Regardless of the wrestling tournament, Norwich senior Kegan Levesque is a hard person to miss. The thickly-muscled 195-pounder usually sports some sort of creative hairstyle that sets him apart from other wrestlers. Levesque is also noticed because he is usually in the hunt for a tournament championship.
A three-time place finisher in the Section IV tournament and a back-to-back Section IV Class B champion, Levesque is off to the best start of his long varsity career. and he proved he will be a force in the higher weights after his performance last weekend at the 49th Annual Clyde Cole Tournament, hosted by Oxford.
A number two seed at 195 pounds, Levesque was only required to wrestle two matches earning a first-round bye into the semifinals. Even though his path to a championship was short, Levesque’s workload was heavy.
Levesque’s first match of the season was against Wyoming Seminary’s Matt Doggett for the right to compete in the finals. Sem was a runaway winner in the team championship, and it had a wrestler place – or win – in every weight division. Although Doggett was not seeded entering the tourney, he was indeed a formidable foe. “You know that if they come from Wyoming Seminary, they are a really good wrestler,” said Norwich coach Joe Downey. “(Kegan) wrestled smart all three periods, and did a good job holding the kid down and riding him out. It was a really good match.”