Kyle Roy (Class II) wrestled his finest matches of the season as the sixth-seeded wrestler in the 160 lb. weight class at the New Englands on Saturday, March 1, to take home the first place trophy and title, New England Prep Wrestling Champion. Kyle defeated senior Peter Hadjipeteras (11th seed) from Brunswick Academy in the first round of the tournament, a 14-8 decision. Kyle then faced the third-seed from Choate-Rosemary Hall, Christian Duffy, and defeated him by a score of 11-4. In the semi-final round, Kyle beat second-seed Stu Corliss from Roxbury Latin in a close match to advance to the finals against first-seed Jack Nuland from Taft.
“Nuland’s perfect 17-0 record coming into the tournament was evident as he wrestled a great match and led 4-2 after two periods,” said Milton’s head coach, Chris Hales. “Kyle’s keen use of match tactics and exceptional defense allowed him to fight back to a tie score at the end of regulation. Seconds into the sudden-victory overtime period, Kyle stymied Nuland’s takedown attempt by flipping him directly onto his back and nearly pinning him, at which point the match was stopped and Kyle’s arm rose in victory.”
Congratulations to Kyle Roy, the 2008 New England Prep Wrestling Champion.