The Belfast wrestling squad jumped into the fire Saturday to compete in the talent-laden McDonald’s Invitational and, for the most part, cooked in a meet hosted by Mountain Valley High School.

The Lions finished fourth among 15 teams. The team scores were: Noble of Berwick 148.5, Fryeburg Academy 139, Mountain Valley of Rumford 132, Belfast 120.5, Lisbon of Lisbon Falls 111, Mount Ararat of Topsham 79, Brewer 69, Oak Hill of Sabattus 57, Dirigo of Dixfield 52.5, Edward Little of Auburn 13, Brunswick 12.5, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 9, Winslow 6, Oxford Hills of South Paris 3 and Madison 2.

For the Lions, Brent Waterman finished first at 125 pounds, Jordan Young (119) and Kornealius Wood (171) both second, Evan Drinkwater (103) and Ethan Fitzjurls (160) both third and Daniel Weiss (145), Justin Philbrook (152) and Peter Kelley (189) all fourth.

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

103 pounds — Drinkwater pinned Marky Zaccadelli, LA, at 0:27; lost to Nick McNamara, Lis, 7-6; pinned Greg Charlambow, Brew, at 0:54; and pinned Jacob Kenney, MtA, at 1:00 in the consolation final. Drinkwater finished third.

112 pounds — Alec Young lost by technical fall to Connor Sheehan, FA, 16-0; and was pinned by Bill Gagner, Nob, at 1:51.

119 pounds — Young won by technical fall over Felipe Gunter, MtA, 17-1; won by major decision over Caleb Hall, Dir, 9-1; and lost to Ryan Burgess, MtVal, 3-2 in the championship final. Young finished second.

125 pounds — Waterman pinned Dylan York, LA, at 1:50; pinned Shane Shibles, Nob, at 1:17; and pinned Anthony Sprigg, Brew, at 0:57 in the championship final. Waterman finished first.

130 pounds — Anthony Salisbury was pinned by Sam Oh, MtA, at 3:50; pinned Ryan Buzzell, FA, at 2:06; and lost by technical fall to Adam Gill, Dir, 16-0.

145 pounds — Weiss beat Bryan Blackman, Dir, 5-3; was pinned by Josh Thornton, MtVal, at 0:36; beat David Moore, Lis, 9-2; and was pinned by C.J. Bartlett, FA, at 2:36 in the consolation final. Weiss finished fourth.

152 pounds — Philbrook pinned Santos Rodriguez, MtVal, at 3:00; lost by major decision to Peter Bacchicchi, FA, 11-1; pinned Dakota Bartlett, Brew, at 4:15; and lost to Craig Morrill, OaH, 3-1 in the consolation final. Philbrook finished fourth.

160 pounds — Fitzjurls lost to Stefan Emery, FA, 4-1; pinned Zach Cross, MtVal, at 1:58; pinned D.J. Webber, Dir, at 3:23; and pinned Shawn Bragg, EL, at 3:23 in the consolation final. Fitzjurls finished third.

171 pounds — Wood pinned Nelson Pepin, Dir, at 1:25; pinned Matt Genest, FA, at 4;14; and lost to Taylor Carey, MtVal, 4-2 in overtime in the championship final. Wood finished second.

189 pounds — Kelley pinned V.J. Tantoco, Win, at 5:36; lost to Nate Hill, FA, 7-4; pinned Zach White, Dir, at 0:59; and lost to Mike Hamm, OaH, 8-2 in the consolation final. Kelley finished fourth.

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