Vikes’ Michaud, Jandreau shine in wrestling matches

CALAIS, Maine — The Caribou wrestling team won a pair of dual meets Wednesday and are off until tournaments on Thursday, Dec. 28, in Howland and Friday, Dec. 29, in Pittsfield.

The Vikings defeated Washington Academy, 60-12, and Calais, 48-30. Their only loss came against Ellsworth by a score of 54-30.

Evan Michaud (Courtesy/CHS Athletics)

Evan Michaud, Caribou’s 138-pound division competitor, won all four of his matches, which included one against John Bapst rival Jacob Emery by a 7-2 decision. He is now 10-3 on the young season.

Cory Jandreau (Courtesy/CHS Athletics)

“I thought Evan wrestled his best [on Wednesday],” said James “Chico” Hernandez, Caribou’s seventh-year head coach. “He wrestled a very smart match against Emery.”

Cory Jandreau, in the 145-pound class, also had a perfect record at the meet and is now 9-2 overall.

Hernandez said freshmen Rylee Saucier in 106 (9-4 record) and Kaden DeMerchant in 152 (8-7) are coming along well and “are being tested day in and day out.”

“I sometimes think I expect too much from them, but I have to be patient as this growing process and development of these young wrestlers will take some time and much more experience,” Hernandez added.

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