NHIAA Wrestling: Timberlane pins the competition again
Timberlane's Brian Lonergan battles Monadnock's Misha Huffman in a 160-pound match during the state Wrestling Meet of Champions held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
The Owls earned their 11th straight team title at the Meet of Champions. It was their 19th team title in 22 years.
Nashua North wrestlers won 113 and 195 pounds, and Londonderry won 132 and 170 pounds.
"The kids work really hard. They have a lot of pride in the program every year," said Timberlane coach Barry Chooljian.
A big reason for the Owls enduring success is Chooljian's former wrestlers coming back to coach his kids.
Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Lemieux of Londonderry High became a three-time meet champion with a victory over Derek Bohle of Timberlane at 132 pounds. He won the 126-pound title in 2013 and at 106 pounds in 2012.
Tyler Fitzpatrick of Timberlane won his second title, this time at 120 pounds, by defeating Mitchell Rose of Londonderry.
Joe Chimelski of Nashua North also won his second straight title in the 195-pound class.
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Team results: 1. Timberlane, 197.5 2. Londonderry, 144.5 3. Concord, 123.0 4. Nashua North, 113.0 5. (tie) Bedford, Central, 92.0 7. Pinkerton, 91.0 8. Bishop Guertin, 55.0 9. Plymouth 54.0 10. Milford, 51.0
113 pounds: 1. Marcel LaPlante, Nashua North 2. Shayne McCann, Pinkerton 3. Ryan Cabezas, Londonderry 4. Tyler Thyne, Alvirne 5. Nate Engel, Concord 6. Peter Caron, Windham
126 pounds: 1. Tim McLinden, Timberlane 2. Cam Bennett, Nashua North 3. Nick Widemann, John Stark 4. Jacob Nault, Goffstown 5. Ben Billings, Campbell 6. Ruben Carson, Milford
138 pounds: 1. Ryan Peters, Timberlane 2. Brandon Levesque, Bishop Guertin 3. Peter LaRiviere, Bow 4. Luca Rosa, Winnacunnet 5. Avery Santiago, Salem 6. Ben Gilman, Bedford.
152 pounds: 1. Kyle Peterson, Central 2. Jim Nolan, Plymouth 3. Chris Connery, Bedford 4. Ian Wagner, Concord 5. John Young, Londonderry 6. Cam Altobelli, Timberlane
170 pounds: 1. Dylan Barrero, Pinkerton; 2. Keaton Peterson, Central 3. Richie Mills, Winnisquam 4. Stephan Nix, Newport 5. Scott Dannewitz, Milford 6. Calvin Crowell, Concord
195 pounds: 1. Joe Chimelski, Nashua North 2. Walters Ndi, Concord 3. Richard Biladeau, Londonderry 4. Joey Lydick, Pinkerton Academy 5. Mike Digrigorio, Timberlane 6. Tony Roberts, Bow