Marco Albanese, Melrose — The sophomore’s first-period pin at 120 pounds clinched the Division 3 State Duals for the Red Hawks, upsetting top-seeded Tewksbury, 39-36.
Brayton Carbone, Shawsheen — The 120-pounder became the second Ram this season to reach 100 wins as a sophomore, completing the feat in a 70-12 triumph over Tyngsborough/Dracut.
Cooper Lussier, Whitman-Hanson — Returning from an injury, the sophomore is making up for lost time with a trio of pins as the Panthers earned two wins in a quad at Norwood. Lussier enters the postseason with a 4-0 record, all by fall.
Derek Marcolini, Milford — The freshman won all three of his matchups at the Division 2 State Duals, setting the tone for the Scarlet Hawks as they repeated as champions.
Pablo Salas, Central Catholic — In a torrid stretch for the Raiders, the junior has stepped up to take crucial points in big dual meets, most recently moving up to 145 pounds and taking a pivotal six points as CC stunned previously undefeated Methuen, 55-22.
Tucker Vician, Natick — The senior took first place in the 182-pound weight class, taking outstanding wrestler honors at the Plymouth Invitational in New Hampshire and helping the Redhawks to a team championship.
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