EARLE F. MCQUAIDE, Class of 1975

Class of 1975
Inducted in 1998

A scholar-athlete in the true sense of the word, Earle McQuaide enjoyed a tremendously successful athletic career in a most demanding sport, while compiling an equally impressive academic record, including National Honor Society Membership at Lowell High School, Deans List honors at the University of Rhode Island, and the achievement of earning his MBA from the elite graduate school program at Babson College.

Under legendary Lowell High Wrestling Coach George Bossi, Earle compiled an impressive list of achievements as one of mainstays of the Red and Gray powerhouses of the mid–1970’s.

After earning a 2nd place finish in the prestigious Lowell Holiday Tournament as a sophomore, Earle’s career took off in his junior year (1973–1974). A team Tri-Captain, Earle placed 1st at the Lowell Holiday Tournament early in the season. Later he was victorious at the North Sectional Championship meet. His season culminated as he won the Massachusetts State Championship at 157 pounces in helping lead Lowell to the Team State Championship.

Both Earle and Lowell bettered their performances during Earle’s senior year (1974–1975). Earle repeated as North Sectional Champion as Lowell won the Team Championship. Earle then won 2nd consecutive Massachusetts State Championship at 157 pounds while the Red and Gray were garnering their 3rd consecutive State Team Championship. Earle then reached the pinnacle of his high school career as he won the New England Championship at 157 pounds. He was one of the three individual champions as Lowell won the New England Team Championship. For his achievements, Earle was named an Honorable Mention High School All-American.

After graduation, Earle attended the University of Rhode Island on a wrestling scholarship. He won the Outstanding Freshman Award for the Rams during the 1975–1976 season. Most impressively, competing as an unseeded wrestler, Earle won the Yankee Conference Championship in the 167-pound weight class. During the 1977–1978 seasons, Earle continued his success with a victory in the Mat Town USA Invitational and a 2nd place finish in the Oklahoma Open.

Earle graduated Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy.

Induction Year: 1998
Graduation/Class Year: 1975
Gender: Male
LHS Sports Played: Wrestling
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