Andover takes 2nd place with 2 champions

Fifteen Andover wrestlers traveled to Bath, ME today for the Northern New England Championships and took 2nd place as a team out of 13 schools. Leading the way were Julian Rios ’26 and Dani Nugent ’25, who were champions in their respective weight classes. Julian wrestled for a total of 38 seconds, pinning his opponents in 11 seconds, 19 seconds, and winning his finals match in just 8 seconds. Julian was voted Outstanding Wrestler by the coaches. Dani Nugent ’25 also had a stellar day, going 4-0, with 3 pins, and a hard won 12-7 victory in the finals. Going into the third period the score was tied 7-7; her opponent chose bottom, and Dani was able to turn him twice to secure the victory.

Nick Lima ’25 went 3-1 today to claim 2nd place. He won his first match 14-7; he won his quarterfinals match with a second period pin, and he won his semifinals match 3-2. Although Lima kept moving on bottom, he was unable to get the escape, and lost his finals match 0-1.

Ethan Principal ’24 went 4-1 today. He was upset in the first round by the eventual champion, but he rallied with four back-to-back pins to claim 3rd place.

Magnus Julin ’25 went 4-2 today. He pinned his first opponent, and then he lost in the quarterfinals to the number 2 seed. He then pinned three opponents in a row to make it to the 3rd place match, where he fell 5-18 to his opponent from Belmont Hill.

Suhaila Cotton ’24 had a tough draw with the number one seed in the first round, but she pinned her next two opponents to advance to the third place match, where she lost 1-17 to her opponent from Belmont Hill.

Byron Johnson ’25 went 2-2 on the day. He pinned his first opponent in 1:59, and he fell to his Exeter opponent in the semifinals. In his consolation match he defeated his Hyde opponent 3-1 in double overtime with an escape and a takedown in the last 30 seconds of the match. He placed 4th.

Julia Carmona ’24 went 3-2 on the day. She won her first match by pin, but lost to her opponent in the quarterfinals. In the consolation round she pinned her Marianapolis opponent in the first period; she lost her next match, but pinned her NMH opponent to place 5th.

Caleb Beroukhim ’27 went 3-2 on the day. He won his first match 15-7, and then lost his next match to the eventual champion. He won his next match 6-5, and then lost in the consi semis, but pinned his final opponent to place 5th.

James Bae ’26 went 3-2 on the day. He won his first match with a first period pin, and then fell in the quarterfinals to his opponent from Landmark. He then won two consolation matches by pin. He lost the consi-semifinals in OT, but then he rallied and defeated his Landmark opponent 16-8 to place 5th.

Narek Hambardzumyan ‘27 wrestled in his first tournament of the season. He lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual champion; he then won two of his consolation matches by pin, and placed 6th.

Also competing well for Andover were Tasha Bohorad ’26 (1-2), Willy Park ’26 (1-2), Jacob Honor ’27 (1-2), and Elliot Chung ’24 (0-2).