|Mike Travers scoring in state finals|
|Norton High Wrestling 2014 State Champs|
Norton did not just win the MIAA D-3 State Wrestling Championship at Foxboro
on Saturday. They owned it. Dominated it. Yanked it away from everybody else,
stamped their names on the banner and hung it on the Laroque Gym wall!
After two days of spirited competition the Lancers emerged, once again, the best
of 56 teams, this time 41 points ahead of their nearest opponent, Lynnfield-No. Reading. Senior co-captain, Mike Travers, runner-up last year, was Norton's sole champion by a 5-3 decision over Wakefield's Dan Wensley. Travers became only the third Norton wrestler to win a state championship (Brett Gallagher in 2010 & 2011 and Scott Coleman in 2012). Senior co-captains JT Taylor and Myles McAlpine placed 3rd and 4th respectively while juniors Alek Donovan, Adam Marcon and Elliott Johnson finished 3rd, 5th and 5th. Sophomores Aidan Kahn and Deven Schuko both earned 6th place medals. Even though they didn't place, seniors Ahrayah Saintius and Branden Pike, along with junior Russell Hansen won matches to add to Norton's total points making this championship a great
Earlier this week the JV Lancers showed great promise for the future as 19 wrestlers competed in the JV States at No. Attleboro and 11 placed top 4. Leading the way were weight class champions Andy Murphy, Jordan Dowdy, Johnny Rahwan, Anthony Cardone and Jake Burgess. Cardone led the JV team this season with 26 wins followed closely by Burgess (21), Murphy (20) and Kyle Pereira (19).