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Major tournament makes its return

CONVAL WRESTLING

  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
  • ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 14, 2013.

ConVal hosted the annual Early Bird wrestling tournament on Saturday. The meet drew 14 teams from around New England to compete in a full day of grappling. It was a return home of sorts for the tournament, as the yearly event was moved to Bellows Falls, Vt., last year due to the renovations to the ConVal gym.

The gym was abuzz with activity Sunday; wrestlers competed on three side-by-side mats with multiple matches going on simultaneously. The energy ebbed and flowed. At some moments, the action swelled and the air was filled with frantically cheering parents and teammates and the barked orders of coaching staffs. At other seemingly quiet moments, an electric anticipation hummed around the wrestlers as they awaited their turns on the mat, pacing like caged animals ready to be loosed.

The meet was won by Bellows Falls with 140 points, followed closely by Keene with 129 and Plymouth with 126. ConVal placed sixth overall with 70.5 points.

ConVal was in the middle of the pack as far as team score, but there were some individual standouts for the Cougars. Adam Smullen placed second in the 160-pound weight class. Smullen looked sharp, pinning his first opponent, Franklin’s Jake Gagne, in the blink of an eye. The match lasted all of 15 seconds.

John Norton placed second in the 220-pound class. His route to the final bout included a great matchup against fellow Cougar Johnny Voorhees that left Norton battered and bloodied but ultimately victorious.

Andrew Hunt placed third in the 120-pound class and Josh Curran also took third in the 152-pound class. Mike Allen was fourth in the 138-pound class. Eric Wall and Aaron Taylor also scored points for ConVal.

The Cougars also competed in a home meet on Wednesday against Winnacunnet. ConVal lost 46-23.

Earning wins for the Cougars were Andrew Hunt by a 10-6 decision, Mike Allen by a 14-12 decision, Josh Curran by a 14-12 decision, Adam Smullen by tech fall 18-3 and 220-pounder Jordan Loll, who won by a pin in 46 seconds.

ConVal travels to Merrimack on Thursday.

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