Tanner Prouty displays his first place trophy as he stands atop the podium in St. Albans on Saturday. The second trophy that Prouty earned is for the fastest pin among the grades K-2 wrestlers competing. Jason Lewis stands in fourth place. (courtesy photo)

By HOLLY LAVOIE

Saturday was a day of victors’ arms in the air as the youth team pinned and defeated their way through the brackets. Including three first time competing four year olds, the Cobras proved their demanding practices pay off when it counts.

In the first place podium spots were Tyler Mott, Cahota Lafond, Brody Coppins, Keegan Vance, Jordan Lavoie and the ever successful Prouty brother trio. In second place were Cruz Haran, Jake and Brayden Marchessault, Nick Forguites, Lucas Fielden and Jaden Coppins. Getting third place honors were Garrett Crook and, in his first tournament ever, David Litchfield. Also working hard on the mats were Jaxson Lewis, Noah Blackmer, Avery Retz, Karson Taylor and Kaeden Schraml.

We are so proud of these athletes as their perseverance and good sportsmanship shines above the rest.

Rounding out a full Cobra weekend, the team hosted its annual calcutta at the extraordinary BEVO restaurant in Colchester, where a full house raised over five months of practice space rent and utility costs. We are profoundly grateful to BEVO, the ticket buyers and the many prize donors that made this happen.