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Noah Lang finishes fourth at New England regional wrestling championships

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 7:45pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Six high school wrestlers from the Midcoast traveled to Providence Career and Technical Academy in Providence, Rhode Island to participate in the 55th Annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships, a two-day regional wrestling championship tournament taking place Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. 

Wrestlers from Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts competed in the double-elimination style tournament. 

Local wrestlers that qualified for the New England regional wrestling championships, with their weight class in parentheses, were Eric Andrews of Camden Hills (106 pounds), Dawson Allen of Camden Hills (132 pounds), Mark Ward of Mount View (145 pounds), Noah Lang of Camden Hills (145 pounds), Elias Miller of Medomak Valley (160 pounds) and Erik Benner of Medomak Valley (220 pounds). 

Four local wrestlers — Andrews, Ward, Lang and Miller — advanced to the second day of the competition. 

Of the six local wrestlers, only Lang placed in the regional competition. 

Lang, a senior with over 200 victories, placed fourth at the regional event. When competing in the event last season as a junior, Lang did not place in the competition. 

Below are complete results for the six local wrestlers. 

Eric Andrews — 106 pounds
• Pinned Ben Gordon (Burr & Burton of Massachusetts)
• Defeated Konrad Parker (Timberlane of New Hampshire)
• Pinned by Tyler Knox (West Newbury of Massachusetts)
• Lost to Kai O’Dell (Danbury of Connecticut)

Dawson Allen — 132 pounds
• Lost to Michael Bobola (Franklin of Massachusetts)
• Lost to Parris Cooper (Providence of Rhode Island)

Mark Ward — 145 pounds
• Defeated by majority decision Ben LeBlanc (Danbury of Connecticut)
• Lost to Aidan Faria (Cumberland of Rhode Island)
• Lost to Noah Lang (Camden Hills)

Noah Lang — 145 pounds
• Pinned Mohammad Lotfi (King Philip of Massachusetts)
• Lost by technical fall to Sean Caltagirone (Coventry of Rhode Island)
• Pinned Luke Williams (Essex of Vermont)
• Pinned Cquari Bacote (Springfield Central of Massachusetts)
• Defeated Mark Ward (Mount View)
• Pinned Antonio Pallaria (Timberlane of New Hampshire)
• Pinned Keegan Coon (Mount Anthony of Vermont)
• Lost to Aidan Faria (Cumberland of Rhode Island)

Elias Miller — 160 pounds
• Lost to Sam Prescott (Haverhill of Massachusetts)
• Defeated Lazar Agoev (Ridegfield of Connecticut)
• Pinned by Finbar Heaslip (Dedham of Massachusetts)

Erik Benner — 220 pounds
• Lost to William Ogebebor (Foxborough of Massachusetts)
• Lost to Joe Pomella (Marshfield of Massachusetts)

This story was originally published March 1. 

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