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High school wrestlers vie at state meet

BENNINGTON — The Vergennes Union High School wrestling team took fifth place and placed three wrestlers in the top three in their weight classes to submit the best performance among local teams at this weekend’s state championship meet at Mount Anthony.
Host MAU (278 points) topped Essex (254) and Spaulding (201) for the Patriots’ 32nd straight Vermont title.
VUHS was fifth with 116 points, Mount Abraham took eighth with 82, and Otter Valley was ninth among 21 scoring teams with 80. Middlebury did not place a wrestler on the podium and scored seven points, good for 18th.
Commodore Aiden Gebo earned the best finish among local wrestlers by taking second at 126 pounds.
Five wrestlers from area teams took thirds and qualified for the New England championships: Commodore Taylor Stearns at 132, Otter Levi Cram at 145, Eagle Nate Lavoie at 160, Commodore Barret Barrows at 182, and Otter Sam Martin at 195.
The Independent will publish complete results on Thursday.

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