WMHS senior Sam Strozier has strong start to wrestling season

Posted:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:45am

Wiscasset Middle High School senior Sam Strozier, the school’s lone wrestler competing along with Morse High School this year and earning points for the team, is off to a great start including his performance in the preseason Westlake tournament in Bath Dec. 2 and a win Dec. 8.

Wiscasset schools’ athletic director Mandy Lewis said Morse and Wiscasset have entered into a cooperative agreement that allows Strozier to earn points for Morse.

Strozier wrestled in the 160 pounds category where he was seeded second. In the first round, he defeated Tucker Nichols of Mt. Blue, winning by a pin in the second period at 3:45. In the second round, Strozier wrestled Medomak Valley’s Eli Miller in a very exciting match with Strozier winning by a take-down in the final seconds of the match 3-1. He had lost to Miller four times over the last two years. This was the first time he had won a match against Miller.

Strozier finished second after losing to Quinton Richards of Nokonis by a technical fall, 19-4.

In the Westbrook Invitational Dec. 8, Strozier won first place in the 160 pounds category, defeating Kayne Bowden of Cony in the finals by a pin in one minute in the first period.

Strozier was set to wrestle at 170 pounds Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 16.