AIDAN ARMSTRONG went 4-0 with four pins at the Gloucester Super-Quad meet on Saturday to lead the Warriors to victories over Triton, Everett, Tyngsboro and Gloucester. (Donna Larsson Photo)

Published in the January 8, 2018 edition.

GLOUCESTER – The Wakefield Warrior wrestlers rolled into Gloucester with plenty of momentum following a 42-0 team victory over Lynn Tech. on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Wakefield’s perfect meet over the Tigers featured victories from captains Jake Goodchild and Aiden Coleman, as well as Anselm Schools, Luke Hopkins, Diego Hernandez and Brock Johnson. 

Topple Triton

In Gloucester, the Warriors opened up their meet against a tough Triton team. Wakefield won seven of 11 matches to defeat the Vikings, 38-24 and get a boost that would push them for the rest of their busy day. Anselm Schools kicked things off with a 15-6 major decision in the 106 weight class. After back-to-back losses, Aidan Armstrong spearheaded three wins in a row for Wakefield with a pin in 46 seconds at 126 lbs. Luke Hopkins followed that up with a pin in 5:40 at 132 and Brock Johnson won by forfeit at 138. 

In a back-and-forth match, the Warriors would close decisively with another three-consecutive run from Matt Cunningham (pin, 3:37 at 160 lbs.), senior co-captain Kevin Tran (15-6 major decision at 170 lbs.) and senior Steve Mercurio (pin, 1:22 at 182 lbs.). 

Control Everett 

Wakefield maintained their momentum and put together an impressive 48-4 victory over Everett during their second match of the day. The Warriors dominated the Crimson Tide with an individual record of 8-1.

Armstrong picked up his second win of the meet with a pin in 3:46 at 132. C.J. Hagen won by forfeit at 138 and Johnson pinned his opponent in 54 seconds at 145. 

Senior co-captain Jake Goodchild got his first win of the day with a pin in 1:54 in the 152 weight class. Cunningham followed that up with his second pin of the meet, this time in 1:27 at 160 lbs. Diego Hernandez got a pin in 3:43 at 182 and senior co-captain Aiden Coleman pinned his opponent in 5:32 at 195. Junior Derek DiMascio finished the match with a pin in 5:35 at 285. 

Beat Tyngsboro

Wakefield let no semblance of satisfaction or fatigue slow them down during their next matchup against Tyngsboro. The Warriors kept their foot on the gas and scored more points in this tilt than any other at the meet, going 9-4 in individual matchups to beat the Tigers 53-23.

The Warriors got victories from Coleman (pin, :55 at 220), Robbie Fossett (pin, 1:55 at 195), Mercurio (forfeit), Tran (pin, 1:10 at 170), Cunningham (pin, 5:06 at 152), Goodchild (pin, 3:53 at 145), Johnson (15-0 tech. fall at 138), Armstrong (pin, :49 at 126) and Schools (pin, :47 at 106). 

Finish strong against Fishermen

Wakefield remained focused and finished the super meet strong with a convincing 36-6 win over Gloucester to cement their status of team champion at the meet and bring their season record to 11-2. 

Warrior wins included Armstrong (pin, 1:18 at 126), Johnson (pin, 3:02 at 138), Goodchild (7-0 dec. at 145), Cunningham (pin, :26 at 160), Tran (pin, 1:15 at 170) and DiMascio (7-3 dec. at 220). 

Freshman Bo Tryder got his first varsity win over Gloucester’s Jon Cortez with an impressive pin in just 46 seconds in the 152 weight class. The victory came after Tryder had to face Triton’s top wrestler, Jared Durkin, one of the best wrestlers in the state at his weight class. 

Overall, it was an impressive performance from many Wakefield wrestlers that will surely push them to more victories.

The captains led the way once again as Kevin Tran finished 3-0, Jake Goodchild went 3-1 and Aiden Coleman 2-0. 

Aidan Armstrong, Matt Cunningham and Brock Johnson were all terrific at 4-0,  Steve Mercurio, Anselm Schools and Derek DiMascio went 2-0. 

The Warriors will get ready to wrestle a tough Catholic Memorial team on Wednesday night, 7 p.m. at the Charbonneau Field House.