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Former Middletown wrestler Perry making mark at Bloomsburg

By Nick Greene
The Hartford Courant

Before he ever got on the mat, Bloomsburg University senior wrestler Rich Perry knew about tough and relentless competitors.

Middletown wrestling coach Mark Fong was one, and he constantly tried to get Perry on his team.

Perry is 29-1 this season with five pins wrestling at 197 pounds for Bloomsburg University. And with an eighth-place finish or better in the Division I wrestling championships March 20-22 in Oklahoma City, Perry would become just the fourth Connecticut wrestler to earn Division I All-America honors.

“Did I think he’d be where he is now — no,” said Fong. “It is really rare for a kid from Connecticut or even New England for that matter; it is extremely rare. For Rich to qualify for the [NCAA] tournament is a remarkable feat. I guarantee no one in that tournament has started as late as he did.”

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