After a bye in the first round, Jack Stapleton beat Gbedema of Catholic Memorial, where he eventually fell to Kourafalos of Winchester, placing 4th. Xavier Fischer (126lb) battled hard, losing by a score of 7-2 to Avery of Woburn. Chris Caputo (138lb) also lost by decision, with a score fo 8-4 to Doherty of Winchester. Liam Kelly (145lb) earned himself a place in states after a good match with Appolon of Norwood, losing 16-7. Captain Matthew LaBelle (160lb) finished 2nd, winning 3 matches and eventually losing in the finals to #1 Bastarache of Natick. LaBelle won his first match 12-3, won by pin in his second, and won in sudden victory in the semi-finals. Freshman Kevin Swanton (195lb) did not qualify for states but showed well this past weekend. He earned a bye in to the quarterfinals where he beat Ganno of North Quincy, before losing in the semis. Austin Wright (113lb) lost his first match but still qualifies as an alternate.
This Friday, the following wrestlers will participate in States at Algonquin Regional High School.
120 Jack Stapleton vs Kaya Bogle (Hingham)
145 Liam Kelly vs Eli Tuttle (Andover)
160 Matt LaBelle vs Christian Hernandez (Greater Lawrence)
113 Austin Wright is an alternate.