BELLOWS FALLS -- This past winter, which was the second year of the Bellows Falls-Hartford cooperative wrestling team and Claude Weyant’s 17th year as head coach, five out of seven Terrier wrestlers made the All Marble Valley League Team and Weyant was named MVL Coach of the Year for guiding his team to third place in the state championship meet while sending four of his seven wrestlers to compete in the New Englands.
With only half of a team, the BFH wrestlers managed to placed third in the state of Vermont over 21 other teams and only narrowly missing second.
"And to think they’ll all be back next year with five accomplished junior high wrestlers joining the squad. I’ve waited my whole life for a team like this," said Weyant, who is assisted by Mike Viens, Steve Cerrone, Rodney Record and Jeff Johnson.
The 2013 season recap: Claude Weyant -- MVL Coach of the Year. Junior co-captain Nolan Viens -- All MVL, Vermont State Champion, New England 5th. Sophomore co-captain Kyle Record -- All MVL, Vermont State 2nd place. Junior Patrick Libuda -- All MVL, Vermont State 3rd place. Sophomore Steve Cerrone -- MVL Honorable Mention, Vermont State 2nd place. Sophomore Austin Viens -- MVL Honorable Mention,Vermont State 4th place.
The BFH wrestlers posted over 180 total wins, taking 14 individual tournament titles and placed 34th in the New Englands out of over 100 teams.