Wrestlers post wins at Mt. Mansfield tournament
JERICHO — Two Otter Valley and one Mount Abraham union high school wrestlers won their weight classes at Mount Mansfield Union’s annual Jason Lowell Memorial Tournament on Saturday, and many wrestlers from those schools, Vergennes and Middlebury scored top-four finishes.
Otters David Williams at 138 pounds and Josh Beayon at 182 rolled to titles, as did Eagle Nate Lavoie at 152 pounds.
Peru, N.Y., dominated the tournament with 338 points, while Mount Abe (111) and VUHS (110) took second and third, respectively. OV (103) was fifth, a point behind fourth-place Essex. MUHS, with just two wrestlers on the mats, scored 23 points to finish 19th among the roughly two-dozen competing teams.
Williams won all three of his matches at 138 and posted an 18-2 major decision over Peru’s Jack Hayes in the final.
Lavoie went 5-0 in round robin competition at 152, including a pin against second-place Hunter Cameron of Rutland.
Beayon went 4-0 in his 182 round robin, including a pin over second-place Riely Amerosa of MMU.
Two local wrestlers earned second-place finishes.
Aidan Gebo of VUHS won twice at 126 to reach the final, where he defaulted to winner Logan Dubuque of Peru. Eagle senior Roman Mayer, Vermont’s top-ranked wrestler at 126 pounds, did not compete on Saturday.
Eagle Kevin Pearsall won twice by pin to reach the 220 final, but there he was pinned by Peru’s Mason Moulding.
Six wrestlers from the region took thirds. Tiger senior Justin Jackson paced his team with 3-1 record at 132 and pinned fourth-place Parker Gero of Mount Abe in the consolation final.
Mount Abe’s John Bent, 4-1 at 145, defeated Alan Clark of Harwood in the consolation final, 4-2.
Barret Barrows of VUHS finished third by going 2-2 in round-robin action at 182.
Gabriel Payne-Vinick of VUHS pinned OV’s Sam Martin in the 195 consolation final, part of his 4-1 record.
Commodore Brady Gebo’s 3-1 record included a pin of Springfield’s Donavin Sprano in the 220 consolation final.
Mount Abe’s Matt Cleaves pinned OV’s Charlie Noble in the 285 consolation final while compiling 3-1 record.
Taking fourths were OV’s Austin Cormany at 113 with an 0-2 mark; Gero of Mount Abe, 2-2 at 132; Commodore Jack Chaput, 2-2 at 138; Commodore Kael Dobson, 2-2 at 160; OV’s Martin, 2-2 at 195; and OV’s Noble, 2-2 at 285.
Also competing were:
• Izzy Emmons, Mount Abe, 0-2 at 99 pounds.
• Maddie Donaldson, Mount Abe, 0-3 at 120.
• Two Commodores at 132, Ashton Greenia (1-2) and Jeremiah Moulton (0-2).
• Two wrestlers at 145, Tiger Calvin Kennett (2-2) and Eagle Sam Rathbun (1-2).
• Two wrestlers at 170, Eagle Colby Pierro (0-2) and Otter Gadge Puro (1-2).
• Two wrestlers at 220, OV’s Jake Jones (1-2) and Eagle Keaton Rayborn (0-2).
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