Two Seniors Bid Farewell to Wrestling

And One Freshman Begins His Career

Ryan Doherty, Contributor

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Abington High School offers many sports for students to join. And although there is interest in wrestling, it is one of the less popular sports at the High School. Those interested in wrestling join the Rockland Bulldogs team, staying in Division 3, the South Shore League.

The Bulldog Rockland/Abington Wrestling Team is headed by coach Tim Brown.

Three Abington wrestlers had very good years with the team. Seniors Tommy Tashjian and Michael Broomstein, along with freshman Jesse Spinney all made it to the State Tournament in Worcester. Tashjian and Broomstein were also named South Shore League All-Stars and Enterprise All Scholastics.

Both Spinney and Tashjian talked about how tough it was to wrestle during States, and how tough it was to get there. “It was very satisfying to get to states” said Tashjian; “I worked extremely hard all year to get to States.”

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I worked extremely hard all year to get to States.”

— Tommy Tashjian

Unfortunately, Broomstein was not able to make it to the States. He was in Dominican Republic on a school service trip. Broomstein said, “It was tough to leave my team knowing I could’ve done well, but I had a great opportunity in front of me. The coach was supportive about it.” So it was only Tashjian and Spinney there to represent Abington, which they did strongly.

Senior Tommy Tashjian said he, “had high hopes for the year.” But the team had it rough, going 4-7 on the year. However, there were individual accomplishments. Broomstein was 13-4, while Tashian posted a strong 3-1 at the 160 pound weight class and 15-9 at the 152 weight class. Freshman Spinney had a very good year going 13-5 in the 106 weight class.

Although the Bulldogs had a rough year, Spinney looks forward to the rest of his wrestling career with them, as he has a bright future ahead of him. “I hope to make States again” he said, “except next time, I want to win.”

Seniors Tashjian and Broomstein gave it their all and will have positive memories of their time with the Bulldogs Rockland/Abington Team to look back upon when they graduate this June.