MYA wrestlers perform well

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program hosted the 10th Annual Tomahawk Throwdown Tournament held at Merrimack Middle School on Feb. 13. Merrimack sent 15 wrestlers of their own to compete with teams listed below.

A total of 189 wrestlers competed from 15 programs.

Kindergartner Troy Stoller, took third place on the podium with one win by points

First grader Rhys Dewar beat both of his opponents by points to take first place medal.

Benjamin Koudriashov, Collin Schuster and Kael McAloon, grade 1, all placed second on the day with two wins by pin each.

Max Reed and Aiden Kennedy, grade 1, took third and fourth place respectively with Reed taking one win by points.

Second graders Gryffen Gelinas, Cayden Dine and Jackson Meehan all took second place medal with one pin by Gelinas and Meehan and two pins by Dine.

Christian Chestnut, grade 2, came in third with one win by pin.

Ivey Johnson, grade 3, came in second place with two pins on the day.

Fourth graders Owen Forrest grabbed second place medal and Mitchell Krupp and Christian Makowsk both took third with one pin by Makowski.

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 11th season and currently has 40 wrestlers on its roster.