Tomahawk trio wins state titles

GOFFSTOWN ­- Team greatness may have eluded the Merrimack High wrestling team.

That did nothing to stop three Tomahawks from delivering individual championships on Saturday at Goffstown High in the

Division II State Meet.

At 132 pounds, senior Andy Almonte simply dominated. Almonte scored three wins by fall for his title, spending a total of 8:13 on the mat.

Sophomore Anson Dewar earned the 145-pound victory, cruising to the finals with a pair of pins and knocking off Matt Frechette of Bishop Guertin via major decision at 16-5.

Finally, it was Griffin Ostrum, who owned the 195-pound title. Ostrum wrestled only twice, getting a bye in the quarters and then scoring two wins by fall.

Hollis Brookline took the team championship with 206 points. Bishop Guertin was second (187), and Merrimack placed third with 176 points.

The top five places in each weight class advance to Saturday’s Meet of Champions at Nashua South High School.

Eight other Merrimack matmen will be joining the champs at the MOC: Jake Newman (second at 160), Eric Griffin (second at 220), Evan Torres (third at 106), Griffin Livingstone (third at 113 pounds), Gabriel Victal (fourth at 152), Joe LeBlanc (fifth at 126), Sid Dhanaraj (fifth at 170) and Gavin Mongum (fifth at 182 pounds). Drew Martel (sixth at 120) is an alternate.