Eastern States Classic champs Dylan Palacio and Tony Lock claim Senior National Titles!!!

New York wrestlers Dylan Palacio and Tony Lock claimed individual titles at this weekend’s NHSCA Senior Nationals Wrestling Championships held in Virginia Beach.  Not surprising….both wrestlers were also 2012 Eastern States Classic champions.  A third New Yorker, Sean McCabe of Connetquot (Section 11), was able to make it to the finals before dropping a 7-4 decision to Josh Rodriguez of California. 

Long Beach High School’s (Section 8 ) Dylan Palacio capped off on incredible, undefeated season by claiming the national title at 152 pounds.  Palacio’s magical season has included victories over nationally-ranked wrestlers Brian Realbuto (NY), Raamiah Bethea (NJ), and Austin Trott (GA). 

Pioneer High School’s (Section 6) Tony Lock was crowned national champion at 182 pounds.  Lock also finished the year undefeated and was able to finish on top of a podium that included nationally-ranked wrestlers Kyle Crutchmer (OK), Taylor McGiffen (IL), and Jack DeChow (IL). 

NHSCA Senior Nationals – Final Results                                            Top 5 States
106:  Phazon Roddy (NC) dec Alvaro Gallego (AZ) 10-3                             1:  California
113:  Vito Pasone (PA) dec Braun Marquez (TX) 9-3                                   2:  New York
120:  Josh Rodriguez (CA) dec Sean McCabe (NY) 7-4                               3:  New Jersey
126:  Nathan Kraisser (MD) major Hunter Weber (WI) 9-0                     4:  Michigan
132:  Mark Grey (NJ) dec Cole Mendenhall (MT) 7-2                                 5:  Kansas
138:  Natrelle Demison major Cole Moseley (TN) 11-1
145:  Alex Richardson (NJ) dec Dylan Cottrell (WV) 3-2 ot ride-out
152:  Dylan Palacio (NY) dec Austin Trott (GA) 6-2
160:  Clark Glass (FL) dec Taylor Lewandowski (MN) 9-4
170:  Matt Reed (KS) dec Jordan Thomas (MI) 3-1
182:  Tony Lock (NY) dec Nolan Boyd (OK) 5-4 ot utb
195:  Timothy Dudley (SC) pinned JT Goodwin (CA) 3:30
220:  Richard Black (CA) major David Luke Wislon (AL) 10-2
285:  Doug Vallaro (FL) dec Austin Goergen (MN) 10-6

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