Wrestling team recognized by school committee

Post date: Apr 02, 2020 12:4:3 PM

The Wells Ogunquit CSD School Committee recognized the Wells High School Wrestling team on March 4th for being named MPA Class B Team State Champions and Class B Duals State Champions in that new wrestling tournament.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition to each team member was Committee Chair Helena Ackerson, Co-Chair Jason Vennard and Wells-Ogunquit CSD Superintendent Jim Daly.

Scott Lewia has been the wrestling team’s head coach since 2007. “This year was one of our most successful seasons at Wells High School,” commented Coach Lewia later. He noted the team’s other achievements this past season including winning the Franklin Savings Bank Invitational Tournament at Mountain Valley High School, the Atlantic Invitational Wrestling Tournament for the first time since 1989, and, for the 4th consecutive year, the Class B South Regionals followed by the Class B State Championship.

The Class B Duals Team Tournament is a new event this year. “This tournament is much like the traditional team tournaments that they have in other sports,” described Lewia. In this event, four top teams from the northern part of Maine and the top four teams from the southern half compete in a process of elimination until one team emerges the winner. The Duals Team Tournament was held at Penobscot Valley High School.

The Wells High School Wrestling team being recognized for “exemplary achievement” by the Wells-Ogunquit CSD School Committee on March 4th. Wrestling Coach Dan Bothwell is sixth from the left and Coach Scott Lewia is fifth from the right in the second row. The team’s record for the season was 29-2.