Gourville will compete at 170, Spicer will wrestle at 113

Published in the February 25, 2016 edition.

READING — When the All-State Meet in wrestling gets underway late tomorrow afternoon at Reading Memorial High School, there will be two competitors from neighboring Wakefield among the competitors.

Senior Evan Gourville and junior Jack Spicer are the two Warriors that have qualified to compete. Gourville will wrestle at the 170 weight class and Spicer will grapple at the 113 weight class.

The first round matches on Friday begin at 4:30 p.m. with the second day of bouts starting at 10 a.m.

At 170, Gourville’s first round match is against Methuen’s Travis Manick. Manick came in second in the Div. 1 State Meet this past weekend.

There are 18 wrestlers who will be competing at the 170 weight class. In addition to Gourville and Manick, also vying for the 170 all-state title will be Dedham’s Eric Reyes, Chicopee Comprehensive’s Wilfredo Davis, Winchester’s Ryan Errico, St. John’s Prep David Yepez, Silver Lake’s Jake MacDonald, Bedford-Minuteman’s Dan Greaney, North Attleboro’s Jack Donahue, Chemsford’s Kyle McQuaid, Hingham’s Ben Hirtle, Hopkinton’s Wyatt Beach, Sabis’ Kolby Smith, Somerset’s Mitch Prario, Longmeadow’s Max Stukalin, Tri-County Regional’s Alex Fair, Plymouth South’s Jacob Stasiowski and Catholic Memorial’s Josh Bechen.

Meanwhile, Spicer’s first round match is against Sharon’s Yosef Ellis-Rech. Ellis-Rech placed third in the Div. 2 State Meet this past weekend.

There are 18 wrestlers that will be competing at the 113 weight class. In addition to Spicer and Ellis-Rech, also battling for the 113 all-state championship will be Brockton’s Cole Wyman, Tri-County Regional’s Rory Hernandez, Winchester’s Bryson McEachin, Wayland’s Jimmy Cope, Chelmsford’s Christian Arroyo, Acton-Boxboro’s Andrew Banta Ryan, Algonquin’s Jack Golden, Sandwich’s Bryon Hopkins, Walpole’s Mike Shea, Mildford’s Carlos Terrinha, Needham’s Brady Liss, Franklin’s Mike Racca, Saugus’ Mike Titus, Chicopee Comprehensive’s Brandon Moreau, Georgetown/Ipswich’s Josiah Krason and Greater Lowell’s Ron Rossetti.

Gourville and Spicer qualified for the All-State Meet based up their fourth and third place performances last weekend in the Div. 3 State Meet at Taconic High School in Pittsfield.

Gourville posted a 4-2 record at 170 and placed fourth last weekend.

The senior pinned Watertown’s Parsa Medhati at 3:04, but then dropped a 3-0 decision to  Smith.

Gourville rebounded with three wins by decision. He defeated Norton’s Kyle Pereira by a 9-3 tally. The senior then pulled out a 4-2 overtime triumph over Tyngsboro’s Jack Wagner. Gourville’s final victory was by a 10-7 score over Greaney.

In his final bout, Gourville lost by technical fall (15-0) to Prario for his fourth place finish.

Spicer finished in third place at 113 with a 5-1 record last weekend which was one place higher than his fourth place performance at 106 a year ago.

Spicer prevailed by major decision (13-2) over Dedham’s Elian Rivera. The junior lost by fall to Hopkins at 1:24.

Spicer rebounded with four straight victories by pin to take third place overall at 113. The junior took down Norton’s Cam Vataralo at 36 seconds. He then defeated Sabis’ Christian Gascias-Nieves at 2:51. Spicer beat Krason at 3:10. Spicer pinned Titus at 3:36 in his final bout.