Andover Golden Warriors Wrestling '07-'08

Andover on the fast track

The Andover High wrestling team is chomping at the bit to become a varsity program. Pictured are (from left) coach Peter Wong, Dan Haskin, JonLars Carson, Tom Paolera, coach Sobhan Namvar, Justin DeFrancisco, Joe Chartier and Neal Callahan.1 Photo

For a second-year wrestler, you couldn't ask more of Andover senior Tom Paolera. A 125-pounder, he's compiled | at last check | a 25-4 record, including 8-3 on the varsity level. "He's had a great season for us," said Andover coach Sobhan Namvar, who started the program as a club team last year and now has his wrestlers competing at both the JV (predominantly) and varsity levels. "He just keeps getting better and better."

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Wrestling, 02/11/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Division 1 North Sectionals

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The seeds had Andrik Cruz primed for a third straight sectional final disappointment.

Cruz would have none of that. The Methuen High senior, wrestling at 145 pounds, made his third North championship try a winning one, heading up an area contingent of two champs and 15 places moving on to the Division 1 North championships in Bridgewater next weekend.

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Wrestling, 02/10/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars