MHS-WMHS wrestling

Strozier advances to all-states

Posted:  Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:45pm

On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Morse-Wiscasset wrestling team traveled to Sanford for the Maine Class A championships. In the first round, Wiscasset's Samuel Strozier, the second seed from the north, wrestled Collin Cyr from Noble. Strozier won by a pin at five minutes and 30 seconds of the third period.

In the semi-final round, Strozier, Wiscasset’s lone wrestler, faced the number one seed from the south, Isaac Plant from Sanford. And with a dramatic finish, Strozier won by a pin at 5:12 of the third period to advance to the finals.

In a tough-fought final, Strozier lost to Oxford Hills wrestler Zuka  Mabior 9-3. Mabior is ranked seventh in New England at 182 poumds. Morse's other co-captain Isaiah Cogswell placed fourth at 152 pounds. Strozier advances to All-states which will be held at Noble High School next Saturday, Feb. 24, when the top wrestlers from Class A wrestle the top wrestlers from Class B.

The top three wrestlers in each weight class advance to the New England tournament in Rhode Island.