Wolfpack Varsity Clinches 6th Place at NNEI Tournament

Last Saturday, February 4th, the Hyde-Woodstock varsity wrestlers traveled to the Tilton School to compete in the annual Northern New England Invitational tournament.  This tournament is shared by Hyde-Maine, Hyde-Connecticut and Tilton School, and this year, it was hosted in New Hampshire.  The day began at 5:00 a.m. as we boarded our bus and we did not return until after 9:00 p.m.  Although a long day, it was a day of both pride and hard work as the Wolf Pack clinched 6th place out of 16 teams, and brought home four medals on the day.  Marcos Mercado ’13, Kevin Smith ’12, and Mike Kanda ’PG all earned silver in their weight classes and showed some stellar wrestling.  Kevin Choi ’15 brought home a 4th place medal, which was a big surprise to us all since he was an alternate at the 106 lb. weight class.  Many wrestlers also went 1-2 or 2-2 on the day which helped with the team score.  Coach Jenkins said, “It was awesome to see how far many of these young athletes have come this season and we look now to the Class “A” league tournament which will be held at Bath, ME this Saturday.  Wish them luck!”