Dorchester, MA — On Saturday January 13th, BYW hosted their 7th Annual City Championships at the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club. BC High’s “Arrupe” (Middle School) team took home the 1st Place Team Trophy, with Josiah Quincy Upper School finishing as team runners up. Full results and photos can be found on BYW’s Facebook page.
Boston College HS Head Coach Grant Heller was clearly excited about how this year’s event turned out, “Our middle school program has attended the Boston City Championships for the past seven years. Every year this event is one of the top highlights of our wrestling season. Our wrestlers value the opportunity to compete against tough competition from schools like Roxbury Latin and Josiah Quincy. This tournament provides them an opportunity to grow and develop as wrestlers. However, the City Championships is much more than an opportunity for individual growth. It is a celebration of the wrestling community within the City of Boston. It is an opportunity to recognize the substantial growth of the sport within the city and to be a part of something bigger: a truly diverse community with a shared value of youth development through the sport of wrestling. As a coach, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this tournament, but it allows my wrestlers the opportunity to make connections and grow as a team, and to be a part of something much bigger than themselves – the family that is, Boston wrestling.”
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, which included the high schoolers from the O’Bryant Wrestling Team, who made the tournament such a success. BYW’s next hosted tournament will be the Big East Championship and Girls’ K-12 Championship both being hosted at Madison Park High School on Sunday February 11th. We hope to see you there!