Vermont Wrestling 2019 50th Official State Tournament
Vermont Wrestling 2019 50th Official State Tournament was without a doubt, the most spectacular display of devotion to a sport that I have ever had the pleasure to witness.
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It was a weekend full of meeting Coaches, Wrestlers, Officials and all of the people who shaped Vermont Wrestling over the past 50 years….Seeing all of the memorabilia presented by the teams….and feeling the magic of the nostalgia of the participants throughout the era. Of Course, it was also a great State Wrestling Championship!
Not A Tournament – A Once In A Lifetime Event
So much more than just a State Championship, this past weekend was filled with memorabilia and a cadre of Vermont wrestling Dignitaries, former multiple state and NE Champs, officials and coaches, NE Hall of Famers and founding fathers. It was a collection of all of the people who ARE the history and tradition of Vermont Wrestling.
Kudos to the Essex folks that fostered the idea and hosted this Vaunted Assemblage. Blaine and Ira Isham wanted to present something fitting of our 50th Official Vermont State Wrestling Tournament and the event ran flawlessly. Teams had areas saved where they could display some of their wrestling history creating the essence of a Hall Of Fame Museum.
All that attended spent a good amount of time perusing the various pictures, brochures, pamphlets and news articles from decades gone by. Not to mention that the Essex gym is spacious enough to house all the artifacts plus plenty of room for the wrestlers, coaches and spectators.
The table staff, floor staff and officials all were given special shirts designed for the affair which was an added touch that helped permeate the nostalgic atmosphere.
Official State Seeds
Vermont Wrestling 2019 50th Official State Tournament was just as exciting as all of the nostalgia and history accompanying it. As predicted, MAU rolled on to it’s 31st straight Vermont Title. With 7 top seeds, it looked very mathematically difficult for Essex or Spaulding to catch the perennial powerhouse, although it wasn’t for lack of effort or excitement.
By the beginning of finals, it was apparent that MAU would once again “Take the Bacon”! Essex would have to pin out and MAU couldn’t win one match for that to come to fruition. As expected, that wasn’t the case. MAU got the 7 weight titles and 286.5 team points, a margin of 90 over 2nd place Essex.
Brackets and Team Results