Andover Golden Warriors Wrestling '21-'22

Andover dominates top weights

Andover controlled the high weights, with 220-pounder Yasser Maita and 285-pounder Jason Osborne each going 3-0 as the Golden Warriors went 2-1 in a tri-meet. Yandel Morales (106 pounds), Nick Archambault (120/132) and Jonathan Davila (152/160) each added 3-0 days of their own.

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Wrestling, 01/22/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Luck's first win

Freshman Adrian Luck earned his first varsity win in under a minute to help Andover wrestling beat Billerica 58-18. The Golden Warriors improved to 7-2 with the victory.

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Wrestling, 01/19/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Morales takes title

Andover's Yandel Morales went 4-0 to remain unbeaten on the season and win the 106-pound title at the Woburn Invitational. Golden Warriors Jonathan Davila (152 pounds), Hussain Mahesri (170 pounds) and Jason Ballou (113 pounds) each went 3-1 to finish second.

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Wrestling, 01/15/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Perfect days

Yandel Morales (106/113), Jason Ballou (113/120), Jonathan Davila (152/160) and Jimmy Archambault (170) all went 3-0 as Andover swept an MVC quad-meet. 

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Wrestling, 01/08/22 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Owls' Parker wins Lowell Holidays title

LOWELL – At some point, Timberlane Regional’s Bryce Parker might be able to take a break and soak in this amazing senior ride. For now, the quest continues, and he and the wrestling Owls have some lofty goals ahead. 

Fresh off an all-Division II East season as a defensive lineman for the unbeaten Timberlane football state champs, Parker just continued the avalanche of winning by claiming the 182-pound title at the 73-team George Bossi Lowell Holiday Wrestling Tournament. 

“It feels great, especially coming off last year with no tournaments, just duels. It’s my senior year, last chance to show how I have improved,” said Parker, who was making his first Lowell Holidays appearance. 

“I feel like being the top seed gave me an opportunity to have a good place in the brackets, but I just took every match like it was the next match and I focused on that. The preparation coming in was key, I was really just focused on what was next.” 

Parker’s 6-0 run over the two-day event featured three wins by fall, including a quarterfinal pin over Central Catholic’s Brandon D’Agostino in the quarters. He capped the road to the championship, knocking off Aaron Johnson of Mount Anthony in Vermont, 5-1, in the finals. 

“So far, this has to be one of the top wins of my career,” said Parker, who claimed fourth at the Division I state meet as a sophomore. 

“He’s wrestling great,” said Owls coach Dan Donovan. “He wrestled well at the Beast (of the East Tournament) for us and won a bunch of matches. He’s a tough competitor. He wrestles hard.” 

Parker was the top gun among seven placers for Timberlane, which made a gallant late charge, only to place second behind St. John’s Prep of Danvers. The margin, 205-203, was razor thin.
“Overall, our team performed pretty well,” said Donovan. “We had seven medalists, three guys in the finals. That’s hard to do at Lowell. St. John’s is a very strong team. I’m very proud of how we wrestled.” 
The football Owls made quite a statement.
Eagle-Tribune Defensive MVP Cooper Kelley and 1,000-yard rusher Dom Pallaria claimed runner-up spots. 
“Dom is wrestling really well. He did a lot of work in the offseason, getting stronger, taking it to a lot of people,” said Donovan. “Cooper has taken huge jumps from last year." 

“All great wrestlers, and all very good football players,” said Parker of his multi-sport mates. “After the state championship, all those long practices, coming into the wrestling room, it was a lot. But we just had to keep grinding.” 

Success on the gridiron or here at Lowell won’t do anything to slow the Owls Express. 

“These guys love wrestling, and they’re still really hungry,” said Donovan. 

Champion St. John’s Prep was the only team in the strong Lowell field to claim two individual titles. West Newbury’s Tyler Knox won the 126-pound championship for the Eagles. 

Central Catholic was fourth overall. Jimmie Glynn’s second place at 138 pounds was the best Raiders finish in the event, while D’Agostino wrestled back hard to grab fourth at 182. 

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Wrestling, 12/28/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Davila battles for win

Andover's Jonathan Davila earned a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Chelmsford star Jack Walsh, and the Golden Warriors took a 50-21 victory over the Lions. Steve Johnson scored a key pin in 0:56 at 1-6 pounds.

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Wrestling, 12/22/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover silver

Andover placed second to Mt. Anthony of Vermont at the 15-team Londonderry Invitational wrestling meet. Andover winners were Yandel Morales at 106, Jonathan Davila at 152; Max McNeeley at 160 and Yasser Maita at 220.

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Wrestling, 12/18/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Morale earns tough victory

In the match of the night, Andover's Yandel Morales edged Haverhill's Michael Morris with 7-6 decision at 106 pounds, helping the Golden Warriors to a 49-28 win. James Archambault (160 pounds) scored a pin in 0:45 for the Warriors, while Ben Davoi (132 pounds) took a pin in 0:33 for the Hillies.

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Wrestling, 12/15/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars