MYA wrestling competes in two tournaments

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program recently sent 11 to compete in the Big Red Northeast Wrestling Championships at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Mass. The event features talent from the New England region as well as New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Seventh grader Aiden Hanning came in second place with three wins on the day, one of which was by pin, while second grader Cayden Dine competed strongly with two wins by pin.

Gavin Ross, grade five, also competed with two wins by points. Anson Dewar, grade seven, competed with one win by pin on the day.

First graders Kael McAloon, Collin Schuster, Benjamin Koudriashov and Rhys Dewar, second grader Christian Chestnut, and fourth graders Owen Forrest and Mitchell Krupp, also competed strongly in the tournament.

Also nine MYA wrestlers competed in the 22ndannual Jon Spohn Memorial Classic held at Salem High School, an official qualifying tournament for the Tournament of Champions and the Gene Mills Eastern Nationals.

Rhys Dewar placed third with two pins on the day while second graders Dine and Jackson Meehan both came in first with three pins each.

Anson Dewar, grade seven, took first place on the podium pinning one opponent while fellow seventh grader Hanning took home second place with two pins on the day.

First grader McAloon, third grader Ivey Johnson, fourth graders Forrest and Krupp also competed strongly in the tournament.



St Chris Jr. Mites 27,
Infant Jesus 11

Johnny Canaway led the way with eight points followed by Ebuka Okorie (seven) and Brayden Labrecque (four).

Also playing well for St. Chris (3-1) were Connor Lennon, Ryan Fauteaux, Chris Valade and Liliane Marks.

St Chris Boys Mites 29,
St Patricks Blue 14

Trevor Labrecque (12 points), Bobby Canaway (eight) and Danny Klevisha (four) helped keep St. Chris unbeaten at 5-0. Sammy Kouchalakos, Chris Prangley and Matthew Nardone also played well.

St. Catherines 18,
St. Chris Girls Mites 17

Kelechi Okorie had 10 points, Meghan Stack had five and Kate Daley had two points for the Huskies, who suffered their first loss of the season despite good fourth quarter defense.



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Nashua Crusaders

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