Led by individual champions, Mark Ward (138 pounds) and Nate Fuller (285), Mount View finished fourth out of 21 teams in the Class B North regional on Saturday.

Foxcroft Academy took the team title with 191.5 points, followed by Dexter (109) and Mattanawcook Academy (107).

“We finally cracked the top four after a number of fifth-place finishes in the past, that was our team goal,” said Mustangs coach Hamilton Richards. “We bounced between fourth and fifth almost all day but were within spitting distance of second all day, too.”

Ward pinned two opponents in preliminary round matches before topping Oceanside’s Alex Fogarty 7-6 in the championship match.

“We were expecting Mark to have a good day” said Richards. “We also expected Nate to take 285, if he stuck with the game plan as he’d beaten the second seed (Mattanawcook’s Ben Fiske) earlier in the year, “said Richards.

Fuller, who entered as the top seed in his weight class, advanced to the finals by pinning three straight opponents. The seeds held true as he squared off against Fiske in the championship match. Fuller held on for a 2-0 victory to claim his first regional title.

“Nate has improved substantially from the beginning of the season and is really showing some mental toughness in his matches now,” said Richards.

Second-seeded Jason Barnard (160) dropped his semifinals match, but rebounded to take third. Freshman Zach Ward (145) also placed third. Matt Barnard (170) advanced from the seventh seed to place fourth, earning his first trip to the state championship meet. Emma Fonger (126) qualified as an alternate.

“All in all, a good day for us as a team,” said Richards. “We’re certainly hoping to carry some momentum into the State meet.”

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MCI’s ZyAnthony Moss (126) turned in a dominant performance in winning his third straight regional title. The senior wasted little time, securing three wins by pin in the first period. Moss raised his record to 44-2 on the season.

“Zy took care of business this past week and was in a much better place than what we saw at the KVAC conference meet (a third place finish).”

Tyler Baker (113) and Vojtech Filipi (170), who each finished in third place, also qualified for the Class B state championships for the Huskies.

The Huskies finished seventh.

“I was pretty happy with our performances, no real surprises though,” said coach Mike Libby. “I have a bunch of first-year wrestlers that impressed me with their improvement but it wasn’t enough for any of them to place top four.”

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Winslow’s Ryan Fredette (182) won his fourth regional crown and has his sights set on his ending his high school career with four state titles. Fredette breezed through the Class B North tournament, scoring pins in each of his three matches.

While Raiders coach Tony Dalisio says Fredette has his eyes on a bigger prize.

“We began preparing last month for the ultimate goal — a New England title,” Dalisio said. “That’s the focus going forward.”

Fredette finished second last season at the New England championships.

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Top four wrestlers from North and South regionals will compete for individual and team honors at the Maine State Championships. Skowhegan’s Samson Sirois (132), Nokomis’ Quinton Richards (152) and Cony’s Nic Mills (195) look to defend their Class A titles. In Class B, Winslow’s Fredette (182) and Madison’s Seth Padelford (285) are defending state champions.

The Class A meet will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Gymnasium in Sanford while the Class B meet will be contested at Wells High School. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am.

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