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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello is interviewed after his win (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello is interviewed after his win over Commack's Tom Pegillan at 138 lbs. (Dec. 14, 2011)

Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello

Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello

Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello won the 132-pound Division I
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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello won the 132-pound Division I title in the finals of the Suffolk wrestling championships. (February 11, 2012)

Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello reacts during his match in
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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello reacts during his match in the 132 lb weight class of the Suffolk wrestling Division I Semifinals. (February 11, 2012)

Nick Mauriello of Haupauge, right, is congratulated after
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Nick Mauriello of Haupauge, right, is congratulated after pinning Tommy Sewell of John Glenn. (Feb. 10, 2012)

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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello pinned Half Hollow Hills West's
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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello pinned Half Hollow Hills West's Kevin Ateniese in 19 seconds in the 132 lb. weight class. (Jan. 25, 2012)

Connetquot's Joey Gates (black) and Hauppague's Nick Mauriello
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Connetquot's Joey Gates (black) and Hauppague's Nick Mauriello prepare to wrestle at 132 lbs. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Hauppauge wrestler Nick Mauriello. (Dec. 21, 2011)
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Hauppauge wrestler Nick Mauriello. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Nick Mauriello looks up at his grandmother, Gail
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Nick Mauriello looks up at his grandmother, Gail Dorgan, after a wrestling match. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello is interviewed after his win
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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello is interviewed after his win over Commack's Tom Pegillan at 138 lbs. (Dec. 14, 2011)

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Nick Mauriell focuses on his upcoming match during
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Nick Mauriell focuses on his upcoming match during warm-ups. (Dec. 14, 2011)

Nick Mauriello of Hauppauge HS gets position on
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Nick Mauriello of Hauppauge HS gets position on Mike Illicete of Copiague HS during their 138 pound match. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello photographed at his
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Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello photographed at his home. Nick is now wrestling once again after surviving a MRSA infection that nearly took his life. (Aug. 19, 2011)

Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello photographed at his
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Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello photographed at his home with his parents Nick and Sheila and his brothers, Matthew ( second from left) and Christopher. Nick is now wrestling once again after surviving a MRSA infection that nearly took his life. (Aug. 19, 2011)

Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello photographed at his
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Hauppauge High wrestler Nick Mauriello photographed at his home. Nick is now wrestling once again after surviving a MRSA infection that nearly took his life. (Aug. 19, 2011)

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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello, top, competes in a wrestling
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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello, top, competes in a wrestling match against St. Anthony's. (Dec. 17, 2009)

Happauge's Nick Mauriello is pinned during a match
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Happauge's Nick Mauriello is pinned during a match at Huntington High School. (Jan. 22, 2010)

Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello, right, wrestles St. Anthony's in
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Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello, right, wrestles St. Anthony's in December. (Dec. 16, 2010)

February 8, 2011; Stony Brook, NY: Nicholas Mauriello
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February 8, 2011; Stony Brook, NY: Nicholas Mauriello Sr., father of Nicholas Mauriello, shows where his son first felt pain, during a press conference at Stony Brook University Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Nicholas Mauriello Sr., father of Nicholas Mauriello, talks
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Nicholas Mauriello Sr., father of Nicholas Mauriello, talks about his son who contracted MRSA. (Feb. 8, 2011)

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