Youth wrestlers represent program well in Mass.

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program sent 10 wrestlers to compete in the Chelmsford Youth Wrestling Tournament held at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, Mass., on Jan. 10.

Individual results are as follows:

First graders Collin Schuster and Rhys Dewar both finished in second place with two pins each on the day.

Second graders Christian Chestnut, Cayden Dine and Jackson Meehan all took second place with one win by pin each.

Second grader Marc Tocci took fourth place on the podium.

Fourth graders Owen Forrest and Christian Makowski both took first place with two pins each. Forrest’s first win was an especially dominating performance.

Fourth grader Mitchell Krupp finished in second place with two pins for the day, falling in a tough last match by points.

Seventh grader Anson Dewar rolled through his bracket to take first with two wins by pin and a strong win by points.

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program is part of the Merrimack Youth Association. It strives to provide a safe recreational activity for Merrimack children in grades K-6. The program promotes the sport of wrestling, the world’s oldest sport, by providing a safe practice environment, by delivering high quality instruction, and by facilitating tournament competition opportunities. The program is in its ninth season and currently has 40 wrestlers on its roster.