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VUHS wrestling excels at MMU tournament

JERICHO — The Vergennes Union High School wrestling team finished third, the highest among Vermont teams, at Saturday’s Jason Lowell Memorial Tournament hosted by Mount Mansfield Union High School.
Five Commodores reached the podium, led by junior Aidan Gebo. Gebo won at 126 pounds and the tournament’s coaches chose him as the event’s Outstanding Wrestler.
Otter Valley, Mount Abraham and Middlebury wrestlers also earned top-four finishes at the 29-team tournament.
Peru, N.Y. won the tournament with 241.5 points, followed by Malone, N.Y. (108.5), VUHS (100), Champlain Valley (95.5), and OV (89).
Mount Abe (63.5) took ninth, and MUHS (37) was 14th.
Local wrestlers finishing in the top four in their weight classes were:
•  106 pounds: 4. Eli Brace, VUHS.
•  120: 3. Matt Conant, MAUHS.
•  126: 1. Gebo, VUHS.
•  132: 3. Taylor Stearns, VUHS.
•  152: 3. David Williams, OV; 4. John Bent, MAUHS.
•  160: 4. Calvin Kennett, MUHS.
•  182: 3. Barret Barrows, VUHS.
•  195: 2. Gabe Payne-Vinick, VUHS.
•  220: 4. Keaton Rayborn, MAUHS.
•  285: 2. Jared Denis, OV; 3. Nick Sheldrick, MUHS.

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