The Belfast wrestling squad turned in a strong performance at the Noble Invitational high school wrestling tournament Dec. 29-30, as the Lions squared off with many of the most touted mat teams in New England.

The Lions roared to a 10th-place finish, with Brent Waterman leading the charge as he finished third in the 132-pound weight class for Belfast.

The team scores were: Noble “A” of Berwick 199.5, Camden Hills 177, Massabesic of Waterboro 163, Mount Blue of Farmington 150, Marshwood “A” 147, Cony of Augusta 124, Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft 121, Fryeburg Academy 112.5, Kennebunk 97, Belfast 84.5, Mount Mansfield Union of Jericho, Vt. 83, Mountain Valley of Rumford 76.5, Colchester of Colchester, Vt. 65, Mount Ararat “A” of Topsham 63, Gardiner 63, Bonny Eagle of Standish 62, Westbrook 56, Wells 55.5, Sanford 50, Washington Academy of East Machias 43.5, Windham 41.5, Noble “B” 38, Brunswick 27, Spaulding of Barre, Vt. 26, St. Paul’s School of Concord, N.H. 26, White Mountain of Whitefield, N.H. 26, Marshwood “B” 18, Oyster River of Durham, N.H. 13, Greely of Cumberland 13, Lisbon of Lisbon Falls 13, Scarborough “A” 11, Hall-Dale of Farmingdale 8.5, Noble “C” 7, St. Thomas Aquinas of Dover, N.H. 6, Mount Ararat “B” 3, Gray-New Gloucester, Coe-Brown, Scarborough “B” no score.

The individual BAHS results, with Lion grapplers listed first, included:

106 pounds — Colton Ridley received a first-round bye; was pinned by Nicole Burgess, MtV, at 0:41; and was pinned by Andrew Rogers, West, at 0:48.

113 pounds — Alec Young was pinned by Cody Traves, San, at 0:32; pinned Alex Turgeon, Marsh “B”, at 4:22; and lost to Josh Marks, Marsh, 6-0.

120 pounds — Evan Drinkwater pinned Emory Hudson, MtA, at 0:35; pinned Brandon Huntington, Wind, at 1:12; lost by major decision to Zach Sheehan, Frye, 10-2; pinned John Gillar, BE, at 2:48; won by major decision over Nick McNamara, Lis, 12-4; lost to Lucas Dion, Mass, 9-7; and was pinned by Tyler Davidson, Marsh, at 3:03. Drinkwater finished sixth.

126 pounds — Walker Roberts pinned Dominic Cancelarich, Wind, at 0:48; pinned Steven Beland, Cony, at 3:10; was pinned by Chris Weiss, Washington Academy, at 5:39; and lost to Zac Richard, Mass, 11-6.

132 pounds — Brent Waterman received a first-bye; pinned Mason Lynch, Mar, at 2:58; won by technical fall over Felipe Gunter, MtA, 17-0; lost to Jake Bagley, Nob, 10-9; pinned Connor Dufour, Cony, at 2:48; and beat Coleman Powers, CH, 5-0, in the consolation final. Waterman finished third.

138 pounds — Brandon Waterman pinned Josh Collier, Lis, at 3:03; lost to Max Bryant, CH, 16-14; and lost to Isaac Smith, Marsh “B”, 8-7.

145 pounds — Anthony Salisbury pinned Mike Sinclair, GNG, at 0:54; was pinned by Neal Harrison-Billiat, CH, at 3:23; won by disqualification over Nick Hickey, MtB; and lost to Aiston Weigle, Ken, 7-0.

152 pounds — Greg Stevens pinned John Caramihalis, Mass, at 3:52; was pinned by Chris Lash, Col, at 0:49; and was pinned by Robbie Martin, B.E., at 3:21.

182 pounds — Wyatt Roberts pinned Kelly Curlew, Scar, at 1:19; was pinned by David Norton, Mass, at 5:27; and lost by forfeit to Eric West, BE.

195 pounds — Peter Kelley received a first-round bye; pinned Travis Elliot, Scar, at 1:15; pinned Travis Walton, Mass, at 1:50; lost to Christian Coons, Wind, 4-3; lost to Brandon Graffam, CH, 7-3; and pinned Bruce Goodrich, Noble, at 1:49. Kelley finished fifth.

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