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Eastport-South Manor's Adam Busiello claims fifth title in record sixth state wrestling final

Eastport-South Manor's Adam Busiello defeated Niagara Falls' Willie McDougal via pin at 138 pounds in the Division I title match at the New York State wrestling tournament at the Times Union Center in Albany on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.   (Credit: Newsday / Melissa Kramer)

ALBANY — Top-seeded Adam Busiello of Eastport-South Manor became the first wrestler in state history to advance to his sixth state final and then became the first in Suffolk to win his fifth state title, pinning No. 2 Willie McDougald of Niagara Falls in the Division I 138-pound final in 3:28 on Saturday night at the Times Union Center.

Busiello pinned Lindehhurst's Ryan Meisner in 1:34 in the semifinals.


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