Cormier is the new #1
March 1, 2017
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Monument Mountain senior Nate Cormier eclipsed 100 wins and is now headed for more. With the school record for wins set at 116 from the late 1980s, Cormier is well within reach of finishing at the top. Starting off as a freshman, Cormier fell in love with a sport that puts a heavy emphasis on ability within specific weight classes. For a kid that takes pride in being extremely competitive and explosive for his size, it was a perfect fit.
From the beginning, Cormier had to put in a lot of work to even get matches on the varsity level. He started off freshman year in 2013, weighing 140 pounds. With little experience, and upperclassmen ahead of him, he had to drop weight. By three weeks into the season, he was 120 pounds, and started seeing varsity action. He never looked back and has continued working tirelessly towards his goal each time he steps onto the mat. Nearing the end of his fourth season, he has now compiled one of the largest tallies of wins in Monument Wrestling history. “It is a great accomplishment for me personally, and I know that if I do set the record it will someday be broken, so I just want to give it my all so that it has a chance to last for as long as it can,” said Cormier. “Monument Mountain has a great history of sports and being part of the record books feels very special.”
With the Western Massachusetts Championship taking place this weekend, Cormier has his sights set on 117. A win in the finals would give him just enough wins to set him alone at the top in Monument Wrestling lore.
UPDATE: The Western Massachusetts Championship [February 10th and 11th] has now come and gone and it was definitely one to remember for Monument Mountain. Cormier ended up taking the title in the 145 pound weight class, and along with it took the record for most wins in Monument history at 117. Monument Mountain also took home the overall team Western Mass title.