Athletes of the Week — Zach Nislick and Adam Josephson, Wrestling

The Newton South Athletes of the week are Zach Nislick and AJ Josephson — the senior captains of the wrestling team.  Last Saturday the team competed at the MIAA All-State Championships. They qualified by placing 6th at the Division I Wrestling Championships held at Methuen High School on February 20 & 21. Zach secured his 6th place with a thrilling 5-4 win over the South Sectional Champion. AJ secured his 6th place, scoring a takedown in overtime against a DCL rival. The two of them are considered among the best in the state at their respective weight classes (only 18 qualify out of 165). Although Zach and AJ did not place at All-States, they both finished their senior year with 30 wins! Congratulations to both of them!