Thompson wins 138 pound title at Westlake
Medomak Valley wrestler Steven Thompson won the 138 pound title at the Westlake Memorial Tournament in Bath on Dec. 3. Panthers Elie Miller (152) and Eric Benner (220) placed third and Amos Hinkley fourth. Wiscasset independent wrestler Sam Strozier placed fourth (152).
Mt.Ararat/ Brunswick beat out last year’s winner Nokomis for first place. Medomak placed seventh with 69 points and Lincoln Academy 14th with 12 points.
Results by weight class are as follows:
106: Colby Hyde (MV) was pinned by Jack Tibbetts (Lis) in 52 seconds in the pigtails.
113: Kenny Pruyne (MV) lost by 16-1 tech fall to Caden Kowalsky (MtA) in the pigtails.
126: Duncan Widdecombe (MV) pinned Riley Quatrano (Lis) in the pigtails in 1:29 and forfeited his next two matches. Hannah Workman (LA) was pinned by Tyson Pooler (Sk) in 2:00, and by Reese Hiltz (MtB) in 3:24.
138: Steven Thompson (MV) pinned Hunter Mushero (SK) in 42 seconds, pinned Steven Lujan (Mes) in 4:28 and won by forfeit over Kurtis Bolton (Lis) to take first. Michael Baty (LA) pinned Jared Gross (Win) in 1:30, lost a tough 13-12 decision to Lujam, pinned Mushero in 21 seconds, and lost an 8-1 decision to Isaiah Cogswell (Mor.
145: Brady Thayer (MV) pinned Caela Seeley (MtB) in 4:59, was pinned by Jared Durkin (Hy) in 2:53, and was eliminated by pin by Cam Bell (Gar) in 2:44. Kyle Baty (LA) defeated Daniel Bolton (Lis) by 6-2 decision in the pigtails, lost 9-2 to Jakob Arbour (Co), pinned Tony Parks (Win) in 3:44, and was pinned by Jared Dorkia (Hy) in 2:38.
152: Eli Miller (MV) beat Sam Strozier (Wis) by 9-2 decision, lost a 4-2 decision to Nick Lerett (Lis), pinned Nate Rose (Mor) in 1:59 to advance to the consolation finals. Miller met up with Strozier again in the finals and pinned him in 4:10 for third place. Strozier pinned Andrew Mattingly (Hy) in 1:55 in the pigtails, lost to Miller, and pinned Sam Kerwin (West) in 2:35 and Haydey Nile (MtB) in 4:20 to advance to the finals against Miller. Lucas Steinberger (LA) was pinned by Stephen Waddill (Hy) in 17 seconds.
160: Isaac Knapp (LA) pinned Ely Young (Win) in 2:11 in the pigtails, lost a 10-1 major decision to Colby Garner (Mar), pinned Connor Kerwin (West) in 2:35 and was disqualified in his match with Jon Nadeau. Dylan O’Reilly (MV) was pinned by Kayne Bowden (Co) in 1:51 in the pigtails.
170: Steve Ward (LA) was pinned by Jon Howard (MtB) in the pigtails. Tyler Hayes (MV) lost a 14-8 decision to Robbie Creamer (Mor) in the pigtails.
182: Elijah Lash (MV) pinned Parker Foster (MtB) in 1:33 in the pigtails, was pinned by Robert Hetherman (MtA) in 40 seconds, pinned Dante Edgerly (West), and was eliminated by Nic Mills (Co) by fall in 3:38. Truth Ingham (LA) was pinned by Nic Mills (Co) in 3:38, pinned Brandon Bartlett (Lis) in 1:38, and lost to Alex Glidden (Nok) by fall in 4:47.
195: Amos Hinkley (MV) pinned Zach Morin (Lis) in 1:56, was pinned by James Boyd (Nok) in 3:40, pinned Brandon Lebourdais (West), and was pinned by Nick Sidelinger (Co) in 30 seconds to take fourth. Trever Jones (LA) was pinned by Dan Laweryson (Sk) in 14 seconds, and by Lebourdais in 50 seconds.
220: Eric Benner (MV) lost a 7-2 decision to Dylan Schenk (MtA), pinned Justin Merrill (Lis) in 54 seconds, pinned Max Hewitt (Hy) in 2:58, and defeated Alex Demers (Win) by 1-0 decision in the consolation finals to place third. Nick Huber (LA) was pinned by Hewitt in 35 seconds and by John Tucker (Sk) in 2:44.
285: Cole Nicholls (MV) pinned Ian Walsh (LA) in 2:33 in the pigtails, was pinned by Mitchell MacFarland (Co) in 1:22, pinned Ethan Clarke (MCI) in 39 seconds, and lost an 8-2 decision to Zach Glidden (Nok).