Saturday March 2, 2013

Mount Everett's Bradley Lupiani is in the consolation brackets at the New England wrestling championships in Providence, R.I.

Lupiani, at 113 pounds, fell in his first match but rebounded in a big way in wrestlebacks. He beat Bryce Bernadine of Mount Mansfield, Vt., by a 19-2 technical fall to stay alive in the bracket. Lupiani will now meet Cody Beaudette of Cumberland, R.I. in the next consolation round.

"I got on a roll and kept getting points," Lupiani said of the win. "I was tilting him to his back, not to pin, just to get points."

Lupiani, a sophomore, lost an 8-4 decision in his first-round match to Kyle Lindner of New Milford, Conn. That put him in the consolation round against Bernadine.

Lupiani, the Western Mass. champion and Division III state runner-up, is 38-4 this season. The tech fall was his 99th career victory.

"It's definitely a little bit harder," Lupiani said of the regional level. "Practice [to prepare], and that's about it."


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