To say that young Midcoast athletes dominated the mats during the Pine Tree Wrestling League East Regional championship meet Saturday, March 16 at Bucksport Middle School would be, well, a gross understatement.

That is because 11 local wrestlers brought home regional championships and 38 earned spots in the Pine Tree Wrestling League championship on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Camden-Rockport Middle School.

When all the chips had been cashed in on the long day of competition in Bucksport, the top four teams resided in the Midcoast, along with the overall champion — Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast.

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The top four wrestlers in each weight class from both the Eastern regional, held in Bucksport Saturday, and the Western regional, held in Gardiner the same day, qualified for the league championship meet next weekend in Camden.

The Eastern regional team scores were: Troy Howard 198, Oceanside Middle School of Thomaston/Rockland 164, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro 117, Hope-Appleton-Lincolnville and Nokomis Wrestling Club of Newport 92, Hancock Area Wrestling Club 86.5, Bucksport Middle School 68, Camden-Rockport Middle School 63, Ellsworth Middle School 48, Independent-Connors Emerson 28, Hampden Middle School 16.5, Independent-Jefferson School and Independent-Blue Hill no score.

When all was said and done Saturday, Troy Howard qualified 11 wrestlers, Oceanside 10, HAL seven, Medomak six and Camden-Rockport four to the championship meet.

The top-four finishers and state qualifiers for each local team from Saturday's Eastern regional included:

Camden-Rockport — Elvis Bowen (1st at 138 pounds), Zac Collins (3rd at 117), Seth Young (4th at 170) and Isaac Hall (4th at 190),

HAL — Dawson Allen (2nd at 82), Gage Modery (2nd at 110), Nicholas Winter (2nd at 155), Gage Ruano (2nd at 170), Noah Lang (3rd at 89), Adrian Joy (3rd at 145) and Rylee Rapp (4th at 75).

Medomak — Korbin Daniels (1st at 145), Quinn Ashmore (1st at 155), Duncan Widdecombe (2nd at 75), Steven Thompson (2nd at 117), Cole Ashmore (3rd at 131) and Eli Miller (4th at 103).

Oceanside — Alex Fogarty (1st at 75), Ben Ripley (1st at 89), Connor McGonagle (1st at 103), Chris Christian (1st at 190), Regan Billingsley (1st at 210), Ian Goff (2nd at 240), Tyler Sawyer (3rd at 155), Shannon Ripley (4th at 117), David Young (4th at 124) and Alex McLaughlin (4th at 131).

Troy Howard — Patrick Curtis (1st at 82), Edwin Johnson (1st at 240), Jacob Racioppi (1st at 110), Austin Merando (2nd at 96), Brendan Bruns (2nd at 103), Jacob Waterman (2nd at 124), John Gogano (2nd at 131), Konnor Harford (2nd at 145), Simon LaCasse (2nd at 210), Caleb Hilt (3rd at 170) and Travis Tran (3rd at 190).

The individual results for Midcoast grapplers included:

75 pounds — Alex Fogary, Ocean, pinned Cyrus Resh, TH, at 0:49; beat Rylee Rapp, HAL, 7-2; and beat Duncan Widdecombe, Med, 5-4 in the championship final. Fogarty finished first.

Duncan Widdecombe, Med, pinned Kelsie Ormsby, HAWC, at 0:28; won by major decision over Jacob Booth, Nok, 16-8; and lost to Alex Fogarty, Ocean, 5-4 in the championship final. Widdecombe finished second.

Rylee Rapp, HAL, received a first-round bye; lost to Alex Fogarty, Ocean, 7-2; pinned Kelsie Ormsby, HAWC, at 2:00; and was pinned by Jacob Booth, Nok, at 1:07 in the consolation final. Rapp finished fourth.

Cyrus Resh, TH, was pinned by Alex Fogarty, Ocean, at 0:49; received a second-round bye; and was pinned by Jacob Booth, Nok, at 0:18.

82 pounds — Patrick Curtis, TH, pinned Darin Frye, Hamp, at 0:32; pinned Josh Brown, Nok, at 2:19; and beat Dawson Allen, HAL, 14-7 in the championship final. Curtis finished first.

Dawson Allen, HAL, pinned Eli McCollett, Med, at 0:29; pinned Antonio Seccaricco, CR, at 3:22; and lost to Patrick Curtis, TH, 14-7 in the championship final. Allen finished second.

Antonio Seccaricco, CR, pinned Isaiah Winslow, Ells, at 0:14 in a pigtail match; beat Foster Ashmore, Buck, 6-4 in overtime; was pinned by Dawson Allen, HAL, at 3:22; and lost to Oakley Dugans, HAWC, 11-6.

Eli McCollett, Med, beat Payson Allen, IND-BH, 7-2 in a pigtail match; was pinned by Dawson Allen, HAL, at 0:29; and lost by technical fall to Foster Ashmore, Buck, 15-0.

Carter Fogarty, Ocean, lost by technical fall to Darin Frye, Hamp, 18-3 in a pigtail match.

89 pounds — Ben Ripley, Ocean, pinned Nick Hill, Med, at 0:32; pinned Devin Darveau, Buck, at 1:21; and won by default over Logan Lord, HAWC, in the championship final. Ripley finished first.

Noah Lang, HAL, pinned Landan Scott, Ells, at 2:00; lost to Logan Lord, HAWC, 6-4; pinned Shane Alley, TH, at 2:30; and pinned Devin Darveau, Buck, at 4:29 in the consolation final. Lang finished third.

Shane Alley, TH, was pinned by Devin Darveau, Buck, at 1:24; pinned Nick Hill, Med, at 0:11; and was pinned by Noah Lang, HAL, at 2:30.

Nick Hill, Med, pinned Jarek Munson, Nok, at 4:23 in a pigtail match; was pinned by Ben Ripley, Ocean, at 0:32; and was pinned by Shane Alley, TH, at 0:11.

96 pounds — Austin Merando, TH, pinned Ben Parker, HAWC, at 0:29; pinned Keigan Riccard, Buck, at 3:53; and lost to Hunter Bubar, Nok, 6-5 in the championship final. Merando finished second.

Andrew Kelly, HAL, pinned Tyler Masanoff, Med, at 1:57; was pinned by Hunter Bubar, Nok, at 0:41; and was pinned by Abrahm Malloy, IND-CE, at 0:38.

Tyler Masanoff, Med, was pinned by Andrew Kelly, HAL, at 1:57; pinned Audrey Ward, Ocean, at 0:10; and was pinned by Keigan Riccard, Buck, at 1:58.

Audrey Ward, Ocean, was pinned by Hunter Bubar, Nok, at 2:45; and was pinned by Tyler Masanoff, Med, at 0:10.

103 pounds — Connor McGonagle, Ocean, pinned Hunter Robichaud, Buck, at 1:05; pinned Eli Miller, Med, at 0:18; and pinned Brenden Bruns, TH, at 2:12 in the championship final. McGonagle finished first.

Brenden Bruns, TH, won by major decision over Ben Benson, HAL, 12-0; beat Quinton Richards, Nok, 9-7; and was pinned by Connor McGonagle, Ocean, at 2:12 in the championship final. Bruns finished second.

Eli Miller, Med, pinned Tyler Wheaton, Hamp, at 1:42; was pinned by Connor McGonagle, Ocean, at 0:18; won by major decision over Ben Benson, HAL, 10-0 and lost to Quinton Richards, Nok, 8-4 in the consolation final. Miller finished fourth.

Ben Benson, HAL, lost by major decision to Brenden Bruns, TH, 12-0; received a second-round bye; and lost by major decision to Eli Miller, Med, 10-0.

110 pounds — Jacob Racioppi, TH, pinned Jayred Robishaw, CR, at 1:24; pinned Reed Kiah, Hamp, at 2:04; and pinned Gage Modery, HAL, at 1:26 in the championship final. Racioppi finished first.

Gage Modery, HAL, pinned Seth Sweet, Ocean, a 1:58; beat David Wilson, Nok, 8-4; and was pinned by Jacob Racioppi, TH, at 1:26 in the championship final. Modery finished second.

Seth Sweet, Ocean, pinned Sophia Petros, Ells, at 0:53 in a pigtail match; was pinned by Gage Modery, HAL, at 1:58; pinned Shane Woods, Med, at 0:56; and lost by technical fall to Reed Kiah, Hamp, 15-0.

Jayred Robishaw, CR, pinned Hunter Dorr, HAWC, at 2:94 in a pigtail match; was pinned by Jacob Racioppi, TH, at 1:24; and was pinned by Luke Wardwell, Buck, at 0:59.

Shane Woods, Med, was pinned by David Wilson, Nok, at 4:08; and was pinned by Seth Sweet, Ocean, at 0:56.

117 pounds — Steven Thompson, Med, pinned Brian Gunn, HAL, at 0:48; beat Zac Collins, CR, 6-4; and lost to Peyton Cole, HAWC, 12-10 in overtime in the championship final. Thompson finished second.

Zac Collins, CR, pinned Tyler Stickney, TH, at 1:07; lost to Steven Thompson, Med, 6-4; pinned Andrew Brown, Ells, at 1:11; and won by major decision over Shannon Ripley, Ocean, 12-1 in the consolation final. Collins finished third.

Shannon Ripley, Ocean, beat Andrew Brown, Ells, 5-0; was pinned by Peyton Cole, HAWC, at 4:01; pinned Brian Gunn, HAL, at 2:10; and lost by major decision to Zac Collins, CR, 12-1 in the consolation final. Ripley finished fourth.

Brian Gunn, HAL, pinned Dylan Grotton, IND-JFF, at 0:29; was pinned by Steven Thompson, at 0:48; pinned Tyler Stickney, TH, at 1:11; and was pinned by Shannon Ripley, Ocean, at 2:10.

Tyler Stickney, TH, pinned Brennan Hubbard, IND-CE, at 1:26; was pinned by Zac Collins, CR, at 1:07; and was pinned by Brian Gunn, HAL, at 1:11.

124 pounds — Jacob Waterman, TH, pinned David Larrabee, HAWC, at 0:20; won by major decision over David Young, Ocean, 15-1; and pinned Josh Wright, Ells, at 3:54 in the championship final. Waterman finished first.

David Young, Ocean, beat Chris Farnsworth, IND-CE, 14-12; lost by major decision over Jacob Waterman, 15-1; pinned Adrian Phaenephom, Med, at 3:23; and was pinned by Chris Farnsworth, IND-CE, at 0:49 in the consolation final. Young finished fourth.

Adrian Phaenephom, Med, was pinned by Josh Wright, Ells, at 2:59; pinned Levi Williamson, Hamp, at 1:12; and was pinned by David Young, Ocean, at 3:23.

Tyler Wood, CR, pinned Levi Williamson, Hamp, at 1:05; lost by major decision to Josh Wright, Ells, 9-0; and was pinned by Chris Farnsworth, IND-CE, at 2:09.

Gabe Salo, HAL, lost by technical fall over David Larrabee, HAWC, 17-2 in a pigtail match.

131 pounds —John Golgano, TH, pinned Sam Walker, Hamp, at 0:49; beat Alex McLaughlin, Ocean, 11-10; and lost by major decision over Trent Goodman, HAWC, 11-0 in the championship final. Golgano finished second.

Cole Ashmore, Med, received a first-round bye; was pinned by Trent Goodman, HAWC, at 0:30; pinned Sam Walker, Hamp, at 1:06; and beat Alex McLaughlin, Ocean, 10-4 in the consolation final. Ashmore finished third.

Alex McLaughlin, Ocean, pinned Thomas Fellis, Ells, at 2:31; lost to John Golgano, TH, 11-10; pinned Desmond Cayouette, CR, at 0:27; and lost to Cole Ashmore, Med, 10-4 in the consolation final. McLaughlin finished fourth.

Desmond Cayouette, CR, was pinned by Trent Goodman, HAWC, at 0:53; received a second-round bye; and was pinned by Alex McLaughlin, Ocean, at 0:27.

138 pounds — Elvis Bowen, CR, pinned Sam Sargent, Hamp, at 0:08; pinned Elijah Ames, Nok, at 3:22; and pinned Josh Hall, Buck, at 2:11 in the championship final. Bowen finished first.

Gerard Coward, TH, was pinned by Elijah Ames, Nok, at 3:30; pinned Sam Sargent, Hamp, at 0:10; and was pinned by Jacob Bragg, HAWC, at 3:14.

Nick Keene, Ocean, lost by technical fall to Jacob Bragg, HAWC, 17-0; pinned Kyle Melanson, Med, at 0:12; and was pinned by Elijah Ames, Nok, at 3:42.

Kyle Melanson, Med, was pinned by Josh Hall, Buck, at 2:14; and was pinned by Nick Keene, Ocean, at 0:12.

145 pounds — Korbin Daniels, Med, pinned Winter Cormier, Ocean, at 0:21; beat Adrian Joy, HAL, 1-0; and pinned Konnor Harford, TH, at 3:28 in the championship final. Daniels finished first.

Konnor Harford, TH, pinned Keith Edgecombe, HAWC, at 1:29; pinned Cameron Petros, Ells, at 0:21; and was pinned by Korbin Daniels, Med, at 3:28 in the championship final. Harford finished second.

Adrian Joy, HAL, pinned Eben Merrifield, CR, at 1:12; lost to Korbin Daniels, Med, 1-0; pinned Keith Edgecomb, HAWC, at 2:15; and pinned Cameron Petros, Ells, at 1:05 in the consolation final. Joy finished third.

Eben Merrifield, CR, was pinned by Adrian Joy, HAL, at 1:12; pinned Winters Cormier, Ocean, at 0:31; and was pinned by Cameron Petros, Ells, at 2:39.

Winters Cormier, Ocean, was pinned by Korbin Daniels, Med, at 0:21; and was pinned by Eben Merrifield, CR, at 0:31.

155 pounds — Quinn Ashmore, Med, received a first-round bye; pinned Nate Self, HAWC, at 1:23; and beat Nicholas Winter, HAL, 3-2 in the championship final. Ashmore finished first.

Nicholas Winter, HAL, received a first-round bye; beat Tyler Sawyer, Ocean, 7-6; and lost to Quinn Ashmore, Med, 3-2 in the championship final. Winter finished second.

Tyler Sawyer, Ocean, received a first-round bye; lost to Nicholas Winter, HAL, 7-6; received a second-round bye; and pinned Nate Self, HAWC, at 0:36 in the consolation final. Sawyer finished third.

170 pounds — Gage Ruano, Med, pinned Garrett Moyer, Ells, at 0:30; pinned Seth Young, CR, at 2:06; and was pinned by Christopher Wilson, Nok, at 2:48 in the championship final. Ruano finished second.

Caleb Hilt, TH, pinned Hunter Higgins, Hamp, at 0:47; was pinned by Christopher Wilson, Nok, at 1:03; won by default over Garrett Moyer, Ells, and beat Seth Young, CR, 7-4 in the consolation final. Hilt finished third.

Seth Young, CR, pinned Zarvy Roscoe, Ocean, at 1:06; was pinned by Gage Ruano, Med, at 2:06; pinned Hunter Higgins, Hamp, at 1;24; and lost to Caleb Hilt, TH, 7-4 in the consolation final. Young finished third.

Zarvey Roscoe, Ocean, was pinned by Seth Young, CR, at 1:06; and was pinned by Garrett Moyer, Ells, at 0:47.

190 pounds — Chris Christian, Ocean, pinned Travis Tran, TH, at 0:51; pinned Isaac Hall, CR, at 0:36; and pinned Orion Fellis, Ells, at 0:38 in the championship final. Christian finished first.

Travis Tran, TH, was pinned by Chris Christian, Ocean, at 0:51; received a second-round bye; pinned Jarred Smith, Hamp, at 1:23; and pinned Isaac Hall, CR, at 4:05 in the consolation final. Tran finished third.

Isaac Hall, CR, received a first-round bye; was pinned by Chris Christian, Ocean, at 0:36; received a second-round bye; and was pinned by Travis Tran, TH, at 4:05 in the consolation final. Hall finished fourth.

210 pounds — Regan Billingsley, Ocean, received first- and second-round byes; and won by default over Simon LaCasse, TH, in the championship final. Billingsley finished first.

Simon LaCasse, TH, received a first-round bye; pinned David Gross, Buck, at 3:04; and lost by default to Regan Billingsley, Ocean, in the championship final. LaCasse finished second.

240 pounds — Edwin Johnson, TH, received first- and second-round byes; and pinned Ian Goff, Ocean, at 3:15 in the championship final. Johnson finished first.

Ian Goff, Ocean, received first- and second-round byes; and was pinned by Edwin Johnson, TH, at 3:15 in the championship final. Goff finished second.

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