Springfield Wrestlers sweep Mt. Abe Tourney

From left to right, front row: Gillian Guy, Timmy Amsden, Skylar Wallace, Cole Wright; back row: Coach Floyd Buck, Bryan Stafford, John Stafford Jr., Lucas Saunders, Matt LaChapelle, Matt Prosser, Brandon Bennett, Bradley Bennett, Coach Don Beebe. Missing from photo: Trent Lewis-Briere, Skyler Congdon. Photo by Crystal Shaw.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – At a tournament in Bristol, Vt. the weekend of Saturday, Jan. 6, Springfield wrestlers took home some serious hardware. Seniors John Stafford Jr., Matt Prosser, Matt LaChapelle, Bradley Bennett, and Lucas Saunders joined sophomore Brandon Bennett in the “gold club” at the top of their respective podiums, while senior Trent Lewis-Briere claimed a bronze medal.

Sophomore Skylar Wallace pinned one of his opponents; his team cheering him on enthusiastically for his first win. Freshman Skyler Congdon claimed a hard-won 4th place while senior Gillian Guy battled through four tough matches with her usual grit and determination.

Junior high wrestlers also worked hard, with Timmy Amsden hitting his first win at the Mt. Abe tournament. Veteran Cole Wright fought through multiple opponents, and Bryan Stafford earned a 2nd place silver medal for his efforts.

Article submitted by Kelly Stettner.

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