PCHS wrestling finishes eighth at Class B championship

RUMFORD — The Piscataquis Community High School wrestling team finished the day with a score of 53 points to place eighth among 25 schools at the 2024 Class B championship at Mountain Valley High School on Saturday, Feb. 17.

A pair of Pirates reached the championship finals. At 175 pounds Dominic Cookson reached the final match, falling 6-0 to Jakobi Hagar of Lincoln Academy of Newcastle. In the 285-pound finals, Wyatt Weaver of Bucksport High School earned a 3-1 sudden victory over Beau Talbot.

PCHS’ Dominic Zeller finished third at 157 points. In the consolation finals he edged Shamus Pease of Medomak Valley High School of Waldoboro via a 6-4 score.

Karson Tibbetts reached the 138-pound consolidation finals, falling 7-6 to Josiah Miller of Mount View High School of Thorndike.

Dexter Regional High School finished 16th at the state championship with a score of 21 points.

Tanner Ladd led the Tigers by coming in fourth at 190 pounds. In the weight class consolation finals, he fell by pinfall at the 29-second mark to Ian Friend of Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln.

Foxcroft Academy was 20th on Saturday with a score of 12 points.

Nicholas McMillen reached the podium with his fourth-place performance at 106 pounds. In the consolidation finals he was defeated by pinfall at 2:51 vs. Austin White-Ortiz of Oceanside High School of Rockland.

Full team scores are 1. Wells 97 points 2. Mattanawcook Academy 86 3. Lincoln Academy 74 4. Oceanside 71 5. Belfast 69 6. Mountain Valley 61 7. Dirigo 60 8. PCHS 53 9. Morse 51 10. Mount View 48 11. Medomak Valley 39 12. Maine Central Institute 30 13. Bucksport 25 14. York 23 15. Ellsworth 22 16. Dexter 21 17. Madison/Carrabec 19 18. Erskine 16 19. Fort Kent 15 20. Foxcroft Academy 12 21. Monmouth/Richmond/Winthrop 9 22. Calais 8 23. Mount Desert Island 3 24. Washington Academy 3 25 Caribou 1.

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