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March 11, 2014

Boyle places in Top 8 at New England Wrestling Championships

Triton senior Mark Boyle placed in the Top 8 at this weekend’s New England Wresting Championships, going 4-2 on the day to finish just outside of the medal rounds in the 182-pound division.

Boyle opened his tournament by pinning Kyle Record of Bellows Falls/Hartford, Vt. at 3:12, but then fell into the consolation bracket after losing to Mike Gallagher of Narragansett, R.I. 10-6 in the second round.

Boyle then went on to beat his next three opponents, knocking off Jake Foss of Hingham 8-4, pinning Colin Cunningham of Xavier High School (Conn.) at 2:16 and then pinning Mikai Federici of Skowhegan, Maine at 4:13.

In his final match, however, Boyle was beaten by David Burke of Exeter, N.H. 8-3 to knock him out of tournament.

“Mark competed very well, any time you get a win in the New Englands, that’s impressive,” said Triton coach Shawn McElligott. “Mark just missed placing, losing to two state champs and NE placers.”

Boyle is now 51-6 on the year and will leave Triton as the school’s all-time record holder for most wins for a career with 158. He will have one more tournament before college, however, as McElligott said Boyle will compete at the Senior Nationals in Virginia Beach from March 28-30.

Wrestlers Wesolowski, Galanis competeat New Englands

Pentucket’s Josh Wesolowski went 1-2 in the 132-pound division at the New England Championships, pinning Kristopher Nordby from Cumberland, R.I. at 3:24 of his first match before losing to eventual champion Jean-Luc Lemieux of Londonderry, N.H. 7-4 and then again to James Leuci of Newtown, Conn. 12-8 in the consolation bracket.

In the 138-pound division, Georgetown-Ipswich’s Constantine Galanis lost both of his matches. In his first match, Galanis was beaten 7-4 by Jacob Caskey of Montville, Conn., and in the consolation bracket he lost to Johnny Perreault of St. Johnsbury, Vt. in a tiebreaker 4-4.

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