Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Marblehead's Sean Taylor earns himself distinction as top wrestler in team history, closing out high school career at NE Championships. Taylor first wrestled as sixth- and seventh-grader, winning Mass. Big East Youth Tournaments.
[The following article was submitted by Robert Powell and Rik Taylor.] Sean Taylor ended a historic high school wrestling career in fairy tale fashion last weekend. Ranked sixth in Division 3 at the beginning of the season, the Marblehead heavyweight made it to 49th Annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships, and made it to the “Quarter-Finals top eight” before being handed a loss by the eventual fourth place finisher. It was not enough for a medal, but it was more than enough for the Marblehead senior who began wrestling in sixth grade. Taylor, a co-captain of the Swampscott-Marblehead wrestling team, steamrolled through his first two matches at the New England tournament. In his first match, he pinned John Ware of …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sean Taylor advances to New England Championship tournament; Jake Powell ends career with 112 wins; 8th best 126-pounder in Mass.
Wednesday, February 27
Co-captains Sean Taylor and Jake Powell, who have been wrestling together since 4th grade, both placed at the 2013 MIAA All-State Championship last weekend. Taylor, a Marblehead senior, placed 7th in the heavyweight class and will wrestle next weekend in the New England high school wrestling championship. Powell, a Swampscott senior, placed 8th in the 126-pound weight class in the two-day tournament that featured more than 200 of the Commonwealth’s best high school wrestlers. Taylor and Powell became for first two wrestlers from the Black & Blue team to place at the All-State tournament and Taylor became the first ever to move on to the New England tournament. The All-State tournament marked the end to a furious seven days of wrestling in…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Taylor places second, Mitlin and Newsome place third at CAL-NEC wrestling tournament. Powell wins Northeastern Conference wrestler of the year.
Four Swampscott-Marblehead wrestlers took home medals and awards from the annual Northeastern Conference-Cape Ann League (NEC-CAL) wrestling tournament this past weekend held at Triton Regional High School. Sean Taylor, co-captain and Marblehead senior, placed second in the heavyweight division, after losing 3-2 in the championship match to Andrew Kibarian of Lynnfield/North Reading (LNR). "Tough one to lose, but, we know what we need to work on, and we will absolutely see Kibarian again on Feb. 9 at Melrose for sectionals" said Head Coach Mike Stamison. Joe Mitlin, a Swampscott senior (160), and Maleek Newsome, a Swampscott junior (170) both placed third in their weight classes. For Mitlin and Newsome, it was the first time in their high…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Black & Blue recorded seven pins in their meet against Saugus.
It’s fast becoming a season for the ages, and it’s not even close to being over. The Swampscott-Marblehead cooperative wrestling team on Saturday won two dual meets, defeating Acton-Boxboro 43 to 36 and Saugus, 48-24. The Black & Blue wrestling team has now won three dual meets in a row. Plus, the team now has five dual meet wins for the season, which is the most in a single season for Mike Stamison, who is now in his fourth year as head coach of the program. In its meet against Acton-Boxboro, there was plenty of excitement for the fans in attendance. Joe Mitlin, wrestling at 160 pounds, earned four points for the team with a 12-4 victory and Maleek Newsome (170) also earned three points in his scramble-filled 6-4 win. Co-captains Jake …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Are you interested in becoming a better football player? Consider wrestling as your winter sport!
The Swampscott-Marblehead high school wrestling team is seeking student-athletes who are interested in joining the team or learning more about the sport. If you are interested in attending a captain's practice or learning more about the sport, please contact Jake Powell, the team's captain, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wrestling, according to NFL All-Star Roddy White and countless other NFL players, is an especially good sport for football players. "I'm a great NFL football player… because of the training I went through as a wrestler," says White. Read more about what White has to say about wrestling here. You can also watch videos of last year's team in action at here.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Other wrestling highlights included Maleek Newsome's first varsity victory.
Two Swampscott-Marblehead wrestlers won medals in the 2011 Tyngsboro Big Red Tournament. The team earned 56.5 points in the tournament and placed 11th overall in the 16-team tournament. "I was very pleased with the way the co-captains Jeff (Sherman) and Jake (Powell) wrestled, they led their team by example," said Coach Mike Stamison. Other bright spots were Maleek Newsome winning his first varsity match at 170 lbs by executing a text book bow-and-arrow cradle, twisting his opponent up and pinning him for the win, the coach said. Powell, a Swampscott junior, won first place in the 113-pound weight class and Sherman, a Marblehead senior, took fourth place in the 126-pound weight class. It was Powell's 50th high school wrestling victory. …