Mayer, others excel at state wrestling meet

ESSEX — Mount Abraham Union High School senior Roman Mayer on Saturday won the 126-pound title, the second championship of his career, at the state championship wrestling meet hosted by Essex High School. Teams’ coaches also voted Mayer the meet’s Outstanding Wrestler.
Mayer helped the Eagles to a fifth-place finish, behind winner Mount Anthony and four other Division I schools. Wrestling does not recognize divisions, but the Eagles were the top D-II school at the meet. Essex, Spaulding and St. Johnsbury ran 2-3-4. Otter Valley tied for sixth, Vergennes was ninth, and Middlebury was 20th.
The other top local efforts came from OV senior Josh Beayon, third at 182, and Eagle senior Kevin Pearsall, third at 220. Those two and Mayer qualified for the New England championship meet.
In all, a dozen wrestlers from the four local high schools placed in the top six in their weight classes. The Independent will publish a full story and photos in the Thursday edition.

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