Wrestlers of the Year
Ryan Malo, St. John's Prep
Division 1, 189 pounds, Sr.
|One word sums up Malo's swan song season: dominance. Malo went undefeated (58-0) and took his second Division 1 state title and first All-State and New England titles in the process. The three-time Catholic Conference All-Star and two-time team captain closes his career with an astounding 144-27 record. This fall he will attend Bucknell, where he will wrestle and study business.|
Vincent Renaut, Plymouth South
Division 1, 152 pounds, Sr.
|Renaut capped off his career going undefeated over his junior and senior seasons. Along the way to racking up 98 straight wins (including a 48-0 record this year), he picked up his third straight Division 1 South championship, and his second straight Division 1 state, All-State, and New England championship. He finishes his career with some impressive numbers -- a 167-19 overall record, and 122 pins.|
Craig Carpenter, Catholic Memorial
Division 2, 135 pounds, Sr.
|Carpenter was a nuisance to all opponents this year for the Knights. He compiled a 52-1 record his senior season en route to a Division 2 Metro, state, All-State, and New England titles. He finished with a 173-21 record, three Division 2 Metro titles, two state titles and two All-State titles. Also a member of the Knights' cross-country squad, he will attend Harvard in the fall|
Michael White, Canton
Division 3, 152 pounds, Sr.
|The senior was the Division 3 South and Division 3 state champ, and placed third at All-States. White, a two-time team captain, closes his career with 108 wins, including a 45-4 campaign this year, and a three-time Hockomock All-Star. He also holds three school records as a goalkeeper in soccer, and will be attending Springfield College this fall.|
Coaches of the Year
Tim O'Keefe, Lowell
|Pick your highlight for the Red Raiders' wrestling program: Division 1 state champions, their 15th in program history; New England champions for the fifth time, and the first time since 1987. The 25-2 Raiders finished, a O'Keefe said, "where we started", and furthered their reputation as one of the dominant programs in Massachusetts.|
Wayne Griffin, North Attleboro
|Griffin's team set school records in total wins (383), pins (219), points (1,937), most finalists in a sectional tournament, and sectional champs (7). The Red Rocketeers also went 19-1 (17-0 regular season) and were the Division 2 South dual meet champs. Griffin, a Rhode Island College graduate, has been coaching wrestling for 20 years.|
Timothy Brown, Rockland
|Under his guidance, the Bulldogs (19-3) won both the Patriot League and Division 3 South titles, as well as the Division 3 State Sportsmanship award. In seven years, the Rockland High grad has compiled a record of 104-21. A Norwich University grad, Brown shares this honor with his assistant coach Tim Cullinian and his four captains.|
Kenny Anderson, Billerica
103 pounds, Sr.
|Anderson led by example for the Indians, going 50-1 in his senior season and winning his second Division 1 state title as well as All-State. A two-time New England runner-up, he ends his career with an overall record of 116-14.|
Sean Boyle, Lowell
112 pounds, Soph.
|Division 1, All-State, and New England titles were just three of the trophies Boyle collected this winter. Boyle was also the Division 1 North champ, and went undefeated (54-0) in the process. Boyle has previously placed second in prep nationals.|
John Coutoumas, Waltham
119 pounds, Sr.
|Coutoumas went 48-4 over his senior campaign to take home Division 1 Central, state, and All-State titles. Coutoumas placed third at the New Englands and closed out his career with a 156-26 record and three Division 1 Central titles.|
Ryan Donovan, Franklin
145 pounds, Sr.
|The senior won his second straight Division 2 Central title and was also a Division 2 state and All-State champ. Donovan placed sixth in New England, and finished his career 161-27. He will wrestle at Mercyhurst next year.|
Phil Gauthier, Lowell
171 pounds, Sr.
|Another of Lowell's championship wrestlers, Gauthier won his first Division 1 state title this season, then proceeded to go 8-0 in All-States to take home that title. He is considering UMass-Lowell, Plymouth State, Bridgewater State and URI.|
Chad Jaramillo, Bridgewater-Raynham
140 pounds, Sr.
|In his senior season, he went 48-4 and took his second Division 1 South and first Division 1 State and All-State championships. Was also a New England finalist, and placed at last year's Division 1 state and New England meets.|
Phil Kelly, North Quincy
285 pounds, Sr.
|The senior went 48-4 en route to Division 2 South, Division 2 state and New England championships. Kelly compiled a career record of 109-35, which included three Atlantic Coast League All-Star accolades. He also played on the Raider's football squad.|
Simon Kitzis, Newton South
103 pounds, Fr.
|Just a freshman, he made a significant splash on the scene with a 39-2 record and a New England championship. Kitzis, who enjoys music and snowboarding in his down time, also placed second at the Division 1 state meet and third at All-States.|
Donald McNeil, King Philip
160 pounds, Soph.
|McNeil went 43-9 in his sophomore season to rack up his first Division 2 Central and Division 2 state championships. Currently holding a career record of 69-28, also placed second at New Englands, and third at the All-State meet|
Patrick Walsh, Stoughton
215 pounds, Sr.
|Undefeated in the Hockomock League, Walsh continued his success in the postseason, ending in style with a New England title. Walsh went 39-1 and won Division 2 South, Division 2, and was second at All-States. He's an honor roll student.|
Timmy Rich, Chelmsford
130 pounds, Jr.
|In his junior year, went 48-3 to pick up his second Division 1 state and All-State titles, and place third at New Englands. Has already amassed a 140-13 record, is a two-time All-Scholastic, and previously placed fourth at open nationals.|
Matt Sidebottom, Franklin
285 pounds, Sr.
|Sidebottom compiled a 45-4 record his senior season en route to a Division 2 Central title and an All-State championship. His team lost in the Central final to Nashoba. A Hockomock All-Star in football, he also placed second at the New Englands.|
John Sughrue, Methuen
125 pounds, Jr.
|Sughrue compiled a 48-2 record over his junior campaign en route to Division 1 North, Division 1 State and All-State championships. In three seasons he is 147-5, and has won three Division 1 state and two All-State titles.|
Conor Tierney, North Andover
215 pounds, Sr.
|Tierney compiled a 52-6 record his senior season en route to capturing his second Cape Ann League and Division 2 North titles. He made his second Division 2 State final appearance and won at the All-State meet. He finished his career at 150-50.|
ATLANTIC COAST: Brayner DaSilva, Ricky Proctor, Connor Tilton, Vinnie Renaut, Matt Wagner, Zach Schreibeis, and Todd Antonuccio, Plymouth South; Marcus Mello, Chad Stewart, and Matt Therrien, Scituate; Joe Pronk, Eddie Castillo, Kurtis Jensen, Jesse Boschetto, and Wendell Chipman, Marshfield; Jon Tran and Phil Kelly, North Quincy; Paul Reggiannini, Quincy; Russell Lindsay, Whitman-Hanson; Jim Davidson, Sandwich.
BAY STATE: Marcus Mulkerrin and Marc Kurzberg, Braintree; Gregory Nasif, Brookline; Gary Summers, Joe Pellegrine, and Jose Cirillo, Framingham; Brendan Perry, Milton; Todd Arthur, Russ Diatelevi, Travis Moran, and Howie Choi, Natick; Cal Gilmartin, Newton North; Matt Holubesko, Dan Jenks, Anthony Lamorte, and Chris O'Shea Walpole; Greg Stravinski, Wellesley; Eric Harrison, Jake Harrison, and Ross O'Toole, Weymouth.
BIG THREE: Carl O'Neal, Vazoid Islamaj, Cord Porter, Claudius Calixte, and Christopher Pittman, Brockton; Keneth Francis, Michael Navedo, Steven Lauzon, Christopher Varela-Fonseca, Chris Murphy, Bobby Bulger, and Zach Chandanais, New Bedford; Matthew Stott, Robert Yarbough, and Jose Pires, Durfee.
CAPE ANN: Steve Sughrue, Wilmington; Andy Lane, Jeff Puopolo, and Sam Benedictis, Pentucket; Kostas Themelis, Byron Themelis, and Eric Pacy, Triton; Jim Connelly, Chris Cote, Jared Hood, Bobby Connelly, John Gikas, Conor Tierney, and Andrew Bogosian, North Andover; Chris Spinelli, Lynnfield/N. Reading; Matt Perkins and Clint O'Malley, Masconomet; Joe Vanni, Hamilton-Wenham
CATHOLIC: Ben Ersing, Ryan Harding, Brian Story, Mark Grabowski, Dan Lahiff, Ryan Malo, and Tim Kiely, St. John's Prep; Demetry Vieux, Nick Vaughn, Richard Wingert, Josh Boyd, Julian Anderson, and Craig Carpenter, Catholic Memorial; Chris Ciarmella, Joe Boland, and Nick Bellofatto, Malden Catholic; Armando Agnitti and Ed Minelli, Xaverian; Charlie Stokinger, Andrew Oddo, Simon Davis-Millis, Kevin Connolly, and Chris Early, B.C. High.
DUAL COUNTY: Simon Kitzis, Newton South; Sean Toy, Travis Anza, Luke Guerin, and Tyler Wong, Weston; Mike Testa, Ben Garelick, Chris Donalds, and Christian Pena, Wayland; Derek Grant, Brian Kramer, and Marty Racenis, Hopkinton; Max Tabachine, Acton-Boxboro; Ben Spiecher, Boston Latin; Patrick Hayes, Ian McEnamey, and Joe Wesienbloom, Westford Academy.
HOCKOMOCK: Pat Walsh and Jimmy Norris, Stoughton; Kyle Kummer, Ricky Mallon, Eric Padula and Brett Poirier, North Attleboro; Nick Colace, Ryan Donovan, Will Farrell, Garrett McNellage, and Matt Sidebottom, Franklin; Conner David and Donald McNeil, King Philip; Dave Arnold, Jacob Bolin, Steve Kourteldis, and Adam King, Mansfield; Nick Stuart, Sharon; Chris Redd, Foxboro.
MAYFLOWER-SOUTH SHORE: Paul Walsh, Matt Walsh, Shawn Kelly, and Andrew Jardim, Carver; Ryan McLellan, David Toomey, Adam Smith, Gannon Dorion, Tim Toomey, Nick Cambi, and Steve Hurlbut, Cohasset-Hull; Ned Butler, Craig Pacella, and Sean Good, Norwell; Justin Cicchetti, John Cavanaugh, Mike Cavanaugh, and John Bowman, Tri-County; Austin Lindsay, South Shore Voke; Terry Cavicchi, Bristol-Plymouth.
MERRIMACK VALLEY: Ken Anderson and Ron Fusco, Billerica; Brandon Gauthier, Victor DeJesus, Matt Gauthier, Evan Connors, Phil Gauthier, Mike Manning, and Sean Boyle, Lowell; John Shugrue, Methuen; Tim Rich and Aaron Mounsey, Chelmsford; Mike Willy and Adam Power, Tewksbury; Alex Shea and Mike Leavitt, Central Catholic; Wilson Ventura and Christian Guzman, Lawrence.
PATRIOT: Matt McSweeney, John Eagan, and Paul Armstrong, Hanover; John Heinstadt, Chris MacMahon, Ian Babson, and Mike McKenzie, Duxbury; Ethan Flood, Kevin Palmer, Donald Gillespie, and Ryan Little, Scituate; Brendan Stephenson, Middleboro; Matt Mahoney, Nick Keough, John Bellrose, Sean Norton, and Petros Hologitas, Rockland; Dan Longo, Scott Sayce, Steve Tressel and Dan Wandell, Pembroke; Greg Vaughan, Hingham.
TRI-VALLEY: Brendan Blaney, Spencer Stone, Dom Gusmini and Chris Oxholm, Holliston; Aaron Peck, Mike Capobianco, and Willie Cosme, Ash/Keefe; Kyle Martin, Kamali Webson and Andy Millet, Bellingham; Dan Fortin, Scott Carlson, Brian Kramer, and Marty Racenis, Hopkinton.