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February 25, 2013

Butterbrodt, Jean-Jacques earn All-State titles

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D.J. Lemieux (126 pounds) won three matches and finished seventh for the Prep while Lou Bornstein (113) and Peter Locke (160) also competed in All-States.

Butterbrodt and Jean-Jacques will compete in the New England Tournament on Friday in Providence, R.I. and Costa feels his team’s regular season schedule prepared the St. John’s wrestlers for the postseason.

“We knew that with our schedule we were prepared for the grind,” Costa said. “We wrestle the toughest schedule in the state. Every Saturday we wrestled the best teams in New England, so they were prepared for the physical strain this postseason would bring upon them. I am proud of our two champs as well as the other three that wrestled in all three tournaments.”

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Two wrestlers from Marblehead/Swampscott competed at All-States and one may be in position to move on to the New England Tournament this week.

Sean Taylor, a senior from Marblehead, won four matches to place seventh at heavyweight, which was good for the alternate spot for New Englands. According to Marblehead/Swampscott head coach Mike Stamison, it is believed one of the qualifiers is expected to miss the tournament, which would open the door for Taylor to compete in Providence, R.I.

Jake Powell, a senior from Swampscott, also performed well at All-States, winning three matches and placing eighth at 126 pounds.

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