Salem, MA - Super Bowl Sunday wasn't the only big event on Sunday February 5th, as BYW brought 30 wrestlers to participate in the Massachusetts Youth Wrestling Association (MYWA) North/East Sectional Championships. Boston's team qualified 15 wrestlers in the Novice and Middle School Divisions, and finished in 8th place out of 31 teams.
Lilla G Frederick coach Patrick Harris said of the tournament, "This is one of the toughest sectional tournaments we have ever attended, and our wrestlers competed hard. They should all be proud of how they finished. We even had a coach from Mercury Rising come over and shake our hands to tell us how far we have come as a program and was impressed with how our kids wrestled."
The State Youth Championships will be held on Sunday February 19th at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, MA. More information on the tournament can be found here.
Wrestlers That Qualified For The State Championships (Name, Weight, and Place Finish):
Raquel Rico, 138 lbs, 3rd Place
Simon Brown, 111 lbs, 5th Place
Eddie Brodney, 111 lbs, 7th Place
Marc Peña, 123 lbs, 8th Place
Middle School Division
Matthew Mitchell, 124 lbs, 1st Place
Damari Green, 118 lbs, 3rd Place
Edwin Perez, 118 lbs, 4th Place
Malcolm Chrispin, 118 lbs, 5th Place
Ricky Sun, 118 lbs, 7th Place
Jacob Gonzalez, 130 lbs, 4th Place
Michael Egan, 154 lbs, 6th Place
Edwin Casey, 154 lbs, 5th Place
Jaseed James, 112 lbs, 7th Place
Raymond Liang, 154 lbs, 7th Place
Tommy Chen, 81 lbs, 7th Place