The Packet Sports Spotlight

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Originally published in The Weekly Packet, February 7, 2013
GSA wrestling team solid at Western Regionals

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Sophomore Dillon Morey

Sophomore Dillon Morey, top, wins his first consolation bout against opponent John Pettingill of Lisbon.

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by Anne Berleant

With only a five-member team at the Western Wrestling Regional Championship, the George Stevens Academy team placed eighth in competition with 13 other teams. The Eagles earned 34 points, placing just below Bucksport, at 35.5, and ahead of John Bapst and Orono, who earned 16 and 15 points.

But wrestling is also a one-on-one sport. GSA senior Jordan Lord followed up his spectacular showing at the PVCs the week before by placing first in the 138-pound class with three out of three match wins. Junior Henry Bowden, new to the team this year, battled to a fourth-place, 1-2 finish in the 126-pound class, after losing his first match.

Senior Alex Turanski (145) and sophomore Dillon Morey (152) lost their first bout, but won their first consolation rounds. Senior Tim Allen (220) went 0-3.

The state championships at the Augusta Civic Center are on Saturday, February 9, and GSA will be there. It is the last match for Lord, Turanski and Allen in their high school wrestling careers.

Junior Henry Bowden battles Jen Allen

Junior Henry Bowden, who placed fourth overall in his weight class, battles Jen Allen of Madison in a consolation round.

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Senior Jordan Lord works for a pin

Senior Jordan Lord works for a pin in his second bout, against Matthew Wheeler of Mt. View. He won all his rounds for the championship in his weight class.

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Sophomore Dillon Morey

Sophomore Dillon Morey, top, wins his first consolation bout against opponent John Pettingill of Lisbon.

Photo by Franklin Brown