October 24, 2014
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Titans Wrestling
Titans take second at D-II tourney
Warwick Beacon photos by Mike Zawistoski / MZ Sports Shots @ efotolab.com
DANTE PROCOPIO

After winning a share of the regular-season division title, the Toll Gate wrestling team took part in the Division II sectionals on Friday and Saturday and came home with a fourth-place finish. Exeter/West Greenwich won the tourney with 169 points, Johnston was second with 161, Smithfield took third with 152, and the Titans were fourth with 142.

Toll Gate had two champions and four other place-winners. Austin Medeiros won the title at 106 on the strength of three pins. He pinned Ponaganset’s Steve Dinobile in 54 seconds to win his finals match.

Dante Procopio also won a title for the Titans at 132. After a close 4-2 win over Middletown’s Albert Seyster in the semis, Procopio pinned Smithfield’s Kyle Larrivee with 21 seconds left in the title bout.

Also for the Titans, Max Procopio finished second at 120 and Aaron Travers took second at 126 after losing a 3-2 decision to Ponaganset’s Tyler Noury in the finals. Joe Martinez added a third-place finish at 138 after a quarterfinal loss, while John DiGiuseppe took fifth at 145.


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