5 in three overtimes in a pigtail match.
182 pounds — Sierra Fonger was pinned by Ryan Cass, Mad, at 3:01 in a pigtail.
220 pounds — Mesaric pinned Shawn Darling, Deer, at 0:19; pinned Justin McGuire, Skow, at 0:25; and pinned Julian Baldneli, Dir, at 0:53 to finish first.
285 pounds — Cole pinned Tanner Hall, Dex, at 0:20; pinned Briar Bussell, MCI, at 1:32; and pinned Hunter Glidden, Nok, at 0:50 to finish first.