Downeast Wrestling Club

L-R Front – Evan Gillespie, Trent James, Mitchell Gower, Dehkin Sockabasin. 2nd Row L-R – Matthew Dana, Isaiah Griffith, Muwin Dana, Reece Sabattus. 3rd Row L-R – Rylan Sabattus, Aiden Higgins. Back row – Coach Jerry James, Caleb Sabattus, Dominic Griffith, Ashton James, Nick Hallowell and Coach Skip James.


Downeast Wrestling Club had a successful weekend of back-to-back meets last week. In Dexter on Saturday, the team placed high with strong finishes from all of its wrestlers.

Muwin Dana fought into overtime in his final match to place first in his weight class in the K-2 grades. Finishing strong with second place medals in their divisions in the K-2 bracket were Matthew Dana, Evan Gillespie, Trent James, Reece Sabattus and Dehkin Sockabasin. Evan Curtis and Aidon Higgins took third in their respective weight classes and Isaiah Griffith and Silace Schrader both brought home fourth place medals.

DWC wrestlers Ashton James and Mitchell Gower both battled to take second place in their classes in the 3-5 bracket. In the Junior High matches, Aidon Grey-Kelly and Dominic Griffith placed third and Noah Curtis brought home second place with two matches won by pin in the first 60 seconds of the first round.

In the Bucksport meet on Sunday, the club battled with more than 300 other wrestlers. Evan Gillespie, Mitchell Gower, Trent James and Dehkin Sockabasin all brought home trophies for first place in their respective classes. Muwin Dana, Reece Sabattus and Rylan Sabattus finished in second place. Aiden Higgins and Mitchell Townsend took third place and Matthew Dana, Isaiah Griffith, Dominic Griffith, Aiden Gray-Kelly and Ashton James were awarded fourth place medals.

DWC will travel to Howland and Dover the next few weekends as they gear up for the New England Regionals in Marshwood at the end of the month.

Coaches Jerry James, Skip James, Aaron James, Nick Hallowell and Zach Kelly would like to thank the parents who have put time and effort into this year’s fundraising activities and all of those in the team’s communities who support Downeast Wrestling Club. DWC coaches and wrestlers extend a special thanks to Molly Neptune Parker, Neptune Advantage, Passamaquoddy Tribal Government and Housing Authority of Indian Township for their generous donations.