Whittier Wildcats Wrestling '21-'22

Whittier's Wellings takes North title

Lucas Welling took the 132-pound title, leading Whittier to a second-place finish at the Division 2 North wrestling tournament with 187.5 points. Five other Wildcats placed second, including 220-pounder Jeremy Rousseau.
North Andover's Blaize Nichols took second place at 145 pounds, helping the Scarlet Knights finish fifth (160 points). Jayden Gabin (132 pounds) and Anthony McCann (126 pounds) each took third for the Knights.
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Wrestling, 02/12/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Wildcat winners

Jyzaiah Ferreira (182 pounds) and Jeremy Rousseau (220 pounds) each won individual titles as Whittier took third as a team at the State Vocational Tournament. Adam Rousseau added a second-place finish for the Wildcats.

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Wrestling, 02/06/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Methuen second in Yell tourney

The Methuen High wrestlers made a nice run on Saturday to the finals of the Travis Yell Memorial Dual Meet Tournament, hosted by Whittier Tech.
The Rangers knocked off the host Wildcats, 42-35, Marblehead/Swampscott, 69-12, and Franklin Tech, 64-6, before falling in the finals, to North Kingston, R.I., 37-36.
Shane Eason led the way with four first-period pins on the day. Izaiah Santiago, Joe Bolduc and Josirus Gomez all had four wins apiece.
Along with the loss to Methuen, Whittier Tech put together a superb day, moving to 13-4 on the year.
The Wildcats KO'd Masco, 44-31, Lynnfield, 60-6, Bristol Aggie, 54-30, Brookline, 42-35, and eventual champ North Kingstown, 42-36. 
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Wrestling, 02/05/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Whittier wrestling sweeps

Sebastien Boisvert (113 pounds), Lucas Welling (132 pounds) and Anthon Moran (170 pounds) each went 3-0 to win their weight classes and lead Whittier to sweep of a quad meet, beating Winchester (48-40), Greater Lowell (38-36) and Northeast (60-24). 

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Wrestling, 01/22/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Five titles for Whittier

Landen Haney (120 pounds), Adam Rousseau (126 pounds), Lucas Welling (132 pounds), Anthony Moran (170 pounds) and Jeremy Rousseau (220) each went 3-0 to earn individual titles as Whittier placed first as a team at the 14-team Dan Gionet Memorial Tournament.

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Wrestling, 01/15/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Owls' Parker wins Lowell Holidays title

LOWELL – At some point, Timberlane Regional’s Bryce Parker might be able to take a break and soak in this amazing senior ride. For now, the quest continues, and he and the wrestling Owls have some lofty goals ahead. 

Fresh off an all-Division II East season as a defensive lineman for the unbeaten Timberlane football state champs, Parker just continued the avalanche of winning by claiming the 182-pound title at the 73-team George Bossi Lowell Holiday Wrestling Tournament. 

“It feels great, especially coming off last year with no tournaments, just duels. It’s my senior year, last chance to show how I have improved,” said Parker, who was making his first Lowell Holidays appearance. 

“I feel like being the top seed gave me an opportunity to have a good place in the brackets, but I just took every match like it was the next match and I focused on that. The preparation coming in was key, I was really just focused on what was next.” 

Parker’s 6-0 run over the two-day event featured three wins by fall, including a quarterfinal pin over Central Catholic’s Brandon D’Agostino in the quarters. He capped the road to the championship, knocking off Aaron Johnson of Mount Anthony in Vermont, 5-1, in the finals. 

“So far, this has to be one of the top wins of my career,” said Parker, who claimed fourth at the Division I state meet as a sophomore. 

“He’s wrestling great,” said Owls coach Dan Donovan. “He wrestled well at the Beast (of the East Tournament) for us and won a bunch of matches. He’s a tough competitor. He wrestles hard.” 

Parker was the top gun among seven placers for Timberlane, which made a gallant late charge, only to place second behind St. John’s Prep of Danvers. The margin, 205-203, was razor thin.
“Overall, our team performed pretty well,” said Donovan. “We had seven medalists, three guys in the finals. That’s hard to do at Lowell. St. John’s is a very strong team. I’m very proud of how we wrestled.” 
The football Owls made quite a statement.
Eagle-Tribune Defensive MVP Cooper Kelley and 1,000-yard rusher Dom Pallaria claimed runner-up spots. 
“Dom is wrestling really well. He did a lot of work in the offseason, getting stronger, taking it to a lot of people,” said Donovan. “Cooper has taken huge jumps from last year." 

“All great wrestlers, and all very good football players,” said Parker of his multi-sport mates. “After the state championship, all those long practices, coming into the wrestling room, it was a lot. But we just had to keep grinding.” 

Success on the gridiron or here at Lowell won’t do anything to slow the Owls Express. 

“These guys love wrestling, and they’re still really hungry,” said Donovan. 

Champion St. John’s Prep was the only team in the strong Lowell field to claim two individual titles. West Newbury’s Tyler Knox won the 126-pound championship for the Eagles. 

Central Catholic was fourth overall. Jimmie Glynn’s second place at 138 pounds was the best Raiders finish in the event, while D’Agostino wrestled back hard to grab fourth at 182. 

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Wrestling, 12/28/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars