Freshman Sully O’Hara goes for the fifth-place win against a Mount Abe wrestler at the state championships last weekend. Photo: Morgan Howes.

By Morgan Howes

During the JV and middle school state championships, almost every Harwood Union wrestler was able to place in their weight class. At the varsity state championships on February 24 and 25, freshman Sully O’Hara took fifth in the 170-pound weight class and junior Alick Lord took sixth in 185-pound weight class.

“I’m really proud of my last match today. I have won against the senior from Mount Abe seven times this season. Being able to beat a senior wrestler while I'm a freshman is awesome!” O’Hara said.

Lord reflected on his proudest moment of the season: “I am really proud of my second win of the season. I didn't think I was going to win until the third period. The other guy was winning by two points. We were both tired, but he was more tired. All I needed was three points for the win. I chose to start down; I was able to stand up and take him down five seconds before the time was out. I got first in my weight class at that meet.”

Coach Casey Moulton said, “I can probably think of one win for each wrestler that I'm proud of. Seeing each individual wrestler improving and it paying off on the mat is great. There were definitely a couple wins that made me really proud. Us winning as a team against Vergennes was a good one.”

“Individually whenever one of our wrestlers got redemption it was really awesome. I have seen each wrestler really improve over the season and it all came together during the state tournaments these past two weekends. I am looking forward to doing some work this summer to progress even more and continue to grow our team next year,” said Moulton.