8th-graders earn spot at state tourney

  • WRESTLING — Pictured are Joe Gray, left, and Isiac Paulino with their trophies following their attendance at the Massachusetts Youth State Tournament. The duo will move on to compete at the Youth New England State Championship. Courtesy Photo

Published: 2/20/2018 9:41:08 AM

ATHOL — Eighth-graders Joe Gray and Isiac Paulino are taking over the wrestling scene.

Gray and Paulino, who both attend Athol Royalston Middle School, recently attended the Massachusetts Youth State Tournament in Reading, where Gray placed second in the 169-pound weight class. At the Youth Sectionals, Paulino placed first in the 81-pound weight class. Both wrestlers earned their spot at the state championship and Youth New England State Championship. The Youth New England State Championship will be held on March 10-11.

Gray and Paulino are coached by Dave Cox and Ruddy Paulino.

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