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SANFORD 鈥 The high school regional wrestling tournaments are two things at once: meets with championship hardware for teams and individuals and, more importantly, the staging area for team success at the state championships.

Noble High, one of the premier programs in Maine, set itself up for a repeat state title on Saturday at Sanford High. The Knights won the Class A South regional, scoring 201.5 points with three individual champions, four runner-ups and 10 of their 14 wrestlers advancing to the state meet with a top-four finish.

鈥淲e know the stakes here. We鈥檙e not going to give up anything,鈥 said Cody Marchand, a Noble senior and the 144-pound regional champion. 鈥淓veryone鈥檚 pretty much burned out by now, but you just have to push through.鈥

Marchand said he expects the Class A state meet next Saturday at Augusta鈥檚 Cony High to come down to a battle between Noble and Massabesic. The Mustangs, who placed second in the regional with 176 points, missed out on a few expected advancements and will send seven wrestlers to the state meet. But Massabesic had the most individual champions with five, including wins by brothers Isaac Boulard, a senior at 113 pounds, and Evan Boulard, a freshman at 126 鈥 both coming against Noble wrestlers, Owen Gray and Tucker Levasseur, respectively.

鈥淲e had six in the regional finals and I feel like we can have six in the state final, and I feel all six can pull it off, myself included,鈥 Isaac Boulard said.

Sanford finished a solid third in its home gym with 156 points and one individual champion, Richie Simpson, who took the 175-pound title despite being the No. 4 seed. The Spartans qualified eight wrestlers for states. Bonny Eagle, fourth with 121 points, also qualified eight wrestlers, all of them coming out of the consolation rounds.

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Noble鈥檚 other individual champions were sophomore Brady Ouellette at 120 and Kaden Dustin at 138. Ouellette, who is 5-foot-10 with long arms and large hands, controlled his championship match against Massabesic鈥檚 Austin Dewitt for an 8-0 win.

鈥淚 always look to win, but what I really want to do is to get better as a wrestler,鈥 Ouellette said. 鈥淭ry hard, wrestle hard. As a team, we always want to win. I guarantee we鈥檒l work 10 times harder than all the other teams.鈥

Massabesic鈥檚 other victories came from Nicholas Chenard at 132, Jack Harriman at 157 and Dominick Bubar at 165. Chenard and Bubar won their final matches by pin. Harriman scored a 14-5 decision.

It was Chenard鈥檚 third regional title. He鈥檚 been a state meet runner-up the past two seasons. His second-period pin against Sanford鈥檚 Gabe Roberge made the win a little sweeter, he said.

鈥淚t definitely was not how I expected the match to go at all,鈥 Chenard said. 鈥淚 just try to think of each match as six minutes of my life and to give everything I have.鈥

Marshwood/Traip, which won six of seven Class A titles from 2012-18, showed it is rebounding well from some lean seasons, finishing fifth with 108.5 points. The co-op team had two individual champions. Kylan Berry, a freshman from Traip Academy, beat Kennebunk鈥檚 Grisam Shields, 4-0, at 106 pounds. Cody Bubier took a testy 4-1 decision against Kennebunk鈥檚 Elan 鈥淢oose鈥 Keys at 150.

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Kennebunk鈥檚 Owen Bourque won the 285-pound division.

Luke Burns, a senior from Scarborough/Gorham, needed a late third-period takedown to defeat Indi Backman of Cheverus/Falmouth, 5-4. Burns was the 182-pound state champion as a junior. He had trouble keeping Backman on the mat, but knowing he was down by a point, Burns said he bided his time before taking his winning shot.

鈥淎s much as wrestling is a super physical sport 鈥 I play football, and football鈥檚 like a breeze compared to wrestling 鈥 on top of that it鈥檚 really a mental sport,鈥 Burns said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 like high-intensity, fighting chess.鈥

Deering鈥檚 Pedro Lombi claimed his second consecutive regional title, winning the 215-pound division with a third-period pin against Evan Metivier of Cheverus/Falmouth.


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