Sweep quad-meet, Spicer earns 100th career victory

JACK SPICER, a senior captain, earned his 100th career victory as he recorded three wins at the 138 weight class in a quad meet on Saturday at the Charbonneau Field House. The milestone came against Woburn. (Donna Larsson File Photo)

JACK SPICER, a senior captain, earned his 100th career victory as he recorded three wins at the 138 weight class in a quad meet on Saturday at the Charbonneau Field House. The milestone came against Woburn. (Donna Larsson File Photo)

Published in the January 3, 2017 edition.

WAKEFIELD — The Warrior wrestling team ended the 2016 calendar year in style with three impressive wins on Saturday morning in a quad-meet which was held at the Charbonneau Field House. Wakefield posted victories over Triton (33-21), Danvers (53-27), and Woburn (42-30) as it increased its record 8-2-0 on the season.

Senior captain Jack Spicer earned three victories at the 138 weight class in all three meets to reach the 100 victory milestone for his career. Two of those wins came by forfeit and the six points he gained against Woburn for his 100th win came the easy way as the Tanners didn’t put in anyone to wrestle the senior.

Triton Meet

The Warriors won six out of the 11 contested weight classes to turn away the Vikings.

CJ Hagen, a freshman, and Chris Alves, a junior, both dropped their matches at the 106 and 113 weight classes. Hagen was pinned by Dylan Karpenko at 1:12. Alves lost an 8-6 decision to Vinnie Forni.

At 120, Dale Denham, a sophomore, won by pin over Spiros Markopolous at 3:29.

Freshman Brock Johnson pulled out an 11-7 decision over Jeremy Duford at 126 before Jake Goodchild, a junior, lost a 10-8 overtime decision to Bruce Estaban at the 132 weight class.

Spicer pinned Craig Hudson at 1:41 of the 138 bout and Ryan Smith, a junior, pinned Josh Stevens at 3:31 of the 145 match.

At 152, Matt Murdocca, a senior, lost by fall to Anthony Ostrander at 2:21.

Kevin Tran, a junior, lost a 9-4 decision to Lewi L’hereux at 160.

The Warriors then won by pin at the 170 and 182 bouts. At 170, senior captain Ben Piercy took down Brandon Eppa at 23 seconds. At 182, Mike Yirrell, a sophomore, defeated Sam Orender at 2:54.

The 195, 220, and 285 weight classes weren’t contested.

Danvers Meet

The Warriors cruised to an easy victory against the Falcons. Of course, Wakefield was aided greatly by four forfeits in the meet.

Alves was pinned by Max Leete at 1:15 of the 113 bout. Denham and Johnson then accepted forfeits at 120 and 126.

Goodchild pinned Garrett Dunn at 1:11 of the 132 weight class. Spicer then accepted a forfeit at 138.

At 145, Smith prevailed by technical fall (16-1) against Rich Canova. Murdocca then accepted a forfeit at 152.

Danvers ended the string of Warrior wins with a pair of pins at the 160 and 170 weight classes. At 160, Tran lost to Rob Canova at 4:40. At 170, Piercy lost to Quinton Holland at 1:11.

Yirrell pinned Andrew Brennan at 5:23 of the 182 bout.

At 195, freshman Sam Valenti was pinned at 50 seconds by Mike Camaro.

Aiden Coleman, a junior, won by injury default against Brad Anderson at 220 before Dan Dimeglio, a senior, pinned Ted Ambiotis at 2:50 of the 285 match.

At 106, Hagen dropped a 9-3 decison to Nate Ciesinski.

Woburn Meet

The Warriors swept the quad-meet with a victory over the Tanners in a Middlesex League crossover meet. The Warriors already competed against Winchester from the Liberty division and are 1-1 against the larger M.L. schools so far.

Denham and Johnson were pinned in their respective matches. At 120, Denham lost to Ryan Moran at 1:34. At 126, Johnson lost to Charles O’Connor at 1:30.

Goodchild scored Wakefield’s first points with a 12-8 decision over Jon Avery at 132.

Spicer accepted a forfeit at 138 for his 100th career victory.

At 145, freshman Josh White accepted a forfeit before Wakefield won the next five weight classes.

Smith pinned David Langlois at 1:39 of the 152 bout. At 160, Murdocca prevailed by a 6-3 decision against Damian McPhee.

Piercy pinned Collin Breslin at 2:15 of the 170 match. At 182, Yirrell pinned Chris O’Donnell at 3:25. Coleman then won by fall against Jon Hernandez at 1:04 of the 195 bout.

Woburn’s Dave and Dan McNeill both posted victories by pin at the 220 and 285 weight classes. Dave McNeill pinned Valenti at 1:04 of the 220 match and Dan McNeill took down Dimeglio at 2:24 of the heavyweight bout.

There was no contest at 106 and Alves was pinned by John Lafferty at 1:33 of the 113 match to end the meet.

Wakefield takes on Malden in a dual meet tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Malden High School.


The Warriors competed in the Lowell Holiday Tournament which was held on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Tsongas Center. Only Smith made it to the second day of competition as he posted a 3-2 record. No Warrior medaled in the tournament.