Win over Deering caps big weekend for Bulldogs

Posted on Dec 19, 2010 in Competitions, Events, Wrestling Camp

The Portland wrestling team had this weekend highlighted on its calendar from the first pre-season meeting.  This would be their first home meet of the year and the day they came together with others in the Portland wrestling community to remember Garrett Cormier, their brother, friend, and teammate who was killed in a car crash this past summer. It was also a golden opportunity to break the stranglehold Deering High held on their crosstown rivalry.

The Bulldogs started their big weekend wearing new team shirts in Garrett’s memory. Their pre-meet warm up was followed by Steve Schwartz’s moving speech and moment of silence. Steve is a PHS wrestling parent and friend of the Cormier family.

The Portland wrestlers carried the emotion into their first match of the day against Scarborough High School, winning 51-30.  After a short break they beat the Deering High School 46-30 snapping a nearly 20 year losing streak.

It was a great step for the relatively young Bulldogs. They have a long season ahead but are determined to make a name for their team this year.