April 18, 2014

Wrestlers earn first Northern Vermont Athletic Conference championship

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With a week off to prepare for the Vermont Interscholastic Championships at Bennington Feb. 28 and March 1, Champlain Valley Union High varsity wrestlers will be cheering for their junior varsity counterparts Saturday when they take part in the junior varsity state tournament at Spaulding High in Barre.

The event has a 10 a.m. start.

Last Saturday, the varsity captured CVU’s first Northern Vermont Athletic Conference championship at Vergennes Union High, beating out nine other schools in the duals.

Coach Gunnar Olson’s athletes scored wins over host Vergennes Union and St. Johnsbury Academy before taking the measure of Mount Mansfield Union in the title match by a 48-32 tally.

In the key win over St. Johnsbury, according to a news release, CVU’s Kienan Kittredge, moved up to the 220-pound weight class from his usual 195-pound division to win a tense, close match.

The victory put the Redhawks into the championship round.

—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent

 
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