The Norton Lancers wrestled tough as nails Saturday and finished 1st out of 12 teams competing in the James Peckham Memorial Tournament at Canton High School.
A well-balanced team effort resulted in a fourth Peckham Tournament title for Norton in five appearances. Thirteen of 14 Lancers scored points for the team and 11 boys came home with medals.
Leading the way was captain Stephen Hudson, who not only won the 285 lbs weight class, but earned the Outstanding Wrestler trophy as well as the Most Pins plaque. Captain Jack Cuneo won at 160 lbs while JT Taylor (145 lbs) and co-captain Mike Travers (182 lbs) also won gold medals. Silver medals went to co-captain Myles McAlpine (152 lbs),Ahrayah Saintius (120 lbs) and Tim Casagni (195 lbs). Aidan Kahn (106 lbs) and Elliott Johnson (170 lbs) earned bronze medals while Russell Hansen (132 lbs), Brett Pike (138 lbs) and Alek Donovan (220 lbs) just missed out on medals finishing 4th. Deven Schuko (113 lbs) was 5th.
The Lancers finished with 220 points, 71 points ahead of Southeastern and Somerset-Berkley whotied for second place with 149 points. Wakefield was 3rd with 114 points, Canton was 4th with 96 points, and Xaverian was 5th with 90 points.
Sunday, Norton's freshman wrestlers competed in the Freshman States in Brookline and they represented their school well.
Jacob Burgess, Connor Merriott and Matt Bramwell all came home with silver medalswhile Lucas Lavallee earned bronze. Taylor Lucero finished fourth.
On Wednesday the Lancers will face Keefe-Tech/Ashland at home. Junior varsity will start 6:15 p.m. while varsity starts 7 p.m.