Miles Lee Wins North East Regionals and Moves on to States

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Last weekend at the Northeast Regional Tournament, South Philadelphia High School’s Miles Lee made history by becoming the first ever Regional Champion from the Philadelphia Public League. He rolled through the tournament without giving up a single takedown, picking up a 4-3 decision in the quarterfinals, an 8-5 win in the semis, and an 11-5 decision to bring home the title. This week, Miles will be competing at the PIAA State Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Miles becomes the first ever 2x state qualifier from the PPL and has another chance to make history by becoming the second ever state placer from the PPL (Slav Mukha of Northeast High School placed 7th at Heavyweight in 2006). Miles is seeded third in the 195-pound state bracket, and is looking to improve on his 1-2 performance last season.

Also noteworthy, Roman Catholic had their first 2 ever state qualifiers, Michael Leyland at 220 and Matthew Galasso at Heavyweight, and Bishop McDevitt (AA) also had their first ever state qualifier, Nasir Pettus, at 220.

The other state qualifiers from District 12 were:

285 Vincenzo Pelusi (LaSalle) 2nd NE Region

106 Liam Logue (Fr. Judge) 3rd NE Region

152 Trevor Elfvin (Fr. Judge) 3rd NE Region

You can follow the state brackets at

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