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Palacio Wins Battle of Undefeated

Long Beach wrestling standout pins counterpart from New Jersey.


The match featured two undefeated state champions and the wrestler from Long Beach emerged victories.

Dylan Palacio, the Long Beach senior wracked up a 41-0 record and won a Division I state wrestling title last month, pinned undefeated New Jersey state champion Raamiah Bethea of Trenton Central at the New York / New Jersey All-Star Wrestling Challenge at Clarkstown South High on Sunday.

Wrestling at 152 pounds, Palacio had the only pin and earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors as the Long Island contingent went 5-1 and New York held on for the 27-23 win, according to Newsday. Palacio said:

"I got the rush before the match. I knew the match would be straight doubles, everything he had. I have great defense. We fought and fought, and it was one of the best matches of the day."

Last month, Palacio won an 11-4 decision over Half Hollow Hills West’s Tyler Grimaldi in the 160-pound Division I state final at Times Union Center in Albany.

LB TAXPAYA March 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Wow, you people are so quick to comment on such B.S., but cant take 20 seconds to congratulate a great young man, and CHAMPION! Good Luck in life Dylan, be weary of the garbage!
Jonathan Kaplan April 01, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I am told they dont like to do articles on sports, they would rather talk about the best nail salon in Long Beach.
Leonard Bauman April 01, 2012 at 11:59 PM
CONGRATULATIONS DYLAN ON THIS GIGANTIC ACCOMPLISHMENT. Congratulations also to Papa Leo.
Jonathan Kaplan April 02, 2012 at 11:52 AM
How about a story about Mike Palacio
Jonathan Kaplan April 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I think it's Dylan's older brother Mike, he scored the opening goal in the NASL Carolina Railhawks home opener, quite the success story out of Long Beach

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