As usual, the Belfast wrestling squad will have a solid presence during the upcoming state Class B championship meet after the Lions turned in strong efforts at the Eastern Class B mat competition Feb. 11 at Medomak Valley High School.

The state contingent from Belfast will include regional champions Brent Waterman (132 pounds) and Evan Drinkwater (113), as well as top-four regional finishers Alec Young (106), Brandon Waterman (120), Daniel Weiss (152) and Peter Kelley (195), all of whom finished third in their weight divisions.

Those six Lions qualified for the state championships on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Fryeburg Academy.

The regional team scores were: Camden Hills 246.5, Ellsworth 119, Belfast 89.5, Caribou 87, Mount Desert Island 82, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 75, Medomak Valley 46, Hermon 41, Central of East Corinth 11 and Old Town 9.

The top four wrestlers in each weight division at each regional qualify for the state meet.

The individual BAHS regional results included:

106 pounds — Young received a first-round bye; lost to Dylan Dahlbergh, MCI, 11-7; received a third-round bye;and pinned Dominic Frongillo, MDI, at 1:49 in the consolation final. Young finished third.

113 pounds — Drinkwater received a first-round bye; pinned Rebecca King, Car, at 0:11; and beat Jon Sargent, MDI, 9-2 in the championship final. Drinkwater finished first.

120 pounds — Brandon Waterman was pinned by Robert Caudill, Car, at 0:56; received a second-round bye; pinned Cody Smith, Her, at 1:16; and pinned Wilder Young, MDI, at 0:30 in the consolation final. Waterman finished third.

126 pounds — Walker Roberts lost to Zach Harris, Ells, 9-6; and lost to Josh Silva, MDI, 6-4.

132 pounds — Brent Waterman received a first-round bye; won by technical fall over Tanner Littlefield, MCI, 16-1 and beat Coleman Powers, CH, 6-3 in the championship final. Waterman finished first.

138 pounds — Curtis Warren was pinned by Robert Banner, Ells, at 1:59; pinned River Massey, MCI, at 5:11 and was pinned by Michael Sealander, Car, at 4:33.

152 pounds — Weiss pinned Andrew Rediker, Her, at 0:39; lost by default to Jared Gilbert, CH; pinned Jalique Keene, MDI, at 3:53; and pinned Paul Young, Cen, at 3:25 in the consolation final. Weiss finished third.

160 pounds — Austin Sprague lost to Jack Haurpich, CH, 10-4; received a second-round bye; and was pinned by Kyle Honyak, Her, at 4:11.

182 pounds — Wyatt Roberts was pinned by Anthony Batty, CH, at 2:51; and was pinned by Elias Burne, MDI, at 4:34.

195 pounds — Kelley received a first-round bye; lost by major decision to Alex Urquart, Her, 10-0; pinned Matthew Manter, Car, at 5:56; and pinned Jake Poors, Ell, at 2:30 in the consolation final. Kelley finished third.

220 pounds — Jonathan Bryant was pinned by Michael Garland, Ells, at 0:15; received a second-round bye; and was pinned by Adam Ranco, MDI, at 0:06.

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