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Middlebury wrestlers win in NH competition

WINNISQUAM, N.H. — Two Middlebury Union High School freshman wrestlers earned their first tournament titles at a New Hampshire event on Saturday, and other Tigers held their own at the Winnisquam Winter Classic.

Alex Sperry and Avery Carl were the wrestlers who broke through for their first championships.

On the way to his title at 113 pounds, Sperry went 3-0 with a pin in the first round, a 9-1 major decision in the semifinal, and a second-period pin in the final.

Carl had a tougher road at 132, winning four times after starting as the No. 4 seed. He reached the semifinal match with a pin and a 12-1 major decision in his first two outings.

In the semi he faced the second seed, a 2021 New Hampshire Division III place-winner, and pinned him in the second round. Carl then pinned the defending D-III N.H. state champion in 1:12 in the final.

Also winning matches for MUHS were:

  • Senior Tucker Kennett, who went 2-2 and placed sixth at 160.
  • Senior Calvin Kennett, who went 3-2 and placed fourth at 170.
  • Sophomore Owen Larrow, who went 4-2 and placed fifth at 170.
  • Junior Nick Sheldrick, who went 3-0 in exhibition matches at 285.

Also competing for the Tigers were Keagan Stone at 120, Layne Chant at 138, and Milo Gordon at 145.

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