AUGUSTA — Nine members of the Camden Hills wrestling team hit the road Saturday, Feb. 16 to Cony High School in Augusta to compete in the Class A state championships.
As a team, Camden Hills finished third with 74 points behind state champion Mount Ararat/Brunswick (96 points) and state runner-up Marshwood (76.5 points).
Highlighting the Windjammers impressive state championship finish was senior Noah Lang, who won his second consecutive state crown after placing in his first two state championship appearances. Lang is a three time Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference champion and a three time regional champion. He is Camden Hills’ first Class A state champion, shutout each of his opponents in the KVAC, regional and state tournaments and pinned all opponents except for one technical fall, according to Glenn Lang. Furthermore, his 200 wins is a school record and he also holds the school record for most pins.
106 pounds: Eric Andrews — Third
132 pounds: Dawson Allen — Second
138 pounds: Ian Henderson — Second
145 pounds: Noah Lang — First
106 pounds: Eric Andrews pinned Alexander Marchand (Noble), lost to Caden Frost (Bonny Eagle), pinned Jake Emond (Erskine) and defeated Jagger Bullen (Mount Blue) by default.
113 pounds: Devin Hutchinson defeated Cameron Frost (Bonny Eagle), pinned by Brycen Kowalsky (Mount Ararat/Brunswick) and lost to Ahmad Ahmad (Cony).
120 pounds: Joshua Saucier pinned by Jalden Balcewicz (Noble) and lost to Tyler Preble (Nokomis).
126 pounds: Kristina Kelly pinned by Joshua Cote (Noble) and pinned by Dominic Pelletier (Windham/Gray-New Gloucester).
132 pounds: Dawson Allen pinned Alex Rachkoskie (Noble), defeated Aydin Rix McElhinney (Marshwood) and lost to Spencer LeClair (Mount Ararat/Brunswick).
138 pounds: Ian Henderson pinned Husin Al Saddi (Portland/South Portland), defeated Liam Coomey (Marshwood) and lost to Sam Martel (Noble).
145 pounds: Noah Lang pinned Marshall Fowler (Cheverus), pinned Duncan McGilvery (Noble) and pinned Devon Whitmore (Biddeford).
170 pounds: Henry Pharris pinned by Matthew Pooler (Massabesic) and lost to Mason Hultman (Mount Ararat/Brunswick) by default.
182 pounds: Justin Secotte pinned by Isaac Plante (Sanford) and pinned by William Orso (York/Traip).
This story was originally published Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
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