Wrestling Meet of Champs at Nashua South on Saturday
NASHUA – It’s the best against the best.
The second phase of the state high school wrestling postseason takes place Saturday at Nashua High School South at 9 a.m. with the annual Meet of Champions.
Top finishers from last week’s Division I, II and III championships compete for the right to call themselves overall state champions. The top six finishers in each weight class in Division I, five from each in Division II and top three in Division III will all be in the Belanger Gym.
Here are some wrestlers to watch:
Nashua North’s Wayne Nolette, who finished second at 145 in Division I, is seeded in that spot for Saturday. The Division II champion, Bishop Guertin’s Dan Franco, is ranked fourth.
Merrimack’s Julien Hovan, the Division II champion at 132, is seeded second in Saturday’s meet, just ahead of Alvirne’s Cam McClure, who finished second in Division I.
At 120, Nashua South’s Matt Lamarche, who was the Division I runnerup, is seeded third. Alvirne’s Nick Milinazzo is ranked second at 126, which is where he finished last week in the Division I meet.
Campbell’s Dayton Chandonnet, the Division III champion at 138,
is seeded fourth Saturday, just ahead of Merrimack’s Eric Theriault.
Other high seeds include Nashua South’s Shad Lacombe, third at 152, with Bishop Guertin’s Jacob Hue, the runnerup in Division II, is fifth.
Milford’s highest seed is 182 Divison II champion George Horta, ranked second in this meet. Fellow Spartan Kyle Faucher-Clancy, the Division II champ at 160, is seeded fourth in that weight class, just ahead of the BG wrestler he beat in the finals, Hunter McLaughlin.
Souhegan’s highest seed is James Raiser, fifth at 106 (runnerup in Division II), while Hollis Brookline’s highest seeds are Cam Dwyer (fifth, 113) and Clem Sherwood (fifth, 220).
Here are the remaining competitors from local schools:
Nashua South – Ryan Jigarjian (106), Jeremy Bridge (126), Trevor Froburg (132), Pranab Prabhala (138), Tom Cullerton (145), Tyler Linscott (170).
Alvirne – Ayden Spencer (120), Alec Prescott (160).
Nashua North – Alyx Vallerand (120)
Bishop Guertin – Anthony Sanchez (113), Steve Bouchard (126), Matt Frechette (138), Matt Hauntsman (170), Mitch Lachs (182), Anthony Dowd (195).
Hollis Brookline – Dan DeLong (126), Scott Annesser (132), Zach Brickner (145), Sam St. Pierre (160).
Merrimack – Mark Slade (106), Andy Almonte (120), Kent Dow (126), Griffin Ostrom (145), Nathan Kennedy (160), Eric Griffin (182), Dom Damata (195), Adam Black (220), Chad Mason (285, fifth)
Milford – Matt Digiosio (106), Ethan Briggs (132), Mav Dodier (145), Ricky Debernardo (152), Dominic Goulette (195), Tyler Deihle (285).
Souhegan – Sam Theriault (113), Ryan Hauser (120), Vic Ceballos (132).
Campbell – Jack Oberto (106), Ben LaBatt (120), Tyler Omara (132), Trevor Omara (145), Robert Ladd (152), Marc Boomhower (160).