The Londonderry High wrestling team faced off against four opponents last week, and not one of them was able to make serious inroads toward victory over first-year coach Jason Cucolo’s talented and Lancer crew.
The LHS grapplers played host to Nashua North Wednesday, Feb. 11, on what was the Lancers senior night. The team paid tribute to the five senior members of the team by presenting them each with a large framed action photo as well as flowers for parents.
Those honored were; Jake Barr, Richard Bilodeau, Kyle Byrd, Jean-Luc Lemieux, Sebastian Roszczenko and junior varsity team member Jake Thorpe.
The home team went on to simply pummel their opponent by a 62-10 tally.
Individual victories were snared by Lemieux at 145 pounds, Colin Reardon in the 152-pound bout, Barr at 160, Kyle Byrd at 170 pounds, Mahdi Achab in 182-pound competition, Roszczenko at 195 pounds, Bilodeau at 220 pounds, Craig Santos in the 113-pound battle, Tyler Byrd at 120 pounds, Ryan Cabezas at 126, and Drew Chase at 132 pounds.
And then Cucolo’s charges plowed over the three opposing squads they faced at Hollis-Brookline’s annual Cavalier Classic in Hollis Saturday, Feb. 14. Eight schools’ wrestling contingents took part in that event.
Londonderry hammered the Pelham High Pythons (30-0) in a match jammed with double forfeits, clipped the host Hollis-Brookline Cavaliers (44-24), and busted the Alvirne High Broncos from Hudson (58-9).
Perfect 3-0 individual records were tallied by Kevin Robischeau at 106 pounds, Tyler Byrd, Lemieux, and Bilodeau, with two victories being bagged by Santos, Cabezas, Chase, Barr, and Achab.
The Londonderry High crew hopes to knock the mighty Timberlane powerhouse out of first place in the state at the Division 1 Championship Tournament this Saturday, Feb. 21, at Nashua South High School starting at 9 a.m.