Tiger, Commodore and Eagle wrestlers win at OV tournament

BRANDON — Three Middlebury, two Vergennes and one Mount Abraham wrestlers won their weight classes at a tournament hosted on Saturday by Otter Valley Union High School.

Wins by Alex Sperry at 113 pounds, Avery Carl at 132 and Nick Sheldrick at 285 helped the Tigers take second place in the 13-team tournament behind perennial power Mount Anthony.

Eli Brace at 126 and Taylor Stearns at 152 topped the podium for the fifth-place Commodores, while Devan Hemingway prevailed at 120 for the 11th-place Eagles.

Simon Martin’s second-place effort at 195 paced the Otters, whose five top-four placements allowed them to finish fourth.

The scores of the top five teams were: Mt. Anthony, 184; MUHS, 90; Northern Adirondack, N.Y., 87; OV, 80.5; and VUHS, 63. Mount Abe scored 29.

The results by weight class were :

  • At 113, Sperry won both his matches, one by pin, to prevail. Eagle Logan Pierro went 0-2.
  • At 120, Hemingway went 3-0 with three pins. Tiger Keagan Stone went 0-3.
  • At 132 Carl went 4-0, upsetting the state’s top-rated wrestler at that weight, Sam Blackman of Mt. Anthony.
  • At 138, OV’s Caleb Whitney took fourth with a 2-2 record. Eagle Matt Conant went 0-2.
  • At 145, OV’s Chase Cram finished third at 2-2. OV’s Ben Marks went 0-2.
  • At 152, Stearns won all five of his matches to win. OV’s Malachai Sheldrick went 2-2, and Tiger Lucas Grover went 0-3.
  • At 160, Tiger Owen Larrow earned third place with a 4-1 record. Tiger Tucker Kennett went 1-2.
  • At 170, Tiger Calvin Kennett took second with a 3-2 mark, while Otter Isaac Whitmey was third at 3-2.
  • At 182, Commodore Caden Howell finished third by going 2-2.
  • At 195, OV’s Simon Martin went 2-2 on the way to his second-place finish. Tiger Liam Wagner went 0-2.
  • At 220, Otter Sam Martin captured third place by going 2-2.
  • At 285, Nick Sheldrick upset a Mount Anthony wrestler to go 3-0 with three pins and finish first.
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