Area Wrestling Notes


Washington Academy had a great day of wrestling Saturday Dec. 1st at the PVHS Pre-Season 8 team tournament in Howland. Most of the WA’s student wrestlers were taking the SAT’s, but the few who made it had a great showing.

Senior Anthony Soto of Pembroke won the Silver Medal by pinning a long time rival in the semi finals that he has never beaten before. After being put on his back in the first period down by 5 points Soto choose the down position in the second period and at the re-start of the match Anthony reversed the Mattanawcook wrestler and put him on his back and pinned his opponent for the victory. Sophomore Mike Shaw of Cutler wins the Bronze Medal. After losing in the first round Shaw fought back with 3 straight wins. Using some of his new moves learned only this past week Mike Shaw stunned his opponents with aggressive wrestling and balance. With only 1 year of previous wrestling experience Mike Shaw will be one of Washington Academy’s wrestlers to watch this season Along with team mates, Anthony Soto, Peter Robinson, Mike Lee Jihun Kim, and Reuben Grannis. Washington Academy looks to have a great season.