ST. JOHNSBURY — It was senior night at the St. Johnsbury Academy wrestling meet Wednesday in a match between second-ranked Essex and the third-seeded Hilltoppers.
The rankings were reflected in the final result, although the 56-11 final was not the way the Hilltoppers envisioned the match going. Mentioning three athletes that were absent, nonetheless “they wanted it more than we did,” Hilltoppers coach Mike Verge said. “They were more aggressive, they were taking shots, and we were more hesitant, more guarded. It’s something we’re going to work on.”