Varsity Wrestling Runnersup at D-3 Tournament
Team finishes with 102 points.
Though they weren't able to keep the lead, the Norton wrestlers managed to finish second (102 points) behind Pembroke (120 points) and well ahead of Wakefield (83.5), Hingham (83), and Hudson (82.5) and the rest of the 53 teams at the Division 3 State Individual Tournament.
An impressive team effort made up for a lack of champions. Though the Lancers had only one finalist, their determined and gutsy performance in the consolations gave them enough points to challenge Pembroke who had four champions. Placewinners (top 6 in each weight go on to All-States this weekend) for Norton included Mike Travers (2nd at 182), Myles McAlpine (3rd at 152), Tim Casagni (3rd at 195), JT Taylor (4th at 145), Elliott Johnson (6th at 170), Jack Cuneo (7th at 160) and Stephen Hudson (7th at 285). Aidan Kahn and Alek Donovan both won matches to help the team effort but did not place.
During the tournament, Travers broke the school record for most pins in a season with his 32nd pin of the year. Norton High has now finished as runnersup in the D-3 state individual tournament for the third consecutive year, having won the D-3 state dual meet championship last year. This success has earned the Lancers a strong reputation as one of the most competitive programs in the state.