November 1, 2014

Two CVU wrestlers heading to New Englands

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Grant Poston took the 170-pound state title — CVU’s first since 2002. (Observer courtesy photo)

Grant Poston took the 170-pound state title — CVU’s first since 2002. (Observer courtesy photo)

March 6th, 2014

Poston takes 170-pound title

While usual defending Vermont interscholastic wrestling champion Mount Anthony Union High increased its national record string of state titles to 26 Saturday in Bennington, two Champlain Valley Union High grapplers came away with tickets to this weekend’s New England competition in Providence, R.I.

And, the Redhawks have a rare Vermont individual champion.

He is senior Grant Poston who took the 170-pound title. It was CVU’s first championship weekend victory since 2002.

Joining Poston in Providence will be sophomore Kienan Kittredge, who was runner-up in the 195-pound class.

Other significant finishers for CVU were fifth places for Alex and Jarett Legg plus Brandon Tieso’s sixth. All three are underclassmen, Legg a freshman.

CVU’s team finished ninth out of 21 competing schools.

Redhawk senior wrestler Connor Gobeille was named Sportsman of the Year by the Vermont Referees Association.

—Mal Boright, Observer staff

 
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