Published in the January 13, 2016 edition
By DAN TOMASELLO
COHASSET — The Lynnfield-North Reading co-operative wrestling team finished third in the Cohasset Tournament Jan. 9.
The Black and Gold finished with 193 points. Tri-County won the tournament with 230.5 points. Hanover finished second with 219 points. There were 12 grapplers who placed during the Cohasset Tournament.
Senior captain Max Whyman finished first in the 132 lb. weight class and went 4-0 during the tournament. Whyman has placed in all three tournaments this winter.
Whyman pinned a Cohasset wrestler in 1:40. He defeated a Rockland wrestler by fall in 49 seconds. He pinned a Nauset wrestler in 4:22. He defeated another Rockland wrestler by fall in 3:52 during the finals.
Junior Joe Reardon won his first varsity tournament after finishing first in the 120 lb. weight class. He went 3-0 in the Cohasset Tournament.
Joe Reardon pinned a Milton wrestler in 15 seconds. He defeated a Cohasset wrestler by fall in 20 seconds. He defeated a Hanover wrestler by fall in 1:50 during the finals.
Freshman Dylan Reardon (106 lbs.) placed in his first varsity tournament after finishing second with a 2-1 record. Junior Connor Stead finished second in the 138 lb. weight class after going 2-1 in the Cohasset Tournament. The Cohasset Tournament marked the first time Stead advanced to a tournament’s final round.
Senior captain Zack Monzione finished second in the 152 lb. weight class after going 2-1 in the Cohasset Tournament. He also placed second in the Pentucket Holiday Tournament.
Senior Devin Leggett finished second in the 160 lb. weight class after compiling a 2-1 record during the Cohasset Tournament. Leggett has placed in all three tournaments this season.
Senior captain Michael Reardon placed in his first tournament this year after finishing third in the 145 lb. weight class with a 3-2 record. Senior Kai Jean-Simon finished third in the 126 lb. weight class after compiling a 3-1 record during the tournament. Jean-Simon has placed in all three tournaments this season.
Junior Tim Goucher picked up his first varsity medal after finishing third in the 220 lb. weight class with a 3-1 record. Junior Will Glover (113 lbs.) finished fifth with a 2-2 record. Junior Adam Rossetti finished fifth in the 138 lb. weight class after compiling a 5-2 record.
Kevin Farrelly finished sixth in the 195 lb. weight class after compiling a 2-2 record in the Cohasset Tournament. Sophomore Anthony Wilkinson (170 lbs.) went 1-3 in the tournament.
Black and Gold head coach Craig Stone praised his squad’s performance in the Cohasset Tournament.
“I was very pleased with our performance,” said Stone. “Tri-County and Hanover are among the top teams in the state in the respective sections. It was good to see teams from another area of the state for a change.”
Falls to Windham
The Black and Gold (8-4-1) fell 43-34 to Windham, N.H. on Jan. 6. The co-op team won six out of 14 weight classes during the dual meet.
Whyman (132 lbs.) won his match by forfeit. Rossetti (138 lbs.) pinned his opponent in 1:29. Stead (145 lbs.) defeated his counterpart by a 17-6 major decision.
Monzione (152 lbs.) pinned his opponent in 47 seconds. Leggett (160 lbs.) defeated his opponent by fall in 4:11. Goucher (220 lbs.) pinned his opponent in 1:22.
Stone noted Windham placed 12th in the Lowell Holiday Tournament, which featured 70 teams. He also said Windham won the Division 3 New Hampshire State Championship in 2014.
“We wrestled tough, just not enough fire power,” said Stone.
The Black and Gold host Nashoba Valley Technical High School on Wednesday, Jan. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The grapplers will compete in a quad meet against Triton, Melrose and Southwick on Saturday, Jan. 16, beginning at 10 a.m.