|Senior Captains (and champions) Travers, McAlpine and Taylor|
championship 82.5 points ahead of the 15 team field! It was a great team effort in
which every one of Norton's 14 wrestlers won matches to contribute to the cause.
As a result, 11 Lancers qualified for the upcoming D-3 State Tournament,
a school record!
Leading the way were senior captains JT Taylor, Myles McAlpine and Mike Travers
who, along with junior Elliott Johnson, were undefeated champions of their weight
classes. Junior Alek Donovan finished second while seniors Ahrayah Saintius
and Branden Pike, as well as junior Adam Marcon and sophomore Deven Schuko
all placed third. Sophomore Aidan Kahn and junior Russell Hansen were fourth.
Junior Robbie Douglas and senior Grant Monast placed sixth. Sophomore Zach
Scarpetti didn't place, but won two matches by pins. Hansen and Marcon took
heart-breaking losses in the semi-finals by close decisions to the eventual
champions of their weight classes. Hansen's loss came in overtime.
With four pins on the day, JT Taylor was voted the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler,
the third Norton 145 pound wrestler to be so recognized (Scott Coleman in 2010 and
John Royle in 2012).
Mike Travers earned his 101st career win, and received a special commemorative
"Century Club Member" T-shirt to recognize his milestone achievement, only the
sixth Lancer to earn one!
As a result of the team's dominant performance Coach Coleman was named the
D-3 South Coach-of-the Year.