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March 28, 2014

Triton's Boyle to compete at Nationals

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“They didn’t have clubs like they do now, so a lot of it for Brandon was really on his own,” said Triton coach Shawn McElligott. “But Mark’s been training ever since the season ended at Smitty’s Wrestling Barn. He’s kept up his training and he’ll be wrestling guys who don’t know his style.”

One of the reasons why Boyle has been so effective is his background in judo. In his younger days, Boyle trained with his younger brothers under Olympic Medalist Jimmy Pedro in Wakefield, and in 2007 he won a silver medal at Nationals and placed fourth at the Junior Olympics a week later.

One of the main objectives of judo is to throw your opponent onto their back, and by using some of his best throws in wrestling, he’s often able to catch his opponents off guard. Because of this, McElligott said he thinks Boyle could have a chance to do well this weekend.

“Placing Top 8 and winning All-American, that could be tough, but he could definitely win a few matches,” he said.

The tournament will be broadcast live on www.flowrestling.com. To watch Boyle compete, check the final tournament bracket for his match time and tune in then.

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