DERRY — Surprising Methuen took first place in the middle school division Sunday at the 17th annual Rebel Classic held at Pinkerton Academy. Overall, 459 wrestlers representing all six New England states took part.
Methuen only had one champion, but it had six runners-up and three other of its wrestlers finished third.
Several wrestlers took part who wrestled in the Youth New England Tournament a week earlier at North Andover, including champions Tristen Cabinta of Salem and Henry Lagasse of Londonderry.
Following are the top local wrestlers.
First place — Xander Morales, Methuen; Sam Orender, River Rivals; Sterling McLaughlin, Derry; Tristen Cabinta, Salem; Travis Manick, Methuen; Henry Lagasse, Londonderry
Second place — Izaiah Santiago, Methuen; Caden Smith, Salem; Matias Cruz, Methuen; Luke Zabriskie, Derry; Alex Cruz, Methuen; Tymothy Brown, Methuen; Mike DeMartino, Derry; Nate Vachon, Methuen; Matt Sham, Methuen; Zach LeClerc, Salem; Mark Mansfield, River Rivals; Danny O’Connell, Methuen; Ben Psaledas, Londonderry; Ty Belville, Londonderry
Third place — Nico Armano, Salem; Connor McDonough, Methuen; Brandon D’Agostino, River Rivals; Keegan Ford, Methuen; Molly Foley, Derry; Jack Mackiernan, Derry; Dominic DeMaio, Methuen; Anthony Ostrandt, River Rivals; Jacob Huberdeau, Salem; Kyle Setzer, Derry
Fourth place — Dominic Sanders, Derry; Michael Watts, Londonderry; Dylan Raadmae, Londonderry; Tyler Duncan, Methuen; Ben Mazzoni, Londonderry; Ivan Sanchez, Methuen; Jaythian Figueroa, Methuen; Matt Gazda, Salem; Lorenzo Milano, Derry; Cameron Morrow, Methuen; Joey Pinto, Methuen; Timothy Mullen, Methuen