Hopes to have success against the best in the region

NORTH ANDOVER — Senior Dan Wensley will be competing in the New England Wrestling Championships later on today when he takes the mat for his first match at the 195 weight class with the entire showcase being held today and tomorrow at North Andover High School.

Wensley, the Massachusetts all-state champion, will await the winner of a match between Middlebury, Vt.’s Nick Beauchamp and Tollgate, R.I.’s Edmund Pierce.

For Wensley, he is in the tournament for the second year in a row. Last March as a junior,  Wensley wrestled at the 195 weight class and posted a 1-2 record. Wensley gained valuable experience which he hopes will pay off his weekend.

A year ago, Wensley drew a first round bye and took on Nokomis, Maine’s Chris Wilson in the second round. Wensley prevailed over Wilson by a 6-0 decision for his 100th career victory.

In his next match, Wensley dropped a 4-2 decision to Franklin’s Griffin Tighe to drop into the consolation bracket.

In his final bout, Wensley lost by fall to Winchester’s Joe Fallon at 2:57.


New England Wrestling Tournament Schedule

Friday, March 6 (All times are approximate)

3:15 p.m. — Gym opens for registration (Do not arrive at gym before 3 p.m.). Session #1 admission.

3:45 to 4:30 p.m. — Weigh-In. Times strictly enforced. Only one weigh-in.

4:45 to 5 p.m. — Coaches Meeting in auditorium.

5:15  to 6:45 p.m. — Round 1: Preliminary Round (8 Mats, 84 Bouts)

6:45 to 8:45 p.m. — Round 2: First Championship Round (8 Mats, 112 Bouts)

8:45 p.m. to conclusion — Round 3C: Consolation Round #1

Saturday, March 7 (All times are approximate)

8 a.m. —  Gym opens. Please do not come early. Session #2 admission.

9  to 11 a.m. — Round 4: Quarterfinals (4 Mats, 56 Bouts)

9  to 11 a.m. — Round 4C: Consolation Round #2 (4 Mats, 56 Bouts)

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Round 5C: Consolation Round #3 (6 Mats, 56 Bouts)

Break if possible

1 to 3:15 p.m. — Rounds 6: Championship Semifinals (2 Mats, 28 Bouts)

1 to 3:15 p.m. — Round 6C: Consolation Quarterfinals (2 Mats, 28 Bouts)

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. — Round 7C: Consolation Semifinals (4 Mats, 28 Bouts)

Break if possible

5 p.m. — Hall of Fame Presentations & Introduction of Finalists & National Anthem

5:15 to 7:45 p.m. — Championship Finals, Third Place and Fifth Place Bouts (3 mats, 42 Bouts); Medal round to commence at random weight class to be drawn and announced; Awards Ceremony (throughout the evening).