Brandon, Vergennes young wrestlers excel

FAIR HAVEN — On this past Saturday, Brandon and Vergennes area youth wrestlers fared well at two tournaments held at Fair Haven Union High School.
Four Brandon youth wrestlers competing in the Southern Vermont Youth Championship Tournament for kindergarteners and first- and second-graders won their weight classes, designated alphabetically from A as the lightest to Z as the heaviest.
The champions were Chase Cram in the I division, Caleb Whitney in the K division, Jordan Beayon in the N division, and Gavin Parry in the P division.
Finishing second from Brandon were Remington Coburn in the N division and Kyia Wideawake in the R division. Third-place finishers were Isaac Whitney in the M division and Derek Raymond in the Q division.
Two Vergennes wrestlers won titles, kindergartener Logan Stearns and second-grader Eli Brace.
Another three K-2 Vergennes wrestlers took second place, Eyon Tembreull, Gabriel Scribner and Carter Brown. Finishing third were Ethan Hallock, Samantha Hallock, Isaac Preston and Teagghan Spencer.
Seven of the Brandon wrestlers who competed at the same time in an open tournament for third- through sixth-graders finished first: Levi Cram, David Williams, Josh Beayon, Matt Fox, Rielly Shannon, Jacob White and Daniel Whitney.
Finishing second from Brandon were Brady Diaz, Doug Coburn and Sam Martin. Third-place finishes went to Ethan Blow, Johan Harding, Brad Maniery and Kollin Bissette.
Organizers said the results of this past weekend reflect the hard work and dedication of the youth wrestlers. Both programs’ third-through-sixth graders will compete this coming weekend in their state tournament at Essex.

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