Jaguar Wrestling Takes Two of Three Contests in Litchfield

January 15, 2016


by Len Lathrop

The Windham team was at Campbell High School Saturday morning for a quad meet, wrestling first against ConVal High School.  The final team score was 69 to 6, stemming from four pins by the Jaguar grappler and four forfeits from ConVal.

Peter Caron won his 100th match against ConVal.  (And then proceeded to win his 101st and 102nd matches later in the day).  He is a senior captain.  He was a Division 3 state champ in 2014 and finished second in Division 2 in 2015.  He then went on to place third in the Meet of Champions and qualified for the New Englands.  He is an all-around stand out individual as he is an Eagle Scout and has also excelled in music playing the trombone.  It was impressive that Peter won his three matches Saturday in the 132 pound weight class as he is actually a 120 pound wrestler.  He bumped up two weights to help the team win.

Against Conval, Mike Tanguay had a most impressive win as his opponent is a strong wrestler, but Tanguay dominated him on this day.

Next, the Jaguars faced off against a strong Division 1 team from Concord High School.  The total points went to Concord, 53 to 16.  Scoring in NHIAA wrestling is four points for a win by decision, six points when the grappler wins by a pin, and the same points when a team forfeits for not having a man at that weight class.

Wrestling for a third time in one morning, the athletes from Windham faced the home team, Campbell.  With five pins by the Jaguars and two decisions and two forfeits, the final tally was Windham 50 and Campbell 30.

Coach Tom Darrin commented about his grapplers:  “Sam Cavallaro (another senior captain) also won a big match against Campbell, wrestling up one weight and beating a good wrestler.  Captains Patrick Hume and Jon Ferri also performed well going undefeated for the afternoon.  Ferri and Cavallaro will probably join Caron in the 100-win club later this season.  Hume wrestled behind state champions both his freshman and sophomore years, so was unable to get many varsity wins in those two years.”

Windham wrestlers’ current record stands at 10 wins and 2 losses in Division 2 New Hampshire.