They say that all good things end some day and, unfortunately, that day came yesterday
when our wrestling season came to a grinding halt at Wakefield. Though our boys fought
hard, they simply ran out of steam. It's been a tough season of injuries, yet time and again
the Lancers have fought their way through adversity and came out on top. The state tournament this year was just a bit beyond our reach, but we have the satisfaction of knowing that the team that we finished second to at sectionals (Somerset-Berkley) won this state tournament and we beat them at the Peckham Tournament earlier this season. We will re-group, work hard in the off-season and come back stronger next year with our eyes on the prize of another state title!
Of course we entered the state tournament with high hopes and despite our disappointment that we didn't finish among the top teams, there were exciting moments for our Lancers. Jake Burgess and Adam Marcon both finished 8th in their weight classes while Zach Scarpetti, Anthony Cardone, Elliott Johnson and Alek Donovan all won matches. Alek's was a milestone victory as it made him the newest member of Norton's "Century Club"!
The team finished the season 24-4, Tri-Valley League champions, Peckham Tournament champions, D-3 South sectional runners-up and final 4 at the D-3 State dual meet championships. Elliott won his second sectional championship and he and Alek became Century Club members with 104 and 100 career wins respectively.
Coaches and fans are very proud of this year's team for their true grit and determination.
We have improvised, adapted and overcome many obstacles en route to another successful season!