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Melikian shines at Eastern States Wrestling Tournament

Kennedy Catholic junior Alex Melikian came in fifth place at Eastern States Wrestling Classic over the weekend at 182 pounds. Eastern States, which takes place at Sullivan Community College, is considered one of the most prestigious wrestling tournaments in the Northeast.

Melikian came in unseeded and upset the fifth seed early in the tournament. He later defeated Hauppage’s Marcus Bisono 2-1 in overtime in the quarterfinals, before falling in the semifinals. Melikian then defeated Bisono again 5-0 in the fifth-place match.

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