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Marshwood, noble will each take 4 to new englands

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    From Foster's Online Sports, 2/21/16, article:
    http://www.fosters.com/article/20160220/SPORTS/160229940

    By Mike Whaley
    mwhaley@fosters.com

    Posted Feb. 20, 2016 at 10:20 PM
    Updated at 10:34 PM

    TOPSHAM, Maine — Marshwood High School's Brad Beaulieu and Justin Stacy were both winners at the New England Wrestling Qualifier held Saturday at Mr. Ararat.The two highlighted a list of nine local Maine wrestlers who earned berths to the New England championships, which will take place March 4-5 in Providence, R.I.Beaulieu, who is undefeated this season, eased his way through the 132-pound division with three wins, while Stacy's journey was slightly more difficult at 182, but as successful.Marshwood and Noble each had four wrestlers advance, while Josh Smith of York/Traip also moved on at 160.The Hawks' other two wrestlers were Kyle Glidden at 113 and Aidan Whitis at 138. Both finished second. Glidden was pinned in the final by Dirigo's Griffyn Smith at 3:07, while Whitis, who won the qualifier last year while enrolled at Cheverus, was pinned in the final by Ellsworth's Peyton Cole at 2:17.All four of Noble's qualifiers came in second.Austin Shorey lost for the third straight Saturday to Gardiner's Peter Del Gallo, 3-0, at 120; Jake Martel, at 126, lost a tight 3-2 decision to Mountain Valley's Caleb Austin; Josh Grenier was pinned at 145 by Foxcroft Academy's Zac Caron, and Otto Keisker was also pinned at 170 by Robert Hetherman of Mr. Ararat/Brunswick.York/Traip's Smith (3-1) earned his berth the hard way. After winning his first match over Winslow's Ben Abbott, 14-8, Smith fell in the semis to eventual champion, Trent Goodman of Ellsworth, 5-0. Smith dropped to the consolation bracket and picked up a pair of pins over Dexter's Jacob Haseltine (1:13) and Wells' Michael Wrigley (2:11) to earn the third and final spot at 160.Beaulieu (3-0) was his usual dominant self. He pinned his first two opponents (Mountain Valley's Ethan Boucher, 3:27; Foxcroft's RJ Nelson, 1:22) and then beat Skowhegan's Cooper Holland in the final by tech fall, 18-2."It was business as usual with Brad," said Marshwood coach Matt Rix. "He went up there and worked his style. He did what he did best."Stacy (3-0) was a surprise winner last year at the qualifier, but not on Saturday. The favorite coming in, he pinned Dirigo's Spencer Vaughan at 1:14, beat Sanford's Sam Anderson, 5-1, and then stopped the bigger Logan Stevens of Skowhegan in the final, 9-2."He surprised (Stevens) last week," Rix said. "He was better prepared for (Stacy's) style. Justin was able to get a couple of takedowns. He was able to relax a bit and take it from there.Beaulieu and Stacy had also beaten the two Skowhegan wrestlers in the Class A finals the previous week at Noble.Marshwood's Glidden advanced to the 113 final despite injuring his hand on Friday. He advanced with an 8-2 win over Erskine Academy's Michael Sprague and a 3-2 decision over Winslow's Devin Vigue. Rix thought they would have him forfeit in the final, but Glidden wanted to wrestle."We wrapped the hand up," Rix said. "We don't know the extent if the injury, but he has a couple of weeks, so we'll see what happens."Whitis moved on with at 138 with wins over Dirigo's Hunter White, 4-2, and Mountain Valley's Mike Provencher, 6-1.Rix said the final was a tough match. 'He had a roll through and a quick pinfall against him that didn;t sit well with anyone on either side of the stands," said Rix. "But he's going and that's what matters."Eric Glidden just missed making the cut at 145. He won his first match over Medomak Valley's Elias Miller by major decision, 10-1, and then lost handily to Caron, the eventual champ, by tech fall, 16-0. Glidden won by forfeit to gain the consolation final against Mountain Valley's Eddie Deroche, but dropped a tight 5-4 decision. He will be an alternate, so he will work out with the team and quite possibly go if there is a vacancy. Rix said Deroche may not go.Matt Caverly went 1-2 at 126; Austin Locke was 1-2 at 170, and Zach Eastman went 0-2 at 220.Noble's Martel (2-1) advanced to the 126 final pins of Foxcroft's Antonio Ayala at 1:59 and Caverly at 1:03 before dropping the one-point final match to Austin."(Austin) had beat up on Jake pretty good twice, so it was a good accomplishment to stay with him there," said Noble coach Kip DeVoll. "He had him on the ropes."Shorey (2-1) advanced to the 120 final with a pin of Maine Central Institute's Zyanthony Moss at 1:00 and a win by tech fall, 16-0, over Oak Hill's Dannjy Buteau. Del Gallo was just a little better."They were both real cautious," DeVoll said. "Del Gallo had a little bit of an edge on him. It is what it is."Josh Grenier (1-1) earned a bye to the semis at 145, pinned Mountain Valley's Deroche at 1:25, but then was pinned by Caron.DeVoll said there was a point where Grenier took Caron down, had him on his back, but the official came the wrong way around and by the time he got in position, Caron had escaped. "Those things happen," DeVoll saidKeisker (2-1) advanced to the 170 final with a pin of Oak Hill's Brendon Trevo at 1:10 and a close 8-7 win over Winslow's Ryan Fredette."Otto could do nothing but laugh and smile," DeVoll said of the 170 final, which ended in a 37-second pin. "He got into something he couldn't get out of. It happens."Also wrestling for the Knights were Joe Pilecki (2-2), fourth at 113, Jonathan Grenier (0-2) at 138, and Kasey Rogers (0-2) at 152. Pilecki is an alternate to the New Englands, so he'll be working out and may get a chance if a wrestler above him drops out.nnnIn NHIAA Division III, Oyster River freshman Noah Strout was second at 120 pounds.
     
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    Maine New England Qualifiers for 2016 are shown in the attachment below. Top 3 go to NEs.
     

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