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December 1, 2012

Salem coach itching for chance to dethrone Owls

Londonderry

2011-12 season: 7-6, tied for 7th Meet of Champions

Returning starters (7): Xander Coburn, Sr., 160; Johnny DiSessa, Sr., 182; Jon Young, Jr., 152; Mitch Rose, Jr., 113; Will Bean, Jr., 145; Kyle Byrd, Soph., 145; Richard Bilodeau, Soph., 170

Returning lettermen: None

Promising newcomers: Kyle Proulx, Jr., 138; Jake Barr, Soph., 126; Tyler Brown, Soph., 132; Sebastien Roczcenko, Soph., 160; Mahdi Achab, Frosh., 195; Kyle Foden, Frosh., 220; Amir Daouk, Frosh., 106; Ryan Cabezas, Frosh., 120

Candidates: 38; Captains: TBA

Returning Division 1 States placers: Mitch Rose 4th

Fast facts: Ryan Cabezas is the younger brother of graduated Matt Cabezas, who is in the Marines. ... Sophomore Jake Barr is smart on and off the mat according to coach Jim Marron. ... There is currently no one available at heavyweight for the second straight year. ... Graduated Dan Roger is starting at Roger Williams College at 125 pounds.

Assistants: Mark Braun, Travis Murphy, Cody Byrd

Coach Jim Marron (6th year, 51-29): “I’m expecting us to have a good year, hopefully in the top five in New Hampshire, With the experience I have, I think we can have a good year. We have eight or nine guys who can win most of their matches.”

Pinkerton

2011-12 season: 17-3, 3rd at Meet of Champions

Returning starters (8): Dakota Krol, Sr., 132; Tony Messina, Sr., 160; Brett Wilson, Jr., 138; Hunter Morris, Jr., 170; Kevin Ell, Jr., 184; Carl Berling, Jr., 285; Tyler Wilson, Soph., 145; Jean-Luc Lemieux, Soph, 120

Returning lettermen: Chris Wright, Soph., 126; Eric Daigle, Soph., 113

Promising newcomers: Cam Crowell, Sr., 285; Kyle Olson, Jr., 182; Brenden Sullivan, Soph., 132; Dylan Barrieiro, Frosh., 170; Seamus Dolan, Frosh., 152; John Durant, Frosh., 126; Joey Lydick, Frosh., 160; Keygan Nacos, Frosh., 106; Hayden Sturdevant, Frosh., 285

Candidates: 38; Captains: Dakota Krol, Tony Messina

Returning Division 1 States placers: Jean-Luc Lemieux 1st, Hunter Morris 4th

Fast facts: Senior Cam Crowell, a starter as a freshman and the younger brother of former standout Collin Crowell, is back after taking two years off. ... There are five heavyweights on the roster — a rarity in New Hampshire. ... Freshman heavyweight Hayden Sturdevant played varsity football for the Division 1 state finalist Astros.

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