Sutherland, who was one of
four wild-card selections by the New England Wrestling Association,
was awarded a bye in first round action of the 149 lbs. weight
class. He lost a 4-2 decision to Delaware Valley's Emanual Ajagbe
in his first match, which sent him into the losers' bracket. His
next opponent was Williams' Corey Paulish, who Sutherland
defeated, 4-3, in the second tie-breaker on riding time to advance
to the finals of his weight class at the New England Championships
on Feb. 21. This time, Paulish got the better of Sutherland, earning
a 5-2 decision to end the Anchorman captain's season.
a Second Team Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star and Scholar-Athlete,
finishes his season with a 39-9 record and five pins. Sutherland
earned All-New England honors for the third straight season with a
second place finish at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA)
Championships on Feb. 21. He placed first at the Ursinus
Invitational (Jan. 16) and the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov.
14), second at the Citrus Invitational (Dec. 29-30) and third at the
Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 21).