Belfast mat athletes could not have started the campaign better, as the host Lions wrestled up four dual-match wins on Saturday, Dec. 8 in their home gymnasium.

The Lions downed Ellsworth 47-18, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro 42-42 by criteria, Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor 54-6 and Oceanside of Rockland 54-6 to finish 4-0.

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The individual Belfast results, with Lion wrestlers listed first, were:

106 pounds — Connor Fournier won by forfeit over Ellsworth and MDI; pinned Reese Hesseltine, Med, at 0:46; and pinned Joshua Smalley, Ocean.

120 pounds — Timothy Smith pinned Matt Reid, Ells; pinned Josh MacDougall, Med, at 1:57; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and MDI.

138 pounds — Jonah Lovejoy won by forfeit over Ellsworth, Oceanside and MDI; and pinned Colby Hyde, Med, at 1:19.

145 pounds — Chris Fournier was pinned by Logan Lord, Ells; pinned Nikolas Porter, Med, at 0:27; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and MDI.

152 pounds — Wyatt Staples won by disqualification over Jeremy Foskett, Ells; and pinned Zach Hesseltine, Med, at 1:15. Asa Hayes was pinned by Alex Fogarty, Ocean; and won by forfeit over MDI.

160 pounds — Francesco Martin was pinned by Noah Hughes, Ells; won by forfeit over Medomak Valley and Oceanside; and was pinned by Cole Allen, MDI.

170 pounds — Nathaniel Porter pinned Nick Taylor, Ells; was pinned by Amos Hinkley, Med, at 1:02; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and MDI.

182 pounds — Jason Norwood won by forfeit over Ellsworth and Oceanside; was pinned by Elijah Lash, Med, at 3:52; and pinned Ethan Harkins, MDI.

220 pounds — Brian White won by forfeit over Ellsworth and MDI; was pinned by Erik Benner, Med, at 1:46; and pinned Kaleb Blackwell, Ocean.

285 pounds — Gage Newcomb won by forfeit over Ellsworth and Oceanside; pinned Tucker McDaniels-Rossiter, Med, at 0:09; and was pinned by Samuel Hoff, MDI.

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