NHIAA Wrestling: Windham wins third straight D-II title
February 18. 2018 12:16AM
The Windham High School wrestling team had three athletes win individual crowns on the program's way to its third straight NHIAA Division II state championship Saturday at ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough.
The title marks the Jaguars' sixth in the past seven years. Windham won the Division III championship in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The Jaguars won this year's crown with 198 points, six ahead of runner-up Merrimack. Bishop Guertin of Nashua (186), Hollis/Brookline (157) and Goffstown (127) rounded out the top-five finishers.
Conner Sills (106 pounds), Riley Millette (120 pounds) and Vincent Marino (132 pounds) all won individual championships in their respective weight classes.
The Jaguars also had nine other wrestlers finish among the top five in their respective weight classes. Payton Sills (113), Nick Sawyer (138) and Ben Wentworth (160) were among those nine as each earned runner-up finishes.
Julien Hovan (145), Dominic Damata (220) and Eric Griffin (285) of Merrimack each went home with the individual championship in their respective weight classes.
Division II Championships
At ConVal Regional High School
Team results: 1. Windham, 198; 2. Merrimack, 192; 3. Bishop Guertin, 186; 4. Hollis/Brookline, 157; 5. Goffstown, 127; 6. Milford, 109; 7. ConVal, 72; 8. Kingswood, 36; 8. Winnacunnet, 36; 10. Manchester West, 21; 11. Souhegan, 18; 12. Spaulding, 15.
106 pounds: Championship: Conner Sills (Windham) pinned Mark Slade (Merrimack), 1:54; Third place: Alden Harvey (Goffstown) pinned Seth Ponders (Hollis/Brookline), 1:07.
113 pounds: Championship: Jesse Brochu (Bishop Guertin) pinned Payton Sills (Windham), 3:14; Third place: Deacon Currier (Milford) pinned Brandon Demers (Goffstown), 3:20; Fifth place: Jack Duval (Hollis/Brookline) def. Molly Brody (Merrimack), 9-7.
120 pounds: Championship: Riley Millette (Windham) pinned Matt Kimball (ConVal), 5:56; Third place: Cameron Dreyer (Hollis/Brookline) pinned Nathaniel Fowler (Goffstown), 3:43; Fifth place: Rudy Schnare (Milford) pinned Anthony Sanchez (Bishop Guertin), 3:15.
126 pounds: Championship: Jac St. Jean (Goffstown) pinned Anson Dewar (Merrimack), 1:25; Third place: Malay Agarwal (Windham) def. Kenneth Conway (ConVal), 12-10; Fifth place: Charlie Carter (Milford) def. Colin Swanson (Winnacunnet), 7-5.
132 pounds: Championship: Vincent Marino (Windham) def. Zach Rioux (Bishop Guertin), 3-0; Third place: Andy Almonte (Merrimack) def. Aiden Wilson (Souhegan), 10-6; Fifth place: Teddy Moscatelli (Hollis/Brookline) pinned Noah Rapazzo (Goffstown), 3:53.
138 pounds: Championship: Brian Lindsay (Kingswood) pinned Nick Sawyer (Windham), 2:12; Third place: Ethan Briggs (Milford) def. Steve Bouchard (Bishop Guertin), 10-1; Fifth place: Hunter Hudzik (Hollis/Brookline) def. John Erwin (Goffstown), 5-3.
145 pounds: Championship: Julien Hovan (Merrimack) pinned Scott Anneser (Hollis/Brookline), 3:08; Third place: Matt Frechette (Bishop Guertin) def. Trevor Grenier (Milford), 7-4; Fifth place: Matt Sullivan (Windham) def. Robert Embly (Souhegan), 13-11.
152 pounds: Championship: Dan Franco (Bishop Guertin) pinned Cam Lapierre (Hollis/Brookline), 5:59; Third place: Mike Dow (Winnacunnet) pinned EmilLeo Barriere (Goffstown), 1:52; Fifth place: Daniel Rupp (ConVal) pinned Dylan Field (Windham), 3:36.
170 pounds: Championship: Dan Curran (ConVal) pinned Zack Brickner (Hollis/Brookline), 0:26; Third place: Andrew Ha (Bishop Guertin) pinned Adam Presa (Merrimack), 5:29; Fifth place: Hunter Tornquist (Windham) pinned Matt Barriga (Winnacunnet), 1:32.
182 pounds: Championship: Hunter McLaughlin (Bishop Guertin) pinned Nathan Kennedy (Merrimack), 3:36; Third place: Owen MacMillan (Hollis/Brookline) pinned Charlie Keith (Goffstown), 3:48; Fifth place: Nick Chapman (Kingswood) pinned Joel Nyonga (Windham), 0:41.
195 pounds: Championship: Clement Sherwood (Hollis/Brookline) def. Dominic Goulette (Milford), 8-3; Third place: Griffin Ostrum (Merrimack) pinned Anthony Favereau (Windham), 2:59; Fifth place: Nick Bernier (ConVal) pinned Eli Antoniello (Goffstown), 3:22.
220 pounds: Championship: Dominic Damata (Merrimack) pinned Josh Wight (Goffstown), 0:58; Third place: Aiden Szewczyk (Bishop Guertin) pinned Rory O'Connor (Milford), 1:43; Fifth place: Zack Leclerc (Windham) pinned Andrew Wink (Hollis/Brookline), 3:33.
285 pounds: Championship: Eric Griffin (Merrimack) def. Kevin Johnson (Manchester West), 8-5; Third place: Jonathan Hurrinus (Spaulding) pinned Nick Connerty (Bishop Guertin), 2:15; Fifth place: Christian Parker (Windham) pinned Tim Whelan (Milford), 1:13.