Cobras clash with Vt.’s best

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Colchester's Sawyer Prouty executes a double-leg takedown on Milton's Mason Sheltra last Saturday at Colchester High School. Prouty earned a first-place finish at the fourth annual Battle in the Bay. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Colchester’s Sawyer Prouty executes a double-leg takedown on Milton’s Mason Sheltra last Saturday at Colchester High School. Prouty earned a first-place finish at the fourth annual Battle in the Bay. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Ivy Resmer stares down an opposing wrestler. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Ivy Resmer stares down an opposing wrestler. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Fifteen teams from across the state filled the Colchester High School gymnasium last Saturday for the fourth annual Battle in the Bay youth wrestling tournament.

The Cobras capped off a dominant month by boasting seven champions: Nick Forguites, Cahota Lafond, Daniel Guinee, Graham Resmer, Cam Katon, Brody Coppins and Sawyer Prouty.

Lucas Fielden, Hunter Gauthier, Tanner Prouty, Michael Guinee and Andrew Sullivan followed closely with second-place finishes, while  third-place results were snagged by Garrett Crook, Keegan Vance, Ivy Resmer, Shay Prouty, Timothy Guinee and Jaden Coppins.

Chris Rouille, Cruz Haran, John Paul and James Guinee added fourth-place finishes, and first-time wrestler Patrick Guinee cruised in all his exhibition matches.

Organizers wished to extend a thank-you to all community members who donated and participated at the tournament and recent Calcutta.

The Cobras will cap off their regular season with a Middlebury tournament April 1, followed by third- to sixth-grade states April 8 in Vergennes and K-2 states in St. Johnsbury on April 15.

Chris Rouille jostles for position against an opponent. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Chris Rouille jostles for position against an opponent. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)